The Brookfield East Hall of Fame Committee is requesting nominees for the third class of the Spartan Athletic Hall of Fame
Sue Van Ert (LaCroix)
class of 1978 was a four time WIAA State champion gymnast. In 1975, Susan was the All-Around state champion and Balance Beam state champion, leading her team to a second place finish. In Sue’s senior year she was again All-Around state champion as well as state champ on the uneven bars leading her team to the 1978 WIAA State Team Championship. Susan continued her gymnastics career at Iowa State University, when women’s NCAA sports were in their infancy.
class of 1977, was a three sport athlete, earning eight letters during her career as a Spartan. She competed in volleyball, basketball and track and field. Linda earned all conference honors in volleyball and basketball and was a three time conference champion in basketball. Linda continued her athletic career at University of Illinois, earning four varsity letters and serving as team captain her senior year. She continued her basketball career by coaching at the college level and in 1987 her UW-Stevens Point team won the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Championship.
Sandy Grove (Petrovskis)
class of 1978, was a fifteen time WIAA state track meet qualifier, a three time WIAA state track champion and two time WIAA state track record holder. In 1977, Sandy was WIAA state champion and record holder in the 880 yard run and runner up in the mile. In 1978, she was state champion in both the 880 yard run and the mile where she set another state record. She was also a member of the first two girls cross country teams at Brookfield East. Both teams qualified for the WIAA state cross country meet where the team placed twelfth in 1976 and fourth in 1977. Sandy was a Junior Olympic Qualifier in 1978 and continued her running career at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she lettered in both cross country and track and field. In 2002, Sandy was inducted into the WISTCA Hall of Fame.
class of 1995, was a champion swimmer and WIAA state record holder. Tom was a ten time WIAA state champion, nine time All American award winner and was twice named Wisconsin Swimmer of the Year. Tom was WIAA state champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle during his sophomore, junior and senior years, setting state records in both events the last two years. He was also a member of a state champion freestyle relay team all four years. Tom earned four varsity letters at Indiana University and was co-captain his senior year where he was a Big Ten finalist and US National qualifier.
class of 1981, was a four year WIAA state tennis meet qualifier and two time WIAA state individual tennis champion. Mike was a four time team MVP, four time All-Conference selection, placing fifth at state his freshman year, second his sophomore year, and WIAA state individual champion his junior and senior year. His teams were also champions in 1979, 1980, and 1981. Mike continued his tennis career at Northwestern University, earning four letters and in 1985 All Big Ten Honors. Mike was the #1 ranked tennis player in the Wisconsin Tennis Association in his age group for 8 of the years 1971 to 1981.
Francis (Fran) Mitchell
served as a track and field coach for seventeen years and a football coach for ten years. Fran became a Spartan in 1962 teaching physics and coaching football, he joined the Spartan track community in 1964. In 1972, Fran established the Spartan Invitational which continues to be one of the best early season track and field meets in southeast Wisconsin. Fran had many conference champions and state qualifiers including state champions Dan Siebert in the 220 yard dash in 1969 and the 880 yard relay team in 1974. His teams won Braveland Conference titles in 1974, 1975 and 1977.
2000 & Beyond Group
Alan and Karen Loeb
Dave and Cindy Luczak
Dean and Eileen Hobson
Greg and Peg Lippe
Bob and Sue Gertstmeier
Bob and Pricilla Beno
Keith and Marcia Rosynek
This group of loyal Spartan supporters were instrumental in the upgrading of our Spartan facilities. They organized East 2000 and beyond and raised funds to get lights on our football and track stadium and continued to work tirelessly to improve the entire Brookfield East Spartan facility.
class of 1983, was an outstanding distance runner and three time WIAA state champion. In the fall of 1982 he was undefeated in WIAA competition during the cross country season, and during the Spring of 1983 he ran to WIAA state championships in the 1600m and 3200m runs. In his senior year, he ran to runner-up finishes in the Kinney Regional cross country meet and finished 20th at Nationals. He had 2 runner up finishes in the 3200m run at two National Track and Field Meets. Curt was also named to the High School All-American Track and Field Team in 1983 as well as being the Brookfield East Spartan Outstanding Athlete for 1983.
Kelly Byrne Mueller,
class of 1984, was a three sport, nine-time varsity letter winning student athlete at Brookfield East High School from 1980-1984. Her talents were evident in volleyball and softball, but she truly was one of the most elite girls basketball players to come through Brookfield East. She earned numerous All Conference, All State and All Area Team honors during her stellar career, including Braveland Conference Player of the Year and Miss Wisconsin Basketball in 1984. In 2010, the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association inducted Kelly into the WBCA Hall of Fame.
Sarah Wanezek, class of 2001, was an outstanding swimmer and an eight time WIAA state champion. She was a 12 time First Team All American and Wisconsin State Swimmer of the Year in 1999 and 2000. Sarah went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin where she was Women's Swimming MVP and Team Captain from 2002-2005. In college, she was a 17 time All American, Big 12 Conference Swimmer of the year from 2002-2004 and 22 time All Big 12 Champion. She was a school record holder in the 100 yard Butterfly, 100 yard Backstroke and the 200 and 400 yard Medley Relay. Competing in the Summer 2005 World University Games, she was a record holder in 400 meter Freestyle Relay. Sarah was a finalist in the 50 freestyle at the 2004 Olympic Swimming Trials.
class of 1996, was a three sport, nine time varsity letter winning student athlete at Brookfield East High School from 1992-1996. His talents were evident in Soccer and Wrestling where he was a 4 time conference champion, 3 time state qualifier, and state champion in 1996 (ranked 4th in the nation) in wrestling and a 4 time all-conference, 3 time all-state and WI State Player of the Year in 1995 for Soccer. Dennis was on the ’93 State runner up team and ’95 State champion team for Brookfield East. Dennis went on to play soccer at Indiana University for 4 Big Ten Championships, 3 NCAA Final Four appearances and twice in the NCAA championship. He was a professional soccer player for the Milwaukee Rampage and later the Milwaukee Wave United.
served as the Brookfield East Boys Head Basketball Coach for 30 years from 1966-1995. Coach Luebstorf’s teams earned numerous conference, regional and sectional titles, and over 375 wins during those 30 years. They reached the WIAA State Tournament three times in 1968, 1977 and 1979 earning the Consolation Championship in 1968. Coach Luebstorf’s teams were noted for teamwork, integrity, dedication and hard work. They embodied the concept that the strength of a collective group is greater than the sum of its parts.
served as the Brookfield East Girls Head Basketball Coach for 36 years and in that time her teams had 5 state tournament trips, 11 conference championships, 10 regional championships and a cumulative record of 475 wins and 260 losses. She was a 4 time Waukesha County Coach of the Year (winningest coach in Waukesha Co.), 2 time Milwaukee County Coach of the Year and named Milwaukee Journal Coaches’ Coach in 1985. Her teams were also noted for their teamwork, integrity, dedication and hard work.
served as Brookfield East Athletic Director for 25 years from 1961 until his retirement in 1985. As Brookfield East’s first AD, Floyd was responsible for establishing the foundation of the Spartan Athletic Program, and set the stage for the glory days during the late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s. He assembled and supervised a successful athletic department staff including numerous legendary coaches. Floyd is responsible for coming up with the Spartan Head Logo that is associated with BEHS. Floyd served on numerous conference and WIAA advisory and leadership positions during his career.