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Jack Ryder 1956

30 October 2012no comments 2007 Inductees

An outstanding member of the Stivers Class of 1956, Jack excelled in football, track and gymnastics. The major highlights of Jack’s athletic career include; 1955 YMCA Swim Team-National Champ; 1955 & 1956 Stivers . Football – All City Safety; 1956 Stivers Gymnastic Team; 1956 Stivers Scholar Athlete of the Year; 1958-1961 Florida and Georgia – Tumbling Champ; 1958 and 1960 Florida Trampoline Champion; 1958 and 1961 Georgia Trampoline Champ; 1959 Southern Intercollegiate Tumbling Champ; 1959-1961 Florida State. U. Mascot “Sammy Seminole”; 1960-1961 Florida State U. Yearbook Sports Editor; 1961 NCAA National Tumbling Champion;1961 Florida State U. Athletic Hall of Fame: 1961 NCAA Gymnastic All American; 1961 The American Colleges & Universities Who’s Who. In 1968 Jack died in auto accident at the age of 30. Jack’s parents. Mr. & Mrs. Deo Ryder, still reside in the Dayton area.


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