Athletic Wall of Fame Inductees Announced

Athletic Wall of Fame Inductees Announced
Posted on 02/04/2020

The Manitowoc Lincoln Athletic Department will induct three new members to be included in the Wall of Fame on Friday, February 21, 2020 during halftime of the boys basketball game vs Pulaski High School. Inductees are:

Dan Laurent
Mr. Dan Laurent
, 2005 LHS Graduate, earned 6 varsity letters in wrestling, football and baseball. Dan was a 2-time WIAA State wrestling qualifier and finished 3rd in 2005. Dan also earned Fox River Valley Conference First-Team All-Conference honors in wrestling (2003-2005) and in football (2004). In college, at the UW-La Crosse, Dan was a 3-time NCAA Division III National Champion wrestler, and also a 3-time All American and All Academic All American (2008-2010). Earning his post graduate degree at UW-Madison, Dan was ranked #1 in his class in the School of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently a veterinarian in Sturgeon Bay, WI.


Jeff BachlerMr. Jeff Bachler, 1987 LHS Graduate, earned letters in two different sports at Lincoln High School, football and track. As an MVP for the 1987 track team Jeff qualified for state in the 100M dash and the 300M hurdles. However, football is where Jeff left his strongest impression. Jeff was a member of “Team Streak” winning 44 straight games and 3 WIAA State FB Championships. Jeff’s senior year (1986), he rushed for 1564 yards (8.9yds per carry), scored 120 points (20TDs). During his career, he totaled 2085 yards in total offense during his 2-year RB career. He earned all FRVC All-Conference honors, FRVC Offensive Player of the Year, AP 1st-Team All State and was a member of the 1987 North-South All Star Game.



Bill BucholzMr. Bill Buchholz, 1963 LHS Graduate, was a 7-time letter winner in basketball (3) and baseball (4). Bill was a member and starter for the 1963 WIAA State Boys Basketball Championship team at Lincoln High School, as a guard, averaging 11 points per game. As a baseball player, Bill ended his LHS career with a .395 career batting average, a .68 ERA as a pitcher with 156 strikeouts during the 1961-1963 seasons. Bill signed on with UW-Madison after his high school career ended and played for the Badgers team until an arm injury ended his collegiate athletic career. Bill earned his under-graduate and graduate degrees from Madison in Financial Services. He later taught in the Business School at UW and to this day, is still sought after by the UW Graduate School of Business. Bill has been married for over 50 years and has two adult children.

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