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Pete Zaremba

Track and Field ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

Pete Zaremba could have been elected to the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame because he was the first county athlete to compete in the Olympic Games, winning the bronze medal in the hammer throw in the 1932 games at Los Angeles with a toss of 170.53 feet. But even without that performance, Pete was a cinch to be elected, lettering in football, basketball, and track at Aliquippa High School and being named to the All County football team in 1928. He turned down a basketball scholarship offer from Geneva College to attend Bellefonte Academy, where he starred in football and track. After graduating from Bellefonte in 1929, he won three letters each in football and track at New York University. He was a tackle on the NYU football team, gaining honorable mention on the 1933 All American team. Pete also was named to the All America Track and Field Team for his outstanding performance as a weight man at NYU in 1932 and 1933. Pete graduated from NYU in 1934 with a degree in electrical engineering.