Stratford High School, Stratford, WI – 4-individual titles at 105th WIAA State Track and Field Championships. He scored all of Stratford's points as they finished 2nd place in the division 3 team title race. He set the D3 state record in the 300 meter hurdles in the preliminaries with a time of 38.10. His 2000 season bests and high school PR's were 21.3 in the 200 meters, 50.1 in the 400 meters, 14.5 in the 110 meter high hurdles, 37.5 in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles and 22-6 in the long jump.
Steele was a half miler who almost went to La Crosse to run the 400. Potter was practically the same athlete as Rock, he hurdled too.