Chuck Nelson

9th year in RSG!

RSG! School: Loyola Village Elementary

Sport: Volleyball

Olympic Games: 1964

Hometown: Topeka, Kansas

College: University of Nebraska


Chuck was a member of the 1964 Olympic Volleyball Team that competed in Tokyo.  He also competed in two other international competitions: the 1959 and 1963 Pan American Games, winning a gold medal and then a silver medal.

While in college he played football, basketball, baseball, tennis and pole vaulted.  They did not have a volleyball team at his university.

In 1973, he was inducted into his university‚Äôs Athletic Hall of Fame.  After college he served three years in the Air Force as a jet fighter pilot.

During the 1984 L.A. Olympic Games, Chuck was in charge of sending 100,000 local kids to various Olympic events.