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Wrestling Hall of Fame holding mural dedication Oct. 21

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The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Mural located in Cresco, Iowa. It is being dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

OSAGE | The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame is holding a dedication ceremony beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Hall of Fame is located in the Cresco Welcome Center on Hwy 9 in Cresco.

In the spring of 2015, the board of directors of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame commissioned artist Robin MacComber to paint a mural on the building adjacent to the Hall of Fame. The idea behind the mural was to continue in the promotion of amateur wrestling in Iowa.

Legendary wrestler and coach Dan Gable will take part in the dedication. Gable will also be available for a book signing prior to the event. Copies of his New York Times best seller "A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable” will be available that day.

Plans also include members of the Crestwood band and the Crestwood cheerleaders, Cresco VFW and American Legion, along with free hot dogs (courtesy of the Howard County Pork Producers) and lemonade.

Below is a schedule for the dedication ceremony, to be held in front of the mural at the Cresco Welcome Center, home of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame.

4:30 – Gable book signing inside the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

4:45 – Crestwood band and cheerleaders, free hot dogs and lemonade on the street

5:25 – Colors presented by Cresco VFW-American Legion, followed by the National Anthem

5:30 – Dedication program – artist Robin MacComber, Dan Gable, others

The Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in Cresco IA was organized in 1970 to promote amateur wrestling in Iowa. Each year an annual awards banquet and induction ceremony is held. The original banquet was held in 1970. Following the 46th annual awards banquet on April 13, 2015, the roster of inductees included 117 individuals for their contributions to amateur wrestling.

Everyone is invited to step into the Hall of Fame and learn all about these men. The Hall is located in the Cresco Welcome Center on Hwy 9 in Cresco, and is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit the website at for more information about the hall of fame.


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