Hall of Fame - Athlete Category

Steve Welch

Hall of Fame - Athlete Category
Track & Field, Volleyball
Award Date
May 28, 2016
Gordon Bell High School


A 1988 graduate of Gordon Bell High School, Steve excelled in Volleyball and Athletics.  He went on to the U of M where he focussed on Volleyball.  At Gordon Bell, he was a Provincial Graduating All-Star in 1987-88 after leading his team to the City Championships in 1986-87.  In athletics, he won the Provincial High Jump Championship from 1984 to 1988.  In 1988, he set a Canadian Junior Outdoor High Jump record that lasted 25 years.  He qualified and competed in the 1988 Olympic Trials for Athletics.  In Volleyball, Steve was a GPAC All-Star for the 5 years he played for Manitoba, and GPAC MVP in 1991 when they won the CIAU National Championship.  In total his Bisons were finalist 3 times and National Champions twice during his 5 years.  Steve was on the Junior National team in 1986, the National “B” team in 1991 and the Canadian National Team in 1991-92.  In 1995 thru to 1999 Steve played professionally in Switzerland, Austria, and Turkey.