Phillip and Sue Simpson

Inducted 2001

1968—Witnessed their first high school wrestling match at Father Ryan High School

  • Phillip and Sue Ann Simpson have given a family to high school wrestling
  • They have not missed a TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament since 1968
  • They have 2 sons, a son-in-law, and a grandson who serve as high school wrestling coaches
  • 2 of their sons are wrestling officials
  • 1 son is the president of a local wrestling club
  • Their daughters have served as head scorekeepers and announcers at wrestling events
  • 4 sons and a son-in-law were all high school wrestlers
  • 3 grandsons won the TSSAA State Wrestling Championships in the 2001 State Wrestling Tournament
  • 5 grandsons have won a total of 14 TSSAA State Wrestling Championships
  • 3 granddaughters served as wrestling cheerleaders
  • Their grandson, Phillip, is the first four-time TSSAA State Wrestling Champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Phillip has been named Outstanding Wrestler at West Point for 3 years, and has been All-American for 2 years
  • They’ve hosted hospitality rooms at tournaments for over 20 years
  • They have spent countless years of dedication to their family and to the sport of wrestling
  • The Simpsons enjoy attending National Wrestling Tournaments

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