Athletics Hall of Fame
Steven

Steven "Pete" Saxe

SPORT(S) Wrestling
PLAYED AT BSU 1969-73
YEAR INDUCTED 2008
Pete Saxe graduated from Bemidji State University with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. While at BSU, Pete was a four year letter winner in wrestling, where he garnered three NAIA national championship runner-up titles, was a three time NAIA All American and a four time NIC champion. Pete also won a championship title at the NDSU Bison Open and was a two time champion at the BSU Open. He was twice selected team captain, and was nominated for the Harry F. Bangsberg Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award his senior year. During his college career, Pete posted a 74 - 7 win / loss record. Pete continued his involvement in wrestling as a coach after leaving BSU. He was the head wrestling coach at Normandale State Junior College in the 1973-74 season where his team posted a sixth place finish at the MJCCA tournament, which is a state junior college qualifier for the national tournament. He also served as the assistant coach at the North Branch High School from 1988-90, guiding three individuals to the state tournament. He coached at the North Branch summer wrestling camp and in the Stacy-Lent summer girl's softball program for four years each. Pete has spent the past 19 years employed by the City of Arden Hills in the public works department. He and his wife, Julie, have five grown children and make their home in Stacy, Minnesota.
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