Algona High School released the members of its 2019 Wall of Fame class, featuring two individuals and two teams. The Wall of Fame committee took nominations from the community earlier this year before determining the contents of the 2019 class.
Rather than being inducted the day of Algona’s homecoming football game, the 2019 Wall of Fame class will be inducted the day of the first home football game, which falls on August 30th.
Find details on the 2019 class below.
2019 Algona Wall of Fame Class
- Roger Barr, Class of 1968
- As a senior at Algona High School, Barr was the starting quarterback on a 7-1 football team and played shortstop on an 18-4 baseball team. In July of 2018, Barr was inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame as an official.
- Gene Hunt, Class of 1972
- A multi-sport athlete at Algona High School, Hunt saw his greatest success in wrestling. During his career, he was a two time champion and placed third once. Hunt was a member of two state championship teams and individually, he complied a record of 100-2. Hunt was also named to two high school all-american teams for his efforts.
- 1966 Wrestling (Larry Munger, Tom Samp, Tom Fitzpatrick, Dave Martin; Coaches Champ Martin and Don Camenisch)
- This group became the first team from Algona to win a state wrestling title, a feat which would start a dynasty led by Coach “Champ” Martin. In this group of four outstanding wrestlers, there were three state title winners with one runner-up.
- 1996 and 1997 Girls Golf (Noel Jacobusse, Kate Larson, Wendy Goodrich, Beth Hoover, Angie Manske, Jessie Schultz; Coach Dawn Bjustrom)
- This group of six girls dominated at the state level for a period of three years from 1995-1997. In 1995, they were state runners-up, followed by back-to-back titles in 1996 and 1997, compiling a team record of 59-0 during that span. The 1996 team was the first female team to win a title in any sport in Algona High School history and the 1997 team showed their dominance by winning the state meet by 37 strokes.
For more details on the Wall of Fame’s selection process, listen to our KLGA Sports story from January.