The un-official answer

to the multiple choice question is...

“e” all of the above!


The Amazing Rocket

What-Who are the Bumwads???


Golf Truisms     Broomball


School Years     Leaving School     Thesis Camp-out

Halloween Party     Madeline Island     1974-75

Bumwad Yuppie Couples     Family Picnic & Brunch

Archive Potpourri     Typical Bumwad Wedding


Built Work

1995 EVENT

Brainerd Reunion > Flyer     Group Photo

1997 EVENT

Grant Cabin > Flyer page-1      Flyer page-2

1998 EVENT

Bumwad Track & Field Stars


August in Brainerd > Pirate’s Cove     The Track

The Cage     The Lake

October in the BWCAW > Going In

The Camp     Coming Out

2002 EVENT

Bemidji in August > The Cabin     Golf/Poker

Water Sports


February Ice Fishing > The House

Catching the Fish

July > Thirty Year Picnic

September > BWCAW Seagull Lake

October  > Golf


September > Golf

October > The Grand Poobah of the Bumwads


February > Rocket’s Woodshop

September > BWCAW Sawbill Trail


September > BWCAW Gunflint Trail

October > Fall-Back Fest


Mid year election > Marvelous Marv AIA President

September > Golf Day

October > Fis-kum-ba-yah’s Fall Fest


April > Go Boofs

May > AIA Boston Convention(long lost classmates)

August > Bemidji Retreat Center

October > Fall Fest


September > Golf, Boat Ride & Poker

November > Fall Fest


Just a few things > Potpourri


March Madness > Rocket Poker

Early September > BWCAW

Special Assignment > FLW Gas Station

Late September > Golf Day

November > Bumwad of the year


March Madness > Rocket Poker

R&RR’s 40th Anniversary > Alaska Trip

Olympics > 100 Yard Dash

The Year’s Main Event > Camp Ripley

October > Fall Fest

Click here for all 2013 EVENTS

Bumwad Honored > Two Colleges of Fellows

March Madness > Rocket Poker

40th Anniversary > On Houseboat

October > School of Architecture Centennial

November > Fall Fest

Click here for all 2014 EVENTS

August > Golf & BBQ

September > NYNY

November > Fall Fest/Bumwadette OTY

Click here for all 2015 EVENTS

January > Mille Lacs Ice Fishing

March > Real Work

April > Rocket Poker

July > Mille Lacs Cabin w/Golf

November > F’s Fall Fest

Click here for all 2016 EVENTS

January > Poker @ RR’s

Life’s Lessons via Cribbage

February > Shawroot’s Office

April > Rocket Poker

May > Fishing Opener

August > The Bemidji Retreat Center

October > The Fall Fest

What in the world is going on with this Wad?

a > His fame has caused him to have to go incognito when in public.

b > He is in the witness protection program.

c > He really doesn’t know any better.

d > He dressed in character for the 1985 Farm Fest Tractor Pull even though no one else in the audience did.

e > All of the above

see below for answer

Corbu (1887-1965) - The Original Bumwad!

He even predates Ralph, our Grand Poobah!

The “root” of Bumwad goes back to our mentor Corbu.  He exemplifies the Rapson saying “if it looks good, it is good.”  At first glance, one might mistake him for Vesely working in thesis studio.  Corbu has a nasty broomball scar... it shows that he and we are one together!

Our Best Athletes Win City Tournament

We don’t remember many details (what year, name of award, etc.) of the great feat, however, here are a few things to ponder. Of the 11 member team, only four were “Real” Bumwads. When the brooms lost their bristles and became clubs, many sensible Wads dropped out to allow room for “ringers.” We needed seven ringers or “unreal” Wads to ensure that we would finally win at least one tournament in our lifetime. Congratulations to all of us, even the bench warmers that sat out so that we could have better players represent us!

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