Four individual NCAA champions, a two-time NCAA tournament finalist, and a record setting team will be inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
The Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa is located inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Class of 2016 is Stewart Carter (Iowa State), Justin Greenlee (Northern Iowa), T.J. Williams (Iowa), Mark Perry (Iowa), Art Holding (posthumously) and the 2003 Wartburg College wrestling team.
A banquet honoring all inductees and award winners will be held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo on Saturday, June 11. For more information contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or dgmstaff@nwhof.org.
The 2003 Wartburg College wrestling team will be the fourth team inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa. The Knights won the Division III NCAA tournament with a record-setting performance in Ada, Ohio. Wartburg set the record for points at the NCAA DIII tournament with 166.5 points. Every member of the team earned All-America honors, including three NCAA champions and three runner-ups. One of the members of this record-setting team was La Porte City’s Bart Mehlert, who placed third in the nation that year wrestling at 149 pounds. It was the third of 10 NCAA championships during Jim Miller’s tenure as head wrestling coach.
The Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa was established in 2002 to honor the people who have made an impact on the sport on a national level, or who have done extraordinary work in the State of Iowa. The hall recognizes native-born Iowans, and those who achieved their fame while wrestling or coaching for an Iowa school.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is a not-for-profit organization based out of Waterloo, Iowa. The mission of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is to preserve history, recognize excellence, and inspire future generations.