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1999: Donny Nordhues Greeley

Donny Nordhues

Greeley That anyone wins four state championships in his high school wrestling career is a rare accomplishment. That’s being a state champion from ninth grade right on through your senior year–every year; no losses in the state tournament. Donny Nordhues was the third person in the history of the sport to make the illustrious 4-title level, sweeping to championships from 1992 through 1995 at Greeley High School. That he achieved this lofty status while battling an illness that severely diminishes the very strength and stamina his sport demands, all the while being a perfect sport and asking for no concessions, has been an inspiration to his family, coaches, teammates, opponents and many, many others. He’s a great ambassador for his sport and an outstanding citizen.