|RC to induct new Hall of Fame class April 28
The 1979 Rancho Cotate High School wrestling team will be honored on April 28 when a new class is inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The event will be held at the Rohnert Park Community Center, with no-host cocktails starting at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the induction ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m.
Rancho Cotate’s 1979 wrestling team is considered the finest in school history, featuring state champion Joe Guinn (heavyweight) and state runner-up Gary Soto (145). The late Norm Hansen, who was inducted last year, and Ron Lunsford, an inductee this year, coached the team to a second-place overall finish at the state championships.
This year’s inductees include: George Geister and Wayne Thomas, who will be honored for distinguished service; football coach Ken Smith; Lunsford; softball coach Mark Alton; Mike Padia, Class of 1969, football and wrestling; Mike Wlodarczyk, Class of 1971, football and baseball; Kent Holman, Class of 1974, football, basketball and track; Todd Peterson, Class of 1976, football, basketball and golf; Michele Geister, Class of 1980, volleyball and basketball; Ken Aggio, Class of 1981, football and baseball; James Clay, Class of 1986, wrestling; Tor Hansen, Class of 1988, football and wrestling; Jim Veler, Class of 1989, football, basketball and baseball; Kelli Nash, Class of 1990, volleyball and softball; Tammy Faagata, Class of 1990, softball; Heather Davis, Class of 1992, basketball and softball; Chauncey Ako, Class of 1999, football; Kevin Guinn, Class of 2000, wrestling, soccer and football; and Phyllis Blanchard, Class of 2004, track and cross country.
Tickets are $50 and can be pre-purchased by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of catering needs, tickets will not be sold at the door.