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Click to open IWHOF Banquet is Monday, April 11, 2022

IWHOF Banquet is Monday, April 11, 2022

Meet Your 2022 IWHOF Inductees

Four outstanding individuals who’ve contributed mightily to the sport of wrestling will be inducted into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in Cresco on Monday, April 11, 2022.

The 51st Annual Awards Banquet and Induction Ceremony will begin with a 5:30pm social hour followed by a 6:30pm banquet at the Cresco Country Club south of Cresco. After a two year pause due to the pandemic, the Hall of Fame is excited to honor these individuals and also deeply saddened as new inductee G. Wyatt Schultz passed away on August 21, 2021. Wyatt is greatly missed by the wrestling community but will be honored along with his friends and family.

Congratulations to the following inductees:

Tom Hogan – Gilbertville Don Bosco, UNI, Wartburg – 3x state medalist, state champion, 3x NCAA D3 All-American, D3 NCAA Champion, renowned high school coach.

Col. Thomas L. Huff USAF DC Ret. – Waterloo West, University of Iowa – 3x state champion, 2x Big Ten champion, 2x NCAA All-American, multiple US Armed Services championships, 2x final Olympic Trials place winner.

G.Wyatt Schultz – Postville, Cedar Rapids – owner and publisher of
The Predicament and sports photographer whose work has appeared in
Wrestling USA, Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine, USA Wrestling, and
Sports Illustrated.

Chad Zaputil – Centerville, University of Iowa – 4x state entrant, 2x state champion, 3x Big Ten Conference champion, 3x NCAA tournament finalist.

Banquet tickets are available at the Cresco Chamber of Commerce, 563.547.3434
or CIA Insurance Cresco, 563.547.2382. Tickets are $30 and advance registration is required.

The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame’s sole purpose is the promotion of amateur wrestling and honoring native Iowans. When we conclude the 51st Annual Awards Banquet on April 11, 2022, our roster of inductees will include 137 outstanding individuals for their contributions to amateur wrestling.

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The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame is located in the Cresco Welcome Center at the intersection of Highway 9 and Elm Street. The Hall of Fame is open 9-5 daily.

Click to open Border Battle 2022 in the Books

Border Battle 2022 in the Books

With a great crowd on hand, March 11th was a celebration of high school wrestling between Minnesota and Iowa.

Right: Ethan Govern IA vs Reed Rinn MN (IA by fall)
Left: Tony Greve IA vs Christian Sackett MN (IA by decision)
Below: IA Exhibition; Anders Kittleson vs Carter Fousek (Fousek 3-1)



Featuring top seniors from northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota, the Border Battle allows one last look for wrestling enthusiasts of our area’s finest grapplers.

12 matches and 2 exhibitions resulted in Team Iowa chalking up a 36-12 win over Team Minnesota and give Iowa a 11-9 overall lead in the series.

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