Bill Zadick to enter National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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STILLWATER, Okla. – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that former University of Iowa national champion Bill Zadick is a Distinguished Member of its 2020 Hall of Fame Class.
Zadick won the 142-pound NCAA championship as a senior at Iowa in 1996. He helped Iowa win back-to-back NCAA team titles in 1995 and 1996, and went on to win a gold medal at the 2006 World Championships. He is currently USA Wrestling’s National Freestyle Coach, and in 2017 was named National Olympic Coach of the Year. Zadick led the United States men’s freestyle team to the 2017 world title in his first year as head coach. It was the United States’ first team title in 22 years. Team USA won six individual medals in eight weight classes, including two gold, two silver, and two bronze.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the 44th Annual Honors Weekend on June 5-6, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. A complete release from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is below. For more information about the Hall of Fame, please visit