Class of 2017 NWHOF Wisconsin Chapter Induction

TomM
April 15, 2017 20:52

Class of 2017 NWHOF Wisconsin Chapter Induction

Class of 2017 NWHOF Wisconsin Chapter Inductees
Pictured-(L-R) Back: Bill Verbeten, Marty Marasch, Lennie Shefchik,
Dale Hodkiewicz, Larry Gorres, Ben Peterson (NWHOF Member)
Front: James Douglas (Jims son), Jerry Lasecki, Scott Arneson
Photo Courtesy of Joe Kind

Green Bay, WI- 587 members of the Wisconsin wrestling community, family and friends attended the induction of eight Wisconsin honorees into the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Rock Garden Ballroom. Master of Ceremonies and Chapter Chair Keith Swett (Seymour) made introductions of the inductees. Each new member spoke to the appreciative crowd. In attendance was Olympic Champion and National Hall of Fame member Ben Peterson and National Wrestling Hall of Fame State Chapter Director Krista Graff from Oklahoma.

The Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum established the State Chapter program in 1993. The purpose is to pay tribute to those coaches, officials and contributors who represent the best qualities of what the sport of wrestling has to offer and who share those characteristics with young people day in and day out.

Please fill out a nomination form if you know of a coach, official or contributor in your area that you would like to nominate. You may also submit the nomination to Keith Swett via email at:[email protected]

Scott Arneson (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
Jim Douglas (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
Larry Gorres (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
Dale Hodkiewicz (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
Jerry Lasecki (Medal of Courage)
Marty Marasch (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
Lennie Shefchik (Outstanding American)
Bill Verbeten (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)

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TomM
April 15, 2017 20:52