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

Roland Locke - North Platte

Ron Boone - Omaha Tech

Stephen Epler - Chester

Tom Kropp - Aurora

Tom Rathman - Grand Island

Val Skinner - North Platte

Verne Lewellen - Lincoln High

InducteeCoach–It takes a special kind of talent to coach a sport and promote the sport at the same time. Such a man was Coach Vern Ekfelt, a wrestling and baseball coach at Omaha Central High School from 1943-1948, and then more coaching at Omaha North High School between 1948 and 1974. While his wrestling teams won five state championships, he materially aided in the development of high school wrestling as a sport throughout Nebraska. He initiated a season-opening invitational tournament at Omaha North High, a unique event. From 1980 onward, that tournament was called the Vern Ekfelt Invitational.

Coach Ekfelt wrestled for four years at the University of Iowa without having had the benefit of a high school program.  He was also active as a wrestling official for some 20 years besides his coaching duties.