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  • 1953 - 1955
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1946: Letters in High School Football and Track (Tulare Union High School Sophomore)
1947: Letters in High School Football and Track (Tulare Union High School Junior)
tiny discus Various Meet Records
tiny discus Tulare County (CA) Discus Champion
1948: Letters in High School Football and Track (Tulare Union High School Senior)
tiny discus All-League Honors, High School Football
tiny discus San Joaquin Valley (CA) Champions, High School Football
tiny discus Captain, Tulare Union High School Track & Field Team
tiny discus Various Meet Records
tiny discus Tulare County Discus Champion
tiny discus San Joaquin Valley Discus Champion
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Coast High School Record Holder
tiny discus Pacific Coast Champion
tiny discus Western AAU Title
tiny discus Olympic Trials Qualifier
tiny discus Junior Rose Bowl/National Junior Collegiate Champions, Compton College Football


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1949: Various Meet Records
tiny discus National Junior Collegiate Discus Record Holder
tiny discus Mexican National Discus Record Holder
1950: Letters in College Track (USC Freshman)
tiny discus Named to Track & Field News' All-College Team, Ranked #3 for Discus Squad
tiny discus NCAA Champions, USC Track & Field
tiny discus Ranked #7, U.S. Best Performers List -Discus
tiny discus Ranked #9, World Best Performers List -Discus
1951: Ranked #12, U.S. Best Performers List -Discus
tiny discus Ranked #22, World Best Peformers List -Discus


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tiny discusLetters in College Track (USC Junior)
tiny discusVarious Meet Records
tiny discusAmerican Record Holder
tiny discus2X American College Record Holder
tiny discus2X National Collegiate Record Holder
tiny discusUSC School Record Holder
tiny discusPacific Coast Conference Champion
tiny discusPacific Coast Conference Record Holder
tiny discusNCAA Discus Champion
tiny discusNCAA Champions, USC Track & Field Team
tiny discusOlympic Trials Qualifier
tiny discusOlympic Trials Champion
tiny discusOlympic Trials Record Holder
tiny discusMember of 1952 U.S. Olympic Team
tiny discusXV Olympiad Discus Champion
tiny discusNamed to AAU's All-College Track & Field Team
tiny discusRanked #1, U.S. Best Performers List -Discus
tiny discusRanked #1, World Best Performers List -Discus
tiny discusReceived Key to the City of Tulare, CA
tiny discusHonorary Life Member of Tulare Chamber of Commerce

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1953: Letters in College Track (USC Senior)
tiny discus Co-Captain, USC Track & Field Team
tiny discus Various Meet Records
tiny discus American Record Holder
tiny discus National Collegiate Record Holder
tiny discus Pacific Coast Conference Champion
tiny discus AAU Pacific Association Champion
tiny discus World Record Holder
tiny discus NCAA Discus Champion
tiny discus NCAA Champions, USC Track & Field Team
tiny discus Named to AAU's 1952 All-America Track & Field Team
tiny discus Named to AAU's All-College Track & Field Team
tiny discus Ranked #2, U.S. Best Peformers List -Discus
tiny discus Ranked #2, World Best Performers List -Discus
1954: Named to Sports Illustrated's All-Time U.S. Olympians
tiny discus Named to Sports Illustrated's All-Time Track & Field Squad
tiny discus Named to Sports Illustrated's All-Time U.S. Olympic Team Hall of Fame
1955: Occidental College Record Holder
tiny discus Ranked #2, U.S. Best Performers List -Discus
tiny discus Ranked #4, World Best Performers List -Discus
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1960 Selected as torch bearer for 1960 Winter Olympics Torch Relay
1966 Inducted into Northern California Track & Field Hall of Fame
1980s: Inducted into Tulare Union High School Redskin Hall of Fame
1993 "The Olympic Event: A Night With Tulare's Olympians", 1948 and 1952 Olympic anniversaries held in Tulare, CA
1994 Sim Iness Collection Dedicated at Tulare City Historical Museum
tiny discus Sim Iness Gymnasium Dedicated at Tulare Union High School
tiny discus TUHS football jersey #60 permanently retired
tiny discus "Sim Iness Day" Declared in City of Tulare, Oct. 21, 1994
tiny discus Grand Marshal for Tulare Union High School Homecoming Parade and Football Game
1995 60th Annual Tulare Elks Relays Track & Field Meet Dedicated to Sim Iness and Bob Mathias
tiny discus Reconstructed 1960 Winter Olympic Cauldron Dedicated at Bob Mathias Stadium to Bob Mathias and Sim Iness
tiny discus Recipient of USC Track & Field Heritage Award
tiny discus Inducted into World Thrower's Congress Hall of Fame
1996 Received Key to the City of Tulare, CA
1998 Olympic mural dedicated in Tulare, CA to Bob Mathias and Sim Iness
2002 "Helsinki '52 Revisited:  50 Years of Teamwork" 50th Olympic anniversary of Sim Iness and Bob Mathias' 1952 Olympic victories, held in Tulare, CA
2005 Inducted into USC Athletic Hall of Fame
2008 New "Olympic Gold" Mural Dedicated in Tulare, CA to Sim Iness and Bob Mathias
2011 Inducted into Inaugural Class for Tartar Athletics Hall of Fame (Compton College)
2012 Inducted into California Community College Sports Hall of Fame


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