The Nebraska Championship Meet could not happen without the work of our 200 plus dedicated meet staff and officials.  Championship Meets take not only great facilities but impartial, informed and committed workers.  If you are interested in  becoming an official or part of the meet staff, please go to the contact  page and fill out the email contact information.   

Honored NCM Officials


The Cindermates organization  appreciates all the tireless work from the volunteers and officials who come together to put on this annual event.  We would like to honor some of our state and national officials that have given their time for this  event.

2010  TJ Pierce: Former head of operations for track and field and the University of Nebraska, current multi-event coach University of  Nebraska. TJ's co-founder of Black Squirrel Timing provides the FAT timing and results used at each NCM.

2011, 2012, 2014 Milian Donley: Gormer KU Track and Field Head Coach, current KU Relay Director.

2011 Mike Maryott: Head USATF coordinator for Officials for the State of  Nebraska, Head Referee for the University of Nebraska. Master level  official.

2012, 2013 Dick Railsback: Montreal Olympian and record holder in the Pole Vault.

2014 / 2019 Paul Hamilton: 3 time Big 12 HJ Champion, 4 time all American, Highest clearance in the HJ by a native Nebraskan, Husker Official

2014 / 2019 Epley Bullock Hamilton:  6 time all American,  2011 USA indoor HJ champion, UNL Outdoor record holder, Husker Official

2014 Luke Pinklemen USA Shot Putter, Big 12 Champion, All American Shot Putter, 2012 Olympic Trials.

2015 / 2019 Mark and Bonnie Cizek:  Current J/O National Head Field Event Referees

2015 Ken Lefever: Master Level 30 year Husker Head Official.

2015 - 2019 Suzie & Brian Pierce: University of Nebraska IT / HJ Track Officials.

2016 Dennis Olfason, University of Oregon Officials Coordination World Olympic Official.

2016 / 2019 Dick Strand, Arizona Minden Nebraska native 2000 Sydney Olympic Team Doctor

2016 / 2019 John Chaplin, World Record Holder, Washington State Coach, 2000 Sydney Olympic Coach, London Olympic Referee