Class of 2023

Crystal Lake Official

Ron Vermillion graduated from Dundee Community High School in 1976. He competed in wrestling for four years. He had a career record of 64-16 while wrestling under Head Coach Bob Kennison. He also competed in Cross County.

He started coaching with the Dundee Highlanders Club and then was the head coach with the Crystal Lake Wizards Club. During this time, he coached several IKWF place winners, including his son Blake. Many of these wrestlers went on to make an impact on the sport of wrestling as coaches or officials.

Ron was named as the Official of the Year by the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation in 2018. He has worked a combined twelve IHSA Individual and Dual Team State Tournaments and was nominated as IWCOA Official of the Year in 2019 and again in 2023.

Ron has worked for Dolly Madison & Hostess Cakes for 30 years as well as the Crystal Lake Park District and the Crystal Lake Gymnastics. He presently works in the Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center.

His hobbies include scuba diving, motorcycle riding, golf and hanging out with his grandchildren.