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NHSCA CEO & Founder Inducted into National Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania Chapter

Monday, April 25, 2016  
Posted by: Mattie Potter
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April 25, 2016 - Easton, PA-- NHSCA CEO and Founder Bob Ferraro was inducted to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Pennsylvania Chapter Sunday April 24th at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.

An Easton High School graduate, Ferraro went on to complete his education and wrestle at Indiana State University. Ferraro went 93-4 and 62 falls. He was a two time All American, finishing 4th and 2nd at the NCAA Championships in 1969 and 1970, respectively.

Bob was also inducted into the Indiana State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Bob was selected to serve on Board of Visitors at the United States Sports Academy in 2005. He was also named the Man of the Year by USA Wrestling Magazine in 2006. Bob also received the WIN Magazine Impact Award in 2009. This award is given each year to the person and organization that had the greatest impact on the sport of wrestling at all levels from across the country. In 2011, Bob was selected to serve on the HBO Creative Coalition Be A Star Advisory Council. Bob was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at a dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Chapter in 2016.

During his coaching career at Bucknell University, Ferraro produced 44 ECC and ECWA champions as well as four NCAA All-Americans. He was voted ECWA coach of the year in 1986, 87, and 92. Ferraro was inducted into the District 11 and District 4 Hall of Fames in 1984 and 1992 respectively.

In 1989, Ferraro founded the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA), National High School Senior Wrestling Championships, and the National Wrestling Coaches Convention. In 1990 the inaugural NHSCA High School Senior Nationals was covered by ESPN. Scholastic Sports America’s Dennis Deninger recognized the historical significance of the event on air and pointed out that it was the first true national championship in any high school sport in America.

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