Hall of Fame induction: 2003
Wade went to the University of Delaware as a shot and discus thrower. He is still ranked by the University as second all-time in discus and in the top ten in the shot put, both indoors and outdoors.
However, he found a new event while competing at Delaware, the hammer and 35# indoor weight throw.
He became a three-time NCAA Championship qualifier, securing All-American honors in the hammer in 1993.
In the 1993 IC4A competitions, he placed second in the weight throw, second in the discus, and seventh in the hammer. He twice won the national 56# weight throw championships. Wade also won six conference championships and holds the school records in the weight throw, 67’ 9¾”, and the hammer, 207’8″, by significant amounts.