Welcome To the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

Located in Cresco, Iowa

Welcome To the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame’s sole purpose is the promotion of amateur wrestling in Iowa.  

We have a rich history of honoring native Iowans at our annual awards banquet and induction ceremony.  The original banquet was held in 1970.  When we concluded the 45th annual awards banquet on April 14, 2014, our roster of inductees included 113 outstanding individuals for their contributions to amateur wrestling.  

The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame museum is located in the Cresco Chamber of Commerce [Get Directions], where plaques of all inductees line the walls.  The plaques contain a brief synopsis of each inductee’s wrestling career, their contributions to wrestling, action photos and a portrait of the recipient.

This creation of a web site has been a goal of the board of directors for the past several years.  The project was centered on providing access to our museum to the entire world, and preserving the historical record we have accumulated since 1970.  Once we are online, everybody with access to the World Wide Web will have access to the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Museum twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, and fifty two weeks a year.  In addition, we will have a secure historical record in the event of a catastrophe at the Cresco Chamber of Commerce.

Our goal of launching a web site was reached with assistance of Howard County Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa) and the City of Cresco.  These organizations provided grants to help cover the expense of this undertaking.  

The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame is a non profit entity.

Thanks for Your Support

Thanks for Your Support

The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Foundation is a non-profit entity funded by proceeds from banquet ticket sales and donations. If you'd like to show your support, please consider making a small donation or purchase a ticket to our annual awards banquet. Call 563.569.8501 or 563.547.3434 for tickets & donation information.