Competitors Hall of Fame: Bob Headley

Hall of Fame – 2005

Bob is a 3x State Champ wrestling for Elkhorn where he holds the record with Most Career Wins at 123. He wrestled for the Chargers Wrestling Club out of Omaha from 1981-1987, going on to Elkhorn Middle School and high school for a total of ten years. During his senior year at college he was the Boys Town wrestling coach and he also participated in the annual Elkhorn wrestling clinic for younger kids. In addition he found time to referee at various middle school and kids’ wrestling events. Other special honors include being recognized 3 consecutive years by the Chargers Wrestling Club with the “110% Award’’, Chargers Wrestling Club “ Alumni of the Year” award, Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete Award, NSWCA Academic All State Team, graduated cum-laude from UNO, and is currently an airline captain for Comair, a division of Delta Airlines. Bob recalls his “greatest thrill was winning the semi-final match during the State Championships of my senior year. My opponent was Tony Geiger and both of us were returning 2x State Champions vying for a third. Those 6 minutes were an out-of-body experience and probably the most intense memories and emotions of my life. It’s surreal to be able to close my eyes and literally live that match over in my mind down to the smallest of details; 13 years later I can still smell the mat, hear the whistles overlapping each other with the crowd noise as a backdrop . It’s a time in my life that I know will, in some way, define me forever. It’s a time that I will never forget.” Bob is introduced by his father, Bob Headley, Sr.

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