New York - Downstate Chapter

Official State Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

The Downstate New York Chapter was established in 1992.

The Chapter was created to bring awareness to our endless pursuit of our goals.

The goals of our Chapter include:

• To preserve the history of wrestling.
• To market wrestling.
• To assist existing youth programs in wrestling.
• To honor outstanding individuals.

We welcome you, and continue to pursue awareness for the athletes, coaches, and schools involved with the great sport of wrestling.


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.

New York - Downstate Chapter Board

President, Jerry Seckler

Vice President, Pascal Perri

Treasurer, Peter Venier

775 Wantagh Avenue

Wantagh, NY 11793

(516) 804-8676



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