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Matt Kenseth, Steve Stricker and Prince Fielder are inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

MILWAUKEEThe Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame inducted three members – Prince Fielder, Matt Kenseth and Steve Stricker – during the 74th Anniversary Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 20.

Donald Driver, former Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion and board chairman of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, hosted the ceremony at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in downtown Milwaukee.

Founded in 1951, the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates the state’s athletic icons. It was established before the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1963) or the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1959).

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Prince Velder

Fielder was drafted in the first round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002 and spent the first seven years of his career in Milwaukee. He holds the Brewers team record for home runs and runs batted in in a season. He became the first Brewers player to win the Home Run Derby in 2009. Fielder finished his career as a six-time All-Star with 319 home runs.

Matt Kenseth

A native of Cambridge, Wisconsin, Kenseth is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and named to NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers list. After winning on the short tracks in Wisconsin, Kenseth moved up to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series in 2000. That year, he won the series’ Rookie of the Year honors. He last won the Winston Cup championship in 2003. After his Winston Cup victory, The International Race of Champions invited Kenseth to race in their 2004 season, where he won the season championship. He won the Daytona 500 in both 2009 and 2012.

Steve Stricker

Stricker, a native of Edgerton, Wisconsin, captained the 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup, winning on the historic Whistling Straights. In 1994 he joined the PGA Tour, where he scored two early victories in 1996 and finished fourth on the PGA Tour money list. Throughout his successful career, he has amassed a total of twelve PGA Tour victories. Stricker is known for his versatility on the course and is a fixture in the upper echelons of the official World Golf Ranking. In 2006, he was named the tour’s Comeback Player of the Year. In 2007, he was again named Comeback Player of the Year after finishing second to Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. After continued success in 2023 with multiple wins on the PGA Champions Tour, Stricker received the Byron Nelson Award.