Contributors Hall of Fame: Howard Sorenson

Hall of Fame – 1982

Howard Sorensen, as many other Hall of Famers, wore many hats as he contributed to the sport of wrestling. He wrestled for Omaha South in the late ‘20’s and earned a state championship in 1929. Sorensen served
as a coach at South from 1940 to 1942 entered the armed services for two years and then returned in 1944 to coach until 1955. To his coaching credits go three state titles, numerous tournament titles and individual champions.

Sorensen moved in to the administrative field but was still a guiding influence in athletics. He served on the NSAA’s Board of Control for 12 years where he was considered the expert in the sport of wrestling. He was a representative to the general assembly for 22 years. Besides his numerous administrative duties Mr. Sorensen found time to wear the referee’s whistle and stripes for some 20 years as he worked both high school and college matches including some in the Big 7 Conference.
Howard Sorensen had contributed to the sport wearing many hats; that of a competitor, a coach and as an administrator.

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