Alabama Chapter

Official State Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Nominations are being accepted for the 2024 Class of the Alabama Chapter. Please email the form to NOMINATION FORM


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.


Alabama Chapter Board

2021-2022 Officers

Toney Pugh – President
Jeff Saxon – Secretary
Don Korn – Treasurer

Other Board Members

Jack Burton, Dwight Buzbee, John Calvarese, Steve Gaydosh, Jeff Hasse, Randy Haught, Billy Hughes, Daryle Qualls, Willie Staggs, Glynn Stowe, Dickey Wright

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Alabama Chapter Inductions

The Alabama Chapter will be holding its National Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Sunday, May 7th, 2023 at the Trussville Civic Center, 5381 Trussville-Clay Rd., Trussville AL. 35173. 

2 p.m. – Social Time with meal & memorabilia display

3:30 p.m. – Induction Ceremony

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Alabama Chapter Class of 2023

Outstanding American

David Lee, O.D., EyeCare Associates Huntsville West 

Lifetime Service to Wrestling

Jimmy Blanton, Southside-Gadsden High School, Coach

Jeff Haase, Official/Coach

Don Hinds, Official

Robert Humphreys, Tuscaloosa County High School, Coach

Fred Kemp, Huntsville High School, Coach

Wayne McNutt, Scottsboro High School, Coach

Our Mission: To honor the sport of wrestling by preserving its history, recognizing extraordinary individual achievements, and inspiring future generations