Recent News

“Celebrating 50 Years of Gold - An Evening with Dan Gable and Wrestling Legends”

“Celebrating 50 Years of Gold - An Evening with Dan Gable and Wrestling Legends” will feature the legendary wrestler and coach with other NCAA, Olympic and World champions, and Gable's Olympic gold medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom medal.

Lee Roy Smith, Tinker Owens Follow Brothers Into Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

“My dad used to have this saying, that success breeds success,” Lee Roy Smith III said. “He said it often, because he felt that all of us had good athleticism, and as I had success, he wanted to see that passed on.”

Tragos/Thesz Pro Weekend Is Ideal Place For Wrestling Fans

Many attendees say that the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame induction weekend has a different and positive “feel” while offering a wide variety of activities and opportunities to interact with wrestling greats, both old and new.

Yellowblue LED Lighting Improves Dan Gable Museum Visitor Experience

During a $1.5 million renovation, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum installed $100,000 in new LED lights from Yellowblue LED and now uses approximately 65 percent less energy and emits 70 percent less heat.

Season-End Girls National High School High School Pound-For-Pound, Top 25 Rankings

The new #1 in the Pound-For-Pound rankings is Senior World Team member and Final X champion Amit Elor of California.

This is the final ranking for the 2021-22 academic year and includes girls enrolled in grades 8-12.

Two-time Olympic Champion John Smith Is Finalist For U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame

1988 and 1992 Olympic gold medalist John Smith is one of 15 finalists for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame. We are asking the wrestling community to rally behind John Smith and actively participate in the fan vote for the Hall of Fame.

Men’s, Women’s Freestyle American Wrestling League Inaugural Season Scheduled To Begin In Fall

The American Wrestling League (AWL) is pleased to announce its plans to launch a men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling league, with the inaugural season beginning in the fall of 2022.

Richison Family Foundation Donates $500,000 to National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Chad Richison, founder of the Richison Family Foundation, Paycom and the Tech Fall Foundation, is a former competitor and life-long supporter of wrestling. The Richison Family Foundation has donated more than $7 million to bolster wrestling programs

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