The University of Findlay will induct its 40th Athletic Hall of Fame class during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
Members of the new class include Charles “Chuck” Daniels ’97 of Ottawa; Tanea Green ’03 of Cincinnati; Joe Moore ’74 of Oregon; Bob Sutyak ’93 of Perry; Kyle Weisenburger ’03 of Ottawa; and Clayton Westerbeck ’96 of Sidney.
Ken Meyer ’74 of Minster will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here to read about Meyer.
Daniels (business major) helped the Oilers basketball team accumulate 88 wins and recorded nine saves as a baseball pitcher, third on the career list at Findlay. The Oiler made National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I national tournament appearances during Daniels’ junior and senior seasons, winning their first game each time. For his efforts in his final season, Daniels was named All-Mid-Ohio Confernece, NAIA Great Lakes Region First Team and NAIA All-America Honorable Mention. Daniels is vice president of business and human resource management for the Miller Contracting Group Inc. in Ottoville. He resides with his wife in Ottawa.
Green (business major) holds five school records in track, including the 55m, 60m, 200m, outdoor 100m and 200m. She earned All-America honors nine times, was a seven-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference champion and a GLIAC Indoor Most Valuable Player. Green earned NAIA All-America honors in four events in 2000 and NCAA All-America honors in five events. She also secured seven GLIAC titles and was GLIAC MVP Running Events at the 2002 indoor meet. Green is a prior authorization representative with Express Scripts. She resides in Cincinnati with her three children.
Moore (history major) was a Findlay College baseball player who was named, during his senior year, Findlay’s Most Valuable Player, All-Hoosier Buckeye Conference, All-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District 22, All-NAIA Area IV and was selected to the American Association of College Baseball Coaches Collegiate All-America Team. In 1974, Moore recorded a .677 slugging percentage while collecting 25 runs batted-in and four triples, with 42 total bases. During his career, he recorded 45 runs batted-in, a .500 slugging percentage and five triples. Moore has worked in both production and distribution for Spartan Chemical Co. Inc. he and his wife reside in Oregon.
Sutyak (hazardous materials management major) started in 41 consecutive football games for the Oilers, including six at quarterback, and intercepted 16 passes, which ranks fifth in the program’s history. Sutyak’s best season included 10 interceptions in 1992, when Findlay won a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Championship. Sutyak earned NAIA All-District accolades during both his junior and senior seasons and was named NAIA Academic All-America in 1992. The Oilers went 35-9-1 during his career, including a 5-7 playoff record. Sutyak is an Ohio High School Athletic Association official and has officiated two state championships. He also is a member of the Intercollegiate Officials Association and serves on the executive board for the Northeast Ohio Officials Association. Sutyak is manager of global environmental, health and safety for the Lincoln Electric Co. He resides in Perry with his wife and three children.
Weisenburger (education major) recorded the lowest golf season average of 73.8, the lowest career average of 74.33 and the lowest 72-hole score of 285 (-3). He was named First Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on four occasions, earned National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics First Team All-America honors, was named GLIAC Golfer of the Year twice and was selected National Collegiate Athletic Association All-Great Lakes Region twice. Weisenburger was named Golf Coaches Association of America All-America Scholar-Athlete two times. His career includes 10 tournament wins, the most by an Oiler golfer. In addition, he played mini-tour golf for five years where hew as named Great Lakes Tour Rookie of the Year in 2007 and claimed two professional wins. Weisenburger is an intervention specialist at Riverdale Local Schools; he resides in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.
Westerbeck’s (history major) performance at the 1995 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Wrestling Championships helped spark the Roughnecks to a team title by defeating the top seed in the quarterfinals and finishing second in the finals. During the 1996 NAIA championships, Westerbeck won the 190-pound title with two pins, a major decision and a six-point victory in the finals. Westerbeck is the only roughneck to place in the prestigious Midlands Championships, placing seventh in 1995. In 1996, he was the Folkstyle Champion of Ohio. Westerbeck is a principal at Sidney Alternative School in Sidney. He resides in Sidney with his wife and two children.