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Former E-Hawk Mat Coaches Earn National Recognition

By Staff | Nov 16, 2010

DES?MOINES – Two former coaches of the Emmetsburg E-Hawk wrestling program have joined elite company in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, located in Stillwater, OK.

Former Emmetsburg mentors Bob Roethler and Bob Kenny were inducted during the Iowa Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame ceremonies at the end of October in Des Moines.

Bob Kenny, who came to Emmetsburg in 2000, was presented with the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Kenny guided the E-Hawks to six Class 2A State Championships, including a four-year straight reign in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, as well as back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006.

Kenny also guided the E-Hawks to the State Dual Team Championship in 2000 and 2003 as well as appearances from 2000 through 2006 as well.

After leaving Emmetsburg, Kenny served as vice principal at Dowling High School in Des Moines before accepting the position of Athletic Director at Mason City High School.

Former E-Hawk mentor Bob Roethler was awarded with the 2010 “Medal of Courage” award. The Medal of Courage Award is presented annually to a wrestler or former wrestler who has overcome what appear to be insurmountable challenges, which may be physical, mental, or other handicaps that make his other achievements all the more uplifting.

Roethler also guided the E-Hawks to four consecutive State Championships in 1676, 1977, 1978 and 1979 but suffered an aneurysm that could have ended not only his career, but his life.

Roethler battled back from his health concerns and resumed his career as an educator. He served as guidance counselor in the Graettinger Community School District before accepting a position with Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg.

Bob Roethler continues to serve as a volunteer assistant with the E-Hawk wrestling program.

Roethler was previously inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his coaching accomplishments several years ago.

Former E-Hawk Mat Coaches Earn National Recognition

By Staff | Nov 16, 2010

DES?MOINES – Two former coaches of the Emmetsburg E-Hawk wrestling program have joined elite company in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, located in Stillwater, OK.

Former Emmetsburg mentors Bob Roethler and Bob Kenny were inducted during the Iowa Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame ceremonies at the end of October in Des Moines.

Bob Kenny, who came to Emmetsburg in 2000, was presented with the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Kenny guided the E-Hawks to six Class 2A State Championships, including a four-year straight reign in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, as well as back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006.

Kenny also guided the E-Hawks to the State Dual Team Championship in 2000 and 2003 as well as appearances from 2000 through 2006 as well.

After leaving Emmetsburg, Kenny served as vice principal at Dowling High School in Des Moines before accepting the position of Athletic Director at Mason City High School.

Former E-Hawk mentor Bob Roethler was awarded with the 2010 “Medal of Courage” award. The Medal of Courage Award is presented annually to a wrestler or former wrestler who has overcome what appear to be insurmountable challenges, which may be physical, mental, or other handicaps that make his other achievements all the more uplifting.

Roethler also guided the E-Hawks to four consecutive State Championships in 1676, 1977, 1978 and 1979 but suffered an aneurysm that could have ended not only his career, but his life.

Roethler battled back from his health concerns and resumed his career as an educator. He served as guidance counselor in the Graettinger Community School District before accepting a position with Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg.

Bob Roethler continues to serve as a volunteer assistant with the E-Hawk wrestling program.

Roethler was previously inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his coaching accomplishments several years ago.