National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame has Big Presence in Silver Spurs Arena: FHSAA States 2018

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Board members Gary Townsend, Bill Combs, Bob Burns, Pete Collins and Bob Thomas manned the HOF booth and display over the two day event held in Kissimmee.  They had additional help from Alan Solomon and Melanie Combs.  The display included photos, a powerpoint, the Honors Trophy and many programs from past state tournaments dating back to 1977.  The booth attracked many interested fans and we got to meet all 6 of 2018 honorees. At 6pm 44 HOF alumni gathered for the parade of champions on the floor of the Silver Spurs Arena. Many alumni were busy working as officials and coaches.  Welcome Class of 2018!


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.

The slate for the 2018 Induction will be processed during our annual retreat in September 2017.

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 Teeny Smith 772.631.2739 or


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.

Congratulations Class of 2017

  Class of 2017

Class of 2017

(L-R) Barbara Mauger (Russell A Mauger posthumously) Coach / Contributor, Henry Jackson Athlete / Coach, Fidel Albelo Coach, Dan Kelly Coach, Bob Thomas Coach, Allen Held Coach

From the desk of Cecelia: News Letter Winter Spring 2018