Wheat Ridge High School

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Wheat Ridge High School
Address
9505 West 32nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
United States
Information
Type Public secondary school
Established 1886
School district Jefferson County School District R-1
Principal Griff Wirth
Staff 90+
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1492
Color(s) Blue and gold         
Athletics 4A
Athletics conference Jefferson County League, North Metro (football)
Mascot Farmers
Information 303-982-7695
Website

Wheat Ridge High School is a public secondary school operated by the Jefferson County School District R-1 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States.

History[edit]

From the school profile:[1]

Wheat Ridge High School is a "HIGH" achieving school as rated by the Colorado Department of Education. Wheat Ridge has a rich tradition of academic and athletic excellence in Jefferson County. The school has graduated 141 National Merit Finalists, 28 Boettcher Scholars and four Fred Steinmark Award recipients. In addition to strong academic achievements, athletics, marching band, visual and performing arts, and competitive speech programs continue to excel, receiving state and national recognition.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

State championship titles:[2]

  • Baseball: 1992 (5A)
  • Boys' ice hockey: 2002, 2006, 2007(5A)
  • Girls' ice hockey: 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Boys' basketball: 1944 (B), 1953 (A), 1963 (AAA), 1968 (AAA), 1991 (5A)
  • Girls' basketball: 1977 (AAA), 1982 (4A)
  • Boys' cross country: 1977 (I), 1979, 1981, (I)2007
  • Girls' cross country: 1981 (I)
  • Football: 1966 (AAA),[3] 1967 (AAA), 1973 (AAA), 1994 (4A), 1996 (4A), 2006 (4A), 2008 (4A), 2010 (4A)
  • Girls' golf: 1991 (team); Amy Root, 1991 (individual)
  • Girls' gymnastics: 1985 (III)
  • Softball: 2002 (5A), 2003 (5A), 2008 (4A), 2009 (4A), 2013 (4A)
  • Girls' soccer: 2009, 2010
  • Girls' swimming: 1987 (5A), 1988 (5A)
  • Boys' tennis: 1991 (6A) (This team is considered by many experts to have been the best in Colorado state history and filed a special petition to be moved up to the largest classification of 6A.)
  • Boys' track and field: 1942 (B), 1944 (B), 1945 (B), 1946 (B), 1950 (B), 1978 (AAA)
  • Girls' track and field: 1978 (AAA)
  • Girls' volleyball: 1987 (4A), 1990 (5A)
  • Marching band: 1993 (4A), 1996

State athletic records held by school athletes:

  • 200-yard freestyle, 4A class: Brianna Loecher, Wheat Ridge, 1:50.73 2000
  • 500-yard freestyle, 4A class: Brianna Loecher, Wheat Ridge, 4:58.74 2011
  • Basketball regular season free throw percentage, 5A Class: Ted Pancoast, Wheat Ridge, 92.7% 1992

Fight Song[edit]

Fight Farmers down the field,
Wheat Ridge will win,
Fight on to victory,
Wheat Ridge knows no defeat.
So roll up a mighty score,
Never give in!
Shoulder to shoulder we will
Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Win!

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ School profile
  2. ^ State Team Champions. Colorado High School Activities Association.
  3. ^ Forbes, Brian (2006-09-30). "Wheat Ridge still savors state title team, 40 years later". Denver Post.
  4. ^ Bornstein, Lisa (2006-04-15). "'Wicked' role good news for rising Denver actress. Rocky Mountain News .
  5. ^ Bluestein, Larry (2006-1-10). "Colorado: Still Churning Out the Talent". MSLCombines.com.
  6. ^ basketball-reference.com profile.
  7. ^ Kim, Myung Oak and Burt Hubbard (2006-10-23). "For Gill, it's not about the money". Rocky Mountain News.
  8. ^ "RAY JOHNSON". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ Moss, Irv (October 3, 2012). "Colorado Classic: Terry Kunz, former CU Buffs fullback". Denver Post. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Al Lewis (2006-02-24). "Porn star beating on dollars' door". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  11. ^ Pleuss, Dennis (2005-11-23). "History at A-West runs deep for Logan". Mile High News.
  12. ^ "Fight Night". Westword. 2007-07-05. 
  13. ^ Harsanyi, David (2006-07-17). "Red, maybe, but Reed was no Elvis". Denver Post.
  14. ^ "Freddie Joe Steinmark". The Handbook of Texas Online.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°45′48″N 105°06′15″W / 39.763323°N 105.104162°W / 39.763323; -105.104162 (Wheat Ridge High School)