Tom LeProwse Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet available – Tom LeProwse, an iconic and enduring figure in Montana sports history, passed away on Friday. He was a captain in the first-ever Montana East-West Shrine game and then relocated to Bozeman, where he became a great coach, particularly in wrestling. He was 94.
According to montanasports.com, ButteSports.com was the first to report on LeProwse’s death. LeProwse, whose surname will forever be associated with Treasure State wrestling because of the annual LeProwse Invite Tournament in Bozeman, was an active wrestler well into his nineties.
In a 2019 interview with MontanaSports.com, a then 91-year-old LeProwse said, “I’ll continue this as far as God will let me.” “I’m incredibly delighted that I get up every day.” LeProwse, a Butte native, was a multi-sport star for the Bulldogs, with football being his favorite sport.
On August 24, 1947, he was a West Team captain in the inaugural Montana Shrine Game, where he made the game’s first tackle. After that, he went to Montana State University to play for Clyde Carpenter.