Seven inducted into FHS Hall of Fame
Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
The seven newest members of the Fernley High School Hall of Fame were inducted Saturday night as the FHS Booster Club hosted its 2023 Induction Dinner.
Bobby Burton, Robert Conradt, Aaron Keller, Anthony McIntyre, Doug McIntyre, Steve Nash and Steve Rieger were inducted and recognized for their accomplishments at FHS.
Bobby Burton – Class of 2000
Burton posted a 183-16 record as a wrestler, a winning percentage of 92 percent. He was a two-time state champion in 1997 and 1999, and a state runner-up in 1998. He set school records for most wins in a season with 60 in 1998, most team points in a season with 343 in 1998 and in a career with 1,038 and tied for most pins in a career with 92.
Robert Conradt – Class of 1978
Conradt was a four time varsity letterman in track and field and cross country from 1975-1978. He was a member of four team district champions in track and field and cross country, four team state champions in track and field and two team state champions in cross country. He was an individual zone champion in the 100, 200, 440 and the mile relay and an individual state champ in the mile relay. He competed in college for the University of Nevada, Reno and Southern Oregon University. He continues to run 40-50 miles per week and compete in Masters road racing cross country and track and field. In 2006 he won bronze at the U.S. National Masters and in 2009 won the National Masters championship for 10K. In 2010 he took fourth place in the 3,000 meters at the Masters World Indoor Championship. He has been on numerous regional and nation cross country teams.
Aaron Keller – Class of 2000
Keller was a standout in wrestling and football. In football he was a second-team all-league linebacker in 1999, but it was wrestling where he made his biggest impact. He holds the school record for most career wins with a 184-54 record, edging his teammate Burton. He has the school record for most takedowns in a career with 315, the most career team points with 912. He posted 53 wins in 1998, 52 in 2000 and 45 in 1999. He won state championships in 1999 and 2000 and was a third place finisher in 1997 and 1998. He won the school’s Iron Man Award in 2000.
Anthony McIntyre – Class of 2022
McIntyre won three state championships in track and one in wrestling. He was a region and state champion in wrestling in 2001 and a region champion and fourth place finisher at state in 2000. In track, he won the region championship in four events in 2001, in the 100, 200, long jump and triple jump winning state in the 200 and triple jump and finishing third in long jump and fourth in the 100. In 2002, he was region championship in the 100, 200, long jump and triple jump then at state won the 200, long jump and triple jump and finished second in the 100. He set the school record in the long jump and triple jump.
Doug McIntyre – Class of 1977
A teammate of Conradt for three years, McIntyre was a three sport athlete, in track, cross country and basketball. He was a member of state track championship teams in 1974, ’75, ’76 and ’77 and a member of the state qualifying cross country team in 1976 and a member of the league basketball team from 1976 and ’77. In track, he was a state champion in the 300 hurdles in 1976 and 1977 and in the 4×100 relay in 1977. He set the 1A record in the 300 hurdles and is still the school record holder in the 300 hurdles. He also earned a scholarship in track to Southern Idaho.
Steve Nash – Class of 1977
Another three-sport athlete, Nash was named the top athlete at Fernley High School in 1976-77 and was selected as one of 20 top athletes in Nevada Class A by the Nevada State Journal. In football, he was a first team A Division running back and linebacker and honorable mention All-State running back. In basketball he was first team all-division and second team all-state, and was on state tournament first team. He competed in the Kiwanis All-Star basketball game. In track, he broke the state 120-yard high hurdle record and the state Class A triple jump record. He was a two-time state 120-yard hurdle champion.
Steve Rieger – wrestling coach
Rieger coached 14 state champions in his 11 seasons as the Vaqueros head coach, and he took Neal McIntyre to Nationals, where he placed fourth and was a high school All-American. As a coach, Rieger has served on state committees as the 3A representative to the NIAA for wrestling and realignment. He coached many division champions and runners-up, and his teams won the state Academic Championship twice.