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2019 Inductees Steffensmeier, Buzzard, Bahr, Corso, and Whitmer with plaques

IWHOF Class of 2019 Steffensmeier, Buzzard, Bahr, Corso, Whitmer

Our Purpose

The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame seeks to promote amateur wrestling by honoring native Iowans.

The inaugural banquet was held in 1970. When we concluded the 50th annual awards banquet on April 08, 2019, our roster of inductees included 133 outstanding individuals for their contributions to amateur wrestling.

Join us every second Monday of April as we honor the latest Inductees into the Hall of Fame.

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Click to open IWHOF Inductee who never wrestled but made a big impact

IWHOF Inductee who never wrestled but made a big impact

A wrestling enthusiast stopped by to tour the Hall of Fame. Low and behold, his high school tennis coach is an inductee! Delighted, Bill told us his high school tennis coach, Howard Barker, never played high school or college tennis and was a great coach. Bill said Barker never wrestled either – and was an even better wrestling coach. Some people just know how to teach. Thanks for visiting with us at the IWHOF.

Click to open July Weather Brings A New Visitor to the IWHOF

July Weather Brings A New Visitor to the IWHOF

It is hot outside (yeah, July) so what do you do? Visit the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame! We had a nice visit with Dean and learned his son wrestled against Mark Ironside. Talk about being in good company. Thanks for stopping in and talking wrestling.

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