West Virginia Wrestling

Fifteenth Annual "Hall of Fame Day" Banquet

October 29, 2017
Embassy Suites, Charleston WV

Five new members were inducted into the West Virginia Chapter, National Wrestling Hall of Fame on this pleasant October Sunday afternoon.

As usual, opening remarks were offered by Wayne Bennett, WV Chapter Treasurer (WV-HOF '08), and the invocation was offered by his wife Diana. Once again, Bill Archer, WV Chapter President (WV-HOF '07) served as the Master of Ceremonies.

2017 Hall of Fame inductees:

L to R: Pete Cuffaro, Bill Donohew, Troy Owens, Buddy James, Jim Crawford

A few family and friends on hand to honor St. Albans resident Jim Crawford.

Friends and family on hand to extend best wishes to Pete Cuffaro (seated), included Cheryl and Thomas Mendenhall, Bernie Dolan, Eric and Allie Mendenhall, ...

Wife Erin (left)...

...and Linden, Natalie, Kim, and Brent Nelson (Mr Cuffaro, seated).

Multiple family and friends on hand to honor well known northern panhandle mat supporter Bill Donohew.

A large contingent on hand in recognition of Parkersburg's Troy Owens...

...and Parkersburg's Buddy James.

Flying from the home office in Stillwater, Oklahoma, was Krista Graff (right), State Chapter Director. She is pictured here with Mr. George Keeney, (WV HOF '14)

West Virginia State Chapter, National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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