Dick Glover ’61 Honored at Prep League Championship Meet
The Virginia Wrestling Association awarded Dick Glover ’61 its inaugural Dick Glover Lifetime Achievement Award during the Prep League Wrestling Championships on February 7, 2015, in the Leonard Dick Memorial Gymnasium at Woodberry Forest School in the presence of many Woodberry classmates, former wrestlers, and colleagues.
Presented by Andrew Farrar, executive director of VAWA, the award "commemorates the legacy of Dick Glover who set a standard of integrity, competitive excellence, and tireless promotion of scholastic wrestling in the state of Virginia over the course of his outstanding career. The recipient will be selected each year and like its namesake will embody the highest ideals of sportsmanship, character, and servant leadrship." Andrew also announced the creation of a college scholarship honoring Dick Glover, to be awarded to a college-bound high school wrestler.
Dick Glover graduated from Wabash College, served in the US Marine Corps, earned a masters degree at the University of Virginia, and served on the faculties of Blue Ridge School and Woodberry Forest School, retiring in 2003. Among the many teaching and coaching honors he's earned are election to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003 and Woodberry Forest School's distinguished service award in 2005.
The Virginia Wrestling Association is the state chapter of USA Wrestling. Nearly 7,000 athletes, coaches, and wrestlers belong to the organization which promotes "an environment that encourages athletes, coaches and officials alike to show leadership, sportsmanship, hardwork, perseverance and continuing education while training for success at any level."
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