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Gerald Wenzel inducted into IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame

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Former Chesterton High School coach Gerald Wenzel was inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Hall of Fame during the IHSAA State Finals in February.

Wenzel, who passed away in 2007, was the 1947 165 pound Indiana State champion while attending East Chicago Washington High School. He went on to teach at Westchester Middle School until 1984 and was also a football and wrestling coach at CHS.

Wenzel was survived by his wife Mary Ann, a former nurse at CHS, and their four children Pete, Meg, Karen and Jean.

Other CHS inductees have included Ed Deuberry (contributor), Tom Lambert (referee) and Keith Davison (wrestler).


Posted 3/23/2010