Class of 2001
In 1961 John Gremer started coaching wrestling at Urbana High School His teams won four Big 12 titles, one District Championship and placed second in the Sectional twice. He had one wrestler earn a third place medal at the Individual State Championships.
He began officiating in 1972 and continued until his retirement in 1995. John officiated twenty-two District/Regionals, twenty-one Sectionals and four Individual State Tournaments. He also worked two Regionals, two Sectionals and one State Tournament in the Dual Team competition.
In 1972 John started working at the state tournament as the Head Scorer for Class A teams. After the conclusion of team scoring at the State Tournament, he worked as
Co-Supervisor of Weigh-In and Coordinator of the Grand March. In 1999 he was awarded the 25 Year Service Plaque by the Illinois High School Association.