About Us

James Woodcock Varsity and junior varsity boys run from the start of the Billings city cross country meet at Riverfront Park Tuesday afternoon. Read more >

Courtesy of James Woodcock – Billings Gazette
Varsity and junior varsity boys run from the start of the Billings city cross country meet at Riverfront Park Tuesday afternoon. Read more >

History

The Midland Roundtable was started and organized in 1947 when Billings and the surrounding areas was called the Midland Empire.  The Roundtable was formed by a group of individuals who were highly involved and interested in promoting sports and athletics of the local area.

Roundtable’s first President was Herb Klindt, who was a head coach at Rocky Mountain College and a donor to the school’s athletic programs over the years.  If one was to look over the membership records and at the former Presidents of the organization, one would find a long list of individuals who have lived up to promoting local sports and athletes at all levels throughout the area either as coaches, fans, players, parents, or donors.

2018 – Rocky Erickson
2017 – Rocky Erickson
2016 – Ryan Sauther
2015 – Ryan Sauther
2014 – Ryan Sauther
2013 – Marlowe Aldrich
2012 – Liana Susott
2011 – Liana Susott
2010 – Wayne L. Ware
2009 – Wayne L. Ware
2008 – Wayne L. Ware
2007 – Lew Morris
2006 – Lew Morris
2005 – Dana Bishop
2004 – Dana Bishop
2003 – Rodd Hammon
2002 – Terry Corey
2001 – Terry Corey
2000 – Terry Corey
2000 – Randy Scott
1999 – Sissy Hobbs
1998 – Ron Elkin
1997 – Karen Sanford Gall
1996 – Mike Walker
1995 – Darrell Rud
1994 – Dave DeBoer
1993 – Harlan Krogh
1992 – Harlan Krogh
1991 – Jerry Sauther
1990 – Rich Hall
1989 – Doug Dierenfield
1988 – Gary Smith
1987 – Tom Osborne
1986 – Jim Swain
1985 – Jim Swain
1984 – Lew Morris
1983 – Clint Frank
1982 – Dave Wendt
1981 – Bob Wilson
1980 – Dave Oberly
1979 – Phil Bloch
1978 – Pete Cochran
1977 – Bob Balko
1976 – Elwood Hahn
1975 – Jack Ecklund
1975 – Elwood Hahn
1974 – Robert B. Stewart
1973 – Kenneth L. Eames, Jr.
1972 – Maurice R. Colberg, Jr.
1971 – William Hurlbert
1970 – Sam McDonald
1969 – Jim Dutche
1968 – Russell C. Clark
1967 – Felix Webb
1966 – Frank Switzer
1965 – Richard Carstensen
1964 – William Osborne
1963 – Phil Bloch
1962 – H. Alterowitz
1961 – Ralph E. Stewart
1960 – Louis R. Hall
1959 – Warren Vaughan
1958 – Ralph Nelles
1957 – Ed L. Peiss
1956 – Frank E. Mathew
1955 – Ralph E. Stewart
1954 – Charles F. Benson
1953 – Paul Hurwitz
1952 – E. G. Logan
1951 – C. C. Musburger
1950 – Dales Galles
1949 – Ed Yocum
1948 – Art Trenerry
1947 – Herb Klindt

What We Do

Casey Page Central's Julianna Arellano (2) gets her foot on the ball ahead of Corvallis' Corinne Sanderson (22) in the first half of the Class A quarterfinal game at Rocky Mountain College on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Read more >

Courtesy of Casey Page – Billings Gazette
Central’s Julianna Arellano (2) gets her foot on the ball ahead of Corvallis’ Corinne Sanderson (22) in the first half of the Class A quarterfinal game at Rocky Mountain College on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Read more >

The Midland Roundtable’s main focus and theme is “devoted to foster and perpetuate more and better sports”.

The Midland Roundtable meets once monthly for a luncheon and guest speakers. The meeting begins at noon on the first Thursday of each month except on holidays. Each month different coaches, players or athletic directors are invited to come and speak about their teams, programs and the young men and women athletes in our area.

The Midland Roundtable over the years has sponsored three major activities each year for the athletes.

The first of these events is the “Top Ten” track meet which is generally held on the first Tuesday in May.  The athletes from the surrounding area with the ten best qualifying times or distances for that year are invited to participate in this meet.  The Chairman is a former coach Doug Dierenfield.

The second event is the Athlete of the year banquet, where the top five male and female athletes from Billings are recognized for their athletic accomplishments as well as student and community involvement. From the five finalists one male and one female is selected. Recently a new award has been introduced and is awarded for the most courageous and is called the Kathy Maier award after a former Roundtable member who lost a battle with health issues. The Chairman for the Athlete of the Year program & Banquet is Dana Bishop.

In June the Montana – Wyoming all star girls and boys basketball games for graduating seniors are the final events for the year. The yearly series is played in Sheridan, Wyoming on a Friday evening and in Billings on Saturday evening.  The event chairmen are Doug Dierenfield, Richard Begger, Jerry Sauther & Wayne Ware.

These events help to promote the Midland Roundtable’s goals. Over the years, the Midland Roundtable has provided scholarships to athletes, and has donated funds to help purchase equipment.