Yet another major amateur wrestling event is doing a major calendar shift.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has rescheduled its 2020 Honors Weekend from June 5-6 of this year to exactly one year later ... to June 5-6, 2021.
The annual event -- which welcomes honorees to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony the first weekend of June -- has been rescheduled this year out of health concerns associated with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
"The rescheduling of 2020 Honors Weekend was not an easy decision for us to make. It is our signature event and has been held every year but one since the Hall of Fame opened in 1976," said Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the Hall of Fame. "The safety and health of our honorees and attendees is of the utmost importance to us and we believe this is the best decision to ensure that we do not put anyone at risk.
"We look forward to June 2021 when we will celebrate the Class of 2020 that will now become our Class of 2021."
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced in October 2019 that the Class of 2020 inductees are Distinguished Members Bruce Burnett, Dremiel Byers, Mark Lieberman and Bill Zadick ... Meritorious Official Tim Shiels ... Order of Merit recipient Gary Abbott ... Medal of Courage recipient Gary Chopp and Outstanding American Carl Eschenbach. (For more information on the 2020 honorees, check out the original announcement from last fall.)
"This group has accomplished and done so much for wrestling and they continue to give back to our great sport," said Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. "We are proud to honor these remarkable individuals as our Class of 2020."