For 10 years, Fort Atkinson has hosted the Terry Kramer Open (TKO) Wrestling Invitational in honor of former coach Terry Kramer, who coached in the community for 34 years.
Now, the name Terry Kramer will carry even more weight as Kramer will be inducted into the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association “George Martin” Hall of Fame.
In 2013, Kramer was inducted into the Fort Atkinson Wall of Fame and, in 2014, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Kramer was head coach at Fort Atkinson from 1973-1994 and then served as an assistant coach until 2010. Kramer was head coach of 25 WIAA state qualifiers, 12 state place winners, three state champions and three runners-up. As an assistant until 2010, he coached 14 more state qualifiers.
Kramer was credited with establishing the youth wrestling program in Fort Atkinson and the Fort Atkinson JV Invitational, both of which are still going strong.
The George Martin Wrestling Hall of Fame began in 1977 and plaques for all whom have been honored can be found at Woodside Wisconsin Dells Dome.