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2018 Utah Wrestling Hall of Fame Banquet


The 2018 Inductees to the Utah Wrestling Hall of Fame are:

Jeff Holtry, Russ Paulsen and Mike Ripplinger

Congratulations and thank you for your significant contributions to the sport of wrestling!


2018 Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser Auction

The 2018 Hall of Fame Banquet and Auction will be held on October 1st, 2018 at 6:00pm in the UVU Ballroom. The Ballroom is located in the Sorensen Student Center.

Tickets for the dinner and auction are $35 per person or $300 for a table (10 seats/table). Ticket prices will increase to $40 per person on September 24th. Tickets can be purchased by following the link below.

This year we will again offer Valet Parking provided by the UVU Wrestlers. You may use this service by pulling into the parking garage where you will be met by the UVU Wrestlers/Valet. They will take and park your car while you head to the banquet. (tips are appreciated, but not required)

All money raised at this event will go to support the UVU Wrestling Team.

Fundraiser Items

We are still looking for fundraiser items. If you have a product, service, or experience that either you personally or a family member or friend would like to donate to the auction, please contact Brooks Robinson at Donated items are tax deductible.


The schedule for the evening is as follows:

5:30pm     Doors open & slide show 

6:00pm       Welcome by MC, encourage to bid on auction items

6:10pm       Wrestlers begin serving dinner

6:10pm       USA Wresting Utah update by Craig LaMont

6:13pm       Video highlight of UVU Wrestling

6:15pm       UVU update by Greg Williams

6:20pm       Triple Crown winners & Fargo AA certificates

6:35pm       Live Auction

7:10pm       Hall of Fame Inductee: Mike Ripplinger

7:20pm       Presentation of Special Awards

7:30pm       Hall of Fame Inductee: Russ Paulsen

7:40pm       Presentation of Special Awards

7:55pm       Hall of Fame Inductee: Jeff Holtry

8:05pm       Conclusion/Pick up Auction and Raffle Items


Directions to the Banquet

Directions to the UVU Ballroom:

  • Take the University Parkway Exit off of I-15 and head East on University Parkway.
  • Turn Left on Sandhill Rd.
  • Take the 3rd exit out of the roundabout onto College Dr.
  • After passing the soccer field on your right, make a right turn to continue on College Dr.
  • Continue along that road until you reach the Student Life & Wellness Center (SL Building). The SL Building is connected to the Sorensen Student Center (SC Building).
  • The Banquet is in the Grand Ballroom inside of the Sorensen Student Center.

For valet parking:

  • Follow the steps above to the Student Life & Wellness Center and Sorensen Student Center
  • Immediately east of the Student Life & Wellness Center is a parking garage, please pull into the parking garage.
  • The wrestlers will be waiting on the main level of the parking garage to take and park your vehicle.
  • Valet parking is free. Tips are appreciated and go to the UVU Wrestling Program. 

For additional help, see maps below.