Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

1998

Allen Zikmund - Kearney

Bill Brown - Omaha

Bill Jackman - Grant

Billy Southworth - Harvard

Cecil Walker - Fremont

Conde Sargent - Lincoln

Dave Hoppen - Omaha Benson

Jack Hallstrom - Avoca

Jim Mather - Arapahoe

John "Choppy" Rhodes - Ansley

Jon Appleget - Fremont

Karlene Erickson Herrell - Wheeler Central

Kerry Trotter - Omaha Creighton Prep

Leonard Bond - Omaha North

Marty Kobza - Schuyler

Maurtice Ivy - Omaha Central

Paul Forch - Lincoln East

Paul Tierney - Broken Bow

Ron Kellogg - Omaha Northwest

Ruby Miller - Elm Creek

Sondra Obermeier Herold - Aurora


Coach. In the last half of the twentieth century, a talented coach who had a yearning for wrestling joined the faculty at Gering High School in Western Nebraska. Chuck Deter was a successful football coach, an athletic director and educator. Yet his specialty was being a superb wrestling coach, one of the best in the nation. Under his 30-year- leadership, the Gering Bulldogs won six state wrestling championships, including a Class A title in 1983. His boys were runners-up seven times, in the top five 20 times. His teams had a state record 96-match dual winning streak that ranks nationally. His teams won 96 tournament championships, also ranking on a national basis.

Deter compiled an amazing career dual record of 264-43-5 at Gering. At one point, the Bulldogs had an 11-year stretch in which they competed in 96 straight dual matches without a loss. It’s one of the longest streaks in the nation.

A number of Deter’s former wrestlers established the Deter Dynasty. The Annual Deter Dynasty Golf Tournament, which benefits the Gering Wrestling Club, is held during Oregon Trail Days at Monument Shadows Golf Course.