Kearney High School graduate and three generations of family inducted to Athletic Hall of Fame

Three generations of Bauer family and Chase Beideck to be inducted to the KHS Athletic Hall Of...
Three generations of Bauer family and Chase Beideck to be inducted to the KHS Athletic Hall Of Fame(press release)
Published: Sep. 7, 2023 at 9:14 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - A Kearney High School football standout, as well as three generations of a family are being inducted to the Kearney High School Athletic Hall Of Fame.

Chase Biedeck graduated from Kearney in 2003 and competed in varsity football and track and field his junior and senior years. Along with fellow inductees Rob Lewis and Derek Deyle, he helped anchor the best defense in Class A football his senior year. He helped his team on both the offensive and defensive lines to a 10-2 record and losing to the eventual state champions in the semi final round of the 2002 state football championships.

On the track, Beideck continued to excel as a shot putter and discus thrower under the tutelage of Coach Steve Larson. A state runner up in the shot put his junior year, Beideck went undefeated his senior year in shot put, throwing over 60 feet in nearly every competition and setting 7 meet records. additionally, he also broke the Kearney High School shot put record on three different occasions, his best being a thro of 62 feet 5 inches, ranking 8th on the all-time top ten list at the time. 20 years later, his record remains unbroken.

His time spent in the weight room heightened his interest in strength and conditioning, which developed his career as a strength and conditioning coach. He is the current strength and conditioning coach for the University of Nebraska’s Track and Field program, his Alma Mater, and resides in Lincoln with his wife Jenna and their three sons Cash, Colt and Crew.

Three generations of the David and Ann Bauer family have been involved in athletics at Kearney High School from 1984 to present.

Ann was the Director of Choirs and announced at the KHS Wrestling Invitational for more than two decades.

As a certified NSAA Official, David officiated many area wrestling tournaments and duals, including the KHS Invitational from 1984 to 2008, and for their contribution to wrestling in Nebraska, the David Bauer family was honored as the 2016 Family of the Year by the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association.

In the second generation of Bauers, brothers Paul and Marc wrestled for KHS in 1984 and 1985. Marc Bauer is a 4-time State Qualifier and 2-time State Medalist, and is on the KHS #1 All-Time Win List.

Andrew Bauer is a 3-time State Qualifier and 2-time medalist, and on the #2 All-Time win list.

Joshua Bauer ran cross-country from 1997 to 1999 and was also a 3-time state qualifier and a medalist in 1999.

In the third generation, Ryan Bauer is a state-qualifier in 2011 with KHS Wrestling, and is the present Head Wrestling Coach as KHS.

Scott Bauer wrestled from 2009 to 2013, and was an NSAA Academic All-State.

Allison Bauer is a two-time UDA All-American with the Dance Catz, and a college dancer at University of Nebraska-Kearney, and is now a professional cheerleader with the Denver Broncos.

Julia (Bauer) Wolfe played tennis for KHS, as a two-time #1 Doubles State Qualifier, played softball from 2013 to 2016 with two state qualifying years and 2-time All-Conference. She’s also a record holder in KHS Doubles in a season, played KHS basketball from 2013 to 2017, qualifying for Class A in State, and a 2017 3-sport KHS Letter Winner.