Montana Indian Athletic Hall of Fame

Honoring Those That Came Before Us...

2011 Inductees:

James "Pixie" Kipp
Mike Granboise
Don Wetzel Sr.
     
An outstanding athlete that excelled in everything he did. Played for the Detroit Lions in the 50s. He moved back to Browning and coached at the high school where he took the Browning Indians to the state tournament in the 50s, led by Floyd Cross Guns, Sr. and Puggs Guardipee. He initiated strong programs at Browning High School for years that eventually led to great things in the future for the Runnin' Indians.
An outstanding all-around athlete from the Fort Peck reservation where the Poplar football field still honors his name. He was a state champion his junior and senior years in the 110 and the 220 yard dash as well as in the the long jump. He was best on the football field receiving scholarship offers from both the University of Montana and the Montana State Bobcats. He was All-State selection in football his Junior and Senior year and topped off his high school career as a selection to the Montana East/West Shrine game. An all-around student athlete in high school that excelled in American Legion baseball, track, football, and basketball. He helped lead the Cut Bank Wolves in 1966 to a state title as a Junior. He also won a state championship in the Low Hurdles and High Jump his junior year. All-State selection in football and basketball his sophmore, junior and senior years. He was an All-American selection for basketball his senior year. He went on to play basketball for the University of Montana Grizzlies, where he was the team MVP his senior year. After a year of coaching the freshman U of M team under the great Jud Heathcoat, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in education. He left the U of M and moved back to the Blackfeet reservation where he coached basketball and cross country. The cross country teams won multiple state championships under his direction with the basketball teams battling every year for state championships. They eventually won a boys basketball state title in 1980. Once leaving Browning, he moved on to coach many high-level basketball teams across the state he also continued his educational endevours and received his Master's degree in Education in 1981. He also coached at Haskell University where his team busted in with upsets and talent unseen at the time. Don was inducted into the Montana High School Association Hall of Fame in 2002.
Bob Lowry Harry Horn  
 
 
An excellent and dominating coach coming from the Fort Peck reservation. He coached in Wolf Point for during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. As an assistance and head coach he was involved in 5 state titles for the Wolves. His teams went back to back state basketball championships in 1962 and 1963. He closed his coaching out by winning a state championship in Basketball in 1968 with fellow hall of famer, Willie Weeks on the court. He is also in the Montana Coaches Hall of Fame.
A dominating runner and all-around athlete in basketball, football and track for Browning High School in the early 70s where he won multiple state individual championships. He was an All-State selection in basketball his senior year. He excelled in many races, but the 880 yard dash was his strongest. At one point Harry beat Doug Darko, an eventual University of Montana Big Sky 880 champion. During the Meet of Champions, Harry blasted out quick against Darko and the other state leaders and eventually won by almost 80 yards with a time of 1:53! It was a phenomenal sight to see.