Virginia Chapter

Official State Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

The Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Join us at the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame 2023 HOF Induction Ceremony and Banquet.

The Class of 2023 Lifetime Service Awards:
Hear their inspiring stories of making a difference.

  • Johnny Blevins - Appalachian Officials Association
  • Dr. David Olah - Deep Creek High School
  • Ed Rawlins - Northern Virginia Wrestling Officials Association
  • Dean Shew - Lee-Davis High School
  • Bill Turner - Green Run High School, Virginia AAU

Annual Awards:
Congratulate our annual award winners who rose to the challenge.

  • Coach of the Year - Dalton Head - Cox High School
  • Official of the Year - Matt Coleman - Central Virginia Wrestling Officials Association
  • Student-Athletes of the Year
    1A-2A - Eli Blevins - Rural Retreat High School
    3A-4A - Patrick Jordan - New Kent High School
    5A-6A - Rafael Hipolito - Independence High School
    Private Schools - Nolan O'Boyle - Norfolk Academy
    Girls - Charlee Shuler - Grassfield High School

The Event:
Join in the fun with friends, family, and fellow wrestlers. All are welcome.

Recption - 4:30pm (cash bar)
Dinner & Ceremony - 6:00pm



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.

Download Virginia Nomination Form

Virginia Chapter Board


Kevin Hazard (President)
Karl Spinnenweber (Vice President)
Raymond Bousman (Treasurer)
Don Pate (Secretary)
Mitch Sutterfield (Program)
Jack Clark (Marketing)
Paul Anthony
Drew Bright
Mike Caison
Steve Crocker
Phil Cronin
Mark Ingrao
Billy Martin, Jr.
Nancy Perry
Tass Robertson

Krista Graff (State Chapter Director)

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