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Iverson to be Inducted into the OPS Hall of Fame

By Robin Paul

Tom Iverson, a 2000 graduate of Oakes High School, will be inducted into the Oakes Public School Hall of Fame on Monday, September 13, at 7:00 pm. The ceremony will be held in the South Gym in conjunction with the Coronation of the 2021 Homecoming King and Queen.

During his time at OHS, Tom was a multi-sport athlete, National Honor Society member, and class president. He was a four-time state wrestling place winner for the Tornadoes, winning the State Championship in 1999. His senior season he was a finalist for the Class B Mr. Wrestler award.

After high school, Tom went on to Jamestown College, obtaining his BA in Criminal Justice and wrestled for the Jimmies. While at Jamestown, he became a two-time academic and athletic All-American wrestler. He was inducted into the University of Jamestown Hall of Fame in 2019.

Iverson began his lifelong career with the ND Highway Patrol in 2004. He was promoted to Regional Sergeant in 2010, Lieutenant in 2014, and Captain in 2017. Most recently Tom was promoted to the rank of Major in 2018 and currently serves as the highway patrol's Chief of Operations. He is responsible for the planning, directing, and oversight of staff and activities within field operations.

Tom and his wife, Marisa, along with their children, Grady and Reese, make their home in Bismarck. He is the son of Red and Cathy Iverson of Oakes.

Family, friends, classmates, and well-wishers are invited to gather to celebrate Tom’s accomplishments at a reception in the OPS concessions area prior to the induction ceremony beginning at 5:45 pm until the program begins.

Hall of Fame inductees are selected by the school board in June of each year. Nominations are encouraged and accepted at any time throughout the year. Nominations may be made through the school website Hall of Fame page, or by using a paper nomination form available at the central office.