"THE" JERRY MOORE
Kenneth Watkins from Illinois
Paul Basinger - Ohio Official - A "Jerryism"
"MEMORIES TO POST. THERE'S SO MUCH. But for sure when a coach would ask him "What changed" his answer was "my mind" which always caused a coach's jaw to drop and give them a dumbfounded look as they returned quietly to their coaching chair. By the way many of us will be using that line." ~ December 2019 ~
Bob Ferguson - High School, Navy and Lifetime Lunch Buddy
"Share a Meal and Tell Lies"
GKM Loves Bud's
A WAY TO HONOR JERRY is to "Share a Meal and Tell Lies," a favorite way for Jerry share time. Bud's Cafe & Bar in Sedalia, Colorado, was one of Jerry's top places. Jerry would say, "These burgers are so Good, the only thing better are the friends I meet there!" My drive seems like minutes from Evergreen, when I know I'm going to Bud's!"
Peter Braun from Colorado - "Jerryisms"
Doug Englert from Colorado
Jon Martinez from Colorado
Deborah Linke from Oregon
I'VE KNOWN JERRY for as long as I've known his daughter Theresa-forty plus years of watching his dedication to his family, colleagues, friends and the wrestling tribe. His energy and enthusiasm were remarkable. His Keen interest in his world and his curiosity were hallmarks. While we will miss his physical presence, his spir it lives on in all of us who knew his "dash." ~ October 2019 ~
CLEVELAND SENIOR NATIONALS 2005
PITTSBURGH SENIOR NATIONALS 2006
Photos from Fell (Richard)
Barbara Brummet - Missouri Official
"I HAD THE DISTINCT HONOR to officiate multiple times over the years with Jerry. When i hear others say that he was the BEST of the BEST…….it’s completely correct.
but even greater than being the best official that I ever had the privilege to work with, he was without question an amazing human being. Kind, funny, strong, determined, dependable and just the coolest dude ever :) we would love getting done with tournaments, heading to grab dinner and a drink with the crew after a long day on the mats. His stories (in that hat) well…….lets just say that we were hanging on every word.
we were working a mat together many years ago and as i was sitting on the side getting ready to work in, it was pure magic watching him. never missed a call and gave 100% to his wrestlers. As I intently watched and soaked up what was in front of me, he clearly and strongly set the wrestlers in the referee’s position in the center of the mat. He backed up once they were set and quickly glanced over with that grin of his, winked while chewing his gum and calmly blew the whistle. i was like a kid soaking up all that i could…….tucking away bits and pieces of his nuances. what i learned most was that we could still do this, do it well……..and have fun.
he is sorely missed by all of us. my prayers have been with his family as they navigate their loss. i thank all of you for sharing him with us. Our sport is better for having him in it
Saint Louis, Missouri"
~ December 2019~
Hall of Fame Banquets
Richard Oates from Tennessee
WHEN JERRY REALIZED that his days were few, he told me that I would speak at this service. Yes, he told me, he didn’t ask. He first said I had 10 minutes, then he said , “No,” 5 minutes ... One of my favorite and funniest memories of my travels with Jerry ... ~ November 2019~
Eileen and Bob Price from Colorado
"JERRY IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE PEOPLE we have ever known. We still smile about the time we met in Moab for a 3-day mountain bike ride Jerry organized on the White Rim Trail. On his truck was a sign that said, "LOOK UP!" HIs bike was a bit too tall and was toppled off his truck by a guy-wire. Rather than fussing about it, he made a positive experience (and a lot of laughs and admiration) out of the situation. The group consisted of people Jerry knew from work and a variety of his activities. By the end of he ride, we all knew each other and several folks stayed at our hose a year later to begin the colorful Colorado Ride the Rockies." ~ October 2019 ~
Brian Jones from Tennesse
"THANK YOU for lettimg me know and I will get this to everyone I know. I will not be able to be there, but your dad is a huge influence in my life I can stil hear his voice, his witty comments and his big laugh to this day. I pray that I never forget them." ~November 2019~
Michael Smith from Colorado
From Michael Smith's Tribute. "JERRY MOORE was a man of small physical stature, but he was a GIANT in the eyes of the people who knew him. He was a force of nature, like a hurricane, but a constructive hurricane building people up wherever he went. And he went so many places. Let me give you a quick glimpse into various aspects of his life where he was able to love up large numbers of people. ..."
~ November 2019 ~
Brook Kramer from Colorado