Iowa Wrestling Hall reveals 2020 honorees

Four individuals who have made major contributions to the sport of wrestling in the state of Iowa will be welcomed into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame's Class of 2020, the Cresco, Iowa-based amateur wrestling hall announced Monday.

This year's honorees:

  • Tom Hogan: three-time state medalist including one state title; three-time NCAA Division 3 All-American and D3 NCAA champion; renowned high school coach.

  • Col. Thomas L. Huff USAF DC Ret. -- Waterloo West, University of Iowa -- three-time state champion, two-time Big Ten champion, two-time NCAA All-American, multiple US Armed Services championships, two-time final Olympic Trials place winner.

  • G. Wyatt Schultz -- Postville, Cedar Rapids -- Owner and publisher of The Predicament and sports photographer whose work has appeared in Wrestling USA, USA Wrestler, Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine, and Sports Illustrated.

  • Chad Zaputil -- Centerville, University of Iowa -- four-time state entrant, two-time state champion, three-time Big 10 Conference champion, three-time NCAA tournament finalist.

    These 2020 honorees will be welcomed into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in a special induction ceremony and banquet at the Cresco Country Club south of Cresco on Monday, April 13, 2020.

    The 51st Annual Awards Banquet and Induction Ceremony will begin with a social hour starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by a banquet at 6:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $25 and advance registration is required.

    Banquet tickets are available at the Cresco Chamber of Commerce at (563) 547-3434 or CIA Insurance in Cresco at (563) 547-2382.

    The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame's sole purpose is the promotion of amateur wrestling in Iowa. The IWHOF has a rich history of honoring native Iowans at our annual awards banquet and induction ceremony. The inaugural banquet was held in 1970. When we conclude the 51st annual awards banquet on April 13th, 2020, our roster of inductees will include 137 outstanding individuals for their contributions to amateur wrestling.
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