Contributors Hall of Fame: Henry Harmoney

Hall of Fame – 1993

Henry Harmoney was introduced to wrestling at Kearney High School under the tutelage of Coach Tom McCann. He compiled a record of 48-9 and was second at State in 1974 defeating the State Champ in the semi’s, but most importantly he learned from his coach that you never quit wrestling or being involved. From high school he went to McCook Junior College where he totaled 38 wins and 4 losses, then on to Huron College in South Dakota where he came out a winner with 30 wins and 2 losses. He still holds the consecutive pin record at Kearney High with 20 straight his senior year. Spreading his enthusiasm at the college level he was a graduate assistant at Kearney State for 2 years working with the upper weights and sending such names as Vogel, Prusha, Bauchman, and Rheel on to become All Americans. He is also credited with defeating 2 time Olympian Jimmy Jackson while taking 5th in the NAIA Nationals in ’78. He also made two exchange teams to Romania and Poland in ’73 and ’74. He made the move to Texas in the early 1980’s. he was head coach at Cal Farleys Boys Ranch in Amarillo for 2 years as was Executive Director and coach at Maverick Boys’ and Girls’ Club from the 1984 to the present. He has coached many State, National Champs, and NCAA place winners. He has won four national Team Championships and brought three teams to the Midway USA duals in Nebraska with Maine. He was Texas State Kids Director for 8 years, on the AAU Board of Directors for 9 years, National AAU Board of Directors for 3 years, Executive Board AAU for 3 years, Man of the Year in Wrestling for Texas in 1991, recipient of the 1992 Willard Vandiver Award for Outstanding Contributions to Wrestling, West Texas AAU President 1991-present, Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame Achievement Award in January 1993 and still more! He has hosted the Maverick Wrestling Camp for 9 years with wrestlers from over 20 states attending to hear top clinicians, including Bobby Douglas, Olympic Team Coach. Most recently he hostged and directed the National AAU Tournament with 2000 wrestlers from over 40 states including 105 from Nebraska. He has helped start freestyle wrestling in Nebraska and Texas. All of this and he hasn’ reached the 40 yet!

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