National Wrestling Hall of Fame


National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Honors it 2019 Inductess.

On Sunday April 28 at the Hershey Lodge the 26th Class was induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. It was again a special day and one that a lot of folks in the wrestling community will always remember. These events seem to get better and better each year states a few board members.


2018 Clay Shoot

The 2018 Clay Shoot was held on Saturday September 22 and we had great day with 20 shooters and some really good food. We would again like to THANK all our sponsors for there support you always help us make this a success.

This years winners of the shoot are shown below with John C. Thomas (Board Member):






National Wrestling Hall of Fame

PA Chapter banquet a huge success

On Sunday April 29 at the Hershey Lodge the PA Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame celebrated its 25th Anniversary and inducted the class of 2018. The day was a huge success with 583 people in attendance to recognize our inductees. The chapter had a lot of special guest such as Bob Bubb, Carlton Haselrig, Wade Schalles, Gray Simon, John Reese as well as Leroy Smith and Kristi Graff from the National Hall of Fame. The Chapter also recognized 3 PA State Champions Joe Klock, Josh Stillings and Anthony Walters And the one of the highlights of the day was a special presentation to Stan Zeamer.

The Class of 2018



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.

If you would like to nominate some one for any of the National Awards listed to the left of this message please contact:

Vice President of Nominations:

Email Tom Elling

National Wrestling Hall of Fame - PA Chapter Board of Directors


                          Executive Board
                  President: Ann Peery Ritter
                  Vice-President: Tom Elling
                  Treasurer: Lloyd Rhoades
                   Secretary: Hob Kroesen

                          Joe Geesey

                          Tom Harbert

                          Dennis Kellon

                          Alray Johnson

                          Dick Rhodes

                          Barry Smith

                          Joe Stabilito (Webmaster)

                          John C Thomas

                          John D Thomas

                          David Vannoy

                          Ralph Wetzel