Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced 2018

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Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:53 am

MAINE SPORTS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2018 CLASS OF INDUCTEES!

Patrick Dempsey, actor-sportsman-philanthropist and founder of the Dempsey Challenge, Bobby Wilder, an assistant at Maine for 17 years and head coach of football at Old Dominion University for the last 10, and Carl Nelson, a two-time head Olympic trainer are among the 2018 class of inductees for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. The Maine Sports Hall of Fame 43rd annual induction will take place on June 3, 2018, 2 p.m., at the Collins Center, University of Maine at Orono.

Tickets: $25 on sale January 16 at www.mshof.com or via mail at MSHOF, P.O. Box 2619, S. Portland, ME 04116. Contact Mary@mshof.com.

The Inductees:

Jason Bartlett: World-class harness driver, winner of over 7,000 races, Jason represented The USA in World Championships and is among the top three drivers in America. Jason has accumulated over $87 million in career purses and as a relatively young man (37) may very well become the greatest driver in harness racing history.

Dana Bullen: President of Sunday River Ski for over a decade, Dana has not only built the most dynamic Winter Sport entity in Maine, but has developed and utilized programs hastening the growth of the ski industry in Maine. Dana’s work with Sunday River, Black and Titcomb Mountains and his leadership in creating the Outdoor Recreation Business Administration (ORBA) at his Alma Mater, UMaine Farmington, exemplify his passion for Maine Ski.

Reagan Carey: From an historic Maine winter sport family (grandfather the late Wendall ‘Chummy’ Broomhall, the most celebrated ski person in Maine history, MSHOF Class of 1979), Reagan was a superb hockey player at Colby College and is now General Manager of the USA National Women’s team currently preparing for the 2018 Olympic Games. In 2015, in her continuing efforts to grow the game of hockey for Maine girls, Reagan launched the USA Hockey U18 Select Women’s National Camp at UNE in Biddeford. The camp brings the top 66 female players in the country to Maine annually for their primary development/selection camp.

Patrick Dempsey: Maine native who has achieved ultimate success in the film industry, Patrick achieved international acclaim in auto racing and most importantly, created the DEMPSEY CHALLENGE, an event that has raised many millions of dollars to fight cancer in Maine. Patrick’s dedication, personal leadership, commitment to excellence, and presence combine to make his gifts to Maine unmatched.

Dewey Dewitt: The Voice of Aroostook County and Northern Maine sports for SIX DECADES, Dewey has broadcast every level of sport, promoted the same on radio and TV, and was the FIRST announcer of the big radio and television sport events in Maine. At 93, he has achieved a lifetime plus of success.

Tammy Jacques: World class Cyclist and Mountain Bike rider, Tammy reached the pinnacle of her sport in the 1990’s, capped with an Olympic alternate position on the 1996 USA Mountain Biking team. Tammy had great success both on the USA Cycling team and the USA Mountain Biking team, finishing with 20 Top 5 World Cup Podium Medals and 8 Top 3 Podium Medals.

Robert ‘Bob’ McAllister: Bangor native and John Bapst graduate, Bob was an All- State Basketball player, then moved west to become one of the top basketball officials in the high school and college ranks, ultimately reaching the pinnacle of his chosen career by becoming Maine’s only NBA official. In a four-decade career, Bob’s eminence is top quality.

Richard ‘Dick’ Meader: native of Solon, became the greatest player from his area, one of the all-time best at UMaine Farmington and began a four-decade career coaching at the college level, first at Thomas College then at UMF where he accumulated over 400 victories. Dick additionally was a founder and director of the Pine Tree Camp, serving over 50,000 Maine basketball players over four decades.

Anita Murphy: The most celebrated girls’ tennis coach in Maine history, Anita has led Lewiston High School teams to a remarkable 10 state championships, with the ultimate being named National Girls’ Tennis Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2011. Additionally, Anita was the architect of the Lewiston Recreation Tennis program that was the most successful in the state.

Carl Nelson: Colby’s distinguished trainer for four decades, Carl pioneered sports medicine in Central Maine, served as head trainer for the 1972 Olympic Winter Games at Nagano, Japan and the 1976 Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Carl also had great success as director of The Pine Tree Camp for disabled children for more than thirty years.

Leroy Patterson: Bangor athlete of distinction and the finest all-around athlete of his generation, as a football player Leroy was twice named All-America, was a scholarship player at the University of Cincinnati, and was twice named All-State. In basketball Leroy led Bangor to the 1962 Eastern Maine championship and was twice named All-State. In baseball he was an outfielder with power and attracted professional scouts.

Bobby Wilder: Native of Madison, All-State in basketball and football, Bobby attended the University of Maine, becoming starting quarterback as a sophomore and leading the 1986 team to a Yankee Conference Championship. He graduated as the program’s all-time leading passer. After serving as a Maine assistant for 17 years, Bobby was named head coach of football at Old Dominion University in 2007. He built a program that did not exist when he arrived to a bowl bid in 2016.

Kristen Kenoyer Woodland: Native of Whitefield and the most storied gymnast from Maine, Kristen led Cony to great success and went on to train in Allentown PA in a famed national program called the Parkettes. Kristen had a significant career at the University of Utah where she earned 14 first team All-America honors, winning the 1992 NCAA vault championship. Excelling in international competition, Kristen was named Utah’s NCAA Woman of the Year in 1992. Additionally, Kristen achieved distinction on the national and international gymnastics stage.

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Re: Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:54 am

Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced
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Dempsey, Wilder, Dewitt among Maine Sports Hall of Fame’s 2018 inductees
- http://bangordailynews.com/2018/01/11/s ... inductees/

Maine Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2018
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Re: Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:57 am

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Congratulations to @umfmensbball coach, Dick Meader on his selection to the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. From Solon High School to UMF to Nokomis, to UMaine to Thomas, and back to UMF - always a gentleman. Very proud day in Beaver Nation. @UMFathletics
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Re: Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:56 am

DeWitt among elite group selected for Maine Sports Hall of Fame

...For decades, DeWitt called play-by-play, interviewed and reported on all the great Aroostook County coaches and players in high school basketball. He also is a member of the Maine Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

DeWitt, who was inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016, began his radio career in 1950 for WABM radio and announced football and basketball. In his long career, DeWitt broadcast more than 3,000 games and events, including the Greater Bangor Open, the Aroostook River Race and the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.

DeWitt retired from broadcasting in 1983, but still can be heard occasionally on WHOU doing a special interview.

The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972. It is governed by a board of directors, awards scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes, and inducts Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state.

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Re: Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced 2018

Postby Theyoungoldballcoach » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:50 pm

A great class for sure. The Maine sports world has a lot to be proud of.
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Re: Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced 2018

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Congratulations Dana Bullen and Richard Meader! @umfmensbball http://athletics.umf.maine.edu/general/ ... 0116nj265w
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Re: Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:53 am

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Congrats Regan Carey ’01 and Carl Nelson, our legendary head athletic trainer, on their nominations to the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. @themules
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