Minnesota State Rep. Torrey Westrom, of Elbow Lake, was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Westrom was inducted as a Medal of Courage honoree.
At age 14, in 1987, Westrom lost his eyesight in a car accident. He had been a basketball player, but he was encouraged to try wrestling. As a sophomore he joined the West Central High School wrestling team.
He recalls winning the Most Valuable Wrestler award at the Lake Park Tournament in 1990 as one of his fondest wrestling memories.
"I am truly humbled by this honor," said Westrom, who was elected to the state House of Representatives at age 23 in 1996.