National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Welcome!

The Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum established the State Chapter program in 1993. The purpose is to pay tribute to those coaches, officials and contributors who represent the best qualities of what the sport of wrestling has to offer and who share those characteristics with young people day in and day out.

Nominations

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.

For Information Contact:

Jim Meyerhoff

24302-68th Street East, Buckley, WA  98321

253-848-1735

jmeyerho@msn.com

 

Washington Chapter Announces Class of 2021 Inductees

The Washington Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is privileged to announce their Class of 2021 Inductees. The seven coaches, two officials, one Medal of Courage and one Outstanding American have served an average of 37.8 years of wrestling coaching (254) or officiating (139), and a combined 387 years of service to the sport. The 2021 Induction Ceremony will be the last week of September 2021 or the first weekend of October 2021. The final date and place will be finalized soon.

LIFETIME SERVICE TO WRESTLING

Randy Audette: 52 years of Service to Wrestling: Officiated 52 years and Coached 17 years.
Received the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association Joe Babbitt
Contributor’s Award in 2008

David Carlile: 2008 Member of the Washington Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.
39 years of Service to Wrestling: Coached 34 years

Mike Carr: 2005 Member of the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame
42 years of Service to Wrestling: Coached 38 years.

Lee Hall: 1990 Member of the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame
22 years of Service to Wrestling: Coached 22 years

Rockey Isley: 2009 Member of the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame
39 years of Service to Wrestling: Coached 35 years

Richard Linsenyayer (Deceased) : 2001 Member of the Washington State Wrestling Coaches
Hall of Fame. 39 years of Service to Wrestling: Coached 38 years.

San Nishi: 29 years of Service to Wrestling: Officiated 29 years and Coached 22 years.
NFHS National Rules Committee 2014-2017; Officiated 24 State championships.
State Official of the year, 2007; Officiated Football for 30 years and officiates
College Baseball.
Rick Rakevich: 2008 Member of the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame
34 years of Service to Wrestling: Coached 30 years. 31 years USA/USWF
Wrestling Official

Carl Wenham: 36 years of Service to Wrestling: Coached 13 years. 5 years State Director
of Washington USA Wrestling. 36 years as staff and now director for MAT
CLASSIC the State Wrestling Championships. Director of the Washington
State Wrestling Weight Management Program sin inception in 2007.

OUTSTANING AMERICAN
Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore: Retired 3/12/2008:

High School wrestler at Oak Harbor High School, competing two years in the State Tournament. 38 Year Career in the US Navy. From September 2005 to February 2006, following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, he served as Commander, Task Force Navy Family; a task force established by the Chief of Naval Operations to direct, coordinate and monitor full spectrum community service operations for the Navy families affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma

MEDAL OF COURAGE
Hallie Tuck:
31 years of Service to Wrestling: Officiated 27 years, 2008 Washington Officials Association Meritorious Service Award. Wrestled 4 years at Connell HS, Coached at the middle or high school levels for 13 years and the kid’s club level for 15 years.

In September of 2016 Hallie was hit on his motorcycle by a semi-truck and sustained substantial leg injuries. He hung in there as a wrestling official because it gave him purpose. He is currently the Assigning Secretary for his local wrestling official’s association. And following amputation of one leg below the knee and lengthy rehabilitation he started officiating on the mat again in 2018 and officiated at the Washington State Wrestling Championships in February of 2020.