Sample Nomination Resume
As a potential inductee to the Delaware County Hall of Fame, the following information may help you as you apply for consideration.
The Delaware County Hall of Fame is unique in the fact that it seeks to honor men and women of sport long after the roar of the crowd becomes silent. Delaware County has a rich tradition in athletics and our organization seeks to honor those candidates who have distinguished themselves.
Chris K. Campbell
835 W. Smith Valley RoadGreenwood, IN 46142(317) 882-5931
Chris Campbell has lived in Delaware County most of his life. He attended Eaton Elementary School, North Del Middle School, & Delta High School. He is the oldest of five children. His parents are Paul and June Campbell. Paul teaches at the Muncie Area Career Center, and June is a Hairdresser in a small shop at their home located on a farm near Eaton and Albany. Chris has three sisters (Juli, Joni, & Jaye Linn) and one brother Craig. The Campbell Family has enjoyed much success in both athletics and academics.
Chris’s wrestling career began in 6th grade where he wrestled at 75 lbs for North Del Middle School. He was a two-time County Champion.
As a 1978 freshman at Delta high School Chris was instrumental in the building of Delta’s Wrestling Dynasty. At this time Delta had only one State Champion in its history and had never been considered a wrestling power. Chris placed third in the Semi-State at 105 lbs, and was voted Outstanding Freshman.
In the years to follow Delta High School became well known in Indiana Wrestling. Chris placed 3rd in the State Finals in 1979 at 112 lbs, and he was runner-up in 1980 at 126 lbs. In 1981 Delta High School won its first State Championship at Market Square Arena in impressive style. Campbell was the team’s first individual champion with a first period pin. Chris pinned 26 of his 30 opponents in his undefeated senior year. In addition to his State Championship Title he was a four-time County Champion, three-time Conference Champion, and four-time Sectional Champion. He finished high school with 104 wins and only 14 losses.
Chris received an athletic scholarship to Indiana State University, and in the fall of 1981 he became the varsity 126 lb. wrestler on the #10th rated team in the country. As a Sycamore, Chris not only excelled on the mat, but by the end of his freshman year he had earned a 3.57 grade point average. He survived a tough season of competition and received the Outstanding Freshman Wrestler Award.
During the next few years Chris developed into one of the top competitors in the country. In his junior year he qualified for the Division I Finals. As an unseeded wrestler he knocked off the Division II National Champion and the Division III National Champion. He then faced Greg Randall of Iowa who handed him his first loss of the tournament.
In his senior year, Chris avenged that loss by beating Randall in the Midlands Wrestling Championship. Chris placed 4th in the tournament with his only losses to Gene Mills and Barry Bohay (both had competed in the Olympics and World Championships). Chris had beaten all other top college wrestlers including Nation Champion Jim Jordan of Wisconsin during this season. Chris was rated #1 in the nation by National Mat News in February of 1985. It was short lived #1 rating as he was defeated two weeks later in the Mid-West Regional.
Chris was asked to stay with the Indiana State Wrestling program as a Graduate Assistant Coach. Head Coach Ralph Manning then recruited younger brother Graig Campbell to ISU. Chris was invited to a try-out for the New York Athletic Club Traveling Team. Chris couldn’t make it to the competition due to conflicts with his student teaching assignment at the University.
In 1986 Chris graduated from Indian State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology. His future wife, Julie Christopher, also graduated the same year with Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Administration. In this same year the President of the University dropped several athletic programs: Men’s and Women Gymnastics, Bowling, Tennis, and Wrestling. These unpopular decisions hurt many athletes and their sport. It also forced the Campbell Brothers to move out of Indiana.
Craig went to Eastern Illinois to continue his education and wrestling career. Chris went to the University of Missouri in Columbia where he was an Assistant Wrestling Coach while finishing his Master’s Degree.
On August 15, 1987 Chris and Julie were married in Seymour, Indiana.
Today Chris is in his fourth year of teaching at Creenwood High School, and he has completed his third year as the head wrestling coach. Chris and Julie recently had their first child. Christopher Paul Campbell was bon December 29th and weighed-in at 6 lbs 9 ounces.
The Campbell’s are members of the Community Church of Greenwood and live near the high school on Smith Valley Road.