2024 Hall of Fame Inductee Jack Huczek
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Jack Huczek | Rochester, MI
Amateur & Professional Athlete | Class of 2024

Jack Huczek was a Hall of Famer the moment he retired in 2008, and is inducted now thanks to his finally reaching the age-40th threshold. Huczek had the most decorated Junior career of any player in the history of the sport, claiming 13 USA Junior National singles titles and 11 Junior World Singles titles. He then moved to the Adult competitions, winning four USA National singles titles, six International singles titles, and representing Team USA for 8 years. Combined together, his National and International singles and doubles career is second to none: 22 total World Championships and 42 USA National championships in all disciplines.

His Pro career was extraordinary, with 29 Tier 1 wins (ranking him 5th all time) and a 329-97 career W/L percentage (7th all time). He won the 2006-7 season ending title by winning 9 of the 13 events. He spent 10 straight seasons ranked in the top five of the IRT, and reached the finals in exactly half of the 126 events he played in for his career.



2024 USA Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Easterling
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Jim Easterling | Lansing, Michigan

Contributor | Class of 2024

Jim’s involvement in the sport as a contributor began with his assistance with the State of Michigan’s amateur organizations, which merged in the mid-1980s to form what is now known as RAM. By the late 1990s, he had become a mainstay on national USRA committees and began his decades long quest to begin preserving the history of the sport. He was instrumental in capturing decades of minutes of USAR meetings, which has led to the generation of the only comprehensive timeline of the sport. He has served on the Hall of Fame committee continuously since 2002, and spent 20 years on the National rules committee. In 2008, Jim conceived and organized the 35th anniversary Grand Gala at Nationals in Houston, which resulted in 25 Hall of Famers attending, still to this day the most USAR Hall of famers ever put in the same room at once.




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