National Wrestling Hall of Fame


The Alabama Chapter is in the beginning stages and has it’s first NWHOF banquet Saturday May 13, 2017 at the Hoover Met. Tickets and sponsorships can be bought at or contact Jeff Saxon for sponsorships at asap.

Class of 2017

“Outstanding American” Honoree – Jim Pihakis

“Medal of Courage” Award – Willie Wyatt

“Lifetime Service to Wrestling” –

Charles H. Lee, Glynn Stowe, Stephen Gaydosh, Daryle Qualls, Toney Pugh, Jack Burton



Lifetime Service To Wrestling

Given in recognition of years of dedication to the development of leadership and citizenship in the youth through the sport of wrestling.

Outstanding American

Given to former wrestlers who are highly successful and use the disciplines learned in wrestling in their profession.

Medal of Courage

Is presented to a wrestler or former wrestler who has overcome what appear to be insurmountable challenges.

Alabama Chapter Board

Daryle Qualls

Stephen Gaydosh

Willie Staggs

Jeff Saxon

Don Korn

Dwight Buzbee

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