Nomination Process
This is a guideline of people who might be considered as nominees for the California Hall Of Fame. 

Criteria for nomination & selection:
1. Service above self.
2. Contribution to the sport of wrestling.
3. Accomplishments as a coach, official, participant or supporter.
4. Setting an example both on and off the mat (ethical character).

The Banquet Rotates: 
North: (CiF Sections: North Coast, Northern, Sac-Joaquin, Central Coast, Oakland, San Francisco)
Central:  (CIF Central Section & Southern Section north of Santa Maria
Southern: (CIF Southern & San Diego Sections)

Please send in the names of people that you would like to nominate with the following information.  All information will be sent by email.  No written profile will be accepted by mail. They can be sent at any time, but should be sent by June the year before the banquet in May.  

Profile are sent to the appropriate Area Representative:
North – Lynn Dyche
Central – Dennis Bardsley
South – Jeff Roberts

1. Hall of Fame – Outstanding Wrestling accomplishments, Outstanding Coaching accomplishments and Outstanding service to the sport.
2. Lifetime Service –Individuals that have dedicated not only years (a minimum of 10 years), but decades to the sport, that hardly ever get recognized.   Referees, tournament directors, photography, newsletters, bracket, statisticians, head table admin, volunteers, etc. 

Must include:
Your name, email and phone
Nominees name, email and phoneHalf page profile on the nominee. Profiles that are longer will be shortened to a half page, possibly leaving out important information.

2014 Inductees


It is important that we have in place a process that will a) recognize any deserving person, b) will be fair, considering all areas of the state and all categories of nominees (coaches, participants, officials, supporters, etc.), and, will be a practical, workable process. Therefore, the following selection procedure is in place.

1.  Local representative receives nominations by June for a May banquet.

2.  Local Committee meets and selects 15 HOF nominations and 10 Lifetime Service in July/August.

3.  These names are forwarded to the HOF President and Director in August.

4.  Each California Wrestling Hall Of Fame Committee member (25) will receive a list of 15 possible nominees along with a profile on each nominee. The member will select(vote) a maximum of 10 names of people he/she feels are worthy candidates in September.

5.  The vote from each member will be tabulated. The top 10 nominees, as a result of tabulating the lists submitted by the members will be the hall of fame finalists.

6.  The Selection Committee (10) will receive a packet on each finalist (resume, photo, and letters of recommendation), plus a ballot.  Each Selection Committee member will vote yes or no on each finalist and this will be treated in a confidential manner.  Those finalists receiving 80% positive votes will be inducted into the California Wrestling Hall Of Fame. (8 of 10 Votes – YES)

7.  Names will be announced in November.


One thought on “Nomination Process

  1. Ron Baldwin Reply

    I’d like to nominate Elmer Pfaffenberger. Past coach at Woodland HS, he has passed away and has been overlooked. He would be in the Sac-Joaquin Section. Started Ranking teams and wrestlers in the Sacramento Bee in the 60s. Also started pushing for certificates weigh ins. He helped wrestling grow in Northern California. Ron Baldwin, HOF, 2008

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