National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Inductee: Art Holding

Art Holding was the first NCAA wrestling champion produced by the state of Iowa, winning the title for Iowa State at the first NCAA tournament in 1928 in Ames, Iowa. He won the 135 pound title with a win over Brice Moore of Oklahoma State. He was also a three-time Missouri Valley Conference champion (1927-29), and never lost a match during his collegiate career. Holding was also an alternate for the 1928 Olympics.