National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter Inducts 8

On Saturday, April 27th the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter held their 17th annual banquet and ceremony and inducted eight distinguished members who have contributed significantly to Minnesota Wrestling and beyond. The celebration was held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Austin, Minn.

Over 300 people were in attendance, including 28 former Hall of Fame inductees.

Paul Marquart was honored as Outstanding American from Minnesota. Inductees for the Lifetime Service Award were Randy Baker, Jim Bartels, Paul Bengston, Paul Cyr, Lyle Freudenberg, Neal Skaar, and Randy Zimmer.

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NWHOF to induct 8 new members at the Minnesota Chapter Banquet on April 27th

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Minnesota Chapter will honor Paul Marquart as their Outstanding American from Minnesota. Lifetime Service inductees are Randy Baker, Jim Bartels, Paul Bengston, Paul Cyr, Lyle Freudenberg, Neal Skaar, and Randy Zimmer.

The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center, right off I-90, Exit 178A. Social hour will be from 2:00-3:00 pm. Dinner, silent auction, and program will be from 3:00-6:30 pm.

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Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame Welcomes Two Gophers

Two former Gopher grapplers, Chad Erikson and Brad Gibson, will be inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame on May 4, 2019.

Erikson (’02), a two-time All-American with 105 career wins, was part of the 2001 and 2002 National Championship teams, the Gophers first two national titles.

Erikson is sixth all-time on the Gophers list with 40 career pins. He previously coached at Apple Valley High School, the home of many former Gophers, and now works at Minnesota Elite.

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2019 MCC Region I Hall of Fame Banquet to take place on March 4th

The Mayo Civic Center Region I Wrestling Hall of Fame Committee has selected eight new members for induction on Monday, March 4, 2019.

The Clash Committee will also be honoring the Southeast Minnesota graduating seniors, their teams, and coaches. The banquet will be held at Charlie’s Eatery, 1654 US 52 N, Rochester, Minn.

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