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 Linsenmayer (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
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
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.
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.