Phil was a competitor at Omaha Northwest graduating in ’78 and UNO from ’79-’83 He coached at the Iowa School for the Deaf one year and has been officiating from ’83 to the present at high school , college, and freestyle meets. He was a State Champ in ’78, 3x Academic All NCC Conf/All American Team, has coached Westside Wrestling Club, officiated NCAA and NAIA Nationals, NE State Tournament from ’90 to the present and is a mentor to young officials. He is a 2x NSWCA Official of the Year and 2x Metro Officials Assoc. Official of the Year. His biggest thrill in wrestling has been winning at State and officiating at State and National tournaments. Introduced by friend Norm Manstedt, Hall ’86.