Last updated: July 7, 2006

Steve Nelson has a very impressive
background and current job
status. Below are Steve's accomplishments!

Earned Masters Degree in Educational Administration 
2001-2003 - West Texas A & M University
Earned B.S. in Physical Education and Health K-12, Minor in Science                                                         
1982 – 1986  - Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK                                              
1979 – 1982  - Tascosa High School, Amarillo, TX                                                                                          

Certifications –Superintendent
      Principal 
		      Health
		      Physical Education K-12
		      PDAS Certified - Professional Development and Appraisal System
                              ILD -Instructional Leadership Development
                              CPI - Crisis Prevention Institute
                              TBSI - Texas Behavior Support Initiative
		      CPR & First Aid

Employment
1992  - Present - Department Head for Health and Physical Education 
 (Palo Duro High School)                          
1987 – Present - Physical Education Teacher / Head Boys Wrestling Coach 
                             (Palo Duro High School)                                                                                                                                        
1999 – Present – Head Girls Wrestling Coach (Palo Duro High School)
1998 ----------- Shooto – Competitor-Tokyo, Japan
1996 – 1998- Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation, Inc.  (USWF) –competitor 
           United States
1993 - 1995 - Union of Wrestling Force International (U.W.F.I.) competitor 
                      Tokyo, Japan                                                                     

Major Honors, Awards, and Activities

2005 – Masters Division AAU Grand National Freestyle Wrestling Championships –      
             Gold Medalist – Santa Fe, New Mexico
2005 – National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Induction Banquet) Master of Ceremonies
2004 - Head Coach of Texas U.I.L State High School Wrestling Runner-Ups (Girls Division )
2004 – Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame- Special Recognition for coaching the Girls         Wrestling 2003 State Champions
2003 – Master of Ceremonies (Una Gran Cena) for Wesley Community Center
2003 – Administrators Academy ( Amarillo Independent School District )
2002-03 – Panhandle Teacher of the Year ( Awarded by West Texas A&M University Success Together Committee )
2003 – Head Coach of Texas U.I.L State High School Wrestling Champions ( Girls
Division )
2003 – Coach of the Year – Region I – Texas High School Wrestling
2002- Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame- Special Recognition for Coaching the Girls Wrestling 2001 National Champions
2001– Coach of the Year – Texas High School Wrestling                                                                         2001– Coach of the Year – Region 1 – Texas High School Wrestling                                                         
2001– Head Coach of USGWA National High School Wrestling Champions
2001– Head Coach of Texas U.I.L State High School Wrestling Champions (Girls Division)
2001– Head Coach of Texas Duel State High School Wrestling Champions (Girls Division)
2000 – Inducted into United States SomboWrestling Hall of Fame
1998 – Coach of the Year – Panhandle Area 
1996 – Won World Professional Shoot Fighting Title (middleweight division) Finished professional career in 1998 (Record 14–3)    
1994 – 1995 – 1996 – Head Referee Texas State Sombo Wrestling Championships                                                                                        
1994 –1995 – Elected United States Sombo Association Vice President
1984 – Olympic Trials Qualifier Freestyle Wrestling
1994 - Open Division AAU Grand National Sombo Wrestling Championships - Gold Medallist – Battle Creek, Michigan
1994 – Masters Division AAU Grand National Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships Gold Medallist – Battle Creek, Michigan
1994 – Masters Division AAU Grand National All-Around Greco- Roman Wrestling Championships – Gold Medallist – Battle Creek, Michigan
1994 – Masters Division AAU Grand National Freestyle Wrestling Championships – Gold Medallist – Battle Creek, Michigan
1994 – World Sombo Wrestling Championships – Silver Medallist – Montreal, Canada
1994 – Masters Division World Sombo Wrestling Championships – Gold Medallist – Battle Creek, Michigan
1993 – Amarillo Maverick Club Head Coach of Age Group National Sombo Wrestling Champions
1992 – United States National Sombo Wrestling Championships – Gold Medallist – Hebron, Kentucky
1992 – Pan American Sombo Wrestling Championships – Gold Medallist – Hebron, Kentucky
1992 – World Team Sombo Wrestling Championships – London, England
1991 – United States National Sombo Wrestling Championships – Gold Medallist – Hebron, Kentucky
1991 – Pan American Sombo Wrestling Championships – Gold Medallist – Hebron, Kentucky
1991 – World Sombo Wrestling Championships – Silver Medallist – Montreal, Canada 
1990 – World Team Sombo Wrestling Championships – Moscow, USSR
1987 – Open Division AAU Grand National Freestyle Wrestling Championships – Gold Medallist – Indianapolis, Indiana
1987 – Open Division AAU Grand National Sombo Wrestling Championships – Gold 
Medallist – Indianapolis, Indiana
1987 – World Cup Sombo Wrestling Championships – Bronze Medallist – Morocco
1986 – Open Division AAU Grand National Sombo Wrestling Championships Gold Medallist – Indianapolis, Indiana                                                                                                                                                       
1985 – Oklahoma State University – Varsity Wrestler
1984 – Olympic Trials Qualifier – Freestyle Wrestling
1984 – 19-20 year old AAU National Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships – Gold    Medallist – Lincoln, Nebraska
1983 – 19-20 year old AAU National Freestyle Wrestling Championships – Gold Medallist – Lincoln, Nebraska        
1982 – International Games Freestyle Wrestling Championships – Bronze Medallist – Mexico
1982  -Tascosa High School – Winner of J.E. Ferguson Award 
(Tascosa H.S  Best All- Around Athlete)
1882 - Tascosa High School – Varsity Soccer Team
1981 – National High School Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships – 6th 

Whew!!!! Very impressive! I guess the Maverick Club and Mr. Dykeman turned out a very impressive athlete and individual!

Wrestling helps teach longtime PD coach a Hall of Fame lesson

Nelson defends Shoot Wrestling Middleweight Title.

Steve at World Shoot Fights

Steve at World Cup (1987)

Steve at the World Championships (1991)

Steve at the World Championships (1994)