National Wrestling Hall of Fame


The Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum established the State Chapter program in 1993. The purpose is to pay tribute to those coaches, officials and contributors who represent the best qualities of what the sport of wrestling has to offer and who share those characteristics with young people day in and day out. Our Missouri Chapter has been growing strong since 2003.

Please fill out a nomination form if you know of a coach, official or contributor in your area that you would like to nominate.


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.

2020 Honorees – Bob Kinloch, Mark Krause, Nick Purler, Tony Purler

Outstanding American

Given to former wrestlers who are highly successful and use the disciplines learned in wrestling in their profession.

2020 Honoree – Clif Cromer

Medal of Courage

Is presented to a wrestler or former wrestler who has overcome what appear to be insurmountable challenges.

2020 Honoree – Rob Courier

MO Chapter Contact Information

For more information you may contact:

Mike Hagerty at or 816-510-9500.