National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Nominations and Donations

Class 2021 nominations are accepted until August 1st, 2020. Please email Bob Burns for further instructions.

Donations to the Florida Chapter may be made by (Note: A convenience fee is charged by ticketleap)

Questions? Contact:
Jane Townsend 561.876.5830 or Don Smith 561-629-2399

Nomination Categories

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.



John Vaughan Award

This prestigious chapter award was created to acknowledge those deserving individuals who otherwise may not receive recognition for their profound contribution to the sport of amateur wrestling in the state.

Chapter Grand

Honoring those who have passed

Brant Parsons, “A Big Fan of Wrestling”

Board Members

The Florida Chapter for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame was established in 2000.

National Wrestling Hall of Fame ~ Florida Chapter                                                                                  1505 Crowberry Ln Sebastian, Fl  32598

Gary Townsend 
Sam Agresti
Bill Combs
Don Smith
Jane Townsend
Robert Matyskiel
Robert Burns
Pete Collins

BOARD (1 Year terms)
FAWA – Bill Crum
FHSAA – Open
Coaches – Sal Basile
Officials – Jim Smoot
Media Services – Robert Thomas
Director of Development – Jeff Malavsky
Girls Director – Kirwyn Adderley

Treasurer Emily Drews


Summer 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2019 NWHOF FL newsletter

Summer 2019 NWHOF FL newsletter

Fall 2019 NWHOF FL newsletter

Winter 2020 NWHOF FL newsletter

The HOF Board is growing our traveling museum of Florida Wrestling.  We are looking for state championship programs for all years and all divisions. If your have one(s) to donate please contact Museum Curator Pete Collins.



2020 FHSAA State Championships HOF Gallery