Connecticut Chapter

Official State Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Welcome to the home of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Connecticut chapter is a direct extension of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Chapter and Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma. 

The Connecticut chapter provides outreach and support for the National Hall. Our chapter was formed in 2002 to honor committed coaches, officials, contributors and other deserving individuals from Connecticut. Our first induction banquet was in 2003 with additional banquets in 2004 and 2005. The chapter was restarted in 2009 by current president Ted Oczkowski and we have hosted five induction banquets (2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2022).


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.

Connecticut Chapter Board

Ted Oczkowski, President

Mark Cammisa, Treasurer and VP, Finance

Gerry deSimas, Jr.
, Corresponding Secretary

Nick Grosso, Vice President, Nominations

Mike Cunningham, Director

Dr. Erich Doubek
, Director

Paul Musso, Director

Brian Zaccagnino, Director

Connecticut Chapter Inductions

Next banquet: Sat. April 26, 2025 at Mohegan Sun

Connecticut State Chapter website

Connecticut State Chapter Facebook page

Connecticut Wrestling Online (Latest CT wrestling news and information)

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