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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....

Q&A with Myron Roderick: President of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

1) How is the Hall of Fame doing right now with visiting traffic? "We have had an increase of traffic over the past year which we are very happy with. We have a new building which helps with traffic and the internet traffic has been increasing, which has helped with more people visiting the building. It is always busy during the wrestling season, and with summer vacations people take. Also the new facility has helped with traffic, and we have an expanded display area which people like." 2) How is the organization doing? "Very good, we are very pleased with the new facility, and the new expanded display area. We also feel very good about the honoring program - we cover more of wrestling for our sport than any other Hall of Fame does for their sport in the country, and we are financially in a good place, so that's good." 3) What new projects are you working on? "We just finished up the elections for the 2001 inductions to the Hall of Fame, which will be announced soon. The awards will be presented on June 1-2. We are also getting ready for the reunion of former NCAA champions at the NCAA Championship in March in Iowa City, Iowa." 4) What is your perspective of the AWA (Amateur Wrestling Alliance)? "The AWA has a lot of possibilities for the sport. We have great volunteers and are working well with the three groups in the alliance (USA Wrestling, NWHOF and the National Wrestling Coaches Association). The three alliance groups are always busy, especially with an Olympic year, but it's great. I feel the AWA is a very valuable asset to the sport of wrestling." 5) Tony Linville has recently been promoted to Executive Director of the Hall of Fame. How did that come about? "Tony has been with the Hall of Fame since 1992 and will now be more in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Hall. I am more out-and-about, which makes it sometimes difficult to take care of daily things there."
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