Former Brainerd Community College coach Al Holmes will receive a Lifetime Service Award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum at its Minnesota Chapter Banquet May 5 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Austin.
Holmes was a wrestling and football coach for 36 years at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Mayville State College, N.D., Michigan Tech University and Brainerd Community College. He also coached high school programs at Frazee and Fergus Falls.
He was a member of Moorhead High School’s and Moorhead State’s first wrestling teams. Holmes is a member of the MSUM, BCC and Minnesota Community College Conference halls of fame.
Reid Lamphere, former University of Minnesota All-American, will be honored as Minnesota’s Outstanding American.
Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake will receive the State Courage Award.
Others receiving Lifetime Service Awards are C. Dean Fox of Pelican Rapids, Gregg Greeno of St. Michael-Albertville, Mike McArthur of Osseo and Harry Schlieff of Mounds View.
All seven individuals will have their names placed in the John T. Vaughan Hall of Honors at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Museum in Stillwater, Okla.
Tickets may be obtained from Spencer Yohe, chapter president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 495-3213, or use credit card at http://mn-nwhof.ticketleap.com. Social hour is from 4-5 p.m. Dinner and program follow at 5 p.m.