Wayne & Kim Seybold 

Graduation Year: 1982
Induction Year: 2009
Pairs figure skaters in the 1988 Olympics
Wayne was the Mayor of Marion from 2003-2015
Both are featured in the Marion Giants Athletic Hall of Fame
Grant County Hall of Fame

Wayne and Kim Seybold are brother and sister. They graduated from Marion High School, Wayne in 1982 and Kim in 1984. The Seybolds started skating on roller skates in Marion in the early 1970s. They gradually transitioned to figure skating and eventually moved to Delaware to train under Ron Ludington. Wayne credits Ludington and other coaches with not only helping him to become a world-class athlete, but also instilling leadership skills.
Wayne and Kim are both very special individuals who exemplified true amateur sportsmanship and dedication as they represented not only the state of Indiana, but the United States of America at the 1988 Winter Olympics in the pairs figure skating competition. Wayne and Kim won a pair of silver medals at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and came in 10th at the 1988 Winter Olympics. After the 1988 Olympics, the Seybolds performed professionally for several years and were featured performers in numerous shows such as Ice Capades, Champions On Ice, and The Nutcracker On Ice.
Wayne became involved in the production side of ice shows, settling at that time in Los Angeles. He went on to produce and co-produce shows all over the United States and around the world, which he says let him meet people of all nationalities and prepared him for global business. After moving back to Marion to raise his family with his wife, Jennifer, he decided to run for City Council and took office in 2000. In 2003 he decided to run for mayor, and decided to rollerblade every street in Marion, an endeavor that added up to more than 250 miles. He skated past every person’s house in Marion and would skate right up to an individual’s house and ask them what their issues were. Wayne was elected mayor in 2003 and won re- election in 2007.
Mayor Seybold has been president of the Metropolitan Mayor’s Association and the Indiana Mayor’s Association; Legislative Committee member and Executive Committee member of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns; Community and Economic Development Committee member, National League of Cities; First Tier Suburbs Committee member, National League of Cities; and on the Board of the Indiana
World Skating Association. Wayne is committed to making Marion one of the leading small cities of the 21st century.
Kim Seybold-Catron lives in Westfield with her husband, Mark, and their two daughters, Kaitlyn and Ashley. She continues to be involved in the skating world and has worked as a skating and hockey instructor at the Carmel Ice Skadium and at the Indiana World Skating Academy in Indianapolis. She is an international and national level coach. She continues to share her skating experiences and skills with children across Indiana.
In 1992 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and has gone through three surgeries since 1995 to remove the tumor.
Kim was nominated to be an Olympic torchbearer in 2002 by the Indiana Sports Corp. Elizabeth Hahn, director, stated: “We wanted Kim to be a torchbearer because she’s so inspirational — not just because she competed in the Olympics, but because Kim came back from such a serious medical challenge to skate again, then serve as a role model by coaching young kids.”

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