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2012 Cushing Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Harley “Doc” Strong
Inter-Collegiate Wrestling Champ in 1936
Inducted 2012
Athlete Inductee
Graduated CHS 1933
 

"Harley de Witt "Doc" Strong (11/10/1916 - 7/4/1952) won his 1st wrestling National Title in 1936 at the National Collegiate Tournament where he established a new record for the fastest fall, five and a half seconds, which still stands. This feat was published in Ripley's Believe It Or Not, with his picture on December 7, 1942. He was the Oklahoma State Wrestling Champion in 1930, 1932, 1933 and runner up in 1931. When only fifteen years of age, "Doc" was the runner up in the National YMCA wrestling tourney in 1932. He was runner up in the National AAU Tournament in 1935. Strong was the Inter-Collegiate Champ in 1936. In the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany, he won over his opponents from Turkey, Switzerland, and Sweden and lost by a split-decision to Japanese because of a weak ankle." 1956 Vivacity

 

Pat Grant
Inducted 2012
Athlete Inductee
Graduated CHS 1938

Pat Grant became a State Golf Champion in 1935 as a 13 year old freshman.  She won back to back state titles as a Junior and Senior to become Cushing’s only 3-time Golf State Champion.  Pat attended Oklahoma Baptist University.  She won 5 consecutive and a total of 6 Oklahoma Amateur State Championships.  She was the first woman inducted into the Oklahoma Baptist University Hall of Fame.  Pat enlisted in the Women’s Air Corps, where she spent 22 years and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  In 2010 Pat Grant was inducted into the 4th class of the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame.

 

Billy Bledsoe
Inducted 2012

Athlete Inductee

Graduated CHS 1950

Billy Bledsoe was a three Sport Star for the Cushing Tigers.  Billy was a four-year letterman in Football and Basketball and lettered three years in Baseball.  As a Quarterback Billy was selected to the Tulsa

World All-State team in 1948 and 1949.  Billy was also named the Outstanding Player of the Oil Bowl Game and the All-State Game.  Billy later became President of the Oklahoma State University Student Body.

 

Willie Boyd
Inducted 2012
Athlete Inductee
Graduated CHS 1957

Willie “Steam Boat” Boyd played on the Cushing High School’s Football Team the 1st year of integration.  Cushing’s record was 11-1, and they finished as State Runner-ups.  Willie Boyd was Cushing’s first black football All-Stater.  He was also recognized as “All-American” by Scholastic Magazine.  Willie was also an outstanding Basketball Player.  He played 3 years for the great Booker T Washington Teams and as a senior played on Cushing’s State Runner-Up Basketball Team.

 

 

Jon Tuttle
Inducted 2012
Athlete Inductee
Graduated CHS 1969

Jon Tuttle played Basketball at Cushing High School from 1966 through 1968 and ran track in 1966 and 1967.  Jon led the #1 ranked Cushing Tigers into the State Tournament his senior year, where he made the 1st Team State Tournament Team.  Jon was also named an All-Stater that year.  He was named the MVP of the Faith-7 Bowl Game (Oklahoma vs. Texas All Stars).  In 1972 Jon received the Oklahoma Baptist University Men’s Basketball Team’s MVP award.  In 2002, Jon was inducted into the Tulsa Tournament of Champions “Hall of Fame."

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All forms should be completed and returned to:
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1700 East Walnut
Cushing, Ok 74023
Fax# (918)225-6622
Attention: Barry Patterson

PURPOSE

The Cushing High School Athletic Hall of Fame has been set up to honor the many individuals who have been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the “Tiger Tradition” of excellence. The Hall of Fame is to establish pride in the accomplishments of these individuals who are worthy of recognition as examples for others to emulate.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Completed nomination forms may be submitted by anyone to the Cushing Athletic Department by the May 1st deadline. All nominations received must contain the current address and contact information for the nominee (or family if deceased). Failure to supply all information on the nomination form will void the nomination.

SELECTION COMMITTEE

The selection committee will be made up of seven members. The seven member committee will be made up of the Cushing High School Athletic Director, Cushing Public School administrator, a retired coach, and four former graduates of Cushing High School. The four CHS alumni members should have a strong knowledge of Cushing Athletics.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Hall of Fame selection committee will review all nomination forms individually. After a review of the nomination forms the committee will vote for selection.

PRESENTATION PROCESS

The Hall of Fame recipient will be announced during the alumni weekend, and will later be presented a plaque at halftime of a home football game, which will be permanently displayed in the Cushing High School Fieldhouse.

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