Colorado Chapter

Official State Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

NOMINATIONS

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.

Youth Coach of the Year
NWHOF Outstanding Youth Coach – Wrestler

Submit nominations to:
Any current board member
OR email cochapter@nwhof.org

COLORADO CHAPTER BOARD

Phil Grasmick-President

Brian Velarde-Vice President

Lenny Bachicha

Elena Nunez - Secretary

Steve Valdez - Treasurer

Bob Smith

Ryun Mendoza

Lori Medina


CHAPTER EMAIL: cochapter@nwhof.org

COLORADO CHAPTER INDUCTIONS

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Colorado Chapter Announces Class of 2024
Lifetime Service to Wrestling

Mr. Dave Keeler -Wray
Mr. Jim Opperman -Fairview
Mr. Scott Pickert -Berthoud
Mr. Ed Rusher -Crowley County
Mr. Everett Thorpe -Merino

2024 Colorado Chapter State Award Winners

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR:
2A- Eddie Bowman -Trinidad
3A- Demitri Garza Alarcon -Fort Lupton
4A- Landon Drury -Sand Creek
5A- Quinn Funk -Legacy
Girls- Ciara Monger -Calhan
Youth- Ryder Hoffschneider -Black Fox
Men's College- Wyatt Hendrixson -Air Force
Women's College- Dalia Garibay-Mesa

COACH OF THE YEAR
2A- JC Watt -Meeker
3A- John Howes -Mullen
4A- Ty Tathum -Mead
5A- Jarion Beets -Ponderosa
Girls- Victor Gomez -Pomona
Youth- Evaristo Gomez -Northglenn
Men's College- Austin DeVoe -School of Mines
Women's College- Travis Mercado -Mesa

Special Merit- Cody Thompson -School of Mines

Jerry Moore Official of the Year- Ricky Aragon

Media Award- Thomas Blair -Inside Colorado Wrestling

Dave DiGiacomo Award- Elena Nunez

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