Cedar County Historical Society & Museum

 1094 Hwy 38 * Tipton, IA * 52772

Sports Wall of Fame (Permanent Exhibit) 

The Cedar County Sports Wall of Fame was started in 2008, with the first group of inductees honored in 2009. It's purpose is to honor notable athletes, coaches, teams, officials, media, and promoters in our history.  Annually a special committee meets to nominate and vote upon inductees for that year.  Those getting inducted to the Sports Wall of Fame are then honored during the Cedar County Fair.


We honor those sports figures whose accomplishments have been extraordinary,  and whose sports lives we wish to publicize. 

We hold up to the citizenry, and especially our youth, these honorees as examples of what hard work, training, and perseverance can do in all walks of life, as well as sports. 

We call attention to the fact that from our county, without large cities and huge schools, we have turned out sports figures of importance far beyond our boarders, and for that we take pride in Cedar County.

Class of 2019

Betty McGregor: Known as "Automatic Betty" in horseshoe pitching circles because of her knack for collecting ringers. Born 1922, McGregor spent                            most of her life as a businesswoman in Tipton. She won numerous horseshoe pitching tournaments, including the 1988 Iowa State                                        Women's Horseshoe Championship. She was inducted into the Iowa Hawkeye Horseshoe Pitching Hall of Fame in 23002. McGregor died                          in 2012 at the age of 89. (Tipton Conservative 03.20.2019)

Ryan Morningstar: Morningstar, an assistant wrestling coach at the University of Iowa, grew up east of Lisbon in Cedar County. A three-time state                          wrestling champion at Lisbon High School, Morningstar graduated in 2005 and finished his high school career with a record of 163-4 and                          105 pins. He attended the University of Iowa, where he won 110 matches and was a two-time All-American, 2008 University National                                  champion (70 kg), and 2008 Midlands champion.  With Morningstar in the lineup, the Hawkeyes won three straight national titles (2008-                        10) and won 61 consecutive dual meets from 2008-10.  After spending a season as assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin,                                          Morningstar returned to Iowa where he has been an assistant coach since 2012.   (Tipton Conservative 03.20.2019)

Stan Stolte: Stolte is the third member of his family to be inducted into the Wall of Fame, joining brother Shawn (2012) and father Larry (2015). An                          outstanding athlete at Clarence-Lowden High School, Stolte went on to coach his alma mater to a baseball record of 110-45, four district                              titles, and a trip to the state tournament. After stops at Northwest Missouri State and Muscatine Community College, Stolte headed west                            and joined the coaching staff at Pacific and then at the University of Nevada-Reno. For the past nine seasons, Stolte has coached at                                      Nevada-Las Vegas  where in the last three seasons he has won 66 games as head coach. (The Rebels were 35-24 last season and are 11-10 as                        of March 19).  (Tipton Conservative 03.20.2019)

Sandy (Slach) Tuttle: (Slach) Tuttle graduated from West Branch High School in 1975. As a 6-player forward in basketball, she scored 2,634 points                          with a single-game high of 65. She shot 56 percent from the field and 878 percent from the free throw line. West Branch was 68-24 with                              (Slack) Tuttle in the lineup from 1971-75. She was a three-time unanimous all-Eastern Iowa Hawkeye Conference selection and three times                        received all-stat recognition including second-team in 1975.   (Tipton Conservative 03.20.2019)

Class of 2018

Lee Crawford: Head football coach Tipton High School 1963-71, Record 73-19-5, 3 WaMaC Conference championships, 25 strait wins 1967-70, State                       championships 1968 & 1969, 1969 9-0 and outscored opponents 220-21, Iowa Football Coaches Hall of Fame

Shane Light: Won 4 individual wrestling titles for Lisbon High School 1987-90, Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame in Iowa 2002, Iowa Wrestling                            Hall of Fame in Cresco, IA 2018

Marilee Oldorf: Coached Lincoln and North Cedar High Schools 1971-2011, Started volleyball program at Lincoln High School 1971, 1A state                                      championship 1992, 7 times state tournaments, Iowa Girls' Coaches Association Volleyball Hall of Fame in Carroll, Iowa 2012

North Cedar Girl's Basketball Team 1999-2000: Won class 2A championship, Finishing season 26-2, 2 time state tournaments (1995-96 &                                 1997-98), 9 team members went on to play collegiate sports

Class of 2017

Royce Alger: Lisbon High School Wrestling, Football, Baseball & Track, Career Wrestling Record 119-13, State Wrestling Champion 1981-1983,                                University of Iowa Three-Time All American Wrestling, Two-Time Wrestling National Champion 1987-88, University of Iowa, Iowa, and                            National Halls of Fame 

Todd Sturdy: Tipton High School 1982-86: Baseball, Basketball, Track, and Football (All State 1985), St Ambrose University Football Player - 4 yr.                          Starter, Coaching Career Record 85-40, Coach of the Year 2006, St Ambrose Athletics Hall of Fame 2005, Coached Football Eastern                                    Washington, Washington State, and Iowa State

Lauren "Bumps" Willert: 1953 Tipton High School Graduate, 28 years Automobile Stunts, Member Joie Chitwood Auto Daredevils, Hawkeye                                Downs Wall of Honor 2006

Linda Jennings: Trailblazer for Girl's Athletics at Tipton High School in 6 on 6 Basketball for only 1 Season, 42.4 Point Average, 11 Rebounds per                            Game, 3rd Team All-State Forward

Class of 2016

Les Hipple: 1932 Tipton Graduate, Coaching Career at West Branch and Marion, Nine Consecutive State Cross Country Titles at Marion, Numerous                         Conference and District Championships in Basketball, Football, and Track, IHSAA Football and Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame Member

Kathy Siebel Heedles: Bennett High School Softball, Career Pitching Record 122.38, 18 No-hitters, Iowa Pitching Hall of Fame 1979, St Ambrose                              University Athletic Hall of Fame 1987

Durant Girls Basketball Team 1988-1989: Regular Season Conference Runner-Up EIHC, Five Player State Runner-Up 1989, Coached by John                            Ibeling

John Sissel: Tipton High School Football, Basketball, and Track, All State End in Football 1951, All State in Basketball 1952

Class of 2015

Stacy Schlapkohl: Durant High School 2004, 4 Sport Athlete, 17 Varsity Letters, 8 Career Records, 2 Time All-State (2 Sports), 10 Time AEIHC (3                           Sports), University of Iowa Basketball, 4 Year Letter Winner

Larry Stolte: Lowden High School 1947, 4 Year Starter in Basketball and Baseball Player, Coach, and Groundskeeper for over 30 Years for the                                   Lowden Indees Baseball Team

Carroll Rugland: Bennett Coach, #1 State Ranked Girls Basketball Team in 1962, Career Record 735-245 in 41 Seasons, 4th Best Career Coaching                           Record in Iowa History

Norman "Doc" Paul: Clarence High School 1954, Twice Named All-State in Basketball, IHSAA Hall of Fame 1979, 1,918 Career Points (878 as a                             Senior)

Class of 2014

Jamie Cavey: North Cedar HS Basketball, Volleyball, and Track, INA & All-Eastern Iowa First Team Jr. & Sr. Seasons, Scored 1,265 Career                                      Basketball Points as an Iowa Hawkeye

Dave Vogelgesang: Tipton High School Track and XC Coach, Eight Track and XC Team State Championships, Iowa HS Coach of the Year in 1995,                        2000, & 2001 Tipton Cross-Country Team 1989: Undefeated Regular Season (11-0), Class 1A Champions, Coached by Dave Vogelgesand

Matt Fields: North Cedar HS Wrestler - Career Record 136-11, Big 10 Tournament 2005 (5th), 2007(4th), 2008 (5th), NCAA Qualifier 2005, 2007,                        and 2008

Ann Cavey Jameson: North Cedar High School Basketball, Volleyball, and Track, First Team All State 1997-98 in Basketball & Volleyball, 633                                Points and 487 Rebounds at Southwest Missouri State

Class of 2013

Ryan Kedley: North Cedar H.S. 2000 - All State Basketball 2A, Iowa's All-Time 400 Meter Dash Record Holder - 47.04 seconds, NCAA 1A All                                   American, 2005, Indoor & Outdoor 4X400 M Relay

Arnold "Bud" Paulsen: Tipton High School - Four Sport Athlete, UNI Longest Run from Scimmage - 98 Yards, Football Referee - Called 7                                       Championship Games

Bob Hartig: Clarence High School 1948 - Baseball Pitcher, 1947-48 Record 20-2m, Three no-hitters, Four one-hitters, Pitched in Chicago Cubs farm                       system for six seasons (63-61)

Class of 2012

Shawn Stolte: Clarence-Lowden High School 1985, Class 1A All-State Football 1984, All-State Basketball, All-State Baseball, Collegiate Baseball Iowa                     State, 4 year Basketball Starter - setting school records for points, field goals, free throws and assists, First-team all-Big East Conference five                     times (eighth grade to senior), First-team all-state utility player 1985 by the Des Moines Register

Sean McCarty: West Branch High School 1991, 3 Time State Champion, Led Bears to 3 consecutive State Titles, 4 year letter winner University of                           Iowa, Big Ten title with the Hawkeyes 1992, Freshman of the Year UoI, US Open qualifier 2003, Iowa Section Player of the Year 2007, 2008,                     2009, 2014

West Branch Football Team 1992: State Champions 1991 & 1992, Led by Coach Butch Pedersen, 4 time Semi Final appearances 1989, 90, 91, &92,                     State Playoff appearances - 5 years -1988-92, District Title 1992, Conference Titles 1990 & 1991 

Class of 2011

Linda Lafrenz Meyer: All-time Leading Scorer - Cedar County, Bennett H.S> 3884 Career Points, 21st Place in Iowa 1968-69 - 80 Points in one                             Game and 1312 Season Points

Dave Fetterman: Tipton Girls Track Coach 1973-2007 Winning 82.4%, 7 State Team Titles & National Coach Finalist Twice, I.A.T.C. Hall of Fame                         2009

Scott Jehle: Durant H.S. 3 time Stat Champion, 92-4-1 with 48 Falls, 20 of 23 Tournament Titles, NCAA All-American at Cornell (4th)

E.W. Breneman: Coached Lowden Girls Basketball 1942-1962, Won-Loss Record 415-102, 4 State Appearances, 12 Conference, 8 County & *                                   Sectional Championships

Class of 2010

Frank "Kinney" Holbrook: First Black Graduate of Tipton High School - 1895, First Black Athlete at University of Iowa - Football & Track

Jim Wheeler: Four State Titles - 15 State Tournament Appearances, West Branch High School, Iowa High School Coaches Hall of Fame - 2005

Stanwood Baseball Team - 1925:  First Cedar County Athletic State Champion, Won the 16 Team "State" Tournament at Veisha on the Iowa State                       Campus at Ames

William "Huck" Huckstadt: Multi-Sport Coach at Bennett High Schooll 1966-1993, Most Successful Coach in Bennett History - Combined 878                             Wins in Basketball and Softball

Al Koch: Averaged 27.5 Points per Game in Basketball, Tipton High School 1962, All Big 8 at Iowa State scoring over 1000 Career Points

Class of 2009

Clement Wilson: Track Star at Mechanicsville H.S., Coe College Took Part in 1912 Olympics in Stockholm
Martin "Farmer" Burns: Born 1861 in Eastern Cedar County World Wrestling Champion in 1890's

Butch Pedersen: Sports Leader at West Branch High School Iowa, Iowa Football Coaches' Hall of Fame

Susan Koering: All-Sport Athlete at Lincoln of Stanwood, University of Iowa Basketball Player

Marv Cook: Athlete at West Branch and University of Iowa, Twice All-Pro NFL Football Player

Ashley Miller: Multi-Sport Star at Tipton High School, Most decorated Track Athlete in Iowa H.S. History