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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alaska
3 live in Arizona
2 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
5 live in Florida
1 lives in Hawaii
10 live in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
82 live in Iowa
3 live in Kansas
1 lives in Maryland
6 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
1 lives in North Carolina
4 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oregon
1 lives in Tennessee
9 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
1 lives in Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in United Kingdom
504 location unknown


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West High School
Class Of 1971

Welcome to the West High Class Of 1971 web site, a special place to reminisce, reflect, and reconnect.



Our 45th Class Reunion

was held on

August 26th, 2016

at Modern Woodmen Park

(View the 45th Reunion Gallery)


You can join other members of the Class of 1971 on our Facebook Group Page. 

Were you there?

In the spring of 1971, the Davenport West boys' basketball team struggled.  Their record had reached 7 wins against 11 losses.  It looked like another forgettable season.  Nearing tournament season, they were expected to exit early.  Then, something extraordinary happened.  Some passes were crisper than before.  Some shots were more open.  Coach Dave Wessel's zone defense began to work. They were more aware.  They anticipated better.  They knew each other better. They began to believe.  

They weren't suddenly perfect, but the scrappy young Falcons grew up as a team, played as a team, and went on to win the next seven in a row--as a team.  They defeated cross-town rival Central to start the playoffs, upset district rival Dubuque Wahlert to get to a berth at State, and then outshot, out-hustled, and out-believed powerhouse teams Waterloo West, Mason City, and Ottumwa, to earn the school's first ever State Basketball Championship.

Theirs was the story of the power of "team"; where chemistry triumphs over seemingly insurmountable odds.  When it happens, it is one of sports' greatest lessons.  They gave their coach, their school, and their fans an inspirational, storybook ending to a remarkable season.  They gave themselves a legacy.  

It was a fun ride.


The First Half

The Second Half



Reunion Pictures available here.


Browse the 1971 yearbook here:


Yearbook cover  





Check out these pics from our 40th Reunion, and then add some of your own.

40th Reunion Group Pic with IDs


Kennan Arp  4/21
Richard Boltz  4/23
Jane Koranda (Wood)  4/24
Mark Patterson  4/28