Hall of Fame – 1997
University of Nebraska
Wrestling just isn”t one of those sports that you can step out on the gym floor, run back and forth and win! It takes hard work, tenacity, and time. Marc Bauer is an outstanding example. A great career in high school led to an even better college experience. Wrestling for Kearney High, he set 13 records and qualified for state all 4 yrs. He finished 3rd his junior year and second his senior year. In the finals that year he went into overtime with his opponent and when the match ended it was awarded to his opponent on 7th criteria (stalling warning) He concluded his high school career with a record of 107-32, including 67 pins. Tenacity: Marc went on to wrestle in the NSWCA Kansas- Nebraska Dual and was on the Maine Exchange Team. Entering college at the University of Nebraska in Omaha he continued to grow . He became a 3x NCAA Division II All American as well as a 3x member of the Academic All American Team. In addition he was a 2x North Central Conference Champ and finished in the all time top 5 for the UNO Wins List. He was a member of the Division II National Championship Team and selected Nebraska High School Graduate Outstanding College Wrestler by “Headlock”. Time: Marc is currently teaching in Kearney where he is head coach at Kearney Horizon Middle School and assistant at UNK. Counting as his biggest thrill in this great sport was winning the Division II Nationals with his team and winning his last match in college. Marc is introduced by his high school coach, Tom McCann (Hall ’94).