WWCA to Induct Five into George Martin Hall of Fame
WWCA to Induct Five at November 4 George Martin Hall of Fame Banquet
Five outstanding individuals are to be inducted into the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association George Martin Hall of Fame in Green Bay on Friday, November 4 at the KI Convention Center. The 2016 George Martin Hall of Fame class includes Ben Askren of Wauwatosa, Marty Loy of Stevens Point, John Mesenbrink of Hartland, Al Poser of La Crosse and Scott Schmitz of Mineral Point.
Ben Askren (Hartland-Arrowhead and University of Missouri)
Ben Askren, 2X WIAA state champion, reached the NCAA Division One Finals four times (winning twice) and represented the USA on the 2008 Olympic team in Beijing.
Marty Loy (UW Stevens Point)
Marty Loy is the former UWSP wrestling coach and a UWSP Athletic Hall of Fame member. As UW Stevens Point wrestling coach, Loy was selected six times as the WIAC Conference Coach of the Year.
John Mesenbrink (Hartland-Arrowhead and Waukesha West)
John Mesenbrink was a successful coach at Hartland-Arrowhead high school and coached 87 WIAA State Qualifiers, 44 Place-winners, 8 Runner-ups and 12 WIAA State Champions.
Al Poser (UW La Crosse and Brookfield Central)
Al Poser was the first collegiate national wrestling champion from Wisconsin. He is a UW La Crosse Athletic Wall of Fame member. Poser won the national championship as a sophomore for UW La Crosse at the 1966 NAIA National Championships wrestling 191 pounds.
Scott Schmitz (Mineral Point and University of Wisconsin)
Scott Schmitz is a Mineral Point State Champion coach and wrestler whose teams have won five WIAA Team State Titles. Scott has coached 128 Individual WIAA State Qualifiers, 95 WIAA State Place Winners 26 WIAA Individual State Champions
WWCA Fall Clinic and Hall of Fame Banquet
Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5
Hyatt on Main St. and KI Convention Center Green Bay, WI
The induction will be held at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay on Friday, November 4.
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. WWCA Social
7:15 p.m. George Martin Hall of Fame Banquet and WWCA Awards Ceremony
Tickets for the Induction Ceremony-Banquet may be purchased online here WWCA or by calling Wendall Bean at (920) 723-8061.