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 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