C.M. Russell High School boasts 7 State Titles and 6 coming in the last 12 years. State Championship years have been in 1977, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2010. The Rusters have been in the State Semi-finals in each of the last 4 years.
Josh is the first Rustler to earn a Division I basketball scholarship to the University of Stanford. Josh is still writing his career as a Sophmore at Stanford.
Ryan was a successful 2 sport athlete at CMR in the early 1990's under coach Kent Paulson and Mike McLean. Ryan went on to Washington State and led them to the 1998 Rose Bowl and a Top 10 finish. Ryan was also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. He is the only Montanan to be named a finalist. Ryan was the 2nd overall pick of the San Diego Chargers.
Dave played football for the University of Montana leading them to the 1995 National Championship. That same season he won the Walter Payton Award. Dave went on to have a successful career in the Canadian Football League and a brief stint in the NFL.