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Hall of Fame to host All-Star Reunion at NWCA All-Star Classic in Dallas, Nov. 20

STILLWATER, Okla. -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum will host an All-Star Reunion in conjunction with the 41st NWCA Marines All-Star Classic at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 20.

All former All-Stars and NCAA Champions are invited to join this year's participants for a dinner following the 7 p.m. dual at the Blue Mesa Grill in Dallas.

"We have mailed invitations to those former All-Star participants and NCAA Champions for whom we could find an address," said Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the NWHOF&M. "Hopefully we will get a good response and they will be able to join us for the dual meet and post-match reunion/dinner."

"We are pleased to provide free admission to the match and dinner to all former All-Star participants and NCAA Champions thanks to our reunion sponsors Paul Martin (Boettcher, Martin, Jean, & Jackson Law Firm) from Ponca City, Okla. and Billy Martin (Martin Screen Prints & Embroidery) from Virginia Beach, Va., both of whom were past participants in the All-Star Classic."

The Hall of Fame will host the event with the All-Star Classic organizers: National Wrestling Coaches Association, Wrestling Association of Arlington, and Team Monday.

"Some of these participants are very likely to go on to distinguished college and post college careers and become future Hall of Fame inductees," said Jim Keen Sr. Chairman of the Board of Governors. "It's a natural for the Hall of Fame to join the NWCA in making this a memorable event for the fans and participants."

Smith said in addition to the alumni reunion, the NWHOF&M will release its second annual Trivia Challenge. The 23 question challenge was compiled by Hall of Fame and Museum historian, Jay Hammond to "test your knowledge" of Texas collegiate wrestling history.

Winners of the Trivia Challenge will be announced during the dual meet at the Dallas Convention Center. Prizes for the winner(s) will include a copy of the 2006 NWCA All Star Classic program (autographed by participating wrestlers and coaches), a NWHOF lapel pin and hat, and a copy of the book The History of Collegiate Wrestling signed by the book's author, Jay Hammond. Winners need not be present to win.

"Wrestling historian Jay Hammond has put together a very challenging trivia questionnaire with a Texas twist that will test anyone's knowledge of the history of the sport in that state," Smith said. "Those who complete the most number of questions correctly will win."

For participating contestants to be eligible for prizes, the All Star Classic Trivia questionnaire must be received by post, fax or email to the NWHOF, 405 West Hall of Fame Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74075, Fax: 405-377-5243, E-mail: before 5 p.m. CST on Nov. 14.

Information on the Trivia Challenge can be obtained by phone at 405-377-5243.found on the NWHOF website at:

Click Here to begin the Trivia Challenge

All Star Classic Event and ticket information can be found at:
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