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Iversen, William

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Induction Class of 2016 – Basketball, Golf

William Iversen is a 1960 graduate of Clinton High School.  Iversen was a letterman in basketball and golf and was a member of the National Honor Society.  Iversen helped his golf teams win the state championship in 1958, 1959, and again in 1960.  Iversen won the individual Iowa State Junior Tournament in 1959 and again in 1960, shooting a score of 66.

Upon graduating, Iversen attended the University of Wisconsin on a golf scholarship.  He was the captain of the golf team during the 1962-1963 and 1963-1964 seasons.  Iversen recorded a second place finish in the Big Ten Championship Tournament in 1963.  After graduating from Wisconsin, Iversen attended the University of Iowa Dental School from 1964- 1968.  Iversen also served in the US Navy from 1964 – 1968 as a reserve while in college and then active duty as a dental intern at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA.  Iversen went on to serve as a dental officer aboard the USS Klondike during the Vietnam War and resigned from active duty in 1971.

Iversen practiced as a dentist and orthodontist in Ames, IA from 1973 through 1984.  Iversen served as the president of the Iowa Orthodontic Society and on the board of directors for the Midwest Society of Orthodontists.  He was 40 year member of the International Rotary Club and served as president of the Ames Rotary Club.

Iversen sold his practice in Ames and relocated to Fort Collins, CO in 1984 and practiced there until his retirement in 2009.  William and his wife, Charlotte reside in Anthem, AZ and have five children and 12 grandchildren.  Iversen has been playing golf for 68 years, having hit 15 hole-in-ones and he was the first alternate to the US Senior Open in 1993.  Iversen has been a golf course rater for GolfWeek Magazine since 2001 and has rated more than 500 courses around the world.