Burke Barnes, a member of the Lake Stevens High School 2002 graduating class. As one of the most dominate high school wrestlers in state history Burke became the first four-time large school state wrestling champion in the history of Washington State. His 125 win and 3 loss career earned him high school All-American honors and a spot on both the prestigious Dapper Dan USA Team and USA Wrestling Dream Team. His senior year he was named the Dave Shultz High School Wrestler of the Year for the State of Washington by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. During his tenure he captained two state championship teams (2000, 2001) and led the Vikings in all positive statistical categories. At the completion of his high school career Burke was named the 2002 Snohomish County Everett Herald Sportsman of the Year.
After high school Burke went onto become a four-time college All-American. His junior and senior year he was a national finalist for Dana College in Blair NE. His junior year Burke was a member of the Dana NAIA National Championship Wrestling Team. In the history of college sports Dana Wrestling is the smallest college team to ever win a National Title at any division. His junior and senior year Burke was named captain of his team. After earning a degree in History, Burke returned to Lake Stevens and started the Pin City Wrestling Club to promote and give back to the sport. We are very proud to induct Burke Barnes into the Lake Stevens Hall of Fame.