During the more than 70 year history of Southwest Athletics, there have been a number of sports families that contributed to the success of the School's teams. There were the Merediths, Passolts, Rovicks, Fischers, Rotschs, Lundeens, Schoenings and more. None were more prolific, honored and awarded than the five Meredith Brothers: Dick, Class of 1951, Bob, Class of '52, Merv, Class of '55, Wayne, Class of '57, and John, Class of 1976.
Together the brothers won nearly 50 letters while at Southwest, earning numerous All Conference awards in multiple sports, and participating in some of the most memorable games in the school's history, including the 1951 Twin Cities Football Championship game, and the '51, '52, '53, '55, '75 and '76 State Hockey Tournaments. Dick was named All-State in 1951.
Dick, Bob, Wayne and John earned their letters in football, hockey and baseball. Merv won his in football, hockey and track. All were superb athletes.
Following high school, Dick, Bob, Wayne and John all played for the University of Minnesota where both Dick and Wayne won All-Conference honors, and John was a member of an NCAA National Championship team. Dick was also on the 1953 NCAA All-Tournament Team.
Together the brothers played in 260 games for the Gophers, scoring 81 goals with 122 assists for a combined total of 203 points.
After life as a Gopher, Dick played on the 1956 Silver Medal-winning Olympic Hockey Team as well as the 1960 Gold Medal-winning team. Wayne played on the 5th place 1964 Olympic Team.
The brothers continued playing organized hockey together at a high level in the American Amateur Hockey Association into the '70s.