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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.”

Van Phillips Honored by Alabama Sports Officials Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Alabama Chapter honoree Van Phillips on his induction into the Alabama Sports Officials Foundation Hall of Fame.

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.

Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame to Induct Seven in October

The Oklahoma Chapter has added a new state award, the Madalene and Lee Roy Smith Family Wrestling Award, that will be presented annually to a family that has had great success in wrestling and brought credit to the sport in the state.

Danbury's Hall of Fame coach Ricky Shook leaves quietly

Hall of Fame coach Ricky Shook of Danbury retired in March after leading the Hatters for 23 seasons.

Longtime Minnesota Chapter Board Member Noel Bailey To Retire

Thank you Noel Bailey for your service to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter.

2023 Inductees are Announced for Pennsylvania Chapter

Make plans to join the Pennsylvania Chapter April 30, 2023, to celebrate the wrestling heritage in our great state.

2021 Peckham Scholarship recipient, Ethan Wilson, Presented Award

On Saturday, July 30th, we were finally able to present Ethan Wilson (Thayer Academy) with his 2021 Peckham Scholarship award in front of many Hall of Famers, respected members of our wrestling community, family and friends.

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