National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Welcome to the North Carolina Wrestilng Hall of Fame!

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees show of their green jackets for the first time! L-R: Mike Jordan, Bobby Lloyd, Tim Sappenfield, Steve Atwood, Joel McCanna, Ronnie Sigmon

Hall of Fame Inductees show of their green jackets for the first time!

2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the State Chapter program for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Hundreds of outstanding individuals have been honored in over 30 states. Last year over 10,000 people attended these events nationally. The years since have seen the banquet continue to grow, and we are excited about the upcoming 2020 Banquet being planned for May.

This year North Carolina’s banquet will be held in May 17th  at the William Friday Center in Chapel Hill. We invite you to bring a friend and come enjoy this exciting evening of fellowship and celebration of some of the greats of North Carolina Wrestling!


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.

Outstanding American

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

Medal of Courage

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

Chapter Contact

Rex Wells, President

Mail reservations for upcoming banquets and donations to : PO Box 17114 Asheville, NC 28816

State Director Mr. Rex Wells

State Director Mr. Rex Wells

Upcoming Events, News, Etc.

Rader, Smith, and Wells at the 2015 HOF Banquet

Wrestling greats Frank Rader, PJ Smith, and Rex Wells fellowship at the 2015 HOF Banquet. The Annual Banquet takes place each May in Chapel Hill.