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Duluth Ideal Cheer’s Junior 2 Shiver athletes perform in Las Vegas’ April All Star Games, a national cheer competition. Shiver hit sixth place after a flawless finals performance.

Sports legends to enter Superior Athletic Hall of Fame

Superior Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome world-renowned curlers, legendary former student-athletes and a veteran coach into its prestigious club come September. Future hall-of-famers include Lindsey Lindstrom, Todd Florey, Mike Regenfuss, Bernie Tomzak and the 1974 and '78 World Curling Champion teams. The '74 team was Bud Sumerville, Bob Nichols, Bill Strum and Tom Locken, and the '78 team was Bob Christman, Nichols, Strum and Locken.

Former three-season athletes Lindstrom, Florey and Regenfuss graduated from Superior High School in 2007, 1977 and 1966, respectively.

Lindstrom earned 11 varsity letters during her high school tenure in basketball, volleyball and track and field. She won multiple statewide and regional awards throughout her high school career, and also set school records in track and basketball.

After high school, Lindstrom played basketball for Michigan Technological University in Houghton, where she was team captain and played in three NCAA DII Women's Basketball Elite 8 Tournaments, including one runner-up performance.

Florey lettered in football, baseball and swimming. In football, he held a 14-year-standing school record for most touchdowns in a season and co-captained the 1976 team that went 8-1.

At Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Florey played four years of football as defensive back and was named first team all-Ivy League and honorable mention All-American in 1980.

Regenfuss played varsity football, basketball and baseball at both the former Superior East High School and the current Superior High School when it opened his senior year. He returned a punt for 56 yards for Superior High's first-ever touchdown and graduated top of his class. At University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Regenfuss lettered three years on the Gopher basketball team and received various prestigious academic-athlete awards including being recognized for achieving the highest academics among University of Minnesota athletes during his four-year tenure.

Coach Tomzak, an assistant coach for Superior's girls varsity basketball team, is a 1950 Superior Central grad and Korean War veteran. He started his coaching career in little league baseball and moved on to coach Superior Central varsity golf for 20 years as well as varsity basketball.

Duluth cheer hits sixth in national competition

Las Vegas shuddered in the northern wind last month when Duluth's Ideal Cheer Elite Junior 2 athletes, Shiver, danced and cheered in the desert oasis' 2017 All Star Games. Shiver finished sixth in the national competition after a flawless finals performance.