Jim Harsh

Class of 2013


Jim Harsh was a four-year wrestler for Bloomington High School under Hall of Fame coach Jim Bowers. Harsh was team captain his senior year.

As a 24-year IHSA official, Harsh has officiated 19 regionals, 15 sectionals, 10 combined individual and dual team state championships. Harsh has also worked 18 combined individual and dual team IKWF championships, 13 Middle School National Duals, three Illinois-Indiana All-Star Duals, two Prairie State games and the first IKWF Girls Folk style State Championship.

In 2010, Harsh was appointed IKWF Co-Chairman of Officials. He was also assistant coach to Greg Gardner of the IKWF Red Bird Wrestling Club along with IWCOA Hall of Famer George Girardi.

Harsh was presented the IWOCA’s Bronze Medallion Award in 2011.

Harsh is married to Karen and would like to thank her for the support that she provides along with support from his mentor Dan Fulscher.