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2010 South Dakota Hall of Fame Inductee
Monte Mason - Redfield, SD
  • Competitive powerlifter for the past 33 years.
  • SD state champion 25+ years; also numerous best lifter awards.
  • National Powerlifting Champion 1981.
  • National Collegiate runner-up 1977 and 1978.
  • ADFPA National Champion 1986, runner-up twice, third-place finish once.
  • National Masters’ runner-up 2005 and 2007.
  • State record holder in 123-, 132-, 148-, and 165-pound weight classes.
  • Fourteen state records in the masters’ division.
  • Four state records in the sub-masters’ division.
  • Eight state records in the men’s open division.
  • SD AAU Athlete of the Year in 1978.
  • SDSU Weightlifting Club president and meet director 1979-80.
  • South Dakota’s first ADFPA State Chairman.
  • State certified powerlifting referee.
  • High school powerlifting coach at Lake Preston High School and Groton High School
Awards:
  • Outstanding Greek at SDSU – 1980
  • Outstanding AGR alumnus – 1982
  • Outstanding Young Member – Nat’l. Vocational Ag Teachers’ Ass’n. – 1986
  • Distinguished Service Award – SD FFA Association – 1995
  • Honorary FFA State Farmer Degree – 1986
Education and Career:
  • B.S. in Agricultural Education, SDSU 1980
  • High School Vocational Agricultural instructor – Lake Preston, SD 1980 – 1982 & Groton, SD 1982-1990
  • Ag Banking Officer- Norwest Bank 1990 – 2001
  • Community Bank President – Wells Fargo Bank 2001 – present
Community Service:
  • Chamber of Commerce member – Redfield, SD
  • Redfield Development Corporation – past president, board member
  • Community Memorial Hospital –Secretary and board member 2001 – present
  • St. Bernard Catholic Church parish council – past president and board member
  • Redfield Kiwanis – past president
  • SDSU Alumni Board of Directors – vice president and board member
  • State FFA Foundation – past officer and board member
  • Redfield High School Foundation – founding board member
  • Established FFA Alumni Association chapters in Lake Preston and Groton, SD
  • Coordinator for SDSU Alumni Golf Outing 2001 - present
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