The Humboldt and District Sports Hall of Fame and Museum has release the names of five individuals who will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees represent another grouping of the finest athletes and sports builders the community and area has produced in the last few decades.
The induction ceremony is slated for April 5, 2024 with more information to follow. This year’s inductees, released by the Hall of Fame and Museum, are as follows:
Jocelyn Moe - Builder
While Jocelyne Moe’s lifelong involvement in weightlifting started in support of her children, she has taken that interest and volunteer spirit to remarkable levels. She obtained a level 2 coaching standing while with the Humboldt club. She then offered her skills at a provincial level as a board member of the Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association, including 20 years as Secretary/Treasurer.
She then started taking courses to judge the sport and is certified as a Level 1 judge.
She has judged around the world including World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and at the Olympics.
Lyndon Rush – Athlete
Lyndon Rush was born in Humboldt and played on the dominant HCI Mohawks football teams during his high school years. He went on to become an all-star defensive end in a 5-year stint with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. As has been a trend in bobsleigh in recruiting from college football, Bobsleigh Canada (now Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton) approached Lyndon to attend a camp.
His athleticism allowed him to make an extraordinarily successful switch from football to bobsleigh, first as a brakeman and later as a driver. He won numerous World Championship medals, and along with David Bissett, Lascelles Brown and Chris le Behan won a bronze medal at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.
He is still involved in the sport as a coach, which is fitting given that he undoubtedly inspired a new generation of bobsledders.
Ryan Schedlosky - Athlete
Ryan Schedlosky is a native of Humboldt. His athletic endeavors included track and field and football. He played for the HCI Mohawks for 4 years and was a member of the 1997 provincial football champions, and indoor soccer winning gold medalists from 1995 to 1998.
With all his accomplishments elsewhere, he took success to another level in wrestling. He got his start as a member of the HCI wrestling team from 1998 through 2001. Moving on to the provincial level Ryan won gold medals in the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association championships in 1998, 1999 and 2001 as well as a bronze in 2000. From 1998 through 2001 he won gold medals at the Saskatchewan Wrestling Championships. A knee injury and herniated disc ended his consecutive streak, but in a testament to his toughness and dedication he came back to claim yet another gold in 2003.
At the national level Ryan placed fifth in 1998 and 2000, third in 1999, before claiming first place in both 2001 and in his return from injury in 2003. He was the torch bearer at the 2002 Saskatchewan Winer Games in Humboldt, and he won the coveted Roland Michener Award at the 2002 Canada Summer Games awarded to an athlete who exemplifies strong leadership skills on and off the playing field combined with an ongoing commitment to scholastic athletic excellence.
Michael Suchan – Builder
Michael Suchan was an accomplished athlete in baseball, hockey, bowling, volleyball, curling, football and in track and field. He was the HCI male athlete of the year in his graduating year.
Sport has been a very big part of his life, and he obviously decided to give back in a very big way. So many have benefitted from his remarkable dedication over 45 years. During his career as a teacher, he coached volleyball, basketball, fastball, track and field, soccer and football, and his teams captured numerous league and district championships.
He gave so many local athletes opportunity to excel at a provincial level. In soccer his AA boys’ teams medalled 3 years in a row including one provincial championship, and on the girls, side won three provincial championships as well as a runner up finish.
In football his teams played in four finals, winning two championships. In baseball his teams won numerous championships and placed fourth at the Canadian National Midget AAA Championships.
Michael was a co-founder of the Humboldt & District Soccer Association and was the Chairperson for the first twelve years. He also co-chaired the Saskatchewan Winter Games held in Humboldt in 2002 and was an executive member of the Saskatchewan Games council for seven years including three as chairperson.
He received numerous awards through his many years of service, including recognition from the City of Humboldt, Horizon Central Athletic Association, and in 2022 he was named as one of the fifty most influential people in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Saskatchewan Games.
Brianne Theisen-Eaton – Athlete
Brianne Theisen-Eaton was raised in Humboldt and played soccer and volleyball in high school, but track and field was where she found immediate success. She represented Canada at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Athletics. She was the National Junior Champion in the heptathlon in 2006 and again represented her country at the World Junior Championships in Athletics in Beijing. She won gold in the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships.
After high school Brianne received a scholarship to attend the University of Oregon. She was a 7-time NCAA champion, a 3-time PAC 10 Champion in heptathlon, while being named Pac 10 Field Athlete of the Year and PAC 12 Field Athlete of the Year, she holds numerous records in heptathlon and pentathlon.
Brianne won three national championships and was named the Athletics Canada Combined Events Athlete of the Year 4 times.
Her international career included a ninth-place finish in the heptathlon at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She won Commonwealth Games gold in 2014 and was a silver medallist at the World Championships in heptathlon in both 2013 and 2015. She won silver in the pentathlon at the Indoor World Championships in 2014 and turned that into gold in 2016. Her crowning moment was winning the bronze medal in heptathlon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.