Over the next two weekends at the Altoona Fieldhouse, the District 6 Wrestling Coaches Association will induct 10 into its Hall of Fame, including eight state champions.
Among the inductees are a couple Tyrone graduates in 1985 Class AA state champion Ken Myers and 1964 graduate Johnny Scordo, who was a two-time District 6 champion.
Myers won as a senior at 98 pounds, rallying to beat Warrior Run freshman Bob Simpson, 9-7, in the finals. He won a regional title that season, went 34-1-1 and he wrestled in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic. Scordo, the former chairman of the Golden Eagle Monogram Club, won district titles in 1963 and 1964 at 103 pounds.
There will be a heavy Bald Eagle Area feel to the inductions, which will take place before both finals.
Wrestlers Mike Maney (1999 state champ and two-time All-American at Lock Haven), who coaches Bellefonte, Skip Pighetti (1989) and Doug Taylor (1988 state champ and All-American at West Virginia) and former coach Joe Humphreys will be inducted. Humphreys was given the Outstanding American Award at the Pa. chapter of the National Wrestling HOF's induction ceremony last April.
State College's Dave Koll (1977) and Scott Pifer will be inducted, as will Chief Logan's Lew Copenhaver (1980) and Lock Haven's Pete Rinella (1990 state champ and Bloomsburg All-American).
Longtime UPJ coach Pat Pecora, voted Man of the Year by the District 6 coaches, will also be recognized.