THE WRISTBAND STORY
The GKM WRISTBANDS are the brainchild of Richard Fell, friend and fellow wrestling official of Jerry Moore's. Rich developed the idea as a way to help people to remember Jerry throughout the wrestling community. While he finds that not everyone knows that Jerry has passed away, the wristbands are helping to spread the word. Wearing them is creating awareness along with announcements and a moment of silence at some events.
Rich says that he feels fortunate to have known Sandy Cageao, Jerry’s officiating mentor, the last few years before Sandy passed away. Sandy was honored at the Reno Tournament of Champions with the same type of wristband. Rich wanted that same kind of honor to happen for Jerry - for him to be honored in Colorado and the U.S. He coordinated with the
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Colorado High School Athletic Association and the Colorado Wrestling Officials Association about the idea. Both organizations were supportive and impressed that someone thought of such a “Great Way” to honor a “Great Individual.” The CWOA board offered to sponsor the bands for their association to wear state-wide. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame - Colorado Chapter sponsored the other half for Colorado Officials.
Many are wearing the wristbands to honor their friend, JERRY MOORE. Officials at two of the biggest high school wrestling tournaments in the United States, The Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nevada, and The Beast of the East in Newark, Delaware, wore the GKM wristbands in 2019.
This tribute is so honored that the only two people who have received it are Sandy Cageao and Jerry Moore, two very special friends of each other. Working together everyone is helping turn the wristband vision into reality. Thank you for honoring Jerry in this way – he would have loved this.
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