John Dupuis '77
Title: Class of 1986

John Dupuis, your accomplishments in track in the discus and shotput are legendary in Worcester State athletic annuls, for not only did you gain fame individually and for Worcester State with your individual feats, you inspired your teammates to reach for and attain their maximum potential.

You were named an NCAA Division III All American five times, three in the shotput and twice in the discus from 1974 through 1976.

You set the national NCAA Division III shotput record at an invitational meet at the University of Chicago in 1976. You were the New England Track Champion five times, three in the shotput, once in the hammer, and once in the discus. You are the only Worcester State alumnus to have participated in the Millrose games and you won the shotput event in 1979. You were a co-captain of the Team USA indoor track team in 1984.

You still hold the College record of 60'9" in the shotput which was set in 1977 and the discus record of 167'2" set in 1976.

You are currently the athletic director of the Massachusetts Correction Institution in Shirley and you coached the inmates at MCI Norfolk to a national weightlifting title in 1982.

John Dupuis, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame as a charter member.