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STILLWATER, OK - The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced that five retired high school coaching legends will be inducted into the Arizona State Chapter Hall of Fame for their Lifetime Service to Wrestling. The Arizona Chapter has been re-activated since its last banquet in 1995 and this is the first group of new honorees.

The Lifetime Service Award is given annually to coaches, officials and contributors who have given a minimum of 20 years of service to the sport of wrestling, to their communities and most importantly, to the young people they have coached, taught and inspired.

Class of 2005
"Lifetime Service to Wrestling"
John Carlson from Chandler
John Mulay from Tucson
Dennis Pirch from Payson
Glenn McMinn from Apache Junction
Russell Winer from Mesa.

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony honoring these individuals will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel, 1600 S. 52nd Street in Tempe on Sunday, Nov. 13. The reception will begin at 3 p.m., with dinner at 4 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony. Tickets are $40 per person.

For more information, contact Shane Roller at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame by email at www.sroller@wrestlinghalloffame.org or phone 405-377-5243. RSVP's are requested by Nov. 7, 2005.
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