Dave Kelly

Class of 1971
Induction Year: 2023
Competed In: Basketball, Cross Country, Track

Graduation Class from Wes-Del (for Athletes):1971

Education Completed (Include HS and any post-secondary training): Ivy tech 3 years carpenter school

Sport(s) Participated In both during and after high school: Basketball, Cross Country, Track

List of Accomplishments, Awards and Recognitions both during and after high school:

  • All tournament team in county and sectionals.
  • Our freshmen team was the first to put a championship trophy in the show case.
  • Voted MVP senior year.
  • Cross country: County Tournament Champion in 1969 & 1970 and runner up 1971.  Mississinewa Valley Conference Champion
  • Voted MVP Runner in 1969, 1970 & 1971. Finished 6th at State Finals.
  • Track:  Undefeated 1968 1969 & 1970 1 and 2 mile runs. Held county record in the mile.  Went to State 1968 and 1969 in the 2 mile went to state in 1970 in the mile.
  • Voted most valuable runner for 3 years.  Mississinewa Valley Conference Champion

Equine Dentistry for over 28 years. Competed in Barrel racing and training for over 50 years. Won 2 allround championships.  Member of the Contest Riders Ass. For over 30 years.  President  of Contest Riders Association for 2 years.  Inducted into the Contest Riders Hall of fame in 1988.