13 inducted into the 2024 Bartelma Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame

2024 MWCA Award Recipients Honored

Benson, Minn. – Thirteen new members were inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 4th, in Benson, Minn.

The new inductees honored were Luke Eustice, Ty Eustice, Wes Haglund, Mike Hendrickson, Chuck Marks, Jim Richardson, Dean Salo, Doug Salo, Ray Thorkildson, and Mike Thorn. Pioneer Inductees Ardell Knudsvig (who started the program in Ada, MN), Gary Brantl (who started the program in Plummer, MN), and Chuck Keogh (who started the program in Waubun, MN) were also honored. Those in attendance each gave a speech.

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National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter Inducts 9

On Saturday, April 27th, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter, held its annual Honors Banquet at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Austin, Minn. The banquet room was packed, and many former Hall of Fame inductees attended.

Brad Huckle was the 2024 Outstanding American Inductee. John Barrett, Dan Lefebvre, Steve Johnson, Ray Miller, Jeff β€œBro” Olsen, Jim Richardson, Howie Schultz, and Pat Short were inducted for the Lifetime Service Award.

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