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Former Dawson coach inducted to National Wrestling Hall of Fame
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The inductees for the 2018 Georgia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame are Front (L-R): Stacey L. Davis, Sr., Pat McCance, Denis Tallini, Don St. James; Back: Jerry Goldstein, William Howington and Bruce Towson. - photo by For the Dawson County News
The Georgia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame recently celebrated their class of 2018 inductees and a former Dawson County coach was one of them. William Howington received a letter in January letting him know that he would be inducted into the National Hall of Fame, and on May 6 the Georgia Chapter of the NWHOF gathered together at the Sonesta Hotel in Gwinnett County to celebrate and induct the state’s seven newest inductees. Howington has been a prominent name in the wrestling scene in north Georgia since the 1970s when he was a star athlete at Jefferson High School. He was a varsity letterman in football, track, and his true passion: wrestling. While in college at the University of Georgia, Howington began officiating and continues to be a referee 45 years later.

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