Pete Stange was born in Santa Monica, California and played water polo at El Segundo High School, graduating in 1948. Spargo worked summers as a Los Angeles county lifeguard, but was later recruited by LA city to work at the Willis Street station. He retired after many years as a lifeguard working at Station 8 in Will Rogers. Stange played collegiately at UCLA. He helped the US win a bronze medal in water polo at the 1951 Pan American Games.
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Water Polo||Men's Water Polo||United States||USA||4|
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Water Polo||United States||USA||Group A||Match #3||1||1952-07-30||USA 4, BEL 2||0|
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Water Polo||United States||USA||Group A||Match #4||1||1952-07-30||USA 6, ESP 4|
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Water Polo||United States||USA||Qualifying Round||Match #9||2||1952-07-25||SWE 5, USA 1||0|