National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Gearing Up for the Class of 2019

  • Applications for the class of 2019 are processed.  Voting has been completed and is being tallied by the legal firm, Zappolo & Farwell PA.  The Class of 2019 will be announced on February 1.


    Applications for nominations are accepted on a continual basis. Applications should be sent to Robert Burns, VP of Nominations. Please email him 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


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 & Helen 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

The Chapter Grand is a place of honor where the Hall recognizes those inductees who have passed on.


Board Members

The Florida Chapter for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame was established in 2000. Our mailing address is:

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
OFFICIALS – Pat Fairfax

MEDIA – Robert Thomas

Director of Development – Jeff Malavsky 

Summer 2018 Newsletter



HOF Board Welcomes Bill Crum


Your Board Working at Making the Florida Chapter Great. Sebastian, FL November 3 and 4

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

 NWHOF Florida Chapter

Wrestling Tournament

Jesuit High School

4701 N. Himes Ave. Tampa, Fl 33614

 Standard USA age divisions

Freestyle, Greco, and Folkstyle

$20 entry, $30 for all 3 styles Madison weight system

Kids (Schoolboy & under): Weigh-in 8-9am Wrestling begins @ 10am

Cadet & Juniors: Weigh-in 8-10am Wrestling begins @ 11am