WICHITA, Kan. (Wichita HOF release) The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame announces the following 11 sports figures, plus team, sports organization and one media member have been ELECTED into the 2019 class of The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame.
The media and past HOF inductees elected eight of these 2019 inductees and the advisory committee elected the other three, plus the team. The President of the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame selects the organizational inductee and the Mal Elliott sports media inductee. Information on inductees or ceremony call: Paul Savage 316-393-1164.
Bobby Bribiesca - Since Northwest H.S. opened in 1978, Bobby Bribiesca is the only boys soccer coach the school. has ever had. He
has helped put the sport of soccer on the city of Wichita map. He privately raised the money to construct the Northwest soccer
complex and won Kansas State soccer championships in 1995 and 2011 and numerous City League championships.
Arthur Brown - As a sophomore and junior, Brown was a consensus first-team Class 6A all-state football selection and as a senior he
was named to the "Second 11" all-state team. In the 2012 season, at KSU Brown won the 2012 Big 12 Conference Defensive Player
of the Year. Brown also spent 4 seasons in the NFL. Inducted Wichita East HOF.
Bryce Brown - Bryce Brown played running back for East from 2005 to 2008. With over 6,000 yards rushing, Bryce is the best back
in the history of Wichita City League football. As a four-time All-City back and numerous All-State awards, Bryce went on to play in
the NFL. Inducted Wichita East HOF.
Dr. Bad Bruner - Dr. Bruner has served local athetes for 28 years. As of his induction, he is the team doctor for all sports at Friends
University since 1991, Southwestern College since 1992 and Butler Community College since 1992. He has also served athletes over
the years from Pratt Coummunity College, Cowley College, Wichita North High School and Andover High School as team doctor.
Debbie Walker Christinsen - Known as a bowler who can pick up difficult spares, Debbie was one of the best lady bowlers in
Wichita in the 1980’s. She is also a four time Wichita USBC senior bowler of the year winning this award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and
2012. She is also active in the Wichita bowling community serving on various committees and always making bowling better in
Wichita. Inducted Wichita Bowling HOF.
Carl Hall - Carl Hall came to WSU in the fall of 1990 from Haysville. Carl Hall finished his Wichita State baseball career with a .328
average, 303 hits, 249 runs, 58 doubles, 127 RBIs, 127 walks, and 110 stolen bases. In addition to being the 1994 MVC Player of the
Year, Hall was also named to the MVC All-Centennial Team and WSU 25-Year Anniversary Team in 2007. 1994 MVC Player of the
Year and a third-team All-American. Inducted Shocker HOF.
Dave Hawley - Since joining Collegiate High School in 1977, Coach Hawley has won 52 Kansas high school boys and girls tennis
championships. His first state tennis championship was a girls tennis state championship in 1986 and was the first of 29 girls tennis
state championships along with 23 boys tennis state championships. Inducted National H. S. Coaches Association HOF.
Frankie Lies - Frankie Lies competed in over 2,000 racing programs in his career and is tied for seventh place in lifetime N.C.R.A.
super modified victories. Frankie drove many types of racing cars including hot rods, sprint cars, super sprints, stock cars, hardtop
stock cars, semi-late model stock cars, late model stock cars, Grand National stock cars, midgets, three-quarter midgets (TQ), micro
midgets, jalopies, modified jalopies, modified stock cars, full body modifieds, super modifieds, go-karts, rails, desert race cars, and
even dragsters. Inducted 81 Speedway HOF and High Banks HOF.
Johnny Murdock - A South graduate, Johnny Murdock was All-State in 1991 and the City League scoring champion that year, while
leading the Titans to a state basketball championship. A two-time All-MVC player, Murdock set a career record at Missouri State
with his 266 three-point field goals and his final career total of 1,834 points makes him the third highest scorer in Bear history.
Inducted Missouri State Bears Athletic HOF.
Gary Navarro - Gary Navarro is one of the best golfers to ever compete at WSU. His accomplishments include, All-America golfer
in 1973. He was also All-MVC in 1972,1973 and a medalist in 1972 MVC Golf Championships. Inducted Shocker HOF.
Evan Wessel - Not many athletes win a total of 7 championships in their high school and college career. Evan was named 6A First
Team All-State as a senior after helping the Heights Falcons to their third-straight state basketball championship. As a WSU Shocker,
he went 109-14 over a five-year career that spanned from 2011-16. He was a 3-time All-MVC Scholar-Athlete, a four time MVC
champion and four time NCAA tournament team.
Don Hall - “NINTH ANNUAL MAL ELLIOTT SPORTS MEDIA INDUCTEE” Don Hall is a legend as a public address
announcer. Don has done P.A. for the Shockers basketball program for 26 years since 1983, indoor pro football since 2000 with the
Warlords, Stealth, Aviators, Wild and Force. Also, Wichita Wings Soccer from 1991 to 2001, Outlaw basketball 1991-92 season,
Wind Hockey 1980 to 1983 and NBC baseball 1979 to 1995. Inducted Kansas Pro Indoor Football HOF.
TEAM INDUCTEE: All 52 boys and girls Colegiate High School state tennis championship teams since 1986.
ORGANIZATIONAL INDUCTEE: Westurban Baseball, 6900 W. 13th, Wichita, KS 67212
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019 TIME: 2:00 P.M.
WHERE: Hillside Christian Church - 8330 E. Douglas (one block east of Rock Rd. on Douglas)