This week on the Legends Radio Show...
This week on the Legends Radio Show
Louie Rotella Jr., Wrestler and CEO of Rotella’s Italian Bakery
*Started working in the family bakery as an 8th grader.
*Member of the 1970 UNO National Champion Wrestling Team while also being in the Army Reserves.
*In the early 1980s, he introduced selling frozen bread along with many specialty products at the bakery that greatly expanded Rotella’s customer base.
*In the late 1980s, he helped opened a new Rotella’s Italian Bakery in southwest Omaha that features cutting-edge technology with old-world techniques.
*Under his leadership, Rotella’s Italian Bakery is a consistent winner of the Best of Omaha and Omaha’s Favorite Brands yearly awards with its vast array of products.
*Rotella’s Italian Bakery is also active in the community and supports many charitable organizations in the Omaha area.
1970 UNO Wrestling Team–NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
*14-0 in Dual Meets
*Won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship with 5 individual champions
*Won the National Championship with two individual champions in Roy Washington at 150 pounds and Bernie Hospodka at 190 pounds. Other All-Americans were Mel Washington taking 2nd at 177 pounds, Larry Waller placing 3rd at 134 pounds, Gary Kipfmiller 3rd at heavyweight and Denny Cozad placed fourth.