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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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Hall of Famer visits Hall of Fame

3-time State Champ/4-time Finalist and Iowa High School Inductee, Brent Hagen stopped in for a visit. We found out this Britt native was a National Champ and a Runner-up at Mankato State and Runner-up at UNI. Thanks for the great conversation Brent and Carol! What a treat for the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame. We had to take a picture alongside Britt 1999 IWHOF Inductee, Dick Govig.

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Wrestling Fans Visit IWHOF

What a fun day visiting with New Hampton natives, Bill and  Jack (now living in Indiana). We took their picture with Arlin Severson, another great New Hampton native. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you come back soon!

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Wrestling Enthusiast and IWHOF Inductee, G.Wyatt Schultz

The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame is saddened to hear of the passing of G. Wyatt Schultz. Deservedly, Wyatt was nominated and approved for induction into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2020. Due to the pandemic, our annual induction ceremony and awards banquet was postponed in both 2020 and 2021. Like so many wrestling events going forward, our 2022 banquet will not be the same without Wyatt. Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to Kirsten and the entire Schultz family.

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