Inducted: Oct. 15, 2011
All-Americ wrestler Stan Opp joined elite company when he was inducted into the Jackabbit Sports Hall of Fame in October 2011.
Opp earned All-America honors three times at 118 pounds in finishing his wrestling career as the Jackrabbits' all-time leader in victories with a 94-19-1 career mark (since surpassed). An Aberdeen native, Opp was an NCAA Division II national runner-up in 1971 and 1973, earning berths in the NCAA Division I Championships both times. He also recorded a fifth-place finish at Division II nationals in 1972. Opp went a combined 35-0-2 in duals during his junior and senior seasons, winning a North Central Conference individual title in 1973 en route to being named NCC Most Outstanding Wrestler. The Jackrabbits also claimed the NCC team title in 1973.
Since graduating from SDSU in 1973, Opp spent most of his professional career teaching and coaching in the state of Washington. He served as head wrestling coach at Eastern Washington University for four years (1978-82) and had taught mathematics at Wenatchee High School since 1982. Opp served as head wrestling coach at Wenatchee from 1982-2004 and also served as the boys' golf coach. A resident of Malaga, Wash., Opp received the Ralph Ginn Award for Coaching Excellence in 1999, joining Warren Williamson and Pat Dobratz as the only others to be honored as an inductee into the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Ginn Award.