Two alumni and a former coach will be inducted into Blake’s Athletic Hall of Fame, which highlights the accomplishments of alumni, coaches and friends and celebrates the school’s sports history. New inductees will be honored during a banquet hosted by Blake’s athletics department on Thursday, Oct. 5 as part of Reunion and Homecoming Weekend.
Congratulations the 2023 Blake Athletic Hall of Fame inductees:
Paul Menge retired from Blake in 2022 after 34 years of service that included Upper School biology teacher, science department chair, grade dean, interim Upper School director and Upper School assistant director (2006-2022). He coached high school soccer for 41 years, including 24 years as head coach for the Blake girls’ varsity team (1993-2017). Under his leadership, the Bears made 10 state tournament appearances, earning the championship in 2000 and 2011, and won 16 Tri-Metro and Independent Metro Athletic Conference championships. With a career record of 480-131-54, Menge places eighth in the state for all-time most wins as a head coach. Menge was awarded Blake’s Pete Parks Coach of the Year in 1995 and 2013, and in 2019, he was inducted into the Minnesota State Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame.
Lyndsay Meyer ʼ92
Lyndsay Meyer is a professional skier and was a member of the first U.S. women’s team to race in major international ski mountaineering (skimo) events, including the three most notable races in the Alps: the Patrouille des Glaciers, organized by the Swiss Armed Forces in which military and civilian teams compete; the Trofeo Mezzalama, the world's highest alpine ski mountaineering race, held in Italy; and Pierra Menta in southeastern France. As a professional skier/ski mountaineer, she qualified for the world championships in ski mountaineering and for the Ironman 70.3 in St. George, Utah. She is one of North America’s best female terrain skiers and has heli-skied over 5 million vertical feet all over the world. As an endurance athlete, she has completed triathlons, ultra trail runs and the world’s most challenging stage bike rides. An accomplished mountaineer, she has skied and/or climbed Mont Blanc in France, Mount Elbrus in Russia, the Matterhorn in Switzerland, Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya, and many of Colorado’s 14ers (peaks above 14,000 feet). Meyer is a fitness and adventure travel specialist and the head of fitness and training for Peak Health Retreats.
J.T. Wyman ʼ04
J.T. Wyman's seven-year career as a professional hockey player spanned two continents and seven teams. He played professionally with the Montreal Canadiens (2008-2011), Tampa Bay Lightning (2011-2013), Colorado Avalanche (2013-2014) and Nurnberg Ice Tigers (2014-2015). After retiring from professional hockey in 2015, Wyman served for six years as general manager of Alchemy365, a collection of group fitness studios located in Minnesota and Colorado. Wyman earned letters in varsity hockey and lacrosse with the Bears and played for four years on the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team. He currently serves as an assistant coach with the Blake boys’ varsity hockey team.