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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 Wrestling Fans Visit IWHOF

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!

Click to open Wrestling Enthusiast and IWHOF Inductee, G.Wyatt Schultz

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.

Click to open The impact of Cresco, IA amateur wrestling…on the sport…and the World

The impact of Cresco, IA amateur wrestling…on the sport…and the World

Don Henry PhD, Cresco native and 2 time state champion (only Cresco wrestler to wrestle in 4 state championships) penned a Letter to the Editor in the Times Plain Dealer published on August 4, 2021.
Thanks Don, what a great read!

TPD Letter to the Editor Don Henry

 

 

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