South Carolina Chapter

Official State Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

South Carolina Chapter Class of 2024 Announced

The South Carolina Chapter Inductees into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame are as follows:

Isaac "Ike" Anderson

-Castle View HS (CO) Head Coach 2015-present

-at Castle View he has coached numerous individual State Champions including 2018 Wrestling USA Magazine Dream Team A/A who was a 2x Cadet Freestyle Champion and a 1x JR National Freestyle Champion

-USA Wrestling National Greco-Roman Developmental Coach 1998-2012

-While the National Greco-Roman Developmental Coach, the 2007 team won the team title at the Greco-Roman World Championships

-USOPTC Coach on five Olympic Teams (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)

-Sunkist Kids Head Greco-Roman Coach for four years

-Pan Am Championships Coach in Cali, Columbia 1995

-USA Tournament team coach to Europe and Cuba

-NYAC Club Coach

-Adirondack Three-style Wrestling Club Coach

-State University of NY-Albany Assistant Coach

-Appalachian State University Assistant Coach

-1988 US Olympic Team, 6th place in Seoul, South Korea

-US Senior Greco-Roman National Champion (1988, 1989, 1990)

-US Senior Greco-Roman National Runner-up (1986, 1991, 1992, 1993)

-Pan-AM Games Silver Medalist

-Pan-AM Championships 2x Silver Medalist

-Concorde Games 2x Champion

Elizabeth and Bill Bell

-SC USA Wrestling volunteers for 18 years

-SC USA Wrestling Fargo team leaders

-2001 USA Wrestling Person of the Year (Elizabeth Bell)

-2003 USA Wrestling panel member for Women's Wrestling

-2005-11 helped the Delgado sisters to Fargo FS Finals appearances along with multiple Gold medals

-Financial and volunteer supporters of several SC HS programs

-Hard Rock Wrestling Club supporters and office position holders

-Helped HRWC achieve USA Wrestling Gold member club status (multiple times)

-Hillcrest Takedown Club supporters and office position holders including club president in 1998

Chris Brock

-SCHSL Wrestling Official from 1989-1996

-Sullivan MS Head Coach from 1990-1998 (4 State team titles)

-Rock Hill Wrestling Club Head coach from 1990-2000 (three A/A's with one National Champion)

-Rock Hill HS Assistant Coach 1999-2000 (two 4A State titles)

-Ft. Mill HS Head Coach 2001-2023 (455-80 record with 28 State Champions and 17 A/A's) (2023 5A State Champions)

-North/South All-Star Coach in 2001 and 2009

-SC Athletic Coaches Association member 1990-2023

-SC Wrestling Coaches Association member 1990-2023

-Wrestlers in Business member 2021-2023

-Coached several multiple time individual SC State Champions

-Coached Fargo A/A's and National Champion

-Coached NHSCA A/A's

Tony Caterisano

-University of Connecticut Graduate Assistant 1977-1979

-Furman University Head Wrestling Coach(D1) 1984-1991 where he rebuilt the program and produced the school's first SoCon Champion

-Christ Church Episcopal HS Head Coach 1991-1995

-SCHSL Wrestling Official 1995-2003

-Spartanburg Methodist College(JUCO) Head Wrestling Coach 2003-2010 where he was named Eastern District Man of the Year in 2004

-At Spartanburg Methodist College he coached several A/A's including an National Finalist

-he is a member of Furman Wrestling Alumni Club and Friends of Clemson Wrestling which are both advocating the return of college wrestling to those programs

Ron Donlick

-Union Endicott HS (NY) Assistant Coach 1969-1970

-Oswego HS (NY) Assistant Coach 1970-1973

-Private Coach in Ithaca NY 1973-1985

-Middleton HS (SC) Head Coach 1987-1989

-Stratford HS (SC) Assistant Coach 1990-1991

-Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS (SC) Head Coach 1991-2003

-Edisto HS (SC) Head Coach 2003-2005

-Berkeley HS (SC) Head Coach 2005-2008

-USA Wrestling Copper, Bronze, and Silver level Certified Coach

-Attendee of the very first Coaches College at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

-Attended USA Wrestling Silver College at the Lake Placid OTC

-North/South All Star Coach in 1998

-USA Wrestling Executive Board of State Leaders from 2028-2022

-SC USA Wrestling State Chairman 2008-2022

-SC USA Wrestling Coaches Director 1997-2008

-USA Wrestling SE Region Director 2028-2022

-USA Wrestling Junior Olympic Wrestling Committee

-SCHSL Wrestling Official 2008-2023

-SC Coaches Association

-USA Wrestling Official 2000-2023 M3 - M1

-USA NC Officials Director 2022.

-NY State Powerlifting Runner-up 1971

-Palm Beach County Fla Police Officer of the Year 1974

-Ironman World Championship competitor 1982 K

James “Jim” McGovern

-St. Simon the Apostle School (IN) Head Coach 1968-1974

-Undefeated in duals every year

-City Tournament Champions 1968-1973 with a 2nd place in 1974

-Indiana HS Wrestling Official 1971-1972

-SCHSL Wrestling Official 1997-2023

-SCSHL State Tournament 2002-2021

-SCSHL State Tournament Head Official 2013 and 2021

-SCHSL State Tournament Assistant Head Official 2012 and 2020

-SCHSL Dual State 2002 (2A), 2005 (3A), 2012 (4A)

-NFHS SC Wrestling Official of the Year 2007

-SCWOA (South Carolina Wrestling Officials Assoc) Secretary 2002-2013

-SCWOA Treasurer 2002-2023

-SCWOA Board of Directors 2002-2013

-SCWOA Evaluator of Officials 2022-2023

-SCWOA member

-NFHS Officials member

-National Assoc of Sports Officials member

Ralph Urbanic

-St. Andrews HS Head Coach 1988-1995

-SCHSL Wrestling Official 1996-2008

-West Ashley HS Head Coach 2008-2011

-SCHSL Wrestling Official 2011-present

-NCAA Wrestling Official 2016-2020 (Southern Officials Association)

-SCHSL State Tournament Official 2002-2008 and 20015-2022

-SCHSL State Duals Official 2014 and 2018

-NHSCA Nationals Official 2016, 2017 and 2018

-NHSCA National Duals Official 2016-2023

-Super 32 Official 2018-2022

-Super 32 Finals (160 in 2019 and 170 in 2022)

-NCWA Multi-Divisional Duals in 2020

-Appalachian Athletic Conference Championships 2020

-SCWCA North/South All Star official 2019

-Refereed the State Finals match of June Welch, the 1st female ever to win a SC Wrestling State Title

Ken Wilson

-Jordan-Elbridge HS (NY) Assistant Coach 1977-1978

-Lancaster HS Head Coach 1985-1988

-Spring Valley HS Assistant Coach 1988-1989

-Spring Valley HS Head Coach 1990-2003

-Dutch Fork HS Head Coach 2003-2010

-Chapin HS Head Coach 2011-2017 2022-present

-Chapin HS Assistant Coach 2018-2021

-Career Duals record 587-195

-Coached 22 State Champions

-Region Champions 25 x

-SCHSL Dual State Runner-up 4x

-50+ State Dual Playoff wins

-SC State Wrestling Coach of the Year 1988

-Region Coach of the Year

-SCWCA North/South All Star Coach

-SC Coaches Association member

-USA Wrestling Bronze Certified Coach

-USA Club Wrestling coach 1989-2001

-HS Varsity Assistant Football Coach 1988-2018

-Carolina Marathon 4th place 1984

-Isle of Palms Marathon 1st place 1984

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