Clayt Webeck

Clayt Webeck
Clayt Webeck

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Clayt Webeck exemplifies what the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame prides itself on - also honoring those who may not have starred in athletics, but volunteered their time so others could. Webeck not only was a tireless volunteer in sports and non-sports endeavors, but he also made a name for himself by participating in football, basketball, baseball, track, volleyball, table tennis, roller skating, ice skating, and horseshoe pitching.

Basketball was his favorite sport and he played through junior high school and high school. He then played with several Jamestown teams and also served as coach. In 1933-34, Webeck played center for the Crescents football team and he also played softball for the Post-Journal All-Stars against the Buffalo Campagnas.

While continuing his sports participation, the former Jamestown Fire Department Captain began promoting sports events in the area. He was one of the organizers of the American Athletic Club, later known as the Mathews and Miller Athletic Club and now known as the Jock Shop Athletic Club. Webeck promoted Chautauqua Lake and Great Lakes speed skating meets for many years. ln 1934 he brought World and Olympic speed skating champion Kit Klein to Jamestown for an exhibition.

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