Florida Chapter

Official State Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

2022 NWHOF Florida, 'John Vaughn Award" Recipient: Miriam Jenkins

This prestigious chapter award was created to acknowledge those deserving individuals who otherwise may not receive recognition for their profound contribution to our sport.

In 1997 she was a District Champion, and the first female state qualifier in the history of FHSAA wrestling. At state she made national history by winning her first round bout. After graduating she joined the Marines and in 2001 became the first female to compete for the All Marine squad. She has served two tours of duty and is currently serving in New Orleans.

See her Honors Weekend interview with Dan Ward of 'Ward Wrestling Live'.

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