Mike Fantanarosa Jr.

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Mike was an outstanding defensive tackle for the 91 and 92 Red Tornadoes and was named to the Reading Eagle All Anthracite team following each of those two seasons. But as a shot putter he was in a class by himself. He won the silver medal in the PIAA Championships in ’91 and then came back to win the Gold Medal with a heave of 56 feet 3 inches in ’92.

Mike was a little bit of a late bloomer and really began to hi his athletic stride when he entered Kutztown University. His freshman year at Kutztown he led the football team in tackles, putted the 16 pound college shot a school-record 53 feet 5 inches; and was named the University’s Male Athlete of the Year.

Categories: 1998 Hall of Fame