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WCHS HALL OF FAME TO ADD 3 NEW MEMBERS

GODOWN, REASLAND AND BRADLEY JOIN 45 OTHER LYNX LEGENDS THURSDAY NIGHT

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City Athletics Hall of Fame will add three new members on Thursday when Doug Godown, Ryan Reasland and Katie (Niggemeyer) Bradley take their rightful places among the school’s legends.

All three new inductees will be on hand to receive their Hall of Fame plaques and give speeches during the Boom Night festivities inside the WCHS competition gymnasium. The evening, which will include the coronation of the Homecoming king and queen, will begin at 7 p.m.

What began in the summer of 2008 with the first class of 14 inductees, the WCHS Hall of Fame will grow to 48 members Thursday night.

Godown, a 1970 graduate of WCHS, remains today one of the most accomplished track and field athletes in school history. A member of the 1968 880-yard relay that won the Drake Relays title in a school record time of 1:30.4, Godown was a six-time North Central Conference champion and three-time state medalist. He was also a driving force on four relays that placed fifth or better in the Drake Relays.

Godown was twice a state bronze medalist in the 880-yard dash and mile relay in 1970. The relay set a school record time of 3:20.8.

Godown won a pair of NCC titles in three events — the 220- and 440-yard dashes, as well as the mile relay, all coming in 1969 and 1970.

Also an accomplished football player at WCHS, Godown went on to run track at Iowa State University in 1971 and then at the University of Iowa in 1972.

Reasland, a 1993 WCHS graduate, was a three-sport standout during his prep days before he headed off to a Hall of Fame career at Cornell College.

A three-time state wrestling qualifier, Reasland was the 189-pound state runner-up in 1992 and again in 1993.

On the gridiron, Reasland was a first-team all-state running back in 1991, a first-team all-state linebacker in 1992, and a participant in the Shrine Bowl in 1993.

In the NCC, Reasland won a pair of wrestling titles, and was twice named all-conference in football and baseball.

Reasland went on to be a two-sport star at Cornell. Wrestling for the Rams, he was a Division III national runner-up in 1996 and a bronze medalist in 1997. On the football field, he was twice named all-conference.

Reasland was named the Cornell College Male Athlete of the Year in 1997, and in 2015 he was inducted into the Rams’ Hall of Fame.

Bradley, who graduated from WCHS in 2005, was a three-sport athlete for the Lynx, but the volleyball court is where she really left her mark.

All-conference and all-state for WCHS, Bradley was a Top 75 national recruit by prepvolleyball.com. She was also a three-time track and field state qualifier in the discus, an event that also led her to competing in the Drake Relays twice.

Following her high school career, Bradley went on to play volleyball at Wichita State University where she started for four years from 2005-09. The Shockers won three Missouri Valley Conference titles — they were unbeaten all three seasons — and reached the NCAA tournament all four years during her tenure. In 2008, they reached as high as No. 9 in the national rankings.

Bradley took her talents on the court and transitioned into one of the premier prep coaches in Arizona. As the head coach at Leading Edge Academy, her teams won four conference titles and three Canyon Athletic Association state championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She was named the Coach of the Year three times.

WCHS ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

(Alphabetical Order)

Andi (Royster) Adams, Tim Anderson, Keith Bahrenfuss, Katie (Niggemeyer) Bradley, Dave Brooks, Don Burton, Ralph Burton, Tony Bussan, Bill Chauncey, Bart Chelesvig, Jenny (Wirtz) Cherry, Boak Desmond, BreAnn (VanDeer) Drees, Susan (Haynes) Erwood, John Gregory, Doug Godown, Merle Cotton Harris, Monica (Malloy) Heinen, Dave Hilton, Fran Jones, Bob Josten, Jared Josten, Kyle Kepler, Dick Kennedy, Kevin Kennedy, Robert Lamson, Guy Leman, Phil Martin, Amy (Kantak) McCoy, Jean Mowry, Naden Family, Jana Peterson-Besse, Jane (Teubert) Pruismann, John Ptacek, Ray Reasland Jr., Ryan Reasland, Frank Reinhart, Terry Roberts, Harley Rollinger, Paul Shupe, Erik Stroner, Jamie Taxted, Matt Tharp, Dr. Katelyn Thompson, Dick Tighe, Vicki (White) Tometich, Wendall Woodall, John Zahn.

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