Craig Thalken is an athlete inductee that will be inducted this Thursday during the Discoverer Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet. He will also be announced at Friday's CHS pep rally and will be announced at Friday night's football game against rival the Norfolk Panthers.
Craig Thalken loved wrestling and focused on that his entire high school career. As a freshman he was third on the depth chart on the Freshman team. He worked extremely hard and was motivated by the talks coach Charlie Sherertz gave to the team.
He was ranked third in the state his junior year but got beat out in the District meet. Even though he was sidelined with a dislocated knee injury at the start of his senior season, Craig compiled a 28-1-1 record. Craig had over 20 pins his senior season.
He was the 167 lb. champion at the Bellevue West Invite, Millard Invite, Tran Nebraska Conference, Big Ten Conference and District meets. Craig ended his wrestling career as a 167 lbs State Champion at the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament.