District Representatives

District 1—​Jeff Martin (Chetek/Weyerhauser)

District 2—​Kevin Hopp (Stevens Point)

District 3—​Craig Olson (Menomonie)

District 4—​Joy Manweiler-Bastian (Gibralter)

District 5—​Christopher Smith (DeForest)

District 6—​Steve Lewis (Kettle Moraine) 

District 7—​Glen Gardiner (Wauwatosa East)

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District 1—​Jeff Martin (Chetek/Weyerhauser)

Jeff has been the head coach at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser HS since 2008 (when it was just Chetek High School). His "real" job is that he is a pastor serving a local congregation in Chetek for 28 years now. Coaching high school runners (and Middle School tracksters in the spring) is just bonus. In 2016, he was elected mayor of Chetek (Pop 2200) and since has been re-elected to the same post once. "People in town love to say when they see me 'Hello, Mayor-Pastor-Coach'..." I'm glad that (for most of the folks in town) it puts a smile on their face." Jeff has been married to his girlfriend, Linda, since 1986 and enjoys the company of their now adult four children every chance he sees them. Jeff ran Cross in HS and then began running again in 1999. One of the Martin's boys ran at the collegiate level and while their son is a cheetah he is very much a Clydesdale just grateful that he can still plod along in his late 50s. The best part about coaching is the opportunity to help shape and form young lives. Long after they've hung up their spikes, they'll be running their race in life and hopefully their time with me has helped them run that race better.

District 2—​Kevin Hopp (Stevens Point)

Kevin is a cross country coach at Stevens Point High School and a 6th grade teacher in the Stevens Point School District.  He began coaching in 2001.

District 3—​Craig Olson (Menomonie)

Craig Olson is the girls coach for Menomonie High School where he teaches social studies.  He ran track and cross country at Burlington High School, then at UW-Stevens Point.  He has been coaching cross country at MHS since 1998.

District 4—​Joy Manweiler-Bastian (Gibraltar)

Joy is a 2004 graduate of Princeton High School and 2008 graduate of Lawrence University where she ran cross country and indoor & outdoor track. She has since earned a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration and USATF Level 1 certification. She has been involved with the cross country and track & field programs at Gibraltar in Fish Creek since 2008 and took over the cross country program in 2011. She is also currently the head boys track & field coach at Gibraltar. She has experience coaching distance, sprints, throws, and hurdles. Joy works at The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin's Northeast Wisconsin office in Sturgeon Bay and lives in Sister Bay with her husband (a Gibraltar grad who coaches softball there now) and cat Levi.

District 4—​Chris Gatzke (Ripon)

Joy has decided to step down as District 4 Rep.  At the conclusion of the 2020 WCCCA Clinic, newly elected Chris Gatzke of Ripon will be stepping into this position.  

Chris has been the cross country coach at Ripon High School since 1992 and has been a track coach either at Ripon High School, Ripon Middle School or Ripon College since 1993.  He also has coached basketball and is the current president of the Ripon Girls Hoops Club.  Chris was a previous WIAA Advisory Committee member and assisted in the WCCCA rankings during Bob Berry's presidency. Chris and his wife Leigh just celebrated their 30th anniversary.  They have three children - Jay, Riley, and Libby. Jay and Riley both ran for their dad at Ripon High School and both of them went on to coach cross country teams after graduating high school.  Libby is currently in seventh grade and is looking forward to running for dad in a couple of years.  Chris and Leigh are both employed at Walsworth-Ripon, formerly Ripon Printers, and they appreciate the support both companies have for being active in the schools and community.

District 5—​Christopher Smith (DeForest)

Chris has been teaching art and coaching at DeForest Area High School since 1990.  He is the head girls cross country coach, head girls track and field coach, and an assistant girls basketball coach.  He is also the Fine Arts Dept chair at DAHS.  DAHS cross country / track programs host the local Freedom Run each July 4th and their teams have run the athlete food tent at Ironman the past five years.  Before coming to DeForest, Chris taught and coached at Durand Jr/Sr High Schools and also coached for Stoughton High School.  

 

Renee', his wife coaches softball at DeForest.  They have one daughter (Bryn, a senior) who runs cross country, plays basketball, and runs track.  Chris continues to compete in road races and triathlons of all distances. 

District 6—​Steve Lewis (Kettle Moraine) 

Steve is the Girls Head Cross Country Coach at Kettle Moraine HS and was formerly the Head Girls Track there.  He has been coaching since 1997.  He teaches high school chemistry and physics at Kettle Moraine. He has earned multiple USATF training certifications over his 23 years and 35 seasons of coaching for Kettle Moraine. Steve has been the district 6 rep for cross country for the past 2 terms and enjoys mentoring new coaches within the district as well as helping the sport of cross country continue to grow state wide.

District 7—​Glen Gardiner (Wauwatosa East)

District 7 Bio

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