Stephanie Storie

Class of 1980; Inducted 2013
1977 100yd Dash Skagit County Champion. 1977 8th in State 100yd. dash. 1978 Member of County and NWL Champion 440 Relay Team that also qualified for state. 1978 Skagit County Champion 100yd. Dash and 220 Yd. Dash. 4th in State 100 yd. dash. 1978 Skagit Valley Herald Track Athlete of the Year. Member of 1980 League and District Champion Track Team. Upon graduation School Record Holder in 100 Yd. dash (12.3) and 220 Yd. dash (25.9). Member of 440 and 880 School Record Setting Relay Teams. Personal: Worked 24 years as a medical assistant in Bremerton and Skagit Co. Was part of an International Medical Team volunteering in large crowd medicine and also in India and Honduras. Has 3 children ages 31, 29 and 26. Memories of B-E: Was a cheerleader when B-E football won the first Kingbowl against Peninsula H. S.

Gayle Lloyd

Class of 1980; Inducted 2013
Lettered in Volleyball, Basketball and Track. 1979 Member of Volleyball Team that finished 19-1 District Champions and 7th in State. All Area Volleyball Team, Skagit Valley Herald Volleyball Player of the Year. Member of Basketball Team that finished 22-7 and placed 3rd in State. 1979 All-NW Honorable Mention Basketball. 1980 1st Team All-Opponent Basketball Team. 1977 Skagit County Champion 80 hurdles. 1978 County, NWL, District Champion 80 hurdles. 2nd in State 80 hurdles. Member of County and NWL Champions 440 Relay. 1979 County, NWL, District Champion 80 hurdles. State Champion 80 hurdles. NWL, District, and 2nd fastest time in the nation (10.39). 1980 County, NWL Record (14.41) , District Champion 100h. 2nd in State 100h. Upon Graduation #2 All-Time 100yd. dash (12.8). School Record 300 hurdles (46.5) and Long Jump(17-2.5). Member of School Record Setting 440 and 880 Relay Teams. 1980 Skagit Valley Herald Track Athlete and Overall Female Athlete of The Year. Attended University of Washington for one year playing volleyball and running track. Transferred to WWU playing volleyball for 3 years and running track for two. Personal: Graduated from WWU in 1985. Biggest post-high school accomplishment: graduating from college and watching children Kendra and Tyler graduate from college also.

Vickie Smiley

Class of 1982; Inducted 2013
Lettered in Tennis, Basketball and Track. 1980 &81 Sub-District Tennis Champion. Member of 1980 District Champion Team. 1980&81 District Tennis Champion. 1982 Basketball School Record for Points in a Season (488). 1981 School Record for Points in a game (37). 1980 3rd in State Javelin. 1981 County, NWL, District and State Champion Javelin. ; 1982 Skagit County Champion Shot Put; NWL Champion Shot Put. County, NWL, District, State Champion Javelin. State AA Meet Record Javelin (156-1). 1982 Ranked #1 in the Nation in Javelin (162-5). Upon graduation school record Shot Put (38-0.5). Current School Record Holder Javelin (162-5). Full Ride Scholarship University of Washington for Track and Field.

Maria Espinoza

Class of 1980- Inducted 2014
Lettered in Cross Country and Track. 1st Female Cross Country Runner in B-EHS History. 4 Time Skagit County Cross Country Champion, 1976-1979. One of only 2 girls to win 4 times. 1977 District Champion; 6th in State. 1978 NWL Champion, District Champion, 7th in State. 1979 League Champion, District Champion, 3rd in State. 1977 County and District Champion and State Qualifier Mile. 1978 880, Mile, 2 Mile County Champion. NWL Champion Mile. 2 Mile State Champion. 1979 County Champion Mile. 1980 2 Mile and 880 County Champion. NWL and District Champion 3200. 5th in State 880, 2nd in State 3200. Member of 1978 County, NWL and District Champion Track Team. Member of 1980 County, NWL, and District Champion and 6th in State Track Team. Upon Graduation, School Record Holder 800 (2:17.8); 1600 (5:25); 3200 (11:15.9). All-American Cross Country and Track at Abilene Chrisitian University, Texas.

Lori Mahoney

Class of 1980- Inducted 2014
Earned 4 varsity letters in track. State Qualifier High Jump 1977. 1979 6th in State High Jump. 1980 County Champion High Jump. NWL Champion HJ. Member of 1978 County, NWL, and District Champion Track Team. Member of 1980 County, NWL, and District Champion and 6th in State Track Team. Upon Graduation #3 All-time Long Jump. Upon Graduation School Record High Jump (5-4).

Jim Rabenstein

Class of 1980. Inducted 2015

Lettered in Football, Basketball and Track. 1977 Member of State Champion Football Team. 1979 Member of State Qualifying Basketball Team. Member of County, NWL, District Champion Track Teams 1978-79. 1979 County Champion Triple Jump, High Jump, Discus. NWL Champion Discus. State Qualifier TJ, HJ, Disc. 1980 County Champion High Jump, Triple Jump. State Qualifier TJ. 6th in State Discus. Upon Graduation #3 All-Time Discus (150-6). School Record Triple Jump (43-10), School Record High Jump (6-5). Personal: Graduated from WWU. Wife, Kay, 3 Children- All B-E Grads. Jay (Crew for WSU); Kim (School Record 1600, Track /XC Cal Baptist); Amy (freshman at B-E). Works for City of Burlington. Memories of B-E: We were extremely fortunate to be coached by the likes of Rickert, Leach, McTaggart, Garcea, Erickson, Clem, etc. They established tradition, pride, and a sense of community in all of us. They all had the ability to connect with athletes beyond the sport and make the experience enjoyable. For me, high school athletics were a great experience, but what remains are the relationships we developed with teammates and coaches that continued beyond high school.

Kelley Drake

Class of 1980. Inducted 2015

Earned 7 varsity letters in cross country, wrestling and baseball. Member of NWL Champion Wrestling team 1978-79-80. Member of 3rd in State Wrestling Team 1978 and 1980. 1978 35-1 (accidental pin of self only loss) 13 pins. NWL and Regional Wrestling Champion. 1978 State AA Wrestling Champion. 1979 38-2 NWL and Regional Champion, 5th in State. School Record upon graduation of 20 pins in a season. 1980 39-2 16 pins NWL and Regional Wrestling Champion, 5th in State. School Career Record of 49 wins by fall upon graduation. At one time, won 61 consecutive matches. Both Junior and senior seasons, was undefeated until state, (flu both seasons). Overall Record of 112-5 remains as one of the top 5 in B-E History. Wrestling Cultural Exchange to Japan and Germany. Wrestled for 2 years at Columbia Basin Community College placing 2nd twice in NWAACC Championships. Personal: Kelley was killed by a drunk driver north of Los Angeles, where he worked as a men’s clothing model, in October of 1992. His only child, Milan Drake, was a member of 2 state champion cross country teams at B-EHS in 2006 and 2007. Milan was raised by Kelley’s biggest fans, his parents, Jim and Nancy Drake. Kelley’s legendary drive, determination, and motivation inspired many other Tiger wrestlers that followed to reach their highest potential and succeed with focus, visualization, integrity, and more practice than one’s opponent. The Kelley Drake Memorial Inspirational Award (1997) is given to each season’s Tiger Wrestler who best exudes the spirit of Kelley’s approach to winning and inspiring teammates to also perform their best on the mat.

Craig Wilson

Class of 1980. Inducted 2015

Earned 6 Letters in Basketball and Golf. 1979 Starter on State Qualifying Basketball Team; 1980 Starter on NWL Champion Basketball Team. 1978 Member of NWL Champion Golf Team. Individual District Golf Champion. 5th in State Golf. 1979 NWL Golf Champion. Leading Golfer on State Champion Golf Team 1979. Individual State Golf Champion 1979. 1980 NWL Golf Champion, Dist. Golf Champion. 1980 5th in State Golf. 1980-81 Member of NCAA Champion Golf Team at BYU. 1983-84 Member of Golf Team BYU. Personal: Married for 24 years with 5 children. Graduated from BYU with a Masters degree in business. Lives in Salt Lake City, High School Golf Coach, adjunct business professor at LDS Business College. Still plays golf competitively as a Senior Amateur in Utah. Memories of B-E: I love the great Northwest and have fond memories of my time at BEHS and continue to visit the area with my family each summer.

Mark Olcott

Class of 1980. Inducted 2015

Earned 8 varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball. Member of 1977 State Champion Football Team. 7-7 in PAT’s a state championship game record. 1st Team All-NW Kicker. 1978 led NWL in interceptions. 1978 2nd Team All-NW baseball. 1979 led NWL in passing and total offense. 1st Team All-NW QB and Safety. Selected to All-State Game. Upon Graduation, B-E Records for Most Points in a game (35), rushing yards by qb/game (195), longest Td Run (94yds), Passes attempted/game, completed/game, PAT’s season (44), career (87), Top 10 All-time in passing, scoring, interceptions. 1979 2nd Team All-NW Basketball. 1980 1st Team All-NW Basketball. Upon Graduation, records for most points in a game (33), half (20), qtr.(15), FT Game (14), FG% Season (52.2%) 1980 Baseball State Feeder Game. 1981-82 Yakima Valley CC Football, Basketball, Baseball. Led State in batting. 1982 Member of NWAACC State Champion Baseball Team. 1st Team All-Conf. RF. 1984-85 WSU Member of Pac-10 Northern Div. Champions. Personal: Lives in Burlington and works as a sales and finance consultant at Dewey Griffin Subaru in Bellingham.

Memories of B-E: What I remember most are the coaches and players that came before me because they were the ones who developed the respect and tradition that made kids like me grow up wanting to be part of Burlington-Edison Athletics.

David Mitchell

Class of 1980. Inducted 2015

Earned 7 letters in cross country and track. 1978-79 County Cross Country Champion. 1979 NWL XC Champion. 1978-79 District XC Champion. 16th State XC 1977; 8th State XC 1978; 3rd State XC 1979. Skagit Valley Herald XC Athlete of the Year. 1978 County Champion 2Mile and Mile; NWL Champion 2 Mile and Mile; District Champion Mile. 5th in State Mile, 7th in State 2 Mile. 1979 NWL Champion Mile; District Champion 2 Mile. 3rd in State Indoor 3000m. 1980 County Champion 800, Mile, 2 Mile; NWL Champion 1600 and 3200 (NWL Record 1600 4:17); District Champion 1600 and 3200. 2nd in State 3200; State Champion 1600 (State AA Record 4:15.6) Upon Graduation: #7 All-time 800; School Record 1600; School Record 3200. 1979-80 Skagit Valley Herald Track Athlete of the Year; 1980 Overall Skagit Valley Herald Athlete of the Year. Competed for Park College and Whitman College Outdoor, Indoor Track and XC. Qualified for NAIA National XC Championships 3 times. NAIA All-American Indoor Track. Two Time NAIA Academic All-American. Whitman College School Record Holder 5000m. Personal: BA Degree from Whitman College and MA from Univ. of Washington. Self Employed and lives in Conway with wife Debbie. Has 2 Sons, Kyle (Jr. at PLU) and Alex (freshman at Claremont McKenna College). Currently Mt. Vernon Track Distance Coach and Co-Head XC Coach with Teresa Thomas (Daughter of BEHS Hall of Fame Coach Ted Whan.) Memories of B-E: The importance and value of athletic success fostered by the coaches, class mates and community members of Burlington. The guidance and advice I received from BEHS Hall of Fame Coaches Ted Whan and Don Erickson. The luck I had to be part of the graduating class of 1980- we are still making memories together!

Ed Lynch

Ed Lynch
Ed Lynch – Class of 1981

Earned 7 letters in basketball, baseball, and football. Member of State Qualifying basketball teams in 1979 and 1981. Starter on 1981 baseball team that won NWL, Regionals, and placed 3rd in State. 2nd Team All-NW Basketball 1980, 1st Team Al-NW Basketball 1981. Selected to play in State Feeder Baseball Game in 1981. Upon Graduation, Held School Record for Points in a Game (33) before 3 point line. Basketball Skagit Valley College. Personal: Attended SVC, SFCC, and WWU (History Education/ Business). Managing Partner CB Wholesale Burlington/Bellingham. Lives in Burlington with Wife Kristi and Daughter Laura (B-E Student) Son John is a B-E Grad who started on 2nd in state football team, 2008. Memories of B-EHS: Nickname of Popcorn Stand and Launch from the distance of his shots in basketball. I had very supportive parents who made sure I had the opportunity to be involved with sports at an early age and were always at attendance at games. BEHS provided great coaches, role models, mentors, community support and high standards of excellence and tradition. The many lessons learned from participating in sports continue to serve me well on a daily basis. Many of the friendships forged with teammates and classmates are still going strong.

Mike Grambo

Mike Grambo
Mike Grambo- Class of 1981

Earned 8 letters in football, wrestling, and track. Qualified for State in all 3 sports. Member of 1980 and ’81 NWL Wrestling Champions. 1981 County Track Champion in 300 hurdles and Mile Relay. Earned 4 Letters in Football at PLU. Led Team in Tackles 1984, 85; All Conference 1984, 85. Played in 1983 and ’85 National Championship. High School Coach at Blaine, Defensive Coord. 10 years, Wrestling Assistant 2 years, Head Track Coach 21 years. (One State Title) Blaine Coach of the Year 2005, 2008, 2009; Whatcom County Coach of the Year 2009. Personal: Lives in Lynden. Married 31 years with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Graduated from PLU with education degree and Master’s degree from WWU. Currently teaching history and physical education at Blaine High School. Memories of B-EHS: Community support. Relationships developed between coaches, teammates and classmates.

Mark Grambo

Mark Grambo

Mark Grambo- Class of 1981

Earned 9 letters in Football, Wrestling, and Track. Team Captain, Most Inspirational on 1980 NWL Champion, State Quarter Final Football Team. Member of 1980 and ‘81 NWL and Dist. Champion wrestling team. State Qualifier Wrestling 1979-80-81. Starting Linebacker 4 years at PLU. Played in 2 NAIA National Championships. Led team in Tackles 1985. All-Conference 1984 and ’85; NAIA Academic All-American 1985. Team Captain and Most Inspirational 1985. Participated in National Corporate Track and Field Finals in Boston for Bank of America in 1986. Personal: BA PLU; Masters, Regent College, Post Graduate Hebrew Univ. Lives in Bellingham. Married 22 years with 4 children ages 12-20. Owner and CEO of Foresight consulting, Inc., Memories of B-E: Learning the importance of excellence and hard work from Hall of Fame B-E Coaches including: Rickert, Leach, McTaggart, Garcea, Erickson, and Brunz. The friendships I developed with teammates both on and off the field. The community support that continues to be an important part in BEHS Athletics.

Tony Breckenridge

Tony Breckenridge
Tony Breckenridge- Class of 1981

Earned 6 letters in Football and Wrestling. Upon Graduation top 10 All-time in Career Rushing Yards Football. Member of 1980 and 1981 Undefeated NWL Champion Wrestling Teams. NWL Wrestling Champion 1979, 80, 81. Regional Wrestling Champion 1979, 80, 81. State Wrestling Champion 1979, 80, 81. Finished High School Career 119-0; only Washington high school wrestler to finish career undefeated.

Personal: Lives in Bow. Two Children Austin and Elly both B-E graduates.

Memories of B-EHS: My parents never missed a football game or a single wrestling match. I am so proud of them.

Maury Wright

Maury Wright

Maury Wright- Class of 1981

Earned 7 letters in Football, Basketball and Baseball. Member of 1980 NWL Champion State Quarter Final Football Team. Captain of 1981 Baseball team that won NWL, NW Dist., Regionals and finished 3rd in State. 1st Team All-NW Baseball 1981. All-Dist. American Legion Baseball 1982, Tacoma Community College Baseball 1982-83; All-League 1983, Baseball PLU 1984, 85. All Conference 1984.

Personal: Graduated PLU with Business Degree, Coached Baseball at B-EHS, American Legion, and multiple youth leagues. Currently lives in Burlington. Works for Crown Distributing in Arlington. Married to Sue (Teacher and Coach at B-EHS), Sons Eric (Cal Poly), Robert (EWU), and Austin (Soph at B-EHS). Remains a huge Tiger sports supporter and just finished his 23rdyear as a member of the Varsity Tiger Football Chain Gang. Memories of B-EHS: The coaching I received from coaches Rickert, Leach, McTaggart and Clem more than prepared me for competition at the next level. Because of these coaches, my teammates and I always had an expectation of winning.

Dan Agen

Dan Agen

Dan Agen- Class of 1981

Earned 9 Letters in Football, Basketball, and Track. 1st Team All-NW Football 1979-80. Member of 1980 NWL Champion State Quarterfinal Football Team. All-State Football and WA State Offensive Lineman of the Year 1980. Member of 1981 NWL and Dist. Champion, State Basketball Team. Upon Graduation Ranked Top 10 All-time in Points in a Season (439); PPG (18.3); County Champion High Hurdles 1980 and ’81. District Champion 1981. Upon Graduation, Top 10 All-time High Hurdles (15.1) and 400 Relay. 1981 Brad Gower Outstanding Male Athlete at B-E. Football at University of Washington. Played in Aloha Bowl, Freedom Bowl, and was member of Orange Bowl team that defeated Oklahoma and finished #2 in Country. Japan Bowl and Invited to Senior Bowl. Winner of UW Offensive Lineman of the Year and Lineman of the Year. Five Offers to play in NFL, turned them down to go commercial fishing. Personal: Graduated from UW. Jumped on first boat headed to Alaska to commercial fish and have been working my dream job as a commercial fisherman ever since. Married the love of my life, Karen, in 1989. Together we have two extraordinary children, Andy and Emily. I’ve had the pleasure of following both through their athletic careers at B-EHS. Both are now WSU Cougars! Memories of B-E: I am so thankful for my coaches, Don Leach, Glenn Rickert, Jack McTaggart, and Don Erickson. They impact they have had on my life is still with me today. I would like to thank my parents who never missed a game, and especially my mom who was always there for me behind the scenes. I would also like to thank my teammates and coaches for the wonderful comradery we have shared over the years.

Todd Nelson

Todd Nelson- Class of 1982

Personal: Earned 6 varsity letters in Football and Baseball. Hit .351 for career. 2nd Team All-NW 3rd Baseman on 1981 NWL, Dist., Regional Champions and 3rd in State Team. 2nd Team All-NW for 1982 State Baseball Team. Voted to All-State Feeder Team. Member of 1980 State Football Team. 1st Team All-NW Tailback on 1981 NWL Champion State Qualifying FB Team. Baseball Tacoma CC 1983, 84. Personal: Graduated Cum Laude from WWU with a degree in Accounting. Became a CFO and currently employed as CFO by Lineage Logistics in Irvine, CA. Wife, Julie, 3 Children: All B-E Grads and athletes. Greg (FB, Basketball, Track), Taylor (Basketball), Sara (Wrestling, Track). Memories of B-E: Being 1 out away from playing in the Kingdome, shutting out Ferndale on their home field, blowing out Arlington on their home field and laying down a suicide squeeze to help us win league over Bellingham. Also, the start of the incredible Tiger Baseball tradition with Mr. Clem. Seeing my name on the suit up list for the first time, and running out onto the field each Friday night with my amazing teammates and friends for life. Lastly, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to grow up in a small town community with an amazing tradition such as Burlington. Being recognized with all the great athletes that came before me or standing next to me tonight is truly an honor that I am thankful for.

Arturo Vivanco

 Arturo Vivanco
Arturo Vivanco- Class of 1982

Earned 6 letters in Football and Baseball. Member of 1981 Baseball Team that won NWL, District, Regionals, and finished 3rdin State. 1st Team All-NW Baseball 1982. Selected to All-State Feeder Games. Currently 5th All-Time in Stolen Bases at B-E. Played 2 years at Tacoma CC hitting over .400 both seasons. 1984 Tacoma CC Male Athlete of the Year. Played 2 years at CWU hitting 3 home runs in 1 game. Won Steve Orrel Memorial Award for Baseball at CWU. Won 2015 Washington State High School Baseball Assistant Coach of the Year. Personal: Lives in Burlington and teaches at West View Elementary. 4 Brothers and 4 Sons played Tiger Baseball. This will be his 25th season coaching Tiger Baseball. Continues to enjoy the spirit of competition through golf and coaching. Memories of B-EHS: Running back a couple of kickoffs for Tiger Football. Representing Tiger Athletics in state for Football and Baseball.

Shane Nickel

Shane Nickel
Shane Nickel- Class of 1982

Earned 8 letters in Football, Basketball, and Track. 1982 County Champion HJ and 400 Relay. #6 All-Time HJ. Member of 1981 NWL and Dist. Champion and State Tournament Basketball Team. Member of 1982 NWL, Dist., Regional and State Basketball Team. Record 26 rebounds in ’82 Dist. Championship. 1982 led NWL in rebounding (11.4), Shooting Pct. (61%), and 2nd in scoring (17.4) 1982 NWL Player of Year by players, Bellingham Herald, and Skagit Valley Herald. Upon Graduation Top 10 All-time in points in a game and points in a season. Played 1 year at Whitworth, 1 year Mexico, and 3 years at WWU. Led Vikings in Rebounding in 1985 and 1986. Personal: Currently lives in Fargo, ND with wife Teresa (Married 29 years). Owns an access equipment manufacturing company. Enjoyed watching daughter Haley (23) play volleyball and basketball through high school and college (Biola) and currently following Hunter (19) playing for (NDSCS). Memories of B-E: My many memories start with the great class of 1982, just a great, talented group of people! We were also blessed with coaches that deeply understood the game and the importance of preparation both physically and mentally. I’ll never forget waiting in silence for the “go on out” signal from Coach Rickert to storm Kirkby Field on Friday nights or waiting at center court for the “get that ball!” cry from Dr. B. to signal it’s tip off time! Go Tigers!

Jeff Johnsen

 Jeff Johnsen
Jeff Johnsen- Class of 1982

Earned 8 varsity letters in Football, Basketball and Baseball. Member of 7 State Qualifying Teams. 1980 1st Team All-NW Kicker and DB. 1981 1st Team All-NW DB and 2nd Team QB. All-State Football Game. Upon Graduation School Record Interceptions Career (16) and Season. SVH Defensive Player of the Year. 1982 1st Team All-NW Basketball. School Record assists in a game (14). 1981 Baseball NWL MVP. 1982 1st Team All-NW, All-State. SVH Baseball Player of the Year 1981 and 1982. 1982 Brad Gower Outstanding Male Athlete at B-E. 1982 SVH Male Athlete of the Year. Yakima Valley CC Baseball 2 years. 1983 State Champions. 1984 YVCC MVP 1st Team NWAACC, YVCC Male Athlete of the Year. Starting Short Stop WSU 1985 and 1986.

Personal: Married to Krista with 3 kids, Natalie, Nolan, and Jillian, All B-E grads. Potelco/PSE materials management for 25 years.

Memories of B-E: Running onto Kirkby Field for the first time is something I’ll never forget. Having the opportunity to play football for legendary coach Glenn Rickert was the most fun I have ever had in sports. Playing baseball for Jim Clem at the beginning of his coaching days and watching the program become one of the best in the state. Playing basketball for Don Leach and being in the best shape I’d ever been in. It was a great 4 years and I feel fortunate I had the chance to learn from all of these coaches and their assistants, as well as college coaches Bill Faller at YVC and Bobo Brayton at WSU. Also, all the teammates along the way who loved to compete as much as I did. Lastly, watching my son Nolan pitch for the Tigers was the best feeling a father could have.

Alan Bridgman

Alan Bridgman
Alan Bridgman- Class of 1982

Earned 6 Varsity Letters in Football and Wrestling. All-NW Linebacker on 1980 and ’81 NWL Champion State Football Team. 1980 NWL, and Regional Wrestling Champion. 4th in State (158lbs). 1981 NWL, Regional and State Wrestling Champion (168lbs.) 1982 NWL, Regional, and State Wrestling Champion (168lbs.) Member of 1982 State Wrestling Champions. 1981 and ’82 Skagit Valley Herald Wrestler of the Year. 1982 Wrestling University of Montana. 4 years of Football for Skagit Valley Raiders Semi-Pro Team. Personal: Currently works for City of Burlington. Married to Donna for 28 years with2 children, Beau (25) and Mallory (23) who were both athletes for BEHS. Coached Youth Football and boys and girls wrestling for the past 30 years. My proudest moments have been coaching my children, nephews and their friends over the years. Memories of BEHS: All the friends, teammates, and coaches that I have maintained a relationship with throughout my life. My memorable highlight was when the wrestling team won the state championship under Coach Ed Brunz.

Kelli Stump

Kelli Stump
Kelli Stump (Beaulaurier) - Class of 1982

Earned 10 Varsity Letters in Volleyball, Basketball, and Track. Member of 3 NWL Champion Volleyball Teams, and 2 District Champion Volleyball Teams. Team Captain on First B-E State Volleyball Champion Team 1981. Skagit Valley Herald Volleyball Player of the Year 1980 and 1981. Member of State Volleyball Champions 1981. Member of State Basketball Team 1980. Upon graduation #2 All- Time 300 Hurdles. Member of #2 All-time 400 Relay Team. County Champion 300 Hurdles 1981. County Champion 400 Relay 1980-81. Portland State University Volleyball Scholarship. Personal: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from University of Portland. Lives in Spokane working as a Hospice nurse, spending free time watching children play collegiate sports and staying active doing functional training and cycling. Married to Chris. 3 Children: Chris (22), Matt (20) and Aaron (18). Memories of B-E: I’d like to say my biggest influence in athletics at B-E was Coach Christy “Card” Peterson. How she coached resonated with me. She was fair, demanding dedication and commitment. Coach was innovative (weight training for girls) and treated us with respect. She brought out my warrior mentality so when I stepped out on the court I had no doubts, no fears. To this day I remember the chant Coach Card taught us to not only say, but to own… “No Ka ‘Oi”. It means “the best” in Hawaiian. That’s how I felt… never seeing obstacles when I competed, believing we’d always win. Thank You’s to: Parents Fred, Betty, and Jim, All my coaches, especially Coach Peterson, High school best friend and weight training partner, Randy Kauffman, My teammates… Couldn’t do it alone, My opponents…. You made me better! My classmates and community… I’m proud to be a Tiger! My Children Chris, Matt, and Aaron. You guys are the best of me and I love you!

Tracy Burroughs

Tracy Burroughs

Tracy Burroughs (Bryson) - Class of 1983

4 Year Letter Winner in both Cross Country and Track. Member of 1980 NWL and Dist. Champion Track Team. Member of 1982 NWL Champion and 3rd in State 800 Relay Team. 1983 Member of 400 Relay Team that set NWL Record and District Record and won State Championship. Member of 800 Relay Team that won NWC, Set Dist. Record, and won State Championship. Member of 1983 Track Team that finished 2nd in State. Upon Graduation ran 2nd fastest time in school history in 300H, 200, and 400. Upon Graduation, School Record Holder 100 (12.4); 400 Relay (49.06); 800 Relay (1:44.05) and Mile Relay. Personal: Currently lives in Arlington. Graduated from SVC and WWU with a degree in Special Education and Elementary Ed. Married to Jeff Bryson with 3 boys: Marcus, Kaleb, and Drew. Teaches 1st grade at Kent Prairie Elementary School.

Susan Benson

Susan Benson (Janicki) - Class of 1983

Earned 10 Varsity Letters in Volleyball, Basketball, and Track. Starter on Back to Back State Champion Volleyball Teams 1981 and ’82. 1st Team All-NW Volleyball 1982. Member of 1980 NWL and Dist. Champion Track Team. Member of 1983 2nd in State Track Team. County Champion Long Jump and High Jump 1981-82-83. 1983 NWL and 1981 District HJ Champion. 5th in State HJ. Upon Graduation, #2 All-time long jump (16’ 3.5”) and School Record High Jump (5’4”) Personal: Lives in Mt. Vernon with husband Peter Janicki and 5 sons. Business degree from University of Washington. Founded Janicki Industries with husband Peter in 1993. Founded Janicki Bio Energy to improve sanitation in developing countries in 2014. Memories of B-E: I feel incredibly lucky to have played sports for B-EHS, and I especially enjoyed the shared memories of team volleyball and basketball.

Bridget Doucet

Bridget Doucet
Bridget Doucet (Fladebo) - Class of 1983

Earned 9 Varsity Letters in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, and Softball. Member of Back to Back State Volleyball Champions 1981-82. Team Captain 1982. 2nd Team All-NW 1981. Skagit Valley Herald Volleyball Player of the Year 1982. Basketball Team Captain 1982. 2nd Team All-NW 1982 and ’83. 1st Team All-Area Softball 1982, 2nd Team 1983. Mary Marquardt B-E Outstanding Senior Athlete 1983. 2 Years Volleyball SVC; Captain 1984, Region 1 All-Star 1984. 2 Years SVC Tennis 1st Doubles, 3rd in NWAACC State. Personal: After Skagit, graduated from WWU majoring in PE. Taught at B-EHS for 14 years and currently teach health at LU for the past 7. I have coached at least one sport at B-EHS for the past 24 years- Tennis, basketball, volleyball, softball, fast pitch, and currently golf for the past 16. I also coach at the middle school level for the past 17 years- cross country, volleyball, basketball. I married my best friend Ray Fladebo and we have one son, Wyatt, who is active in sports and is a student at LU. Memories of B-E: I would like to thank my former coach Terry Martin from 6th grade for agreeing to take me on his boy’s baseball team, The Braves. I didn’t know at the time I was causing such controversy by being the first girl to sign up for little league. A heartfelt thank you to Coach Christie Peterson who pushed me to work hard and always try my best. I now consider her a true friend and someone I admire and look up to. I’d like to thank coaches Karen Fure, Jim Clem, Glenn Rickert, and Jerry Garcea who helped me build a strong work ethic not only in sports but in life. Also a shout out to Jack McTaggart even though he was never a coach of mine, he is someone I always believed was a solid role model in practicing what he preached with his dedication to physical fitness.

Randy Kaufman


Randy Kaufman- Class of 1982

Earned 6 letters in cross country and wrestling. Team Captain XC and Wrestling Teams Senior Year. 1981 Regional Wrestling Champion and 4th in State at 101 lbs. 1982 District Wrestling Champion; Regional Wrestling Champion; 2nd in State 108 lbs. Member of 1982 State Wrestling Champions. Total High School Wrestling Record 82-10-2. Head Wrestling Coach at Yucaipa HS. Joined Air Force, won Lackland AFB Wrestling Tournament and invited to All-AF Training Camp at U.S. Air Force Academy. Personal: Currently an active duty Air Force Colonel commanding Embry Riddle Aeronautical University AFROTC in Prescott, Arizona. Was an Air Force Pilot Training Instructor and flew one of the first B-1 Bomber Combat Missions in 1998. Married to former Tiger Sandy Smith. Has 2 children, Alex and Jaimee. Memories of B-EHS: Learned discipline from Keefer Whan, Kelly Drake, and Kelli Stump. Was honored to be a member of the State Wrestling Champions with Al Bridgman, Rob Miller, Ray Blau, Dan Soria and many others. Coach McTaggart and Coach Brunz were incredible coaches and mentors and I used the training system Coach Brunz developed at B-EHS when I coached in California and this helped us move from last to 2nd in the Southern Cal Region.

Keefer Whan


Keefer Whan - Class of 1983

Current Place of Residence: Bayview, WA

B-E Athletic Accomplishments:

Jesse Owens 400 Meter WA Champion

38 Year Middle School Mile Record 4:48 (Lucille Umbarger)

#4 All-time 1600

35 Year BEHS School Record 3200—9:19

County Champion XC 1982

State Qualifier XC, NWL Champion 1600 and 3200, 5th in state 3200

Post- HS Athletic Accomplishments:

--4 Year Cross Country and Track at Columbia University New York

--Consistent and multiple local road race championships—30+ years—Sedro Woolley Footrace, Berry Dairy Days, Nookachamps, Chuckanut, Tulip Run

--Cabo San Lucas Masters Half Marathon Champion

--Hong Kong 10K Masters Champion

--World Masters Track 5K Champion Edmonton 2005

--USATF Cross Country Championships

--Burlington All Comers 40+ Record Holder 400,800, 1600, 3200 (in one day)

Accomplishments after graduation:

--Involved in various sales and marketing careers for brands such as: Allsop, Softride, GE, Delonghi, Royal Elegance, Beverator

--Imported items from China and distributed in various retail channels in US—has most of the inventory cluttering up garage—taking offers…

----Multiple tenures of coaching at Sehome, Sedro and Skagit College that have inspired former athletes to pursue the profession of coaching (currently 2 active in NWL and others throughout country).

--Has engaged in various fledgling enterprises that demonstrate to his offspring and others on how not to manage an enterprise.

--Married to Shelly Lowe for over 25 years with two offspring—Connor Whan, Curtis Whan (all BEHS alum).

Memories of BEHS:

Quality intellect of select teachers including: Stadsvold, Erickson, Leach, Garcia, Blake, Whiton, A.E. Whan, Macy, Holliday, Sr. Day, Strinden

Inspiration from coaches within and outside the sport in which I participated: Rickert, McTaggart, Erickson, Peterson, Leach, Clem, A.E. Whan

Role models and influences along the way: Bill Giller, Rocky Hodgin, Dennis Brown, Arnie Robinette, Dallas Kloke, Gary Knutzen, Jeff Skodje, Steve Sakuma, Dick Henrie, Mike Rickert, Paul Johnson

The Athletes before me who trained, competed and excelled with emotion & drive and silently/actively influenced me along the way —Rod Dahl, Marty Lopez, Bob Bourns, Corky Blum, Dave Berentsen, Dave Komar, Wes Thomas, Dave Mitchell, Jim Rabenstein, Kelly Drake, Dave Erickson, Maria Espinoza, Tim Omdal, Kurt Drake, Alan Bridgeman, Breckenridges

With me at the time who helped make it happen: Ray Burt, Javier Rangel, Sue Benson, Mike Powell, Randy Kaufman

Post Graduation Memories of BEHS that inspire me: Class of 2010’s 3 x State Cross Country Team Titles under influence of Sue and Kevin. Class of 2010’s 4 x 400 Relay team who broke a long standing school record and won a state championship. Connor Whan’s State Track Double whose 1600 effort is deemed by FloTrack as one of the most “gutsy ways to run a 1600 ever.”

In summary, my achievements were the ‘sum total’ influences of all those mentioned and many others who were not mentioned. Those who came before me (and influenced by the coaches and faculty at BEHS) were the impetus of my success at BEHS and beyond.

Fundamentally, the “no excuse” performance standard that was imparted upon me from A.E. Whan and Coach Erickson extinguished all urges of marginal performance and attitude of “quit”; hence, a standing record for over 30 years (similar to the 400,800 and 1600 BEHS records ).

In addition, the flexibility of the BEHS faculty and administration to allow me to have un supervised access to facilities (weight room, track, gym), flexibility in curriculum structure and off campus latitude allowed me to achieve the results which has resulted in my achievements that has earned me the coveted honor of BEHS Hall of Fame—all without academic compromise.

Special recognition is to Mr. Erickson whose knowledge of the sport, effective training, motivation and strategic planning allowed me to be the victor in many highly contested battles in what coaches still claim as the most competitive era in NWL distance running ever. His echoing voice from the heights of the bleachers inspired me to achieve results beyond my physical abilities. I think Mr. Erickson’s name will be a frequent mention in the next era of Hall of Fame inductees “memories” as his passion and commitment to the sport of Track and Field was unprecedented and still influences athletes such as myself in their daily personal pursuits and achievements.

To be part of the list of athletes that has been named before me is a proud privilege and I hope I can be an inspiration to future BEHS athletes just as the athletes/coaches before my tenure were to me.

Thank you to Mr. Gudgel for his passion for facilitating the BEHS Hall of Fame venue of recognizing past athletes while influencing current and future BEHS students as hopeful inductees into this honored fraternity of BEHS history.

Ray Burt


Ray Burt- Class of 1983

Earned 7 Varsity Letters in Football and Track. Member of 1981 NWL Champion Football Team. 1st Team All-NW Linebacker 1981 and 1982; Football Scholarship to Wenatchee Valley College; 1981-82-83 County Champion Discus; 1981-82-83 NWL Champion Discus; NWL Record Discus; 1981 and 83 District Champion Discus; 1982 5th in State Discus. 1983 State Discus Champion. Skagit County and School Record Discus 171-8; 1983 Skagit Valley Herald Male Track Athlete of the Year. Personal: Graduated from Skagit Valley College. Works in Bellingham as a Machinist for 30 years. Lives in Burlington with wife Jane of 29 years. 2 sons, Chris and Raymond, both B-E grads.. Memories of B-EHS: The great coaches: Rickert, McTaggart, Garcea, and Erickson. Special thanks to Don Erickson for all the time helping me achieve my goals in track.

Scott Storie


Scott Storie- Class of 1984

County Champion in Pole Vault 1983 and 84. 1984 Member of NWL Champion Track Team. NWL Champion 100, 200, 4x1; District Champion 100 and 200. 1984 State AA Champion 100 (11.06) and 200 (22.34) 1984 All-Area Track Team 100, 200, and 4x1; Skagit Valley Herald Track Athlete of the Year. Upon Graduation #2 All-Time 100 (11.0) and School Record 200 (21.9) Personal: Lives in Sedro-Woolley with wife, Toni and has a 10 year old daughter. Has owned a Land Maintenance business for 20 + years. Has a brother and sister also in the B-E Hall of Fame. Memories of B-EHS: Had to be convinced by track coach Don Erickson to run his senior year because his favorite event was pole vault. Never competed in a running event until April of his senior year.

Doug Dimock


Doug Dimock- Class of 1984

Earned 8 letters in cross country and track. Member of Skagit County Cross Country Champions 1983 and 84; Member of NWL XC Champions 1982. Bob Door Invitational 1600m Champion; 1984 County Champion 800, 1600, and 4x4 Relay; 1984 NWL Champion 1600; 1984 State Qualifier 1600; Upon Graduation #5 All-Time 1600 (4:24.1) Personal: Lives in Burlington wit wife, Bev, of 30 years; Works as a project site manager for Strandberg Construction in Anacortes. Has 4 children, Dallas, Lauren, Blake, and Abby, all B-E Grads. Out of the many accomplishments Doug has after graduating from B-E, he finds the most joy in the ones within his children. Memories of B-EHS: When I look back at my BEHS athletic career, I am so thankful for my great coaches and teammates! What a privilege it was to attend a high school like BEHS and to be able to have all four of my children experience the same incredible feeling. Go Tigers!

Tracy Brunz


Tracy Brunz Class of 1984

Earned 11 letters in Volleyball, Basketball and Track. Member of Back to Back State Champion Volleyball Team 1981-82; 1983 Volleyball Team Captain; 1st Team All-NW Volleyball 1983. Voted Most Athletic- Class of 1984; National Athlete Scholar 1984.

Personal: Coached freshman volleyball at B-E 1986-87. Coached JV Volleyball at B-E 1987. Is a Divisional Vice President for REI.

Scott Howe

Scott Howe Class of 1985

Earned 8 Letters in football, wrestling, and baseball. Starter on offense and defense on 1984 NWL Champion Football Team. Qualified for state in 3 sports. 1982 Member of State Champion Wrestling Team; 1984 District Wrestling Champion, Regional Wrestling Champion; 5th in State. 1985 District Wrestling Champion, Regional Wrestling Champion; 2nd in State. 1st 4 Time Letterwinner in Wrestling. Assistant Wrestling Coach at B-E HS with Jack McTaggart, Mike Compton, and Roger Helgeson, winning 2 State Championships and several League and District Titles. Personal: Joined U.S. Marines at 17. Lives in Skagit Valley and owns Quantum Health and Yoga Lounge in Burlington where he trains several Tiger athletes in the summer. His proudest accomplishment are his 3 children, Chelsea, Sidney, and Sammy. Memories of BEHS: Being part of the 1994 wrestling staff that had 5 state champions in 1 year. Running onto Kirkby Field Friday nights. Scoring my 1 touchdown on Kirkby Field. I feel very fortunate to have been coached by Jack McTaggart, Glenn Rickert, Mike Compton, Jim Clem, and Ed Brunz, great coaches then, great friends today! Thank you Randy Kaufman, Al Bridgman, Keefer Whan, Kelli Stump, Robbie Miller, and so many other athletes and coaches who taught me lessons, showed me the value of hard work, mentored me, and taught me how to carry myself on and off the field. Special thanks to Jack McTaggart who taught me that hard work will take you a long ways and to never give up, and to Ronnie Whiton, who spent countless hours tutoring me late at night and helped make my dream of making honor roll come true my senior year.

Lori Grillo (Waddell)

Lori Grillo (Waddell)- Class of 1985

Member of Track Teams that placed 2nd in 1982-83 and 4th in State 1984. 1982 880 Relay NWL Champion and 3rd in State. 1983 400 Relay won county and set NWL Record and District Record. 1983 AA Champions. 800 Relay won county and set NWL record. Also won district and was AA Champion. 1984 anchored 400 Relay to County, NWL, and District Titles and 800 Relay to County, NWL, District and State AA Championships. Skagit County Champion 100 and 200 1982-83-84. NWL Champion 100-200 1982-83-84; District Champion 100-200 1982-83-84; State AA Champion 100 and 200 1982-83-84; Kirkby Field Record 100. School Record 100 (11.8) 200 (24.3) 4x100 (49.06) and 4x200 (1:44.05) Upon Graduation 4x400 (4:05.5). Track at University of Wyoming, All-Conference 1987 200 and 4x1; School Record at Wyoming 200 (23.85) and 300 yards indoor (35.84). 8 years bodybuilding- Miss Colorado 1990. Personal: Lives in Ault, Colorado with husband, Stan. Has two children, Jordan and Jesse. Works as an underwriter and main hobby is travel. Memories of B-E HS: Many good memories at BEHS including friends, teachers and especially time spent with our track coach, Don Erickson.

Deana Moe (Bingham)


Deana Moe (Bingham)- Class of 1985

Lettered in Volleyball, Basketball, and Track. 1982 Member of 880 Relay County Champion, NWL Champion, and 3rd in State. Member of Back to Back Track teams that finished 2nd in State. 1983 400 Relay won county and set NWL Record and District Record. 1983 AA Champions. 800 Relay won county and set NWL record. Also won district and was AA Champion. School Record 4x1 (49.06); 4x2 (1:44.05) and upon graduation 4x4 (4:05.5) 1983 All-Area Track Team. Personal: Lives in Bellingham with husband, Kevin and has two daughters, Keala and Kyndall, both B-E Grads. Current Co-Owner of “The Next Stage” a real-estate staging company in Skagit County. Memories of B-EHS: All the camaraderie with teammates and extra-curricular activities associated with being a student athlete at BEHS. Fond memories of the Star Track State Meets held in Tacoma where we missed a state title by ¼ point. Dropping a baton at districts and overcoming that mishap to still win the race and advance to state.

Janice Fletcher (Anderson)


Janice Fletcher (Anderson)- Class of 1985

Member of 1983 2nd in State Track Team. Member of 1983 800 Relay who won county and set NWL record. Also won district and was AA Champion; Member of 1984 800 Relay that won County, NWL, District, and AA Championship. 1983 100 hurdles NWL Champion and 3rd in State. Upon Graduation #3 All-Time 200 (26.8), #2 All-Time 300 hurdles (46.9), and School Record 100H (15.8), 4x200 (1:44.05) and 4x400 (4:05.5) All Area Track and Field 1983-85; Member of 1982 State Volleyball Champions. All-Area Volleyball 1983-84. School Record Kills in a Match (21); 1984 SVH Volleyball Player of the Year. Played in 1st East West All-State Volleyball Match 1984. Volleyball SVC 1985-86; Regional All-Star Team 1986. Lewis-Clark State College 1987-88. Led team to 1st National Championship in School History 1988; District 1 Player of the Year. 2nd Team All-American. Personal: Lives in Eaton, Colorado. Married to husband Chris for 23 years, with 2 daughters, Emily and Kaitlin. Memories of B-EHS: I will always remember my time as an athlete at Burlington. My teammates and coaches, I must say it was a great experience. something I will always cherish.

Melissa Beaton


Melissa Beaton- Class of 1986

Member of 1983 2nd in State Track Team. Member of 1984 4th in State Track Team. Member of 1983 400 Relay won county and set NWL Record and District Record. 1983 AA Champions. Member of 1984 400 Relay that won county, NWL, and Districts. Member of 800 Relay That won County, NWL, Districts, and State AA Championship. Upon Graduation, #4 All-Time 100 (12.7); #4 All-time 200 (26.9); #2 All-Time 4x2 Relay (1:44.07); School Record 4x1 Relay (49.06). Personal: Continues to work out daily. Lives in Mt. Vernon and works for Skagit County Superior Court. Married with 4 children, 3 daughters and 1 son.

Dean Wesen


Dean Wesen- Class of 1982

Lettered in Football, Basketball, and Track. Member of 1980 NWL Champion Football Team that qualified for State Playoffs. Member of 1981 NWL Champion Football Team that placed 8th in State. Member of 1981 NWL Champion Basketball Team that placed 8th in State. 1981 Went to State in Triple Jump for track. Member of 1982 NWL, District and Regional Champion Basketball Team that placed 6th in State. 1982 County Champion in Triple Jump. State Qualifier in both Triple Jump and Long Jump. Upon Graduation #5 All -Time in Long Jump (20-9.75). #4 All-Time in Triple Jump (42-11).

Personal: After graduating he attended Cal Poly on an Army ROTC Scholarship. Commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Reserve and returned home to work on the family dairy and spent 28 years in the reserves including a tour in Saudi Arabia for Desert Storm and Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Retired as a Lt. Col. Ten years ago initiated efforts to join Organic Valley and started an organic dairy farm. Currently lives in Bow. Married to Dani Sager (B-E ‘85). Son Drew is a Junior at UW, won Brad Gower Award as B-E Athlete of the Year. Son Dylan is currently a senior 3 sport athlete at B-E.

Memories of B-EHS: I have fond memories of B-EHS. We not only had great coaches, but also had wonderful teachers. We learned to become well rounded student athletes. Some kids went on to do great things in the big world and many stayed home to do great things in the Skagit Valley. I feel that B-E prepared us well for the future and that B-E Athletics was a big part of that. Thanks to coaches Rickert, McTaggart, Leach, Clem, and Erickson.

Troy Fair


Troy Fair - Class of 1983

Lettered in Football, Basketball and Baseball. Member of 1981 NWL Champion Football Team that placed 8th in state and 1982 Basketball Team that won NWL, Districts and Regionals placing 6th in State. Member of 1982 State Qualifying Baseball Team. Hit .347 with a .492 On base % on 1983 State Qualifying Baseball Team. Selected to District All-State Feeder Baseball Game. Played Baseball at Skagit Valley College.

Personal: Lives in Burlington. Has been married for 12 years and has a 12 year old daughter and 9 year old son who are both future Tigers. Named most Talented in Class of 1983 for musical ability. Real Estate broker with John L. Scott. Manager of a local music group playing venues all over our community and beyond for the past 14 years.

Ray Blau


Ray Blau - Class of 1983

Lettered in Football and Wrestling. 1981 Placed 6th in State on Wrestling team that won NWL and Regional Wrestling Championships. Won Individual NWL and Regional Championship placing 4th in State on 1982 State Wrestling Champion Team. Won NWL and Regional Championship in 1983 and Placed 2nd in State. Record of 29-2 Senior Year.

Personal: Currently living in Yakima. Married to Sue. 3 sons, Jakeob, Austin, & Justin. 1 daughter, Kaaren. Grandson Liam and Granddaughters Grayson and Amelia. Worked in the refineries and owns a property management company.

Memories of B-EHS: Tournaments with my teammates, great coaches, long turnouts, good laughs and close friendships.

Darren Knutson


Darren Knutson - Class of 1983

Lettered in Football and Wrestling. Member of 1981 NWL Champion and 8th in State Football Team. Member of Undefeated NWL and Regional Champion Wrestling Team that Placed 4th in State. Placed 2nd in NWL, 2nd in Regionals, and 2nd in State on 1982 State Champion Wrestling Team. Won NWL and Regional Championship in 1983. Placed 4th in State 1983.

Personal: Lives in Sedro-Woolley. Graduated from Bellingham Technical College. He has two boys and 2 step children. He is currently the shop manager at The Truss Company in Burlington.

Bill Ashcraft


Bill Ashcraft - Class of 1983

Lettered in Basketball and Baseball. Member of 1981 and 1982 NWL Champion Basketball Teams. Member of 1981 and 1982 District Champion Basketball Teams that both placed at State. Starting Catcher on 1981 NWL, District, and Regional Champion Baseball Team that placed 3rd in State. 1st Team All-NW on 1982 and 83 State Baseball Teams.1983 Selected to All-State Feeder Game. 1983 SVH Baseball Player of the Year. Played Baseball at SVC and YVC and on U.S. Army European Baseball Team. Upon Graduation ranked #2 in school history for Batting Avg./Season (.429) and School Record for Career Batting Avg. (.400). School Record for Stolen Bases in a season (25) and 2nd For Career (35) 1983 Won Brad Gower Award as Senior Athlete of the Year.

Personal: Spent 5 years in U.S. Army stationed in Europe and then Fort Lewis, WA where I met my wife Jolyn who I married in 1991. After the military I joined the Washington State Patrol as a Trooper and retired as a Sergeant in 2018 after 27 years of service. I have one son, Cole, who is a junior at Gig Harbor High School and a member of the track team.

Memories of B-EHS: I have great memories of BEHS and all the teachers and coaches who not only supported us in school but prepared us for our lives in the world beyond high school. I will never forget all the good times and sometimes bad, playing alongside the other great athletes who have come out of B-EHS. A special thanks to Coach Clem, Rickert, Leach, McTaggart, and Garcea. They were instrumental in teaching me lessons in teamwork and leadership, which I have used throughout my working career and life in general.

Julie Benson (MacKenzie)


Julie Benson (MacKenzie) - Class of 1986

Earned 9 Varsity Letters in Volleyball, Basketball, and Track. Member of 1984 NWL and District Champion Volleyball Team that placed 5th in state. Broke Single game Kills Record 1985. Played Volleyball at SVC. 1st Team All-Area Basketball 1986. 1st Team All-NW Basketball 1986. Led NWL in Rebounding (16 pg) and 4th leading scorer (11.3 pg) 2 year starter at SVC winning coaches award in 1988. Team won NWAACC Championship in 1988 and was inducted into NWAACC Hall of Fame in 2007. 4 Year letter winner in track. 1984 won NWL HJ Championship. Placed 7th in State HJ. 1985 County Champion HJ. Upon Graduation, Ranked #5 All-time Javelin (110-0), #4 All-time LJ (15-6.5), and School Record HJ (5-4).

Personal:Lives in Bayview with husband Paul and 3 children, Alexander, Sophia, and Gabriella. Both girls are currently B-E athletes. After SVC, went to WSU and currently works at Sedron Technologies. Coached JV basketball in Arlington with former B-E Coach Mike Buckholz and has coached youth girls basketball for 9 years including B-E girls district team for last 3.

Memories of B-EHS: Very honored to be joining my grandfather, father, and 2 sisters (Betsy and Susan) in the B-E Hall of Fame. I have fond memories of my time at B-EHS. I learned so much from my track coaches Don Erickson and Jim Rabenstein. I also very much enjoyed playing for Christie Peterson, Jerry “Pepe” Garcea, and Glenn Rickert.