Terry Stake

Terry Stake started play-by-play broadcasts of high school wrestling in 1973 and does so to this day on WFHR and many other stations around the state. He has broadcast more than 5,000 high school sporting events from football to softball and volleyball.

Stake a part of WFHR’s morning show for more than 40 years and has been an account executive for 25 years.

He has been an active participant of and contributor to Wisconsin high school sports throughout his career. He is an active WIAA official for a variety of high school sports. He has served on the advisory board for the Associated Press and the WIAA, mentored some of Wisconsin’s top sports broadcasters, and has worked closely with Michelle Vetterkind and the WBA to implement the WBA’s Sports Workshops.

Stake has been widely recognized for his leadership in Wisconsin sports. He was inducted into the River Cities Access Hall of Fame in 2009, honored by Wisconsin Athletic Directors for Distinguished Service in 2001 and is a seven time recipient of the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association media award.


  1. Dave Mueller

    Terry gave me the chance to become a part-time radio sports announcer and taught me so much about how to be successful. Any awards he receives are well deserved because no announcer could care more than Terry about the student athletes.

  2. Wade Bates

    Terry was my mentor growing up! When most kids wanted to be a star athlete….I wanted to be Terry Stake!

  3. Jim Hardison

    I was working at WFHR when Terry started. Not even he could have imagined the success and accolades that would follow.

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