2011 Tim Terrill  Mineral Point.jpgTim is the oldest son of Bob and Janice Terrill and has three siblings; Ted, Terry and Vicky. Tim attended Mineral Point High School where he was active in football, wrestling and baseball, winning three letters in each sport, as well being a captain in each. In addition he was very active in FFA and the student council. He was first introduced to wrestling when his high school JV football coach, Al Bauman, pointed out that if there was any prayer of him playing football, he would be going out for wrestling. This was all it took to convince not only Tim, but also his brothers and his father, that this was a sport worth giving it all to. Tim wrestled his four years of high school under the guidance of Hall of Fame coach Al Bauman. Although he never reached the state tournament, as a member of the Mineral Point team, he contributed to the defeat of eventual state champions, Racine Park coached by Duane Kleven at the Racine Invitational in 1969.

Tim graduated from Mineral Point in 1969 and then attended UW-Lacrosse for two years before completing his teaching degree at UW-Madison in 1973. A reoccurring shoulder injury prevented Tim from wrestling in college. At Mr. Bauman's suggestion, he became involved in officiating giving him the opportunity to be active in wrestling and make a few dollars along the way. In the winter of 1969 he worked his first match which included 21 exhibition matches and 12 junior varsity matches for $12.00. So much for getting rich but he was hooked!

While a senior at U-W Madison, and the two following years teaching in Madison, Tim served as an assistant wrestling coach at Monona Grove under Bill Ekels, with Monona Grove winning their only conference championship in 1975. He continued officiating in the Madison area until 1975 when he moved to Darlington for a teaching position. It was there he became the assistant wrestling coach for a year and then took over the program as head wrestling coach. He helped establish a youth program, as well as send Darlington's first wrestlers to the state tournament securing a place on the podium. Tim was also the Area 5 Representative for Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association for two years. In 1980, Tim left the education field to enter the business field and began working at Ross Soil Service in Mineral Point.

In addition to officiating, wrestling continued to be a way of life when his son Joe began competing in his grade school years. Soon family vacations evolved around tournaments in Fargo, Columbia, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Lawton and anywhere else that fit into the schedule. Tim ?s parents, Bob and Janice, often traveled to these matches offering support and encouragement. Bob was the designated video person with some of the best ceiling and floor shots ever recorded. Joe was able to reach the finals three years in a row at the state tournament but ran into the likes of Shawn Ange and Garrett Lowney and never reached his dream of a state championship. Like a lot of life's lessons, this was something for Joe to build on, as he then became one of Barry's Boys at UW Madison winning four letters and qualifying for the NCAA Nationals. Joe currently teaches in Oshkosh and helps with the UW Oshkosh wrestling program.

Tim began working two or three matches a week and usually a tournament on the weekends, as many of the officials did. He was forever grateful for the experienced officials that took him under their wings. Their guidance helped Tim get over some of the rough spots, gain confidence in his abilities and develop a thick skin in the face of challenging parents, coaches and matches. The Ted Harris', Gordy Marchionda's, Arvo Britten's, Jerry Braun's and John Berndt's always said "it would get to be more fun" and it did. Tim especially enjoyed working the regional and sectional tournaments. These were the more intense matches in nature, however he continued to have a fondness for officiating at the SWAL conference, the Richland Center Invite and the Bi-State Tournament (not that these tournaments weren't intense). Mr. Hermann, past Director of WIAA, did a great job of nurturing not only Tim but all the young officials as they prepared to work the state tournament by pairing them with seasoned officials. Tim worked ten state tournaments (individual and team) during his years of officiating. He has a special remembrance for being selected to work the inaugural event at the Kohl Center with a select number of well experienced (older) officials, in addition to working with Jill Gurtner, as she became the first female to officiate the State meet.

Tim has been married to his wife Ann for 39 years and they have three children; Becca and husband Troy, grandchildren, Carson, Ella and Chloe; Joe and wife Lindsey, granddaughter Stella; and youngest daughter Abby, currently a PA grad student at UW-Madison. Tim is currently a partner in Ross Soil Service LLC , a full service agronomy center in Mineral Point. He has been active in the community as a Charter member of the Mineral Point Lions, the Mineral Point FFA and a life time member of Hope Lutheran Church. He has served as the treasurer of the Mineral Point wrestling club since 1988 and is a member of the Al Bauman Hall of Fame in Mineral Point. Tim becomes the fifth member of Mineral Point heritage to become a member of the George Martin Hall of Fame, joining Mr. Al Bauman, Rich Lawinger, Ted Harris and Dr. Mike Medchill. Tim would like to thank his family and the George Martin Hall of Fame selection committee for this great honor. Never would he have thought back in 1965, while attending the George Martin Wrestling Camp with Vern Pieper as his instructor, that he would ever receive such an honor. Thank You!