Allen E. Bauman Hall Of Fame

The process for creating the Allen E. Bauman Wrestling Hall of Fame was started in 1995. A group of coaches, former coaches, and alumni gathered together for a meeting each with their own ideas on how such an institution would be formed.

They chose a charter membership, and in 1997 the first annual Hall of Fame Night took place at the Mineral Point High School gymnasium, during the match against Dodgeville. On this night the charter members were honored as the first inductees into the Hall of Fame. A Board was formed to conduct the selection process for this Hall of Fame each year.

Over the years fans and supporters of the Mineral Point wrestling program have presented new ideas to the Board on how to improve the Hall of Fame. Some changes have been made, but the integrity of this institution has never been compromised. The Hall of Fame Night has continued to be an annual event since the first night in 1997.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

ALLEN E. BAUMAN – Charter Inductee, Coach, Mineral Point Wrestling, 1963 – 1987.

BOARD MEMBERS

TIM TERRILL – Inductee, Mineral Point Wrestling Alumni. SCOTT SCHMITZ – Inductee, Coach, Mineral Point Wrestling, 1987 to present. GREG SULLIVAN – Mineral Point Wrestling Alumni. GEORGE FIEDLER – Inductee, Mineral Point Wrestling Alumni. TED PITTZ – Inductee, Mineral Point Wrestling Alumni.

SELECTION PROCESS

Nominations Nominees for the Hall of Fame may be submitted by Hall of Fame inductees only. Each Hall of Fame member may select one nominee per year. Anyone who is not a Hall of Fame member but wishes to submit a name for a nominee may do so by contacting a Hall of Fame member and requesting his or her name for nomination. The Hall of Fame member may then agree or refuse to submit that name.

Any names submitted for nomination will then be placed in the Nominee Reserve File. Names will be moved from the Nominee Reserve File to the Final Nomination List as inductees are selected from the Final List to the Hall of Fame. The number of names moved from the Reserve File to the Final List will be the same as the number of Hall of Fame inductees selected for that year. Nominees to be moved from the Reserve File to the Final List will be selected by the Hall of Fame Board. Nominees must be graduated from High School for a minimum of five years to qualify for nomination.

Voting Procedure Voting will be done by Hall of Fame inductees only. Each Hall of Fame member may submit one vote per year. The Hall of Fame member may select his or her vote from the ballot. The ballot will consist of the Final Nomination List. This ballot will be sent to him or her each year.

Ties In the event of a tie between two Hall of Fame nominees, the Hall of Fame Board members will hold a tiebreaker vote. The nominee receiving the majority of the tiebreaker vote will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

INDUCTION CEREMONY

The induction ceremony for new Hall of Fame inductees is done each year in the Mineral Point High School gymnasium. The ceremony will take place at a home wrestling match. The date of this match is selected by the Hall of Fame Board, and it will be posted on the Mineral Point Wrestling website. This match is called Hall of Fame Night.

CURRENT INDUCTEES

CHARTER MEMBERS Inducted 1997 ALLEN E. BAUMAN DONALD RICHARD BINGHAM MICK HEATON ED & NEVA KENDALL MIKE MEDCHILL DENNY KEYES RICH LAWINGER MARK SCHMITZ JIM GRIMM

MEMBERS

Inducted 1998 STEVEN HEATON FRED RIDEOUT TIM TERRILL LARRY & MARY FAITH ARGALL BOBBY MAY LAVERNE (CURLY) & HELEN SCHMITZ
Inducted 1999 LEO & DONNA YAGER DONN HANSON SCOTT MCKERNAN STEVE LAWINGER
Inducted 2000 BOB & JANICE TERRILL MIKE MURPHY DAVID SCHICKEL
Inducted 2001 JERRY & BRIGITTE DOLPHIN PAUL LAWINGER MARK WASLEY
Inducted 2002 LARRY & JANE DOLPHIN DAN SCHMITZ
Inducted 2003 KEN & ELLE GRABER JOE GEVELINGER JOE GALLE
Inducted 2004 GLEN & SALLY KINCH CLAIRE BENSON TONY SCHAAF
Inducted 2005 JASON MESTER BILL & HELENA LAWINGER DAN MAY
Inducted 2006 JOE TERRILL DOUG (MOOSE) SCHMIT DEB MESTER
Inducted 2007 BRYAN SCHMITZ MICK POTTERTON KRAIG WASLEY
Inducted 2008 BOB CODY FLOYD & CLAUDIA SPOOR GARY SULLIVAN
Inducted 2009 SCOTT SCHMITZ
Inducted 2010 KEVIN KINCH
Inducted 2011 TODD SCHMITZ
Inducted 2012 TED PITTZ
Inducted 2013 GEORGE & MARLEEN FIEDLER
Inducted 2014 ZACH CHAMBERS
Inducted 2015 SCOTT GRABER
Inducted 2016 NICK LAWINGER
Inducted 2017 MIKE DOLPHIN TODD SCHAAF
Inducted 2018 MIKE SCHMITZ MIKE YAGER
Inducted 2019 CLINT HURDA