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Eugene “Deke” Edwards

Special Contributor
Inducted 2017

As one of the founding members of USABA, Deke Edwards assisted in the creation of USABA’s first constitution and first wrestling handbook for the blind. He competed as a USABA athlete for 8 years before serving on the board of USABA’s state organization for 36 years. Edwards taught at Missouri School for the Blind for more than 30 years and coached wrestling for 47 years. Edwards received a lifetime achievement award from the Missouri Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005.