All About Mr. G...

Students usually call me Mr. G. My full last name Gutknecht is pronounced Goot' neck.  It means good servant in German.

My wife is a teacher. (first grade) She is a big resource for me and gives me a lot of ideas and inspiration about teaching.

Born in Portland, Oregon but have lived most of my life in Minnesota.

Dreamed of being in the Olympics once running the 400 and 800 meters.

I rode my bicycle 106 miles in one day once.

I shook hands with the Vice President of the United State when I was in college. His name is Walter Mondale.  He didn't remember the letter I wrote him.

My dog's name was Lacey. She died and I haven't got a new dog yet.

I know they're not good for me, but I like potato chips.

When I was young I had a full head of curly brown hair.

I ran three marathons but it was sixty pounds ago (or 35 years).

I'm a big Timberwolves and Lynx fan.

I am a member of Moorhead State track and field Hall of Fame for 1978.