‘Call from the Hall’Atwood and Jordan to join NC Chapter’s 2014 Class
CHAPEL HILL — Two local individuals will be inducted into the 2014 Class of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Mike Jordan, a Pisgah assistant to head coach Ryan Gibson, and former Tuscola Head Coach Stephen Atwood will be in the 12th group of inductees for the N.C. Chapter and brings to 64 the total number of individuals to receive this prestigious recognition.
Jordan attended R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, where he was a three-time state qualifier and state runner-up in his senior season.
He continued his wrestling career at Duke University, where he eventually won the 123-pound ACC championship his senior season. To this day, Jordan is Duke’s only North Carolina native to win an ACC wrestling championship.
After college, he has assisted various high school programs, including Tuscola this season and 1992 state champion Statesville High School.
Atwood was a state wrestling champion from Watauga County High School and wrestled at Appalachian State University.
After he graduated from ASU, Atwood coached Mitchell High School to a pair of state championships and two state runner-up titles. At Tuscola, he directed the Mountaineers to four runner-up titles.
He coached a total of 14 state champions and never had a losing season.
Jordan and Atwood, along with the other inductees, will be honored at a banquet held in at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.