Former Detroit Lakes athletics and wrestling stars inducted into Hall of Honor
On September 11, Dr. Ryan Manke, Class of 2000, and Shane Tappe, Class of 2002, were both celebrated for their athletic achievements during their high school careers and the impacts they had on high school sports. of the Lakers.
“Being able to come back to Detroit Lakes has truly been a blessing for my wife, Chelsea, and raising our four children here,” Manke said during his induction speech.
Manke set three school records during his time on the track team. Two records for his participation in the 4X100-meter relay and the 4X200-meter relay, and a pole vault record of 14 feet, 6 inches. He also competed in the 2000 state track and field competition in the pole vault and 4X100-meter relay, according to his program biography.
He started pole vault in middle school and stayed there throughout his high school career.
Dr Ryan Manke, right, Class of 2000, receives a commemorative plaque from Master of Ceremonies Andy Lia upon his induction into the Detroit Lakes Athletic Foundation Hall of Honor at the Historic Holmes Theater on September 11, 2021 (Michael Achterling / Detroit Lakes Tribune)
“If anyone has seen pole vault in seventh grade, it’s pretty painful,” he said.
He added that co-inductee Jeff Mohr coached the young pole vaulter and his teammates through unique training tactics and ultimately became one of the top pole vault teams in the world. State.
He was also named the Lakers’ Most Valuable Defensive Player in Football and received the Super Laker Award, an honor for an outstanding work ethic.
After graduating from Detroit Lakes High School, Manke attended the University of North Dakota from 2000-2004 and served as a defensive back on the school’s football team. He then attended dental school at the University of Minnesota and returned to Detroit Lakes, where he practices at Lakeridge Dental.
Shane Tappe has received all-round recognition for football, wrestling, and baseball, but has been the most prolific on the wrestling mat. He won six letters and wrestled in three state wrestling tournaments, finishing 6th and two, 2nd, according to his program biography.
Shane Tappe, Class of 2002, speaks at his induction into the Detroit Lakes Athletic Foundation Hall of Honor at the Historic Holmes Theater on September 11, 2021 (Michael Achterling / Detroit Lakes Tribune)
“I could not have accomplished any of the things I have accomplished in my Laker athletic career without the support of my parents, grandparents, brother, teammates or coaches,” Tappe said during his speech. induction. “The way my coaches have always believed in me, I am forever grateful and grateful.”
In his senior year, Tappe was named to the All Sections Football Team and named Offensive Lineman of the Year. He was also a member of the Lakers state football team in 2001.
“You all shaped me to be the person I am today, and will continue to be, this recognition and honor is as much for you as it is for me,” said Tappe.
After graduating from Detroit Lakes High School, Tappe attended St. Cloud University and wrestled from 2002 to 2006. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in technological education and went on to obtain his master’s degree, as well as his bachelor’s degree in technology education. director and superintendent of Minnesota State University. in Moorhead.
He is currently the Superintendent of Staples-Motley Public Schools.
Shane Tappe, right, Class of 2002, receives a commemorative plaque from Master of Ceremonies Andy Lia upon his induction into the Detroit Lakes Athletic Foundation Hall of Honor at the Historic Holmes Theater on September 11, 2021 (Michael Achterling / Detroit Lakes Tribune)
Describing his coaches, Tappe said: “As coaches you have sacrificed time away from your families and given it to us as athletes.”