National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Deadlines for 2018

  • Applications for the Class of 2019 are due to Bob Burns by August 31 


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 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.


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
3167 Hoylake Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467

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

BOARD (1 Year terms)
FAWA – Steve Mocco
FHSAA – Robbie Lindeman
COACHES – Pete Collins
OFFICIALS – Pat Fairfax
MARKETING – Robert Thomas


From the desk of Cecelia: News Letter Winter Spring 2018 newsletter



Congratulations Class of 2018

Class of 2018

(L-R) Moises Rivera (Coach), Albert Pardo (Coach), Pete Meyers (Coach), Bill Mackey (Official),             Frank Drake  (Coach), Mike Crowder (Coach), Gerald Brisco (Outstanding American)