James Carey of Tenstrike, Minn. is a 1968 Industrial Maintenance graduate of NDSCS and was a dual sport athlete from 1966-68. Jim was a halfback, defensive back and a kickoff return specialist on the Wildcat football team. On the field, he had one of the longest kickoff returns of 98 yards. Jim also wrestled for the Wildcats in the 160-pound weight class. He took second place at nationals, which qualified him as an All-American and provided the opportunity to try out for the Olympics.
Jim worked for CenterPoint Energy, a natural gas company, in Minneapolis until his retirement. He then moved to his cabin in Tenstrike, Minn. with his wife, Pat. They have three sons and six grandchildren. Raising three boys meant coaching soccer, baseball and wrestling, which Jim loved. He never missed a game or match. Two of his sons live out of state in Ariz. and Calif., where Jim and Pat spend their winters. Jim and Pat enjoy traveling and recently visited Israel. Jim loves to fish and hunt.