Nomination Forms

Each year, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum trumpets the legends of outstanding athletes, coaches and contributors as part of the permanent history of the sport of Wrestling through the induction of our awards.

Criteria & Procedures

Nominations come from a diverse cross-section of the wrestling community, including the public. The forms included on this page are needed for an individual to be considered for induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Nomination Forms:

Distinguished Member

Outstanding American

Meritorious Official

Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions

State Chapter

High School Excellence Awards

The nomination forms are in Adobe Acrobat format. Complete instructions are in the nomination forms, and they should be printed on a high quality printer.

Nomination Forms should be mailed to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, 405 West Hall of Fame Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74075. In addition to the completed nomination form, the following items should be included:

  • A letter over your signature telling why the nominee is a valid candidate for election.

  • A detailed resume of the candidate’s personal history and qualifications.

  • A minimum of three letters of character reference and support of the nomination.

  • Further documentation (copies of articles, tributes, et al) is welcome.

Our Mission: To honor the sport of wrestling by preserving its history, recognizing extraordinary individual achievements, and inspiring future generations