Competitors Hall of Fame: Roy Jerred

Hall of Fame – 1993
Banner County

Roy Jerred traveled a long way to the State Tournament in 1971, from the Nebraska Sand hills to Lincoln. But once he arrived he wrestled his best and in the semi-final match overtime he defeated his opponent and went on to take the state title at 126 lbs. This determined young man has caught the spark and returned not once more, but twice more and took home that coveted crown at 132 lbs in ’72 and 138 in ’73. He has continued to share his love and enthusiasm for wrestling with the younger people of his community. Not limiting his athletic abilities to wrestling he picked up sixth place at the state track meet in the pole vault and did so with a spiral crack in his leg – determination! Compiling a high school record of 73-3-0 he also collected awards in the academic area. He received the National Interscholastic Honor Roll Award from the National Wrestling Coaches Association and was offered a full scholarship grant by two colleges. Another feather in his wrestling cap was an invitation to try out for the United States Olympic Wrestling Team. A most impressive set of credentials.

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