Hall of Fame – 2008
Rushville, Gordon/Rushville, Gordon
Rod’s teams have set some impressive records: Champs in Class C in ‘91 and ‘92 and Class D in ‘96, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03. They took 2nd in class C in ‘97 and Class D in 2000. Then they can also claim 3rd in Class C in ‘93 and ‘98 and Class D in ‘04. Rod feels he has contributed to wrestling by helping to make their program respectable and proving to kids that hard work pays off. He was named NSWCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2001 and NWI Magazine Assistant coach of the Year in 2001.His biggest thrill was being chosen to be inducted into the NSWCA Hall of Fame and seeing wrestlers being successful in life as well as capturing his first state team title in 1991 . Rod is being introduced by Gordon/Rushville’s athletic director Ward Wacker.