The other day, I received a call from Tim Wilson, MAWA Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2011. He inquired about past wrestlers from the 1960’s and 1970’s who should have been considered as nominees for the Hall of Fame. I informed Tim That I wasn’t from Maine and have only been part of the Maine Wrestling Community since the 1990’s when my kids were wrestling, so I didn’t know any wrestlers before then. Tim talked about many wrestlers who should or could be considered to be inducted into the Hall. He asked me to bring this topic forward to the MAWA board, which I did. The board is asking for your input.
We are in the process of selecting this year’s inductees to the Hall of Fame. We typically wait until shortly before awards night to nominate someone we think should be considered as an inductee. Please talk or email one another and nominate a wrestler or coach who may have been forgotten and deserving of a nomination. The person may have passed or can’t be located at the present time, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be nominated, if deserving. We can’t do the research for you, but as a group you can use your resources and provide the needed information.
You don’t have to be a Hall of Fame member to nominate someone, but the Hall of Fame members can reach out to the wrestling community and find those early year wrestlers who should be considered. To find out the criteria and nomination process go to mawawrestling.org and click on the HOF tab at the top of the page. If you need assistance, you can contact me, Mark Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yes, this is a challenge to find those “Who Have Been Forgotten.”