National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Inductee: The Huff Family

The Huff family of Waterloo received the Family Legacy Award in 2013. Lewis and Louise Huff had four sons and one daughter, all of whom attended West Waterloo High School. Charles was a two-time state runner-up (1951-1952), Dale finished third as a senior (1954), Don was a state champion in 1956 and 1957, and Tom was a state champion in 1957, 1958, and 1959.

Don wrestled for Northern Colorado from 1957 through 1959, and at the University of Iowa during the 1961 season. He qualified for the NCAA tournament in 1958. Don was the head wrestling coach at West Waterloo from 1978 through 1998. In 1989 his team won the 3A state championship. The West Waterloo wrestling room in named in his honor.

Tom was an NCAA runner-up for the University of Iowa in 1963 and a third place finisher in 1962. He wrestled post-collegiately for Air Force. Diane graduated from West in 1971. She married Steve Yagla, a former wrestler for Waterloo Columbus and at the University of Iowa. Steve’s brother, Chuck, was a two-time NCAA champion for Iowa and is a member of the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa.