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.