Hall of Fame – 1986
Wrestling for Midland College, then coaching in Fremont for 14 years from 1965-1979 (collecting a record of 75-22-2), Roger found his real forte as a referee—a calling he has pursued for some 20 years. Refereeing innumberable duals, countless conference tournaments, dozens of districts and many, many state tournaments he has been both a familiar and welcome face on the mat. His calm and cool approach to the match has relieved many a nervous athlete and anxious coach about to make their claim to fame. This is attested to by the fact that he has been invited to officiate at the state tournament for 15 years and has been named the NSWCA Referee of the Year twice, and invited to referee the NSAA Nationals.