||As a freshman wrestler in the 190-lb. weight class, Dave's immediate impact was impressive while becoming the youngest WHS grappler to compete at state in an upper weight division. The next year, he won district and regional titles, but lost a controversial 8-6 decision for the championship to finish second at state. Established as a top flight wrestler, Dave was counted among title contenders. Unfortunately, injuries incurred during state competition forced match forfeitures that dropped him to fourth as a junior and eliminated him in the heavyweight quarterfinals as a senior. Over the course of his prep grappling career, Dave won three district titles along with a championship and pair of runnerup finishes at regionals. He posted more victories than any previous Panther wrestler.
Dave also excelled for three seasons on the defensive line and as a fullback for the football team, competed in track for two years and as a member of the baseball squad as a sophomore. He earned 10 letters and was named "Panther Best" as a senior.
An "All-Conference" grid fullback at Wenatchee Valley College, Dave transferred to Central Washington University and became an "honorable mention NAIA All-American" offensive lineman for the Wildcats.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.