Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Jim Hampton
CLASS of 1967 Wrestling and Football ATHLETE
Jim was the first Panther to earn a state wrestling championship and posted a perfect 22-0 record with 16 pins in winning the 194-lb. crown. In one memorable match, his perfect record was jeopardized by voluntarily stepping up to wrestle an undefeated heavyweight who went on to win the state championship in that weight class. Jim triumphed despite giving away almost 40 lbs. He won the district title as a senior, was runnerup as a junior and earned three letters as a grappler. Also a two year starting lineman in football and a "second team All-Big 8" selection, he received the "Panther Best" award as a senior.

Jim starred as a football player and wrestler at Everett Community College while gaining first team "All Conference" honors at center on the gridiron and finishing third at the state junior college wrestling tournament. Injury ended his football career prematurely at Washington State University.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.