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Midwest Battlers who Advanced to Semifinals or better in National G.G. Tournaments

Compiled by Thomas W. Lovgren

CHAMPIONS

  • Paul Hartnek, Omaha, Heavyweight - 1936
  • Carl Vinciquerra, Omaha, 175 pounds - 1936
  • Paul Hartnek, Omaha, Heavyweight - 1937
  • Ferd Hernandez, sidney, 147 pountd - 1960
  • Harley Cooper, Omaha, Heavyweight - 1963
  • Harley Cooper, Omaha, Heavyweight - 1964
  • Lamont Kirkland, Omaha, 165 pounds - 1980

FINALS

  • Paul Hartnek, Omaha, Heavyweight -1935
  • Mike O'Leary, Denver, 112 pounds - 1944
  • Sammy Williams, Omaha, 160 pounds -1953
  • Wendell Stewart, Omaha, 188 pounds - 1956
  • Ferd Hernandez, Sidney, 147 pounds -1959
  • Tony Drake, Sioux City, IA 135 pounds - 1965
  • Tom Cisneros, Scottsbluff, 125 pounds -1967
  • Lamont Kirkland, Omaha, 165 pounds - 1976
  • Pat Jefferson, Rapid City SD, 132 pounds -1977
  • Lamont Kirkland, Omaha, 165 pounds -1979
  • Ban Rodriquez, Scottsbluff, 125 pounds - 1979
  • Terry Christensen, Central City, 147 pounds - 1986
  • Randy Eckmann, Bloomfield, 147 pounds -1990
  • Ira Humm, Lincoln, Heavyweight - 1994
  • Robert Jumping Eagle, Pine Ridge SD, 147 pounds -1998

SEMI-FINALS

  • Ben Finnerty, Omaha, 112 pounds - 1935
  • Joe Drayer, Herman, 175 pounds - 1935
  • Joe Drayer, Herman, 160 pounds - 1936
  • Joe Martinez, Omaha, 112 pounds - 1943
  • Lawrence Watson, Omaha, 175 pounds - 1944
  • William Zuke, Lincoln, Heavyweight - 1945
  • Vince Foster, Omaha, 147 pounds - 1946
  • Gayus Outhouse, So. Sioux City, 135 pounds - 1948
  • Joe Parks, Omaha, 135 pounds -1956
  • Bill Nielsen, Omaha, Heavyweight - 1959
  • Lance Kress, Omaha, 112 pounds -1965
  • Lance Kress, Omaha 112 pounds - 1967
  • Paul Fisher, Omaha, 156 pounds -1967
  • Tom Cisneros, Scottsbluff, 119 pounds - 1968
  • Tony Drake, Sioux City, IA, 147 pounds -1968
  • Dale Hernandez, Omaha, 132 pounds - 1970
  • Billy Na Pier, Omaha, 119 pounds - 1970
  • Clem Tucker, Omaha, 139 pounds - 1970
  • Roger Pelster, Petersburg, 156 pounds - 1971
  • Jeff LeMeir, Sioux Falls, SD, 139 pounds - 1974
  • Pat Jefferson, Rapid City SD, 119 pounds - 1975
  • Pat Jefferson, Rapid City SD, 132 pounds - 1976
  • George DuBray, Scottsbluff, 112 pounds - 1976
  • Lamont Kirkland, Omaha, 165 pounds, 1978
  • Vern Larvie, Rapid City SD, 125 pounds - 1983
  • Tim Christensen, Central City, 147 pounds - 1984
  • Tom Anderson, Hastings, 112 pounds - 1986
  • Randy Eckmann, Bloomfield, 156 pounds - 1989
  • Jose Hindjosa, Omaha, 112 pounds - 2004

First 25 Year AII- Time Midwest Golden Gloves Team

Selected in 1958 by Roy Feltman, Floyd Olds and Bill Thomas

First Team

  • 112 -Mike O'Leary , 1944, Denver
  • 118 -Wendell Stewart, 1953-54-56, Omaha
  • 126 -Charlie Miegel, 1936-37, Lincoln
  • 135- Bob Morley, 1937, Sioux City, IA
  • 147 ~ Vince Foster, 1946. Omaha
  • 160 -Sammy Williams, 1953, Omaha
  • 175 -Carl Vinciquerra, 1936-37, Omaha
  • Hvt -Paul Hartnek, 1935-36, Omaha

Second Team

  • Ben Finnerty , 1934-35, Omaha
  • Frank Cvitak, 1934-35, Omaha
  • Paul Gaughenbaugh, 1939, Hastings
  • Sammy Verse, 1934-35, Omaha
  • Charles Ironshell, 1953-54, Hastings
  • Joe Drayer, 1935-36, Herman
  • Jack Fickler. 1940. Omaha
  • Frank Gelecki, 1938-39, Omaha

Second 25 Year AII- Time Midwest Golden Gloves Team

Selected in 1983 by Roy Feltman, Harry Farnham. Wally Provost and Jack Fickler

First Team

  • 112 -Lance Kress, 1964-65-67, Omaha
  • 119- Pat Jefferson, 1974-75-76-77, Rapid City, SD
  • 126- Tom Cisneros, 1966-67-68-69-74, Scottsbtuff
  • 132- Tony Drake, 1965-66-69-72, Sioux City, IA
  • 139- Jeff LeMair, 1973-74-75-76-77-78, Sioux Fails, SD
  • 147- Ferd Hernandez, 1959-60, Sidney
  • 156- Roger Pelster. 1971-73-74-75-76. Petersburg
  • 165- Lamont Kirkland, 1975-76-77-78-79-80, Omaha
  • 178 -Harley Cooper, 1963-64, Omaha
  • Hvt -Bill Nielsen, 1957-59-60, Omaha

Second Team

  • Don Rudd, 1962-63, Miller, SD
  • Gabe Barajas, 1960-61. Omaha
  • Ben RodrIguez, 1977-78-79, Scottsbluff
  • Art Hemandez, 1956-57-58-59-60, Sidney
  • Rick Kiser, 1975-76-77-79, Rapid City, SD
  • Sammy Cribbs, 1981-82-83, Omaha
  • Clay Fisher, 1974-77-78-79, South Dakota
  • Dan Island, 1968-70, South Dakota
  • Stanley Smith, 1981-82-83-84-85, Omaha
  • Ron Stander, 1969, Council Bluffs, IA