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Tragos Thesz HOF

Members of UNI's Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at the museum.

The George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame is a pro wrestling hall of fame and museum located within the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. It is run by wrestling historian and journalist Mike Chapman. The hall of fame recognizes professional wrestlers who also have a background in amateur wrestling.

Formerly located in Newton, Iowa, the Hall of Fame moved to Waterloo in 2007. The building suffered severe flooding in 2008, but has since been repaired.

Special Awards

Frank Gotch Award

First presented in 2000, the award recognizes individuals is wrestling for bringing positive recognition to professional wrestling through work outside the ring.

James C. Melby Award

First presented to Jim Melby himself in 2006, this award recognizes excellence in professional wrestling journalism.

Lou Thesz Award

First presented in 2007, this award is given to an individual in wrestling who has taken the skills of professional wrestling into the realm of public service.

George Tragos Award

First presented in 2011, the award is given to an exceptionally competitive wrestler who has adapted his wrestling skills and competitive nature to excel in Mixed Martial Arts.

Inductees & Honorees

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

See also

External Links

Official Website

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