Class of 1960
Dennis Albers dominated the high school gymnastics scene in 1959 and 1960. The all-around state champion in both years, he won gold medals in tumbling, trampoline, parallel bars, horizontal bars and free exercise. In both years, he scored more than 70 points while leading Hastings to back-to-back state championships. He also lettered for three years in track and field, holding the Hastings High School pole vault record for several years. As a collegian, Albers led the Nebraska Cornhuskers to the 1964 Big Eight Championship, winning the all-around championship and four individual events.