The Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum established the State Chapter program in 1993. The purpose is to pay tribute to those coaches, officials and contributors who represent the best qualities of what the sport of wrestling has to offer and who share those characteristics with young people day in and day out.
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.
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.
Oklahoma Chapter Board
Steve Ferguson – President
Lori May – Vice President
Paul Ameen – Secretary
A.L. Haizlip – Treasurer
2019 Oklahoma Chapter Inductions
October 13, 2019
Formerly the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame/Jim Thorpe Museum
4040 North Lincoln
Lifetime Service to Wrestling
Questions call 918-639-8868
Seven individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of wrestling have been selected for induction into the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Rick Bollenbach, Mitch Brown, Greg Evans, Todd Goolsby, Tony May and… Continue reading →
On October 8, 2017, at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame/Jim Thorpe Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla the Class of 2017 was inducted. Honoree included Lifetime Service to Wrestling recipients Doug Chesbro, Corey Clayton, Tim Johnson, Mark Kirk, and Jack Spates; Medal of Courage… Continue reading →
STILLWATER, Okla. – Seven individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of wrestling will be inducted into the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Doug Chesbro, Corey Clayton, Tim Johnson, Mark Kirk and Jack Spates… Continue reading →