Message from the NWHOF-IL Chapter

Dear Friend of Wrestling, The Illinois Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has a strong tradition of supporting wrestling.  Our mission is to preserve the culture of our sport, honor those who have greatly impacted wrestling and inspire youth to become involved in the sport.  Sportsmanship, discipline, self-respect, commitment and integrity are just a few…

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2018 IHSA Individual State Preview

Five to try to win third titles; Bittle, Braunagel try to extend records By: Rob Sherrill Three months of preliminaries are over. The weekend every Illinois high school wrestling fan has been looking forward to has arrived. Starting Thursday afternoon, you’ll be watching the individual state championships inside wrestling’s most tradition-filled arena, the State Farm…

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2018 Illinois Best Weekly State Tournament Predictions

                    February 12, 2018 – The pinnacle of the IHSA season has arrived folks!  On Thursday February 15, 672 wrestlers will converge on the University of Illinois campus at the State Farm Center in Champaign.  Over the course of 3 days they will do battle to…

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January National Wrestling Coaches Association Newsletter

 Below is the January NWCA Newsletter.  The IWCOA and many of its member coaches maintain an active role in the NWCA. To learn more about the NWCA you can go to http://www.nwcaonline.com/ You can also read this article at http://mailchi.mp/nwca/cysgdxrac6-329093?e=65c18c12cd  January Newsletter On behalf of the NWCA Board of Directors and our president, Coach Tom Ryan,…

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2017 NWHOF-IL Chapter Honors Banquet

Countryside, IL – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Illinois Chapter held its annual Honors Banquet on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Holiday Inn – Grand Ballroom in Countryside, Illinois. With over 200 guests and family supporters in attendance, the NWHOF-IL Chapter inducted Seven (7) new honorees. For a complete biography of the…

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NWCA September Newsletter, Practice Planner Info, and Convention Notes

The IWCOA maintains a strong commitment to the NWCA.  We will do our best to relay information from the NWCA to our membership.  See below for recent Details. September Newsletter can be found here: http://mailchi.mp/nwca/cysgdxrac6-328789?e=65c18c12cd Practice Planner Info can be found here:  http://mailchi.mp/nwca/nwca-brand-new-practice-planner-version-328845?e=65c18c12cd Note from George Way and links (click on text) to NWCA Convention Presentation…

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National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Illinois Chapter Honors Banquet

The Illinois Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has a strong tradition of supporting wrestling.  Our mission is to preserve the culture of our sport, honor those who have greatly impacted wrestling and inspire youth to become involved in the sport.  Sportsmanship, discipline, self-respect, commitment and integrity are just a few of the positive life…

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2017 IWCOA Award Winners

Special Recognition Awards Gold Level Jim Carnahan, Rock Island, 40 years of dedication to Illinois Wrestling Joe Cliffe, Fairbury, 40 years of dedication to Illinois Wrestling Gary Cook, Argenta, 40 years of dedication to Illinois Wrestling Bill Honeycutt, Woodridge, 40 years of dedication to Illinois Wrestling Austin O’Connor, Chicago (St. Rita), 4 Time State Champion Jim…

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NWCA Meeting Minutes

Below are the meeting minutes from the March 2017 NWCA State Rep meeting held in St. Louis during the Division I NCAA Wrestling tournament. Items for Discussion/Topics for Presentation at NWCA Convention: What specific topics would you like to see offered at our Annual Convention? If you don’t have any today but something comes to…

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