Cannon '86 to Receive Oustanding American Award

Nov 29, 2018

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on that Steve Cannon will be honored as the organization's Outstanding American for 2019. The Hall of Fame's Outstanding American award is presented to those individuals who have used the disciplines of wrestling to launch notable careers in other walks of life, such as science and technology, business and industry, government and the military, and the arts and humanities.

"Steve Cannon epitomizes what the honor of Outstanding American symbolizes to our Hall of Fame, sport and nation," said Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. "He has distinguished his life by example and is the type of role model we can hope future generations will seek to emulate."

Cannon was captain of both the football and wrestling teams at Ramapo High School in Wyckoff, New Jersey, earning All-State honors in football and All-County honors in wrestling. He lettered two years in wrestling at the West Point and scored a perfect score on every Army Physical Fitness Test for four years. Leading into his firstie year, he was selected to lead Cadet Basic Training and later earned the position of Cadet Regimental Commander for 4th Regiment, placing 1,000 cadets under Cannon's leadership. Read More


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