Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–In May of 2018, longtime Scott City Wrestling head coach Jon Lippelmann officially retired after nearly four decades with the program. It was just a matter of time when he would be inducted in the KWCA Hall of Fame.
That became official on Saturday, as Lippelmann was officially inducted in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the annual KWCA Fitz Knorr Coaches Clinic in Salina at the Quality Inn.
Lippelmann was part of the Scott City wrestling program for 38 years, and was the head coach for the Beavers for 34 of those seasons. In those 34 seasons as the head coach, Lippelmann guided Scott City to five state titles, two runner-up finishes, one third place finish and 14 top five finishes. The five state championships were won in four different decades. He also won 325 duals over his career, to go along with 18 league championships. Under his tenure, the Beavers had 237 state qualifiers, 113 state medalists and 24 state champions. Out of the state qualifiers, there were four multiple state champions, one three-time state champion and one four-time state placer.