SCVAA Hall of Fame welcomes new members

Gazette photos by Stuart Groskreutz
Members of the 2012 induction class for the St. Croix Valley Athletic Hall of Fame include, from left, Don Campbell, Glenn Harris, Jill (Junker) Stimson, Tanya Schuh Modelli, Walt Kress and Kevin Klancher.

Six individuals and several state championships teams were inducted into the St. Croix Valley Athletic Hall of Fame on Wednesday night at The Grand Ballroom in downtown Stillwater.

This year’s inductees will also be honored on Friday at halftime of the Stillwater vs. Mounds View football game.

Members of Stillwater’s 1975 state championship football team who attended Wednesday’s St. Croix Valley Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet included, front row, from left, Bobby de St. Aubin, Tim Kumerow, coach George Thole, Matt Eastwood and John Uppgren. Second row, assistant coach Denny Meyer, Dave Roettger, assistant coach Jerry Foley, Jeff Rosell and trainer Taco Bealka. Third row, Jerry Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Todd Butterfield, Mike Nolan and Dave Rogers.

Ten of Stillwater’s state championship synchronized swim teams were honored on Wednesday and representing those teams were, front row, from left, Ann Marie (Olson) Thurmes, Kelly (Mears) Tomas, Keri (Mears) Kuboushek, Tracy (Sherin) Guild and Steph (Slachta) Ganrud. Second row, Kathy Henderson, Richelle (Nadeau) Robinson, Hannah (Kraft) Ellis, Amy (Wright) Engen, Jenny (Olson) Handberg, Carol (Scheibe) Rutscher and Kellei (Arkell) St. Martin.

The individuals inductees included Don Campbell, Glenn Harris, Kevin Klancher, Walt Kress, Tanya Schuh Modelli and Jill (Junker) Stimson.

Also inducted was the 1975 state champion football team, which finished 12-0 after knocking off Richfield 20-17 in the state championship game, and 10 of Stillwater’s state champion synchro swim teams, including those from 1978-85, 1988 and 1991.

The 2011 boys’ cross country team and the 2012 softball team, which are two of Stillwater’s more recent state championship squads, were honored as part of the festivities — which included words from each individual and team representative and a video of the final few minutes of that football championship victory over Richfield to complete the evening.

 

 

St. Croix Valley Athletic Hall of Fame

2000 — Stanley Hubbard, Tom Juhl, Neil Junker, Bob Nelson, Dr. Andrea Saterbak and Gregg Thompson.

2001 — Bill Barnett, Kevin Brochman, Jody Eder-Zdechlik, George Thole and Bev Vanstrum.

2002 — Dick Beberg, Sarah Howard, Dick Olsen and Wes Windmiller. Past achievers: Dr. Wally Bunc, Waldron Douglas, Johnny Ertle, Dick Farmer, James Junker, John Junker, Lawrence “Shoe” Junker, Bob Kolliner, Jim Olsen, Earl “Babe” Orff, Rob Ries and George Wohlers, Jr.

2003 — Chris Engler, John “Jack” Junker, Kelli Ritzer-Thomas, Marta Wilson Christmann and Leonard “Len” McGuire.

2004 — Jerry Foley, Robert “Rob” McGarry, Lindsay Brown and Frank Stewart. Teams: 1914 boys basketball, 1943 football, 1960 boys tennis, 2003 boys cross country, and 2003 girls swimming and diving.

2005 — Don Anderson, Heather Larkin, Jim Lammers, Jim Podratz and Gary Marlow. Teams: 2004-05 boys basketball, and 2004-05 gymnastics.

2006 — Bob Roy, Mike Quinlan, Daren Danielson, Bill O’Brien, Sr., and Harry “Bud” Barnholdt. Teams: 2005 girls swimming and diving, 2005 adapted soccer and 2005 football.

2007 — Mark Campbell, Greg Fouks, Jeff Nelson and Stan Demoski. Teams: 2006-07 girls hockey, 2006 boys soccer, 1954-59 and 1966 boys golf.

2008 — William Palmer, Carolyn (Frisk) Capriglione and Kris Scholz. Teams: 2007-08 Girls Nordic skiing and 2008 baseball.

2009 — Allie Blomquist, James Buege, Aaron Runk, Adam Runk and Luke Watson. Teams: 2009 boys golf and 2009 girls golf.

2010 — Alena Martens, Michael Stratton, Nate Dwyer and Kurt Gunning. Teams: 2009 boys cross country and 2009 volleyball.

2011 — Andy Berg, Sean Graham, Terry Larson, Dr. Robert Meisterling, Stacey (Schoenrock) Sheetz and Cally Stewart. Teams: 2010 girls soccer and 2011 boys track and field.

2012 — Don Campbell, Glenn Harris, Kevin Klancher, Walt Kress, Tanya Schuh Modelli, Jill (Junker) Stimson, the 1975 Stillwater football team and the 1978-85, 1988 and 1991 Stillwater synchronized swim teams. Teams: 2011 boys cross country and 2012 softball.

Past Achievers Inductees

2002 — Dr. Wally Bunce, Waldron Douglas, Johnny Ertle, Dick Farmer, James Junker, John Junker, Lawrence “Shoe” Junker, Bob Kolliner, Jim Olsen, Earl “Babe” Orff, Rob Ries and George Wohlers, Jr.

2008 — Gerald (String) Groth, Walt Kurth, Dan Corcoran, Bob McGarry, Bruce Bergen, Joe Brochman, Jack Delahunt, Connie Knoche, Marion (Bemis) Johnson, Howard Harvieux, Howard Jiran and the 1920-1921 girls basketball team.

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