Nominations and Donations
Class 2022 nominations are accepted until August 30, 2021. Please email Bob Burns for further instructions.
Donations to the Florida Chapter may be made by visiting:fl-nwhof.ticketleap.com (Note: A convenience fee is charged by ticketleap)
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.
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.
Honoring those who have passed
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 – Executive Director
Don Smith – Vice President
Jane Townsend – Secretary
Emily Drews – Treasurer
Robert Burns – Nominations
Pete Collins – Museum Curator
Robert Thomas – Media Services
Jeff Malavsky – Development
Cecelia Solomon – Administrative Assistant
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.
Class of 2020 Honors Weekend to Combine With 2021
Don Smith is organizing a golf outing for Friday morning, September 24th. This will be a fun event that is a chance to play a Disney World course. If you are interested, contact Don at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling and leaving him a voicemail at 561-629-2339. Please provide as much information as possible, such as your name and if it is just you golfing, or a foursome and the names of the foursome.
Tickets for Honors Weekend events (other than golf): https://fl-nwhof.ticketleap.com/2021-honors-weekend/dates/Sep-24-2021_at_0800PM
Hotel accommodations: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/hr/national-wrestling-hall-of-fame4
The 2021 Class of Inductees were introduced on the floor of Silver Spurs Arena at the FHSAA State Championships Saturday Night, 3/6. Lake Gibson Coach Dan Walker, Brandon Coach Bob Henderickson, and Official Dan Hartung. These three will share their… Continue reading →