Six former University of Findlay standouts will become the newest members of the school’s athletic hall of fame during a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
Ottawa’s Charles “Chuck” Daniels (Class of 1997), Cincinnati’s Tanea Green (2003), Oregon’s Joe Moore (1974), Perry’s Bob Sutyak (1993), Ottawa’s Kyle Weisenburger (2003) and Sidney’s Clayton Westerbeck (1996) will make up the UF Athletic Hall of Fame’s 40th class.
Daniels helped the Oilers basketball team win 88 games during his career while on the baseball diamond he recorded nine saves as a pitcher. Findlay advanced to the NAIA Division I tournament in basketball during Daniels’ junior and senior seasons. Daniels was an all-conference, all-region and honorable mention NAIA All-American his senior year.
He is vice president of business and human resource management for the Miller Contracting Group Inc. in Ottoville. He resides with his wife in Ottawa.
Green holds five school records in track. She earned All-American honors nine times, was a seven-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference champion and a GLIAC Indoor Most Valuable Performer for the Oilers.
Green is a prior authorization representative with Express Scripts. She resides in Cincinnati with her three children.
Moore was a Findlay College baseball player who was named, Findlay’s MVP, all-Hoosier Buckeye Conference, NAIA all-district and was selected to the American Association of College Baseball Coaches Collegiate All-America Team his senior year.
In 1974, Moore recorded a .677 slugging percentage while collecting 25 runs batted-in and four triples, with 42 total bases. During his career, he recorded 45 runs batted-in, a .500 slugging percentage and five triples.
Moore has worked in both production and distribution for Spartan Chemical Co. Inc. he and his wife reside in Oregon.
Sutyak started in 41 consecutive football games for the Oilers, including six at quarterback, and intercepted 16 passes, which ranks fifth in the program’s history. Sutyak’s best season included 10 interceptions in 1992, when Findlay won the NAIA national championship.
Sutyak earned NAIA All-District accolades during both his junior and senior seasons and was named NAIA Academic All-America in 1992.
He is manager of global environmental, health and safety for the Lincoln Electric Co. He resides in Perry with his wife and three children.
Weisenburger recorded the lowest golf season average of 73.8, the lowest career average of 74.33 and the lowest 72-hole score of 285 in UF golf history. He was a four-time first team all-GLIAC selection and was named GLIAC Golfer of the Year twice.
His career includeed 10 tournament wins, the most by an Oiler golfer. In addition, he played mini-tour golf for five years where he was named Great Lakes Tour Rookie of the Year in 2007 and claimed two professional wins.
Weisenburger is an intervention specialist at Riverdale Local Schools. He resides in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.
Westerbeck’s performance at the 1995 NAIA national wrestling championships helped spark the Roughnecks to a team title by defeating the top seed in the quarterfinals and finishing second in the finals. During the 1996 NAIA championships, Westerbeck won the 190-pound title with two pins, a major decision and a six-point victory in the finals.
Westerbeck is a principal at Sidney Alternative School in Sidney. He resides in Sidney with his wife and two children.
In addition to the Hall of Fame inductions, Minster’s Ken Meyer (1974) will receive the UF Athletics Lifetime Achievement Award.
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