Class of 1962
Inducted May 2010
Curt Sauer is a 1962 graduate of Royalton High School where he was a star in three sports. He was a member of the Royalton 1961 State Tournament Basketball team. After graduating, Curt was signed by Billy Martin who was working for the Minnesota Twins organization. Curt played five years in the Twins minor league system including stints at Orlando, FL, Nelson, NC, Wisconsin Rapids, WI and played Triple A Ball for the Minnesota Twins Denver, Colorado affiliate.
Curt’s wife Peggy was also a graduate of Royalton High School. Together they have parented one of the most highly decorated athletic families in central Minnesota. Craig, their oldest son, was the 1990 Minnesota Prep Football Player of the Year before going on to star as a linebacker for the Minnesota Gophers. He began his career with the Atlanta Falcons, playing in the 1999 Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos. Craig finished his pro career with the Minnesota Vikings.
Sons Kent, Curt, and Michael have all played at some level of professional hockey. Currently, Curt and Michael play for the Phoenix Coyotes and the New York Rangers, respectively. Daughter Kelly was a stand-out athlete at the College of St. Benedict. Curt enjoys hunting and fishing with his wife and family and lives in Avon, Minnesota.