National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Inductee: Steve Knipp

Steve Knipp received the Russ Smith Community Impact Award for his years of service to wrestling. Knipp was the head wrestling coach at East Waterloo High School for 26 years, leading his wrestlers to the Iowa state team title in 1983. During his tenure he coached 30 state place winners and eight state champions. Knipp is best known for his work as a volunteer at local, state, and national wrestling events. USA Wrestling named him Kids Person of the Year in 2002 and National Events Person of the Year in 2007.