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