2023 J-Club Hall of Honor Class: Terry Haws

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Terry Haws might not have ended up at Saint John’s University in the first place were it not for a rule change and an illicit cigarette.

It was the fall of 1966 and Haws was the athletic director and head football and wrestling coach at St. Cloud Cathedral High School. The previous spring, the school had elected to make a change to its disciplinary policy, increasing the punishment for being caught smoking from a three-day suspension to expulsion.

It was a move Haws – who had also been the boys guidance counselor at Cathedral – strongly opposed.

“His argument was that some kid was going to make a dumb mistake and it was going to cost them a full year of school,” recalls his son Pat, a student at Cathedral at the time. “He thought it was way too harsh.” Continue reading at gojohnnies.com →

2023 J-Club Hall of Honor Class: Lou Adderley ’55

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Lou Adderley had played some tennis prior to arriving at Saint John’s University as a freshman from The Bahamas in 1951.

He hadn’t wrestled at all.

But Adderley managed to master both sports during his time in Collegeville, going on to win conference championships in each over the course of his collegiate career.

“I was always so impressed with his work ethic,” recalls Patrick Wangen ’58, a tennis teammate during Adderley’s senior season in 1955 when he was not only a star player, but the team’s head coach. Continue reading at gojohnnies.com →

Wade Short: A Dance of Dedication and Dominance

A 1991 graduate of Simley High School, Wade etched his legacy with multiple state championships in wrestling while showcasing exemplary prowess in football and tennis. His post-school accolades include national dance titles, renowned ballet intensives, and a profound impact as an educator and entrepreneur in Inver Grove Heights. Wade’s multifaceted success in arts and athletics rightly earns him a revered spot in the Simley Hall of Fame.

Wade Short appeared on the popular show Dance Fever in 1983. In 1984 he competed on Star Search, a national TV talent show.

After that, he continued to succeed in dance, football, tennis, and wrestling, where he earned multiple state championships and was a part of three Simley High School state championship wrestling teams.

Because of these accomplishments, Short will be inducted into the Simley Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at halftime of the Simley football game Friday, September 1, when the defending state champion Spartans host Winona High School at 7 p.m. Continue reading at medium.com/@krumriematt →

NDSU Announces Class of 2023 for Bison Athletic Hall of Fame

Wrestler Paul Carlson among the inductees

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State University will induct seven individuals and one team into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 29. This year’s honorees will comprise the 51st annual class to be inducted.

The 2023 inductees are 16-time All-American track & field sprinter Tamara Brudy, national champion wrestler Paul Carlson, national champion softball center fielder Jess (Christensen) Hodgson, six-time track All-American and football team captain Jared Essler, three-time All-NCC and All-Region volleyball middle hitter Jeni (Jost) Gunderson, two-time NCC Track & Field Championships MVP Lisa Kresky-Griffin, All-American football receiver Tim Strehlow, and the 1983 national champion Bison football team.

The event will be held on campus in the Nodak Insurance Basketball Performance Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the induction ceremony to start at noon.

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2023 Class Adds 11 to SJU’s J-Club Hall of Honor Oct. 14

Wrestler Lou Adderley and Coach Terry Haws among the inductees

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Ten individuals and one team will be inducted into Saint John’s University’s J-Club Hall of Honor on Saturday, Oct. 14, as part of Homecoming festivities.

The dinner and enshrinement ceremony begins with a social at 4:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 5:15 p.m. in Guild Hall (Old Gym) following the Johnnies’ Homecoming football game against Carleton in Clemens Stadium.

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MSUM Announces 2023 Dragon Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Wrestler Bill Germann among the inductees

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead Athletics has announced the 2023 Dragon Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. The individuals and teams selected to be enshrined will be honored on October 13 inside the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom.

Six individuals and two teams will be inducted into MSUM’s hall of greatness with five individuals being selected into the 2023 class specifically. Standout swimmer Ann (Gusewelle) Meyer, who was a part of the 2022 induction class, will officially be honored alongside the 2023 class on October 13.

“I am very excited to honor these individuals and teams in October as they enter our athletics Hall of Fame,” said MSUM athletic director Chad Markuson. “Each of the six individuals and the two teams selected are still leaving their mark on this department even after their departure as student-athletes. We are excited to honor them as true legends of Dragon athletics.”

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Augsburg to honor Hall of Famers in October

Wrestlers Dan Lewandowski and Jim Peterson among the inductees

MINNEAPOLIS — As part of Augsburg University’s Homecoming week, nine alumni will be inducted into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame, and one other will be honored with an award for athletic department excellence, during the 2023 Augsburg Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Foss Chapel.

Inductees into the 50th class of the Athletic Hall of Fame are: Emily Anderson ’07 (Soccer/Basketball), Jaro Cesky ’03 (Hockey), Ben Erickson ’96 (Golf), Dan Lewandowski ’97 (Wrestling/Soccer), Missy Munsey ’96 (Volleyball), Jamie Osberg ’95 (Football), Jim Peterson ’99 (Wrestling/Football), Jeoffrey Reed ’00 (Basketball) and Ellen Waldow ’06 (Cross Country/Track & Field). In addition, former Augsburg instructor and coach Howard “Howie” Pearson ’53 will be honored with the Legend of Augsburg Athletics Award.

The nine inductees bring the total number of Athletic Hall of Fame members to 354, along with one team. In addition, 14 individuals have been honored with the department’s Distinguished Athletic Service Award, 10 individuals have earned the department’s Excellence in Coaching Award, and two individuals have earned the Legend of Augsburg Athletics Award.

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Augsburg alum Mark Matzek ’05 to be inducted into NWCA D-III Hall of Fame

MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Matzek ’05. who earned NCAA Division III men’s wrestling national titles as both a wrestler and coach at Augsburg University, will be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Hall of Fame in July, it was announced on Friday. The induction ceremony will take place on July 28 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., during the NWCA’s annual convention.

As a wrestler, Matzek was one of the top lightweight competitors in Augsburg history. He earned 133-pound All-American honors three times and won NCAA Division III national titles twice in his career, finishing with a 129-21 record. In 2002-03, he finished fourth nationally with a 40-7 record, then won his first national title in the 2003-04 season, finishing 35-4. He finished his career with a 42-match winning streak, which included a 34-0 mark in his senior season (2004-05), as he repeated as national champion — one of 13 Auggie wrestlers in school history to win multiple national championships. He was a part of two national title teams and two national runner-up squads.

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