The 2012 Hall of Fame Induction was on December 6, 2012 at the MSUB Downtown Campus in Billings, MT. We had roughly 300 people attend! Thank you all for your support!
The hall of fame is the creation of Don Wetzel, Sr. a former Cut Bank and University of Montana standout and coach. It came out of a talk he had with his father about 10 years ago concerning the need to recognize Indian athletes.
The Hall of Fame will bring the past to the present, showing the youth and the native communities that we have our own legends among us and for those that have past, we will restore their memory and accomplishments.
This has never happened for the Native Athletes of our state and with so many great athletes and teams representing Indian Country, this is definitely necessary.
The Hall will recognize college and high school athletes, coaches and teams from all sports venues that have documented accomplishments. All-State, All-American, State Championships and MVPs. Record breakers and record holders that made their community proud during their amazing championship runs.
"I started looking at the '20s and '30s and found there were all-state teams and I never knew about those players and coaches," Wetzel said. "I felt the need to bring them out and recognize them. There were some that were just legends that will pop to the front."
We want to Thank all those that helped make this year's Induction the best one yet!
Aaron Clingingsmith, Robert Simpson and Highway 212, Dean Hendrickson, Danielle Arnoux, Paul Little Light, Justin Wetzel, Stephanie Iron Shooter Stands, Errol Stands and Baylee!!
A special thanks to all the Inductees, their families and friends!