Recent News

Meritorious Official Darold D. Henry Passes Away

Darold D. Henry was the referee who raised Pat Smith’s hand in 1994 when the Oklahoma State wrestler and Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame became the first-ever four-time NCAA Division I champion.

NCAA Releases First Coaches Ranking For 2022 DI Wrestling Championships

Lots of winners of our Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award, including six of the top-ranked wrestlers: Roman Bravo-Young, Aaron Brooks, David Carr, Yianni Diakomihalis, Keegan O`Toole and Gable Steveson.

2022 and 2023 Women’s Wrestling and Freestyle World Cup to be held in Coralville, Iowa at Xtream Arena

United World Wrestling has awarded both the 2022 and 2023 Men’s and Women’s Freestyle World Cup events to Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. The 2022 competition will be held December 10-11, and the 2023 competition is set for December 9-10.

National Wrestling Hall of Fame Announces Mario Lopez As 2022 Outstanding American

Mario Lopez wrestled for Chula Vista High School, finishing second in the San Diego section and seventh in the California Interscholastic Federation state tournament as a senior in one-class California in 1991.

Olympic Champs Maroulis, Snyder Lead U.S. Delegation At Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix

United States roster includes Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award national winners Zain Retherford and Zahid Valencia, Nebraska winner Thomas Gilman and Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award Wisconsin winner Macey Kilty.

Olympic Champions Burroughs and Snyder, World Champions Cox and Gilman Headline U.S. Men’s Team for Feb. 12 Bout at the Ballpark

J’den Cox, Yianni Diakomihalis, Daton Fix, Thomas Gilman, and Zahid Valencia are all winners of the Hall of Fame’s Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award.

Tickets for Bout at the Ballpark are available at

Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa Announces Class of 2022

A banquet honoring the Class of 2022 will be held at Prairie Links Golf & Event Center in Waverly, Iowa, on June 24, 2022. For more information, contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or

January Girls National High School Pound-For-Pound, Top 25 Rankings

New No. 1 ranked wrestlers since the November 2021 rankings are Hanna Errthum of Wisconsin at 132 pounds and Reese Larramendy of Nevada (and Wyoming Seminary of Pennsylvania) at 144 pounds. 

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