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Duane Olson Inducted into MHSA Athletic Hall of Fame


February 2, 2022

Please join Big Sandy High School as we celebrate the induction of Duane Olson into the MHSA Athletic Hall of Fame. The awards presentation will be held at the BSHS gym on Thursday, February 5th at 5 p.m. Kip Ryan from MHSA will be on hand to present the awards to Olson's family.

Olson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020. The original presentation was scheduled for Homecoming 2020, but Covid has wreaked havoc on scheduling the presentation ever since. Rather than wait for a year without a canceled wrestling meet, we have chosen to set aside an evening to honor his athletic achievements.

Duane was an outstanding wrestler and football player at Big Sandy High School from 1964-67. He was co-captain of the football team, earned All-Conference Honors both his junior and senior years and awarded the Most Valuable Football Player award his senior year. Duane was a natural athlete in football and track, but wrestling was where he found his niche. While wrestling at Big Sandy High School, Duane was a 3-time Montana State Wrestling Champion at 145 lbs. and went undefeated his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons (1965-67)


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