Ernest D. Horner '30
Induction Year: 1988
Sport(s): Wrestling
Graduation Year: 1930

A brother of "Red," Ernest fashioned a remarkable record in the Horner tradition. Wrestling at 145, 155, and 158 pounds, Horner had a record of 25 wins, 2 losses with 12 falls. During his four years, the Diplomats as a team fashioned a record of 28 wins, 5 losses, and 3 ties. The 1928-1929 team was undefeated and Horner was named to captain for the 1930 squad. A quote from the newspaper in 1928 describes a highlight in Horner's career, "It was 'Ernie' Horner that provided the first big thrill of the evening. He hung up a new record for the home floor by pinning Steckles, star Rutgers wrestler, to the mat in 29 seconds. Horner launched a whirlwind attack and Steckles wiggled and squirmed in a desperate effort to break a half Nelson and chancery hold." Following his retirement, Coach Charles Mayser named Horner to the "Charley Mayser All Star Team." He returned to Boswell following graduation and lives there presently.