Class of 2014
Roy Snyder’s wrestling career began in the early 1970’s in Dubuque Iowa. Roy participated in football, wrestling and track for Dubuque Hempstead High School. He was selected team captain his senior year in both wrestling and football. In addition, Roy received all-conference honors in both sports. Roy went on to participate in football at the college level. He attended North Iowa Area Community College (Mason City IA.) before completing his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Safety at the University of Dubuque.
Roy and his family moved to Mt. Morris, Illinois in 1991. He served the community as a volunteer coach in soccer, baseball, wrestling and football. Roy began officiating football in 1991. Soon after, he became an IHSA licensed official for wrestling, baseball and softball. Roy has been instrumental in Northwestern Illinois in recruiting and mentoring new officials. During his 22 years as a wrestling official Roy has worked 20 regional and 16 sectional wrestling tournaments. He has had the honor of officiating 13 IHSA State wrestling tournaments, 5 IESA, 7 IKWF State Wrestling Tournaments, 7 Dvorak Tournaments and 2 Illinois vs. Indiana Duals. Roy has also been fortunate enough to serve the IHSA as a clinician for baseball, and he has officiated one IHSA baseball state championship and 3 IHSA state championships in football.
Roy’s other activities have included being a school board member in Oregon Illinois for several years, running and completing the Chicago Marathon in 2005, Assistant Scoutmaster for the local scout troop and he has served as Secretary/Treasurer for the White Pines Officials Association for 14 years.
Roy and his wife Cathy live in Rochelle. Roy works for Vactor Manufacturing in Streator, Illinois as a Safety Manager.
Roy and Cathy Snyder have 2 sons, Brian and Nick. Brian graduated from University of Wisconsin Platteville in 2011 with an accounting and finance degree and most recently completed his CPA certification. Nick also graduated from the University of Wisconsin Platteville in 2013 with a teaching degree in PE, Health and a minor in business.