Vance Conallis

For 30 years, Vance Conallis prowled the edge of the mat, wearing the whistle and enforcing the rules of competition. A member of the Sac and Fox tribe, he officiated more than 20 Oklahoma high school regional tournaments, seven dual state tournaments and 15 Oklahoma state high school championships. He was honored as the Oklahoma Wrestling Coaches Association Official of the Year in 2011-12 and was twice selected as an All-State official. Conallis served as president of the Central Oklahoma Wrestling Officials Association in 2017-18 and continues to serve as state rules interpreter for the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association while also working as an account executive for Oklahoma Gas & Electric. Vance wrestled from grade school through his senior year at U.S. Grant High School in 1983 where he was a two time state place winner. He attended the University of Central Oklahoma and Southeastern Oklahoma State University and continued to contribute to the sport by coaching youth wrestling for five years before beginning his officiating career.


Lifetime Service to Wrestling

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