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Success at Wheat Ridge High School

posted May 22, 2014, 7:02 AM by   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 1:38 PM by Amy Sares ]
Your child’s success is a crucial and driving force for all staff at Wheat Ridge High School. As the Athletics Director of Wheat Ridge High School, I would like to invite you to become part of our athletic programs. Please take a moment and read through this information regarding high school extra-curricular activities and the benefits they provide that will enhance your academic and extra-curricular experience being
a “Farmer”.


·         By a 2 to 1 margin for males and a 3 to 1 margin for females, student-athletes do better in school, do not drop out, and have a better chance to graduate from college.

·         High school athletes have higher grades, lower drop- out rates and attend college more often than non-athletes

(Women’s Sports Foundation Survey).

·         Student-athletes have a higher grade point average (2.84) than non-athletes (2.68) and are absent from school fewer days per year (Minnesota High School Athletic Association).

·         Students who participate in athletics missed an average of 4.9 days of school per year and non-participants missed an average of 10.8 school days per year (North Dakota High School Athletic Association).

·         96% of dropouts in 14 school districts in seven regions of the nation were not participating in an  athletic program (National Federation of State High School Associations).



      A comprehensive study of former high school athletes (10-20 years after high school) in Iowa showed:

·         Participating in high school athletics made their high school experience more positive – 92% of respondents.

·         The lessons they learned while participating have helped them as adults – 87% of respondents.

·         Overall, individuals who participated in sports during high school reported better general physical health later in life, satisfaction with their progress toward family, career, and general life goals later in life, and were more likely than other men and women to volunteer their time for civic organizations.




·         A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates citizenship through actions showing evidence of 95% of Fortune 500 executives participated in high school athletics. 47% of Fortune 500 executives were National Honor Society members (Fortune Magazine).

·         Female high schools athletes are 92% less likely to get involved with drugs, 80% are less likely to get pregnant and are 3 times more likely to graduate than non-athletes (Women’s Sports Foundation).

·         The evidence supporting participation for young people are overwhelming …It has the power to combat everything from racism to low self-image, to the high school dropout rate (Sue Castle, Executive Producer of PBS Sports: Get in the Game).

·         Inter scholastic athletics are secondary to the academic program of schools and are partners with schools’ non-athletic activities in providing students opportunities to develop loyalty and school spirit, to practice teamwork, hard work, discipline, sacrifice, leadership and sportsmanship and to gain a lifetime appreciation for the arts, sports, and a healthy lifestyle (MIAAA).

·         Athletics provide a great educational experience because they can teach important values for dealing with the circumstances of life. The values taught through interscholastic athletics include teamwork, sportsmanship and citizenship, respect for self and others, caring, dedication, commitment, trustworthiness, loyalty, responsibility, integrity, fairness, and doing ones’ best regardless of the outcome. These values are often called “intrinsic” because they might not be included in the lesson plans coaches prepare, but they are very much a part of what a successful coach teaches (IHSAA).



Wheat Ridge offers a total of 22 sports for boys and girls. Wheat Ridge athletics has a rich and storied tradition that is stacked with State and League Championships, the Steinmark Award and Gold Helmet recipients. I would invite you to contact myself or any of our coaches regarding their programs. More information regarding Wheat Ridge Athletics may be found on our school webpage under athletics, or on Facebook @farmerchampions.

Jeremy Cheuvront      Athletics Director                                303-982-7674

Amy Sares                  Athletics Secretary                              303-982-7682

Dan Martinez             Athletics Trainer                                  303-982-7754

Scott Chamberlin       Boys Cross Country & Track              303-884-7461

Judy Chamberlin        Girls Cross Country & Track              303-638-4581

Heather Champlin      Volleyball                                

TBA                           Girls Lacrosse                             

Tom Dowd                 Boys/Girls Golf & Boys Basketball   303-982-7695

Darin Denton              Boys Lacrosse                                    303-570-2424

Kevin Porter               Girls Basketball                                  720-300-4434

Adam Miller               Baseball                                              303-982-7674

Dean Miller                Boys/Girls Swimming                        303-982-7695

David Osse                 Boys Soccer & Wrestling                   303-947-7290

Stacy Coryell              Football                                   

Heather McAdams     Boys & Girls Tennis                           303-982-7747

Jamie Heflin               Softball                                                610-564-1017

Dan Watkins               Girls Soccer                                         303-982-7695



The athletic program is an integral part of the educational process of Wheat Ridge High School. It promotes a desire in our students and community to take part in sports either as a participant or a spectator. Our aim is to develop competitive student-athletes but not to lose sight of educational values such as sportsmanship, citizenship, health and scholastic attainment. The athletic programs should also promote school morale and provide an additional source of self-esteem for our students.




·         To provide opportunities to learn games and improve playing skills to the best of their abilities.

·         To develop physical fitness and desirable health, hygiene and safety habits.

·         To provide opportunities to make real friends with team members and widen circles of friends

by meeting student-athletes from opposing teams.                                                                                                          

·         To provide opportunities to observe and practice good sportsmanship.

·         To realize that athletic competition is a privilege that carries definite responsibilities with it.

·         To reap the benefits of the special type of discipline that comes from participation and competition.

·         To understand the concept of teamwork and the individual’s role as a team mate.