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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Meet the 2024 Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductees

Learn about the latest Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association David Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductees. The 2024 Induction Dinner will take place on Saturday, May 4th, in Benson, Minn. Inductees will be Luke Eustice, Ty Eustice, Wes Haglund, Mike Hendrickson, Chuck Marks, Jim Richardson, Dean Salo, Doug Salo, Ray Thorkildson, Mike Thorn, Ardell Knudsvig, Gary Brantl, and Chuck Keogh.

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National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter Inducts 9

On Saturday, April 23rd the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter held their annual Honors Banquet. The celebration was held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Austin, Minn. The banquet room was packed and included many former Hall of Fame inductees.

Inductees for the Lifetime Service Award were Steve Carr, Bill Germann, Jim Harstad, Mike Hendrickson, Dan Jinks, Don Krusemark, Jerry Reker, Chuck Siefert, and Joel Skillings.

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NWHOF to Induct 9 new members at the MN Chapter Banquet in the Spring

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter is proud to announce the induction of nine new members for the Class of 2022. Inductees for the Lifetime Service Award are Steve Carr, Bill Germann, Jim Harstad, Mike Hendrickson, Dan Jinks, Don Krusemark, Jerry Reker, Chuck Siefert, and Joel Skillings.

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