Competitors Hall of Fame: Clinton Childs

COMPETITOR
Hall of Fame – 2014
Omaha

 

Began wrestling at age 4 for (Cousin Phillip Doolittle. RIP) Phillip is a huge part of my success that I’ve had throughout my life in general. Everything about wrestling was given to me at an early age by Phillip having taken me to areas in the country to face the toughest competition, preparing me for Jr & Sr High school. In this time becoming a multiple state, regional, national, and Junior Olympic Champion in Freestyle and Greco wrestling.

As a Freshman at Omaha North, won the starting running back spot with only two and a half games played and started the rest of my career becoming the first four year starter in school history. Becoming Class A second all time leading rusher by 22yds at the time only behind fellow Husker teammate (Calvin Jones). Earning two high school football All-America Honors, Blue Chip, and Tom Lemings.

In wrestling, placing sixth as a freshman and sophomore, second as a junior, and the 189lb state champ as a senior. During the summers of 1990-1991 earning at the time the most recognizable All-American Honors in both Freestyle and Greco at the ASIC Junior Nationals 6th in 1990 Freestyle, and in 1991 5th Freestyle & 7th in Greco along side with future Olympic Gold Medalist in the 2000 Sydney Games (Brandon Slay). Entering my senior year ranked #8 in the country skipped out on wrestling and an invite to go train in Colorado Springs at the U.S. Olympic training Center to concentrate on a Full ride scholarship to the University of Nebraska along side of fellow HOF inductee, ( Cory Schlesinger).

Playing on Nebraska’s 1994-5 National Championship teams. After completion of NU playing days signing a short lived NFL career with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs came back to Omaha to coach football with mentor, father figure (Herman “Pops” Colvin) also assisting in wrestling for 10yrs. Leaving North High in 2007-8 to go coach wrestling with childhood friend( Mike Jernigan) at Omaha Westside for a season, was offered the Head Wrestling job at Omaha Northwest, reuniting with now Principal (Pops Colvin). In just year #5 being awarded the Metro Conference Head Wrestling Coach of the award in 2013-2014 season.

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