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Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Announces 2010 Inductees

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced the 2010 inductees into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame.  The class of 2010 includes Mark Ironside, Dr. Jason Smith, Mike Chapman and Bob Roethler.  They become the 94th, 95th, 96th, and 97th members of the Hall since the first class was inducted in 1970.  They were recommended to the Hall by members of the Selection Committee, and unanimously approved by the Board of Directors.

Mark Ironside was a two-time NCAA champion at the University of Iowa, a four-time Big Ten champion as well as being a two-time state champion from Cedar Rapids Jefferson.

Dr. Jason Smith was a two-time NCAA champion at Iowa State and the first state champion at Ankeny High School.

Mike Chapman is a prolific wrestling author and historian.  He is also the founder of the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, and the creator of WIN magazine.

Bob Roethler won four straight team titles as a coach at Emmetsburg while leading his teams to 63 straight dual meet wins and “Coach of the Year” honors in 1977.

The 41st annual Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Awards Banquet will be held on Monday, April 12th, 2010.  The banquet will be held at the Cresco Country Club with a social at 5:30 PM followed by dinner and the induction ceremony at 6:30 PM.  Tickets for the banquet can be obtained by contacting Cindy Butikofer at 563-547-2382.

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2010 Border Battle will take place March 12, 2010

The board of directors of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame, located in Cresco, Iowa, have announced that on Friday March 12th they will host the 9th annual Border Battle, featuring the top senior wrestlers from southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa.  The “Border Battle” will take place in the Crestwood High School gym at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are available at the door.

The Minnesota team will consist of senior wrestlers from school districts located in Mower, Fillmore or Houston counties.  The Iowa team will consist of senior wrestlers from school districts located in Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek or Allamakee counties.  Rosters will be set following the state wrestling tournaments.

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2009 Border Battle will take place March 13, 2009

The board of directors of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame, located in Cresco, Iowa, have announced that on Friday March 13th they will host the 8th annual Border Battle, featuring the top senior wrestlers from southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. The “Border Battle” will take place in the Crestwood High School gym at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at the door.

The Minnesota team will consist of senior wrestlers from school districts located in Mower, Fillmore or Houston counties. The Iowa team will consist of senior wrestlers from school districts located in Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek or Allamakee counties. Rosters will be set following the state wrestling tournaments.

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