Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2009

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    Class of 2009 

JP Morgan Chase
Anna B.
John Butterworth
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2009 
(top) Left, 60 years of Penfield Boys Soccer coaching with Butterworth 1985-2012, George Steitz 1954-1984,
and John Cotsonas 2013-Present... right, click photo to enlarge
(bottom) Left, Butterworth in 1976... right, in 2012, with Penfield Chiefs goalkeeper and
Penfield High School Hall of Famer Ricky Zinter.
This Penfield High School Soccer Coach has led his teams to accumulated 337 victories and 10 Section V championships along with state titles in 2001, 2002, and 2004. He served as the JV coach as well as varsity assistant to his mentor and eventually took over as coach. Elected into the 2015 Section V Boys Soccer Hall of Fame.
Bio, University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame
Pittsford Schools Athletics Hall of Fame, Class of 2004
Section V Boys Soccer Hall of Fame, Class of 2015
YouTube, High School Sports Scene Coaches Corner
Pucko's Perspective: Continuity and perspective in Penfield
Democrat and Chronicle, Penfield boys soccer coach retiring


Jim Castor
Media, Inducted 2009 
Castor at the 2009 Frontier Field Walk of Fame induction ceremony.
Serving the Democrat and Chronicle for 40 plus years as an assistant editor, he is known for his coverage of area road races and running in recent years.




Paul Fauth
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2009 
First athletic director of Greece schools, selected the "Spartans" mascot, and the school's colors of green and gold. Fauth held many positions in his years at Greece including: Athletic Director, Vice Principal, Principal, President of Monroe County Athletic Association, President of Section V, and was a member of the NYSPHSAA Central Committee. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988.
Bio, Greece Olympia Sports Hall of Fame

Rocky Fratto
Professional Sports, Inducted 2009 
(bottom) Fratto and Tadashi Mihara hype their November 5th, 1981 bout at Rochester's War Memorial.
Mihara won by decision.
This professional boxer started his career in the service, and compiled a 51-8 record as an amateur. He has drawn in huge crowds all over Western and Central New York. In 1981, Rocky won the NABF middleweight title at Rochester's War Memorial.
Rocky Fratto boxing statistics
Bio, Geneva Sports Hall of Fame




Carolyn Guilfoyle
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2009 
Former President of the Rochester Press Radio Club. 2006 March of Dimes "Mothers of the Year" honoree. Mothers of the Year is a celebration that honors seven women from the Rochester area for their commitment to family and community.

JP Morgan Chase Basketball Tournament
Chairman's Choice, Inducted 2009
(top) Raising the Zornow Cup, the University of Rochester men members
celebrate their JP Morgan Chase tournament title in 2008.
(bottom) JP Morgan Chase Scholarship Tournament Chairman Randy Morien, left, is joined by tourney
Executive Director Tony Wells, center, during the 2009 Frontier Field Walk of Fame ceremony.
At right, is Alexander Wolff, a Sports Illustrated writer, also a part of the 2009 WOF class.
With a slogan of "Division III Basketball At It's Best," the JP Morgan Chase Scholarship Tournament is the oldest running NCAA Division III tourney in the nation. Sponsored by the bank for 43 years (1966-67 thru 2008-09)... and since then by Wendy's as the Wendy's College Classic... the event has 16 area squads (eight men's and eight women's teams) playing 24 games over five days at five campus sites. The largest in-season NCAA Divsion III basketball tournament in the United States currently has a field of St. John Fisher College, Nazareth College, University of Rochester, RIT, Roberts Weslyan College, SUNY College, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Brockport, and Hobart & William Smith Colleges.




Dave Jewett
Professional Sports, Inducted 2009 
(bottom left) A sample of Jewett's sculpture.
He is a two-time world lumberjack champion. After undergoing a kidney transplant, he is still competing. He first learned about woodsman competitions while attending Finger Lakes Community College, and quickly became a leading member of the FLCC woodsman team. He continued competing in events while attending Colorado State University.
Bio, Stihl Timbersports
Democrat and Chronicle, A father's gift of life keeps lumberjack swinging

Brian Kozlowski
Professional Sports, Inducted 2009 
Top two photos with the University of Connecticut.. bottom, with the Atlanta Falcons.
He was a NFL tight end from 1993-2007 and played with the Giants, the Redskins and the Falcons. In the 1998-1999 season, Kozlowski and the Falcons were NFC Champions and played in the Super Bowl. Kozlowski attended the University of Connecticut where he was known for his hard work and effort. The University of Connecticut gives out an award in his honor every year to a football player who shows the same hard work, effort, and dedication that allowed Kozlowski to have a lengthy NFL career. At Connecticut, Brian was a four-year starter with a total of 43 career starts and 26.5 career tackles for a loss.
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2009
Brian Kozlowski football statistics



Tommy Kress
Professional Sports, Inducted 2009 
A current professional bowler on the PBA. Tommy has been a member of the PBA since 1974 and Inducted into the Rochester bowling hall of fame in 1999. He is the only Rochester bowler to have won every single Rochester Bowling Association tournament. He has won 17 bowling tournaments across the country. He was the PBA tournament leader in the 1980 Quaker State Open in Dallas, TX and Finalist in the 1985 ABC Masters in Tulsa, OK. Tommy has bowled 23 perfect 300 games, and seven 800 series.
Rochester USBC Bowling Association Hall of Fame, 1999

John Kucko
Media, Inducted 2009 
(top) Kucko in August 2013, with the PGA Championship's Wannamaker Trophy
at Oak Hill Country Club, site of the tournament. Click photo to enlarge. (bottom) On location at one of his Super Bowls covered- and with mike flags used for his local markets served.
The Sports Director and Anchor for News 8 Now at 5, 6, and 11. He has been honored with the 1999 Lowell MacMillan Award for Local Sportscasting Excellence, and has also been awarded five times by the Associated Press for Best Sports Coverage.
Youtube channel
Democrat and Chronicle, John Kucko replacing Rachel Barnhart at WROC




Gary Larder
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2009 
(top) August 2014, with Minnesota Twins Vice-President/General Manager Terry Ryan.
He became treasurer of the Board of Directors of Rochester Community Baseball in 1982 and eventually became President in 2000. He was a major participant in the project to move the Red Wings to Frontier Field in 1997. The Red Wings won two awards under his presidency: the PRISM Award as the best Minor League sports operation and the John H. Johnson Award as the top Minor League Baseball franchise.
Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame
Rochester Business Journal, Red Wings’ chairman Gary Larder always puts fans first




Ryan Lochte
Olympians, Previously Inducted 2005 
Born in Canandaigua, New York, he is a multiple world record holder and Olympic gold medalist. At the 2008 Olympics, he became a champion in the 200 m backstroke, the 4×200 m freestyle, and bronze medalist in the 400 m and 200 m individual medley. Lochte also was inducted into the Frontier Field Walk of Fame as an Olympian, in the 2005 Class.
Ryan Lochte Olympics statistics
Bio, USA Swimming
Bio, University of Florida
ESPN the Magazine, Taking the Plunge

Sal Maiorana
Media, Inducted 2009 
He covers the Buffalo Bills for the Democrat and Chronicle, golf, the Rochester Knighthawks, college lacrosse and the Buffalo Sabres. Along with that, he is a regular on various radio programs, makes appearances on WHAM-TV during football season and has written 11 books.
Democrat and Chronicle Page



1988 McQuaid Basketball
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2009 
Click photo for larger version.
The 1987-88 McQuaid Knights won a state championship with a 26-2 record. They featured the largest front line in Section 5 history - 6-foot-11 Scott Martzloff, 6-8 Drew Henderson and 6-6 Greg Woodard. Woodard was a Parade All-American. All three went on to play Division I basketball. Guard John Kelly went on to win a NCAA Division III championship with the University of Rochester. Guard Jay Gangemi played at Johns Hopkins and is a pediatric cardiac surgeon.
Bio, McQuaid Jesuit Athletic Hall of Fame




Gary Mervis
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2009 
(top) with camper Marcus... (middle) with camper Mitchell and former St.John Fisher football player Matt Beckton
(bottom) with camper Katya
As a resident of Monroe County, he is the founder and chairman of Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. and has also has been involved in amateur and professional athletics and local and statewide politics. He currently works as the Assistant Football Coach at St. John Fisher College.
Website, Camp Good Days and Special Times
Bio, St. John Fisher College
Bio, St. John Fisher College Hall of Fame
Monroe Community College Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 1992



Greg Monroe
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2009 
Click top row photos for larger sizes.
Bottom row, click to enlarge, from the 1987 NCAA basketball tournament.
A high school graduate of Pittsford-Mendon, this basketball guard went on to play at Syracuse. In this senior year, he was named to the Big East Conference 3rd Team. He then played for the Quad City Thunder from 1987-1988.
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Pittsford Schools Athletics Hall of Fame, Class of 1997
Greg Monroe Syracuse basketball statistics



Scott Nelson
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2009 
He is the Head Coach of Nazareth's Men's Lacrosse and the 2004 New England Coach of the Year. He is also the winner of over 200 career games and has been inducted into both the Hudson Valley Chapter and the Rochester/Western New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation's Hall of Fame.
Rochester/Western New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation's Hall of Fame
Bio, Nazareth College Athletics Hall of Fame
Hudson Valley Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame





Mike Rapone
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2009 
(middle) Rapone (yellow shirt) becomes Section V's all-time winningest basketball
coach by recording his 546th win. The Fighting Irish beat Arkport, 60-41 March 3, 2010.
(bottom) Rapone and team celebrate the coach's 600th win in Section V play.
Notre Dame's High School Men's Basketball coach. Has been coaching the basketball team at Notre Dame for 29 years. Rapone coached the team to two New York State Championships in 1992 and 2001. He and his teams have won four Western Regional Championships, and 7 Section V Championships.
The Batavian, Rapone makes Section V history as Notre Dame rolls to playoff victory
The Batavian, Notre Dame hammers Kendall as Rapone earns 600th Win
Youtube, Democrat and Chronicle, No. 600 for Rapone
55 Plus, Last Page, Mike Rapone
Notre Dame High School, Mike Rapone Selected to Section V Basketball Hall of Fame





Christy Rittenhouse-Schultz
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2009 
(left) After winning the 2010 Women's State Amateur Championship at Sodus Bay.
(right) At the State USGA Championship in Fort Wayne Indiana, October 2009, Christy played for
the New York State team which finished in 18th place; personally she tied for 26th out of 147 players.
Through 2011, the Brook-Lea golfer has won 7 State Championships total - 2 NYS Junior Girls, 3 NYS Women's Ams, and 2 NYS Women's Mid-Am. She has claimed the Women's Rochester District Tournament title 7 times and the Rochester Women's Tournament of Champions 10 times. Christy was also a Quarterfinalist in the USGA National Women's Mid-Amateur in 2010. She is a native of Pavilion, Genesee County.
Website, Brook-Lea Country Club




George Selkirk
Professional Sports, Inducted 2009 
Click on glove for larger image.
Selkirk grew up in Rochester and played with the 1927 Rochester Tribe and '33 Rochester Red Wings. In 1935, he replaced Babe Ruth as the right fielder of the New York Yankees. During his nine years with the Yankees, he appeared in 846 games and batted .290 (.265 in 21 World Series games), with 108 regular-season home runs. He played for the Red Wings in 1933, batting .306 with 22 home runs and 108 RBIs. George passed away in 1987.
George Selkirk baseball statistics
Baseball Almanac Page
Youtube, hits two homers in 1936 World Series
Section V Baseball Hall of Fame, Class of 2011
Bio, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Democrat and Chronicle, On this Day in Rochester History, March 1, 1935 – Replacing a Legend
Anna B. Silver
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2009 
Wife of past president of Red Wings Baseball, Morrie Silver. Silver was awarded the Rochester Sports for Israel Distinguished Service Award in 1996. She threw out the final "first pitch" at Silver Stadium, and was a member of a nine-member panel to evaluate the workings of Rochester Community Baseball.
Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame





Jenn Suhr
Olympians, Inducted 2009 
Inducted as a 2008 Olympian - Ranked number one American pole vaulter since 2006, she has won a total of seven U.S. National Championships and holds the American Women's Pole Vault Record both indoors and outdoors. She set an American Record of 4.92m (16'1 ¾) in 2008, winning the U.S. Olympic trials. In Beijing, Jenn won a silver medal after only four years after being introduced to pole vaulting.
Jen Stuczynski Olympics statistics
Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
Chautauqua Sports Hal of Fame
Bio, USA Track & Field
ESPN the Magazine, An Interview With Jen Stuczynski





Hanna Thompson
Olympians, Inducted 2009 
(top) Thompson (right) duels against Hungary's Aida Mohamed in the Women's Team Foil Semi Final in Beijing.
(bottom) left to right, Errin Smart, Hanna Thompson and Emily Cross celebrate their silver medal finish in Beijing.
A 2001 East Rochester graduate, Hanna was a four-time All-American at Ohio State University and was a member of the 2004 National Championship team. In 2005, she was National Champion. In Beijing in 2008, Hanna earned a silver medal as a part of the team foil competition
Hanna Thompson Olympics statistics
Bio, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Bio, USA Fencing
Chicago Tribune, Christmas in August, only much better, for U.S. fencer





Jason Turner
Olympians, Inducted 2009 
Jason shot competitively at the Rochester Rifle Club from 1987-1996. He has been a member of four World Cup Teams. Jason enjoys many individual accomplishments while being a part of the Pistol National Team. He was the National Champion in 2006 in men’s free pistol, was a member of the 2002 World Championship team in free, air, and standard pistol. In 2008, Jason represented the United States in Beijing where he won the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol
Jason Turner Olympics statistics





Alexander Wolff
Media, Inducted 2009 
(top) Wolf, left, is interviewed by WYSL's JC DeLass during the 2007 JP Morgan Chase Tournament.
(bottom) Wolf is congratulated by Rochester Red Wings GM Dan Mason during the 2009 Frontier Field
Walk of Fame ceremony. WOF Committee Chairman Dan Guilfoyle is partially obscurred, far right.
Born in Rochester, NY, this next inductee has been a member of the Sports Illustrated staff since 1980 and the owner of the Vermont Frost Heaves of the Premier Basketball League (PBL). His primary focus has been basketball and has written five books.
Bio, U.S. Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame Class of 2002
Bio, Sports Illustrated





Greg Woodard
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2009 
Click on bottom photos for larger pics.
He is a McQuaid basketball star and played at Villanova. Greg played on the 1988 McQuaid Basketball Team. Woodard helped the McQuaid knights win two Section V titles and a New York State title. He was a two-time sectional MVP. While at Villanova he was named Beg East Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1991. After Villanova, Woodard played professionally in Europe for four years. He was named to the Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class at McQuaid in 2008.
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Bio, McQuaid Jesuit High School Athletic Hall of Fame

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