Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

Beth Bedford

Beth (Huff) Bedford is an outstanding runner and ice speed skater. As a young girl she started running for the Midland Fleet Feet Track Club from 1970 – 74 and won more than 12 state age group championships while competing in the AAU. During her high school years the Huff [...]

Dick Blasy

Dick Blasy had an outstanding career as a speedskater. He won eleven State Championships, four Midwest U.S. Championships, and the North American Olympic Style Championship for the 500 meter in which he set a North American record. In 1968, he qualified for the U.S. Olympic Squad [...]

Craig Kressler

Craig Kressler enjoyed an outstanding career in the sport of speedskating, becoming the first Midlander to compete in the Olympic Games, which he did in the 1980 Lake Placid games. Kressler won his first national championship as a nine year old. He then went on to win nine more [...]

Julius Blasy

Julius Blasy, a longtime Midland City Councilman and mayor, also distinguished himself as a coach, athlete and champion for sports facilities. He coached Little League baseball for several years and also founded the Midland Speedskating Club in 1956. He served as the club’s coach [...]