Janell (Jensen) Geisler – WHS Class of 1979

Tennis – District Doubles Champ, two time Sub-Section Doubles Champ; two time Section Doubles Champ; two time State Participant Doubles; SW Conference Doubles Champ; two time Conference Second Singles Champ; Sub-Section Singles Runner-up; Section Participant Singles; Sub-Section Single Champ; Section Singles Champ; State Participant Singles; Best Record 23-1, SW Conference Singles Champ; Sub-Region Singles Champ; Regions 3rd Singles; MVP in 1977

Basketball – All Conference 1977 and 1979; Honorable Mention 1978; All area 3rd team; 3 time Season Points leader; 3 time Top Free Throw Percentage Leader; 3 Time Season Rebound Leader; 2 time Season Field Goal Percentage Leader; Most Assists

Golf – 1977-1979; 1978 SW Conference Runner up; Most improved

Academics and Activities – Senior Class Treasurer; National Honor Society; Valedictorian

Inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Ron Vorwald – Coach

Head Basketball Coach – 24 years

Assistant Football Coach – 19 years

Assistant Track Coach – 3 years

5 – Southwest Conference Championships

3 – Section Championships

3 – State Tournament Appearances

3 – Section Coach of the Year Award

1 – State Class AA Coach of the Year Award

Before coming to Worthington, Ron taught in Fort Dodge, Iowa for 6 years.  He currently resides in Worthington with his wife, Kris.  They have 4 children, Andy, Katie, Michael, and Jonathan. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Jeff Drent – WHS Class of 1994

Football – Lettered 2 years, SWC All-Conference, All-Area, MVP, Conference Championship

Basketball – Lettered 2 years, Conference & Section Champions, State Tournament Participant

Baseball – Lettered 2 years, SWC All-Conference, MVP, 

Don Strom Male Athlete of the Year Award Recipient

Jeff attended Minnesota West and Mankato State University.  He played baseball at Mankato State in 1996 – 1997.  At Mankato State he was on the dean’s list and graduated Cum Laude.  Jeff currently resides in Brewster, Minnesota. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Jacquelyn Mammen – WHS Class of 1999

Tennis – Lettered 3 years

Basketball – Lettered 2 years

Track & Field – Lettered 3 years

Jacquelyn graduated from the University of St. Catherines. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Albert Mathiesen – At Large

No. 1 Trojan Fan!

Albert has been the Trojans number 1 fan for more the forty-five years. He can be spotted front and center at all of the Trojan sporting events throughout the year. Albert knows many of our players, coaches and fans. You will often see officials and opposing coaches greeting him before an event. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Dave Cummings – Coach

Coach 1977 – 1991

Head Wrestling Coach – 14 years

Football Coach – 14 years

11 Southwest Conference Championships

6 State Team Tournament Appearances 

Placed 5th in 1978

Placed 4th in 1980

6 Section 2AA Coach of the Year Awards

Coached Minnesota Wrestling All-Star Team in 1989

Inducted into Mayo Civic Center Hall of Fame in 2014

Inducted into Minnesota State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 2015. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Dee Hale – At Large

Dee Hale. She has been involved in Worthington athletics for more than 40 years. She is known for her “Happy Grams” which she distributes to acknowledge and encourage all students.

Dee says she has enjoyed supporting Worthington Trojan athletics, cheering when her husband was coaching and their children were participating and also being supportive of many athletes at WHS.  Dee and her husband reside in Worthington, Minnesota. She was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Ken Henkels – WHS Class of 1977

Football – Lettered 3 years, All-Conference honors

Wrestling – Lettered 3 years

Track – Lettered 2 years

Coach (1983- 2016) – football for 25 years, cross country for eight, wrestling for 15 and girls and boys track for 23.

Ken and his wife, Pat currently reside in Worthington, Minnesota.  They have 4 children; Toby, Kelly, Derek, and Sam. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Kelly Henkels – WHS Class of 2000

Basketball – Lettered 2 years, Conference Championship 1999, State tournament 3rd Place Team 1999

Track – Lettered 5 years, School record in 100 meters, 4X400-meter relay, State Qualifier 4 years, 10 time Conference champion, 2 time team MVP, 5 SWC Team Championships

Cross Country – 1 year

Volleyball – 1 year

Kelly earned WHS Female Athlete of the Year honors in 2000.

Kelly attended Minnesota State University 2002-2006 where she ran track.  At Mankato State, she was All Conference 400m-2005, 2005 and Indoor NCAA Qualifier-400m.

Kelly presently resides in Worthington, Minnesota. She was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2017

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Mark Hagemann – WHS Class of 1994

Basketball – Lettered 4 years, All-Conference 2 years, All-Area 2 years, Second Team All-State Award (Pioneer Press), State Tournament team 1993-1994, Minnesota Select Team 1993, Minnesota All-Star Team 1993-1994,  SW Conference Champs 1992-1993, 1993-1994, Regional Champs 1993-1994, State Tournament 1993 – 1994.

Track – Lettered 2 years

Mark attend Bowling Green State University 1994 – 1995, Augustana College 1995 – 1997, University of Minnesota 1998 – 2002, and the university of Washington Graduate School 2007 – 2008.  He was on the Deans List at Bowling Green State University and the University of Minnesota.

Mark moved to Seattle, WA in 2004 after teaching for a few years in Seoul, South Korea and Bangkok, Thailand.  He is currently teaching 2nd grade at Hawthorne Elementary and is an active photographer, artist, traveler, hiker, and pianist. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 2017.

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