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Tiffin Columbian Athletic Hall of Fame set to honor 2022 induction class

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Tiffin, Ohio — The Tiffin Columbian Athletic Hall of Fame will honor their 2022 Induction Class at the August 19 football game against Fremont Ross High School and with an Induction Banquet on August 20.

The Induction Banquet will be held at the Tiffin Middle School with the evening beginning with a formal dinner at 5:00 p.m. and the enshrinement ceremonies to begin at 6:00 p.m.

Those interested in attending can purchase tickets online at www.TiffinColumbianHOF.com. The official after party will take place at Tiffin’s Buffalo Wild Wings following the banquet.

The 2022 Induction Class being honored includes Kent Cartwright (posthumously), Ethan Kagy, 2009; Linda Reiss Wise, 1977; Steve Price, Brett Krupp, 2002; and Ken Carmon.

Kent Cartwright graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1968 and was a three-sport athlete playing varsity football, basketball, and track. He was a popular student athlete including being a member of the National Honor Society throughout his high school years. Kent was a modest individual relative to his outstanding athletic achievements.

Ethan Kagy, a 2009 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, was a three-sport athlete playing Football, Basketball and Track & Field. He earned 9 varsity letters and received Honor Roll recognition all four years.

Linda Reiss Wise is a Tiffin Columbian 1977 graduate who was a “Pioneer” in helping pave the way for women’s high school sports. Linda earned her varsity letter for three years. She was the team captain and the high scorer. Linda earned Most Valuable Player every year and 1st Team NOL in 1975, 1976, and 1977.

Steve Price was hired by Tiffin City Schools in 1974 and taught Health and Physical Education for 35 years. He tallied nine years at East Jr. High and twenty-six years at Columbian. During those years he coached one year of junior high track, one year of varsity golf, three years as 8th grade boys basketball, three years as head girls’ varsity basketball, six years varsity football and thirteen years varsity baseball (nine as head coach).

Brett Krupp was a 2002 graduate of Columbian High School where he earned a total of five athletic varsity letters, participating two years in track and three years in varsity football. Brett was described by Coach Jeff Wise as Tiffin Columbian’s version of “Mr. Outside” due to the ability to “reach full speed quicker than any back here in recent memory.” Additionally, he was a consistent scholar-athlete throughout high school and a member of the National Honor Society.

Ken Carmon began his football coaching career at Columbian in 1971 under head coach Ron Curtis. From 1971-1977, he coached offense and defense and was the defensive coordinator. In 1978, he was hired as head coach, inheriting a 1-8 team. He went 4-6 his first year and 5-4-1 in 1979. Ken returned to the gridiron to direct the Tornadoes for one year. The 1986 team went 8-2 and were NOL Champs. Ken has earned the respect of all his players because of his football knowledge, experience, fairness, toughness, and his philosophy of respecting each player regardless of talent level or background.

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