Competitors Hall of Fame: Roy E. Oliver

Hall of Fame – 1989

This youthful competitor has notched 25 years of wrestling competition. His experience has been through Boy’s Club, high school, college, and international wrestling teams. Roye began is prep career at Omaha Tech in 1970 but it wasn’t until his sophomore year at 98 pounds with the Metro and North High Invite crowns under his belt that he began his ride to the top. His junior year he was district, Metro, North High, state and National Junior Olympic Champ at 119. This double-leg expert moved up to 138 his senior year and still on a roll picked up this third Metro and North High Invite crowns, his second district title and a runner-up at state to compile a 105-4 prep record.

Deciding to spread his talent around, Roye headed for Arizona Sate in 1974 where he was a three time NCAA All-American with a 90-14 record. Hired as head coach at Palomar College in San Marcos, Ca., Roye considers the California State Championship by 1/4 of a point as a definite high in his first year as head man. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1984 and was chosen California Community College Coach of the Year in 1988. A remarkable record for someone who never plans to grow old, Roy is deeply involved with “his kids”, over 85 young men from 4-14 years old that, he coaches and travels with to meets in a six state area.

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