Former Husker wrestler Jim Raschke will be one of four men inducted into the Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Kennedy Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
In addition to Raschke, the fifth induction class includes Jim Burke (posthumous), Brad Rheingans and Jim Martinez. The Martinez Family will receive the Legacy Award and Dave Curby will be given the Alan Rice Leadership Award.
Raschke lettered for Nebraska from 1960 to 1962, and captured the 1962 Big Eight title at heavyweight. After his collegiate career, Raschke became the second American to win a medal at the Greco-Roman World Championships when he finished third at heavyweight in 1963. In 1965, he became a worldwide interservice wrestling champion for the United States Army. While in high school, Raschke won the 1958 Nebraska Class A state crown at heavyweight while wrestling at Omaha North.
Raschke joins former Huskers Rulon Gardner and Matt Lindland in the prestigious Greco-Roman Hall of Fame. The four inductees for 2014 will increase the Hall of Fame total to 14 wrestlers.
The induction on Oct. 18 begins with a reception at 6 p.m., before dinner at 7 p.m. The honors ceremony is set for 8 p.m. For more information on the Greco-Roman Hall of Champions, contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.