Iowa Central: Alumni/Foundation

2011 Triton Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees


Dennie Friederichs

  • A.A. Iowa Central Community College
  • B.S. Iowa State University
  • M.A. Bemidji State
  • Fort Dodge Senior High Hall of Fame
  • 3-time All-American, Iowa State University
  • Iowa High School Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • Board of Director – Cyclone Wrestling Club
  • Iowa Central Wrestling Coach 1972-1996
  • Coached 54 All-Americans and 9 National Champions
  • 1981 NJCAA National Wrestling Team Title
  • Dual Meet Record of 240, 80, 2
  • NJCAA Wrestling Coach of the Year 1981 and 1995
  • 1985 Inducted into the NJCAA Wrestling Hall of Fame

Paul Weltha

  • A.S. Iowa Central Community College
  • B.S. Western Illinois University
  • M.A. Walden University in Education Leadership
  • 2-sport letter winner – Iowa Central (football/wrestling)
  • First Team All-American 1988 and 1989
  • All Conference Football Team, 1988
  • NJCAA National Runner-up, 1988
  • NJCAA Heavyweight Champion, 1988
  • Algoe Award winner
  • All-Conference Team – Western Illinois University, 1990
  • All-American Team – Western Illinois University, 1991
  • Inducted into Ames High School Hall of Fame, 2004
  • Inducted into Iowa High School Athletic Wrestling
    Association Hall of Fame, 2009

Ray Cheetany

  • A.A. Iowa Central Community College
  • B.A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • 1st Team All-American, NJCAA
  • 1st Team All-Regional Punter/Kicker 1997-1998
  • 40-yard punting average at Iowa Central
  • UNLV Special Team Player of the Year
  • 2001 NFL Tennessee Titans

Troy Gilroy

  • A.A. Iowa Central Community College
  • B.S. William Penn
  • First Team All-Region (Baseball) 2000
  • First Team All-District 2000
  • First Team All-American 2000
  • Iowa Central single season record holder for wins, 14-0, winning percentage 100%, innings pitched 104.1, and strikeouts – 106.
  • Member of Iowa Central National Runner-up. 53-10 record