NWHOF to induct nine new members at the MN Chapter Banquet in April

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter proudly announces the induction of ten new members for the Class of 2024. Inductees are Brad Huckle, John Barrett, Dan Lefebvre, Steve Johnson, Ray Miller, Jeff “Bro” Olsen, Jim Richardson, Howie Schultz, and Pat Short.

The Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Austin, Minn. The schedule includes a social hour at Noon, dinner at 1:00 pm, and program & inductions from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A Silent Auction will be from Noon to 6:00 pm.

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National Wrestling Hall of Fame Announces State Winners of Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the state winners of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA).

The DSHSEA was established in 1996 to honor Olympic and World champion Dave Schultz, whose career was cut short when he was murdered in January 1996. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Member in 1997 and as a member of the United World Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016.

The DSHSEA recognizes and celebrates the nation’s most outstanding high school senior male wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service.

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National Wrestling Hall of Fame Announces State Winners of Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Awards

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced the state winners of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA).

First presented in 2014, the award is named for Tricia Saunders, a four-time World Champion and women’s wrestling pioneer. Saunders was the first woman to be inducted as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006 and was inducted into the United World Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011.

The award recognizes and celebrates the nation’s most outstanding high school senior female wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service.

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Koslowski and Stevens selected as Co-Grand Marshals for Green Jacket Parade

Two distinguished members of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame – two-time Olympic Medalist Dennis Koslowski and Order of Merit honoree Sandy Stevens – will serve as co-grand marshals of Saturday’s Green Jacket Parade.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Austin Country Club, 1202 28th St. N, Austin, MN, in conjunction with the 2023 NWHOF-MN Chapter Hall of Fame Day Celebration.

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NWHOF Location Change

Due to a schedule conflict, The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter Banquet is moving from the Austin Holiday Inn Conference Center to the Austin Country Club, located at 1202 28th St NE, Austin, MN.

The Banquet will still take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The schedule includes a social hour at Noon, dinner at 1:00 pm, and program & inductions from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A Silent Auction will be from Noon to 6:00 pm.

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NWHOF to Induct 10 new members at the MN Chapter Banquet in the Spring

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter proudly announces the induction of ten new members for the Class of 2023. Inductees are Steve Carlson, Loren Hacker, Mark Krier, Larry Mollins, Cindy Nelson, Al Olson, Bill Olson, Steve Ricard, Richard Saxlund, and Joel Viss.

The Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Austin Country Club. The schedule includes a social hour at Noon, dinner at 1:00 pm, and program & inductions from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A Silent Auction will be from Noon to 6:00 pm.

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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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