Jennifer Warner Ramsey- St. Paul

  Athlete- 2019  (1993) It didn’t take Jeffifer (Warner) Ramsey long to catch the eyes of the state’s basketball fans.  The fabulous freshmen led Greeley to an unbeaten Class D-1 State Championship.  She moved to St. Paul before her junior yer, bringing her winning ways with her, taking the unbeaten Wildcats to a Class B […]

Danny Woodhead- North Platte

Athlete- 2019   (2004) You couldn’t overlook Danny Woodhead once he stepped on the field.  Scoring 28 points in a quarter in basketball, earning All-State honors in soccer and placing in the 100 meters at the state track meet, Woodhead stood out for the North Platte Bulldogs.  But the football field was where he towered […]

Colby Wissel-Kearney

Athlete-2019  (2004) Colby Wissel, an Elm Creek native, joined the Kearney High track dynasty his sophomore year and emerged as Nebraska’s all-time premier distance runner.  Wissel won nine all-class gold medals and finished with state records in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.  In cross country, he won three consecutive State titles and was a […]

Joe Wells-Grand Island

  Official- Class of 2019 Joe Wells established his reputation as a top-notch basketball referee early in his career, working his first State Tournament in 1984 at the age of 24.  In an officiating career that has spanned four decades, he has worked 27 State Basketball Tournaments and was selected to work 24 State Championships, […]

Bob Whitehouse-Omaha

Contributor Bob Whitehouse has influenced sports in Nebraska at every level, including as a coach, administrator, and volunteer for more than 50 years. A coach, athletic director and administrator in the Omaha school system, he was inducted into the Omaha Public Schools Hall of Fame as a special contributor in 2012 and the National Interscholastic […]

Mark Wortman-Elkhorn

Coach Mark Wortman turned Elkhorn High School into a football powerhouse. After his arrival in 1980, the Antlers became a cornerstone of the state football playoff field, qualifying for 20 straight years from 1995-2014. At the time of his induction, his teams had won five Class B state championships and reached five other state championship […]

Bill Weber – Lincoln Southeast

Lincoln Southeast (Class of 1980) Bill Weber had an attraction for the action of state tournaments. The Lincoln Journal-Star’s Athlete of the Year in 1980, Weber played in seven state high school state tournaments and three American Legion baseball state tournaments. He earned all-state honors his junior and senior seasons in football while playing defensive […]

Linda Schnitzler Walker – Battle Creek

Battle Creek (Class of 1985) Linda Schnitzler Walker was the cornerstone of Battle Creek’s multi-sport success in the mid-1980s and ’90s. The daughter of Hall of Fame coach Bob Schnitzler, she earned all-state honors in basketball as the Bravettes won back-to-back Class C-1 state championships in 1984 and 1985 – teams that launched a streak […]

Edsel Wibbels – Wolbach

Athlete.  A legend of Wolbach High School on the edge of Greeley County, this 1937 graduate accomplished a very rare feat, setting a national high school record in the discus of 154′ 9″ during an era when the high school discus was the exact same weight as the college discus in America. High schools went […]

Howard “Dutch” Welch – Gothenburg

Athlete. A 1924 Gothenburg graduate, Welch attended Berwyn High School until his junior year. He played football at Gothenburg and was a four-year letterman in basketball at Berwyn and Gothenburg, but track is where he excelled, never losing a mile race in Nebraska. As a junior, he won the mile and was second in the […]