Beginning with the Charter Class in 2003, The West Virginia Chapter, National Wrestling Hall of Fame annually honors those who have made significant contributions to amateur wrestling in the Mountain State at the collegiate, high school, middle school, and elementary/youth levels.
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.
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.
A Nomination Form for the West Virginia Chapter is available AT THIS LINK.
West Virginia Chapter, Board of Directors
President: William Archer
Vice President: Garry Bender
Treasurer: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bennett
Secretary: Diane Archer
Timothy C.Miller, M.D.
Dr. William Welker
2016 Hall of Fame inductees:
Seated, L to R: Aristotle Svingos, Joann Cullen, Dr. Dan Doyle
Standing, L to R: Dale Slack, Richard “Dick” Edge, Mike Contic
Aristotle Svingos — “Medal of Courage”
Aristotle Svingos wrestled at Huntington…
2015 Hall of Fame inductees:
Seated, L to R: Rod Auvil, Paul Jackson, Jared Gashel (for his father Barry Gashel)
Standing, L to R: Jim Hamric, John Peters, Mike Stump, Steve Shaffer
West Virginia Chapter Inducts Seven
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