Wahlert Catholic High School
Athletic Hall of Fame
The Athletic Hall of Fame was established to honor athletes, coaches and community members who have made extraordinary contributions to our Golden Eagles athletic programs. By honoring positive role models, we hope to inspire today’s students to strive for personal and professional excellence.
Each spring, a new class of inductees is honored at an awards dinner. Winners are also listed on a plaque at Wahlert Catholic High School as well as on our website.
Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Mark your calendar for the 2023 Wahlert Athletic Hall of Fame banquet:
Saturday, March 25, at the Grand River Center.
Nominations are due by Monday, December 18, 2022.
To nominate a former Wahlert athlete to the Athletic Hall of Fame, click on the button to download a nomination form. Mail, fax or email your nomination form using the contact information included on the form.
2020 and 2022 Wahlert Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees:
Left to Right: Mel Cushing 65', Randy Skemp 74', Barney Boland 63', Kari Hamel 85', Jude Burger 98', John Rettenmeier 82' & Teresa McClain-Cullen 78'. Not pictured: Craig Gansen 95', Steven Ihm 10' & Jim Reilly 85'.
- Special Mention
Criteria for Nomination
- Nominees must have graduated from Wahlert or have given significant service to the success of the Wahlert Catholic High School athletic program.
- Nominees must have experienced excellence at Wahlert Catholic High School or beyond at a college, amateur or professional level.
- Student-athlete nominees must have been out of high school for at least five years.
- Coach nominees must have been retired two years or more from the sport for which he or she is being nominated.
- The "special" category was created to honor those who do not fall under the coaches or athletes categories but who have made significant contributions to the Wahlert Catholic athletic program.
Past Hall of Fame Awardees
- 2022 – Randy Skemp; Jude Berger; John Rettenmeier; and Steven Ihm
- 2020 – Barney Boland; Mel Cushing; Craig Gansen; Kari L. Hamel; Teresa McClain-Cullen; and Jim Reilly
- 2019 –Jen (Boleyn) Vrabel; Jen (Ganshirt) Peters; Jill Gremmel Peters; Jim Jackoniski; Riley McCarron; and Jim Noonan
- 2018 –Peter Eggers; Kevin Kunnert; Kevin O’Neill; Steve Tschiggfrie; and Kelley (Westhoff) Jacobs
- 2017 – Kayla Banwarth; Aaron Brant; Teddy Jo Faley; TJ Leicht; Sara Loetscher; Eric May;and Samantha (Reimer) Teply
- 2016 – Tony Burbach; Brad Burgmeier; Mary Bridget Corken Deutsch; Jonathan Frommelt; Jim Fuerstenberg; and Jen McFadden
- 2015 – Andy Curoe; Ryan Dolan; Tanya Henkels Fields; Darleen Lavacek Ketelsen; Dale Leibfried; and Bob Varley
- 2014 – Tim Burbach; Trudy Henkels Hancock; M. LaVonne Kaiser; Meggan Ruth Kohnen Oeth; John Kunnert; and Heidy Pemsl LaFluer
- 2013 – Tom Danner; Tom & Mary Feltes; Michael Fitzgerald; John Kriebs; Mary Catherine Mullen; Bernie O'Connor; and Michael A. Walsh
- 2012 – Phil Bazelides; John Bierie; Greg Burbach; Frank P. Delany, Jr.; Wil Kelly; Tiffany (Treanor) Pins; and Ashley Rogers
- 2011 – Ted Burbach; Denny Conlon; Emil Danner; Ed Feyen; Janine (Gremmel) Smith; Heidi (Heiar) Sutter; Tom Keating; Kelly (Scherr) McClure; and Michael P. Walsh
- 2010 – Robert Anderson, Jr.; Peggy Anderson; Bill Burbach; Ted Burgmeier; Ed Colbert; Charles Cross; Pat Dowd; Barb (Kunnert) Stoffel; Gene Pierotti; Laura Jo (Rodham) Purcell; and Rachael Rogers