Courtesy Wyoming Media Relations
Laramie, Wyo., March 20, 2014 – The University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame is asking for help from the public in finding family members of the 1933-34 UW men’s basketball team. The Hall is trying to locate relatives of players Jack Bugas (originally from Rock Springs), Ray Christensen, Stanley Christensen, Arthur Haman (originally from Aurora, Ill.), Taft Harris, John Kimball (originally from Lincoln, Neb.), Leonard Kuiper, Haskell Leuty (originally from Denison, Tex.), Eddie McGinty (originally from Wheatland), Oliver Rollins, and Willard “Buzz” West (originally of Kansas City, Mo.). Family members of Coach Willard “Dutch” Witte, his brother Les Witte, who played on the team, and Lloyd Dowler have already been found. If you have any information on any of the players listed above, please contact Kathy Hearne at the UW Athletic Department at 766-2292 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dinner and induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame's 22nd class will be held August 29, 2014, at the University of Wyoming Conference Center & Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom in Laramie. This year's inductees include: the late Dennis Baker (Football, 1975-77), Becky Simning Eriksson (Skiing, 1979-81, 1984-85), LeRoy Gabriel (Administration, 1961-1995), Harry Hall (Basketball, 1966-69), the late Duane Schopp (Track & Field Coach, 1984-97), Mark Smolinski (Football, 1958-60), and Jack Weil (Football, 1980-83), as well as the 1933-34 Men’s Basketball Team.