1997 Terry Shockley  Madison.gifTerry Shockley has been a long-time contributor to amateur wrestling. As a founding director of both the Wisconsin Weigh-In Club and the Gold Medal Wrestling Club, Terry has spearheaded many fundraising and tournament projects benefitting the sport of wrestling. Most recently, Terry, his wife, Sandy, and Shockley Communications Corporation provided a major gift toward the completion of the UW wrestling complex. The team meeting room/media center is named in their honor.

As a broadcaster, Terry served as executive producer of the first state-wide telecast of the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament in 1973. Shockley served as executive producer of several televised UW duals and has produced several award winning radio commercials promoting Big Ten and UW wrestling. The 1997-98 UW wrestling season marks the 28th consecutive year that Terry has volunteered his services as the PA announcer for Badger duals. He has been the PA voice of four Big Ten championships and two Division III NCAA wrestling finals.

According to Agustana College sports information records, Shockley was one of the most feared pinners in collegiate wrestling during an era when all wrestlers competed in one division. His technique with the Lateral Drop and Cradle resulted in Shockley scoring a fall in nearly 50% of all matches wrestled for the Vikings between 1958-62.

Shockley was a four-time finalist in the College Conference of Illinois and WI (CCIW). Terry won two conference championships at 130 lbs. and one at 137 lbs. He was unbeaten in dual competition through 3 years of college competition. In 1982, he was the first wrestler inducted into the Augustana Athletic Hall of Honor.

While completing his Masters Degree in Radio-TV Film at the University of Kansas - Lawrence, Terry served as head wrestling coach. In 1963, he served as the executive producer of what is believed to be the first live telecast of collegiate wrestling in the United States.

Terry has worked as a high school and collegiate official in both Illinois and WI and officiated many Big Ten matches. He organized a Madison youth wrestling program and served as a coach for 20 years.

Today, Terry credits wrestling for lessons learned in the power of goal setting, determination and persistence. As co-founder of Schokley Communications Corporation, he heads a media company which operates 5 television stations, 7 radio stations and a video post-production facility. Terry continues his work with State and National wrestling leaders to bring about greater public and media awareness for the sport of wrestling.