Steve Shiffler, Class of 1972
In 1972, Shiffler set the Hamburg High School, ECIC, and meet records at the Alden Invitational Track Meet with a jump of 46’ 2 ¾”. The jump that Steve made at that meet was just six inches shy of the Western New York record at that time. With something to prove the second time around, Steve would go on to win the State meet and be selected 2nd team All-State in the Triple Jump. His Hamburg school record would go on to survive for 50 years!
After graduating from Hamburg, Steve went to Hilbert College where he participated in soccer, basketball, and track. After spending 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, obtaining the rank of Captain, as a Weather Officer, he started his career as a Mechanical Engineering Designer on Gas & Wind Turbines for General Electric (GE) in Greenville, South Carolina. Steve retired from GE in 2017 and is enjoying full retirement in Greenville, where he stays active in local dance groups, gym activities and Meals-on-Wheels deliveries.