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Nate Wek

SDPB Sports Content Producer and Sports and Recreation Reporter

Nate Wek is currently the sports content producer and sports and rec beat reporter for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. He is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism Broadcasting and a minor in Leadership. From 2010-2013 Nate was the Director of Gameday Media for the Sioux Falls Storm (Indoor Football League) football team. He also spent 2012 and 2013 as the News and Sports Director of KSDJ Radio in Brookings, SD. Nate, his wife Sarah, and two kids Braxan and Jordy, live in Canton, SD.

  • Devon Moore of Clear Lake has surrounded himself with rodeo for most of his life. As a bareback rider, he understands that what he does is becoming rare in the sport. But for now, Moore is soaking up the moment and enjoying the ride.
  • Simeon Birnbaum has had a memorable junior year at Rapid City Stevens breaking both the all-time mile and two-mile state records for South Dakota high school track.Despite his recent successes, Birnbaum has his eyes set on new goals, working hard, and having fun.
  • The 2022 SDHSAA State Track and Field Championships began Thursday May 26th from Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. Here are the team standings after day one, and full event results, courtesy of Dakota Timing.
  • Throughout her high school career, Brittany Garner of Rapid City Stevens won seven gold medal awards In both 2004 and 2006, she won three. Garner's relay team set the state meet record in the 4X400 in 2006 as well, which still stands to this day. She went on to run track at SDSU after high school.
  • From being a stand out runner for Huron high school, to being a decorated runner at SDSU, Rob DeHaven is one of the most well known running athletes in state history. And this doesn't include his olympic appearance in Sydney, Australia, or his sixth place finish in the 2001 Boston Marathon. He's now coaching cross country at SDSU, a place he's called home for the past 17-years.
  • Lolly Forseth recorded 11 state titles as a gymnastics coach for both Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls Washington. She was also the first full-time female athletic director in South Dakota history.
  • 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The federal civil rights law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any school that receives federal funding.As part of that coverage, a new SDPB documentary is examining the ways girls' involvement in sports had changed in South Dakota since Title IX's passage. Here's the story of Pierre's Brianna Kusler, the first woman to head coach a high school boy's AA basketball team in South Dakota.
  • From 1974 to 2008, Ruth Rehn was an assistant executive director for the South Dakota High School Activities Association. She's one of the main people who helped get a majority of the girls high school sports sanctioned in the Rushmore State after Title IX passed 50 years ago.
  • Dean Mann, who just recently celebrated his 90th birthday, has worked the Howard Wood Relays for 64-straight years. He was a student, coach, and administrator at Sioux Falls Washington, and even played for legendary high school football coach Howard Wood back in the day. In 2007, Mann was inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame.
  • For nearly 50 years, Gene Brownell was a teacher, coach, and educator in South Dakota. Most recently, he was the long-time athletic director at Aberdeen Central. Brownell is also one of the key people who has helped organize the 'B' boys basketball tournament over the years.