15 Rudy Enders ‘56
15 Rudy Enders ‘56
Title: HOF Class of '15

Rudy Enders ’56 was a three-sport athlete at Kings Point who excelled for the football, wrestling and track & field teams. A top competitor for each squad, he was selected as the Admiral Giles C. Stedman Trophy recipient his first class year in 1956. Enders went unbeaten in wrestling during his senior season and also set a then-Academy record for quickest pin – 44 seconds. He was a top yardage gainer for the football team and won multiple events in track & field throughout his career, including the javelin throw. Enders continued competing in track and field events after graduating and is listed in the 45-49 Masters Athletics All-Time World Rankings. At age 48, he held the Master’s 400-meter record with a time of 52.4. In 1980, Enders leaped 6.5 meters in the Long Jump, which ranked 35th in the world amongst the 45-49 age group at the time of his KP induction. That mark was also ranked 11th amongst Americans. In 1991, Enders received the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation's Outstanding Professional Achievement Award.