The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Stillwater, OK, is proud to announce, the Induction of Ron Abatelli into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. This honor will be made at the New York State Chapter Annual Dinner, on Friday evening, April 29th, at the Melville Marriott Hotel, Melville, New York.

Ron Abatelli wrestled at Lutheran High School and credits his coach, Daniel Juergensen, with instilling in him the essential attributes necessary to become a good coach.  Ron learned well.  After competing at SUNY Cortland, Ron returned to Long Island to embark on a tremendous coaching career at Bethpage High School.  Despite  a small town school enrollment, his big time wrestling teams were perennial powers in Nassau County for over three decades.  "Coach Abs" is loved by his wrestlers and respected by his community and peers.  His development of champions, on and off the mat, merit his induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.