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2021/22 Hall of Fame Class
Olin Hacker—Madison West High School—Athlete

Jeff Jurss—Sheboygan Lutheran High School—Coach

Earl Foster—Port Washington High School—Coach

Press Release for the Class of 2021 coming soon.

Complete Hall of Fame list below.

Olin Hacker—Madison West High School


OLIN HACKER, Madison West High, was quite simply an outstanding runner for his school.  Not only was he the individual state champ in 2013 and 2014, but he is one of only two runners ever to break 15:00 on the Ridges course, running 14:59.1 in his final year.  His team won the D-1 state titles in 2012 and 2014, finishing runner-up in 2013.  He was the individual Sectional champ in 2012, 13, and 14, also earning the Big Eight individual title in 2013 and 2014.  He was the Wisconsin Gatorade Boys Cross Country Player of the year in 2013 and 2014.  Hacker also finished second in the Nike Cross Nationals and Foot Locker Nationals in 2014.  In 2015, he was named as Wisconsin Scholar Athlete.

Jeff Jurss—Sheboygan Lutheran High School


JEFF JURSS, Sheboygan Lutheran High School, has taken his teams to tremendous success in Wisconsin cross country circles.  After launching his coaching career in 1994, he carefully built toward boys’ conference titles in 1997 and 1999, continuing that trend with nine more since the year 2000.  Then it became Sectional titles in 2000 and 2004, with seven more occurring after that.  That 2004 Sectional title also became a State championship in the same season, with more boys’ titles in 2005, 2006, and 2020.  He had Sectional runner-up teams in 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, and 2021.  On the girls side, his teams were State Runners-up in 2008 and 2010, with conference titles in both of those years.  The girls were also second at the Sectionals in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.  In addition, he has run a top quality invitational for most of those years

Earl Foster—Port Washington High School


EARL “POP” FOSTER coached for an extensive period of time at Port Washington High School, from the 1930’s through the 1950’s.  Although data and records from those days are not readily available, we do know that Foster had huge success during those years, winning four state championships.  He won back to back titles in 1933 and 1934, following that success with back to back championships in 1956 and 1957.  Each time, his team had an outstanding runner to lead the team, winning individual titles at the very same time.  Fred Schmit was the individual champ in the 30’s, while John Lesch earned individual honors in 1956 and 1957.  Although we do not have records from the early days telling us anything about conference titles, we do know that Foster’s team was Braveland Conference champion in 1957, also individual champion with Lesch. 

WCCCA Hall of Fame 1992-Present



Olin Hacker—Madison West—Athlete

Jeff Jurss—Sheboygan Lutheran—Coach

Earl Foster—Port Washington


Mary Hartzheim—Lakeland High School—Athlete

Dennis Kramer—Antigo High School—Athlete

Tyson Miehe—Darlington High School—Athlete
Eric Lueck—Wisconsin Lutheran High School—Athlete/Coach
Arlie Schardt—Milwaukee South Division High School—Coach
Willard Rudiger—South Milwaukee, Milwaukee West, & Whitefish Bay High Schools—Coach


Hamilton Beal—Kenosha St. Joseph—Athlete

Les Larson—South Milwaukee—Athlete

Mark Johnson—Eau Claire Memorial—Coach

Charles Kahle—Milwaukee East (Riverside) —Coach

Dominic Newman—Shorewood—Coach

Gerry Walta—Lakeside Lutheran—Coach


Gabe Jennings—Madison East HS—Athlete

Dave McDermott—Whitefish Bay HS—Athlete

Keith Christenson—La Crosse Central HS—Coach

Joe Hanson—Dodgeville/Mineral Point—Coach

Dennis McGraw—Dodgeville/Mineral Point—Coach

Dan Parlier—Edgar HS—Coach


Peter Arndt—Baraboo—Coach

Bil DeVoe—Mauston—Coach

Ashley Beutler—New Glarus/Monticello

Claire Maduza—Shorewood—Athlete

Molly Seidel—University Lake School—Athlete



Greg Gard—Granville (Browndeer) HS—Athlete

Leslie Patterson—Park Falls HS—Athlete

Thain Jones—Little Chute and Freedom HS—Coach

Mary Patterson—Park Fall HS and Chequamegon HS—Coach

Bob Baker—St. Mary's Springs HS—Coach

Ron Foot—Milwaukee Lincoln HS—Coach



Tom Kaufman—Madison West H.S. —Coach

John Woodbury—Northwestern HS—Coach

John Kashian—Pewaukee HS—Coach

Deb Vercauteren—UW Oshkosh—Honorary

John Zupanc—UW Oshkosh—Honorary

Chris Rombough—New London HS—Athlete



Ron Kurtz—West Allis Hale—Coach

Don Gehrmann—1945 State Champion, UW All-American and 1948 Olympian

Jeremy Gintoft—Milwaukee Marquette—Athlete



Jerry Jusz—Wisconsin Lutheran—Athlete

Mike Miller—Whitefish Bay—Coach

Ron Wood—Cedar Grove/Belgium—Coach



John Zuelsdorf—Tomahawk—Coach

Steve Wehrley—New Glarus/Monticello—Coach

Greg BellBoscobel—Coach

Kurt Udelhofen—Platteville—Athlete


Chris Andacht—Catholic Memorial HS—Coach

Greg Bell—Boscobel HS—Coach

John Gabelbauer—Catholic Memorial HS—Coach

Robert Gifford—Official-Wausau, WI—Honorary

Brooke Novak—Kaukauna HS—Athlete


Earl Jewett—Fond du Lac HS—Coach

Don Krupa—Hudson HS—Coach

Jim Vollmer—Campbellsport HS—Coach

Arland Peterson—Official—Honorary

Liz Reusser—Black Middleton—Athlete



Doug DebrouxOregon HS—Coach

Jerry Schumacher—Catholic Memorial HS, UW-Madison—Athlete/Honorary

Sue Daggett MillerRandom Lake HS—Athlete

Chris SolinskyStevens Point Area Senior High—Athlete

Avrie Walters DuffyLa Crosse Logan HS—Athlete


Vern Gaugush—Newman HS—Coach

Tom Scheller—Racine St. Catherine's HS—Coach

Tony Rodiez—Rodiez's Running Center—Honorary

Stephanie Pesch Obermyer—Catholic Memorial—Athlete

John Polzin—Racine St. Catherine's HS—Athlete

Lee Zubrod—Burlington HS—Athlete


Gordon Erickson—Tomahawk HS—Coach

Elmer Thompson—Milwaukee North HS—Coach

Dave Kaluzny—Thomas More HS—Athlete

Megan Sullivan—Greene Newman HS—Athlete



Mark Annoye—Luxemburg-Casco HS—Coach

Bruce Fischer—McFarland HS—Coach

Leo Potochnik—Milwaukee Washington HS Milwaukee Marshall HS—Coach

Steve Barr—Madison—Honorary

Kristina Betzold—Eau Claire North HS—Athlete


Leighton Betz—West Allis Hale HS—Coach

Arnie Miehe—Darlington HS—Coach

Mike Olson—Stevens Point Area Senior High—Coach

Tiffany SpeckmanEbensperger Juda HS—Athlete

Chuck LeRose Racine St. Catherine's HS—Athlete



Scott Anderson—La Crosse Central HS—Coach

Don Fritsch—Pacelli HS—Coach

Mike Mulrooney—Arrowhead HS—Coach

John Wilkie—Phillips HS—Coach

Wayne Craig—Mukwonago HS—Athlete

Lori Wolter Sauk—Prairie HS—Athlete



David Both—Albany HS—Coach

Gary Brone—Cochrane-Fountain City HS—Coach

Chris Ramsey—Waukesha North H.S. Waukesha West HS—Coach

Joe Vitrano—Wauwatosa East HS—Coach

Phil Downs—Madison Memorial HS—Athlete


Bob Berry—Mayville HS—Coach

Vince Lease—Fennimore HS—Coach

Dirk Seibold—Whitewater HS—Coach

Paul Butzen—Fond du Lac—Honorary

Jim Newman—Wisconsin Rapids—Honorary

Molly Kapalin—Green Bay St. Joseph Academy—Athlete



Donn Behnke—Stevens Point Area Senior High—Coach

Chuck Bradley—Kenosha Tremper HS—Coach

Lee Eklund—Wisconsin Heights HS—Coach

Michael Wollin—Mount Horeb HS—Coach

Peter Henkes—WI Runner-Racine—Honorary

Don Oscar Mazomanie—Honorary

Curt Anschuetz—Brookfield East HS—Athlete



Jack Drankoff—Green Bay Preble HS—Coach

Otha Frazier—Racine Case HS—Coach

Fr. Dale Grubba—Madison Holy Name Seminary—Coach

Brian Steinke—South Milwaukee H.S. Kettle Moraine HS—Coach

Dan Cautley—Madison Memorial HS—Athlete

Amy Wickus—Baraboo HS—Athlete


Tom Duffy—Wauwatosa East HS—Coach

Sam Leete—Janesville HS—Coach

John Smith—Brookwood HS—Coach

Jackie Anderson—Mount Horeb HS—Athlete



Dan Conway—Chetek HS—Coach

Bill Greer—Clinton HS—Coach

Tom Jensen—Neenah HS—Coach

Joe Perez—Appleton East HS—Coach

Jenny Hintz—Wausau East HS—Athlete

Joe Stintzi—Menomonee Falls North HS —Athlete



Dick McKichan—Platteville HS—Coach

Len Nikolai—Manitowoc Lincoln HS—Coach

Chuck Turner—Brookfield Central HS—Coach

Keith Hanson—Stevens Point Area Senior High—Athlete

Molly McClimon—Madison Edgewood HS —Athlete

Ann Mulrooney—Prairie du Chien HS—Athlete



Clarence Bruess—Monroe HS—Coach

John Mulrooney—Prairie du Chien HS—Honorary

Maryann Brunner—Waukesha North HS—Athlete

John Easker—Wittenberg-Birnamwood HS—Athlete

Claire Eichner—Wauwatosa East HS—Athlete

Scott Jenkins—Kenosha Bradford HS—Athlete



Jim Kearney—University School of Milwaukee, Marquette University HS—Coach

Don Linstrom—Wisconsin State Journal—Honorary

Peter Tegen—UW-Madison—Honorary

Jeff Hacker—Menomonee Falls North HS—Athlete

Mike Lawless—Racine St. Catherine's HS—Athlete

Jody Rittenhouse—Janesville Craig HS—Athlete



Orville "Jake" Evans—Madison West HS—Coach

Phillip Krause—Racine Park HS—Coach

Don Loker—Monona Grove HS—Honorary

John Tierney—UW-Milwaukee—Honorary

Bob Gordon—Madison West HS —Athlete

Paul Voss—Clinton HS—Athlete



Russ Famaree—Luxemburg-Casco HS—Coach

Bill Greiten—Racine St. Catherine's H.S. Racine Case HS—Coach

Randy Marks—Verona Area HS—Coach

Norb Wishowski—Burlington HS Pio Nono H.S. Thomas More HS—Coach

Phil Esten—UW-La Crosse—Honorary

Jim Brice—Wrightstown HS—Athlete

Glenn Herold—Watertown HS—Athlete

Suzie Houston—Tomahawk HS—Athlete

Jim Stintzi—Menomonee Falls North HS—Athlete


Bill Matthei—Bay View HS—Coach 

Bob Rymer—Menomonee Falls North HS—Coach

Bill Smiley—Wausau East HS —Coach

Bob White—Albany HS—Coach

Dr. Wayne —Dannehl UW-Parkside—Honorary 

Dan McClimon—UW-Madison—Honorary

Cathy Branta Easker—Slinger HS—Athlete

Suzy Favor—Hamilton Stevens Point Area Senior High—Athlete

Tim Hacker—Menomonee Falls North HS—Athlete

Steve Lacy—McFarland HS—Athlete

Hall of Fame

Past Seasons

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Hall of Fame Honorees are recognized each year during the Friday night Hall of Fame Dinner at the WCCCA clinic. They are selected by the Hall of Fame Committee each summer from those who have been nominated.  A link to the nomination form is below.

Hall of Fame Committee

Bob Berry

Bryon Graun

Rick Koceja

Randy Marks

Arnie Miehe

Gary Pritchard

Tom Scheller—Chairman

Jim Vollmer


Hall of Fame
Nomination Form 
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