Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Cody O'Connell
CLASS of 2013 Football and Track ATHLETE
Already weighing 136-lbs. at 8 years of age in his first season playing youth football, it was obvious that Cody would grow to be what his WHS line coach Dave Jagla described as, "ginormous." That would mean 6'8" and 300 pounds while competing for WHS. He put his massive size to good use on the gridiron to be named as "First Team All-State" at offensive tackle. Cody also received "First Team All-Big 9" football honors.

He also excelled in track in the shot put, and set the school record with a heave of 62'1". As a senior, Cody won the "State 4A Championship" with that Panther record effort. He was also "District Champion" as well as "All-Conference" as a competitor in the shot. Cody earned a total of six letters and received numerous team awards. He was a "NCW High School Male Athlete of the Year Finalist" in 2013.

At Washington State, Cody ultimately bulked up to 370-lbs. while receiving only the second "Consensus All-American" honor in Cougar history his junior year, and was also named to multiple "All-American" teams at offensive guard as a senior. Nicknamed "The Continent" by WSU head coach Mike Leach, he was selected first team "All-Pac12" in 2017 and was also a finalist for the Outland Trophy.

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