Jim Scherr To Be Named First NCHC Commissioner


Jim Scherr will be named the first commissioner in NCHC history, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. He will be introduced tomorrow in a press conference by North Dakota AD Brian Faison, who seemingly has been the spearhead of the NCHC this whole time.

Scherr is a former USOC boss who resigned (or was forced to resign) just as the US was gearing up for the 2016 vote. His replacement was Stephanie Streeter, a complete unknown (especially to the IOC voters) so good work, USOC!

The South Dakota native was a national champion wrestler at Nebraska and finished 5th at 198 pounds in the Seoul games. Scherr became the USOC head after the fallout of the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, and oversaw the most successful period in Olympic history, as the US broke a record for medals won in an Olympics without a boycott in 2008 with 110. They also won 25 medals in Torino in 2006, the most medals they had won in a European winter Olympics. They then shattered their “road” Olympics medal high winning 37 in Vancouver. The 9 golds each in 2006 and 2010 are a US record for a Games not on US soil.