Poulsen Headed to Wrestling Hall of Fame

The most successful wrestler in Elgin history has been selected as an inductee into the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will be conducted on June 4, 2011 in Grand Island.  This will take place at the Riverside Country Club. Jeremy Poulsen is a 1999 graduate of Elgin Public Schools.  While wrestling for the Eagles he qualified four times for the state tournament.  Three of the four times he was the district champion while qualifying.  As a freshman he finished as the district runner up and he finished with a fifth place medal at 103 lbs. in the state tournament.  From that point on, he would be undefeated at the state meet.  In 1997, he won the 103 lb. title, 1998 the 112 lb. title, and in 1999 he was crowned as the champion of the 125 lb. weight class.  Along the way he tied a state record for the most falls in the state tournament with 10.  That record still stands today.   Jeremy finished his wrestling career with a record of 129-18.  He earned 25 individual tournament titles in the process.  He still has claim to six records at EHS.

Jeremy currently lives in Tilden, NE with his wife Jenna and their daughter Gentry.  He is employed by the Nebraska Public Power District.