Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

1995

Arthur Vance - Hardy

Charlie Foster - Kearney

Chuck Jura - Schuyler

Chuck Stickels - Hastings

Cletus Fischer - Lincoln

Conrad "Cornie" Collin - Omaha

Dave Rimington - Omaha South

Don Leahy - Omaha

Ed Colleran - Spalding

Eugene McCue - Arapahoe

George Sauer - Lincoln High

Guy Chamberlin - Blue Springs

Ken Fischer - Lincoln

Mary Lou Jasnoch Kucera - Oshkosh

Mike McGee - Omaha North

Pat Fischer - Omaha Westside

Ralph Beechner - Lincoln High

Ron Boone - Omaha Tech

Stephen Epler - Chester

Tom Kropp - Aurora

Tom Rathman - Grand Island

Val Skinner - North Platte

Vern Ekfelt - Omaha Central

Verne Lewellen - Lincoln High

Athlete—This 1923 graduate of North Platte High School was timed as the fastest sprinter in the world en route to becoming the world record holder in the 100 and 220 yard dashes. Imagine a runner with world-class speed in a high school football backfield.  He led North Platte in 1921 to an unbeaten football season which brought the Platters acclaim as the state champion. Locke gets credit for scoring at least 12 touchdowns in North Platte‘s 176-0 win over Cozad in 1921. However; it was not until the mid-20’s when the “Gip” reached his full potential as a track man, helping the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers as team captain in 1925 and 1926. He competed in the days of hand-held stop watches being timed by some at 9.4 in the 100-yard dash and 20.5 in the 220 during the spring of 1926. He achieved his world records during a successful campaign on the international circuit. Later, he was named one of the outstanding lawyers in Lincoln so his old coach, Henry Schulte, must have been proud of his many successes, both on and off the cinder track. In high school, where his speed was first noticed, he was one of those athletes who rarely if ever lost a race.  He set the state record in 1922 in the 220-yard dash.