Glen Brand Hall of Fame to Honor Mike

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 | Wrestling

From the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum‘s website:

April 17-18 three great wrestlers, two legendary coaches and a contributor who has devoted nearly 40 years to promoting wrestling will be inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa, Class of 2009.

Along with Leon “Champ” Martin, Franc Freeman, Jim Craig, Vic Marcucci, and Eric Voelker, Mike Chapman is being inducted and honored for his numerous contributions to the sport. He has devoted four decades to promoting the sport. He has been named National Wrestling Writer of the Year five times, and in 2007 was given the Order of Merit by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma, for lifetime achievement. He has written 13 books on wrestling, and has given speeches all over the nation. He is the founder of WIN magazine, the Dan Hodge Trophy, and the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum. A native of Waterloo, he lives here part-time.

Along with the inductions that weekend are MATMAN Wrestling Clinics, featuring Randy Lewis, Olympic champion, and Steve Knight, former Pan-American Games champion.

A schedule of events for the weekend is as follows:

Friday, April 17: Steve Knight Coaches Clinic, 7-9 p.m. – $25, includes free tour of museum and social afterwards and admission to hall of fame inductions on Saturday.

Saturday, April 18: Randy Lewis Kids Clinic, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – $20 per wrestler, limited to first 20 who sign up; includes free tour of museum and admission to hall of fame inductions

Saturday – Inductions to Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa, 1 p.m.

More information can be found on the Museum’s website here.

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