Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2012
                     
             

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    Class of 2012 

Joe
Arlauckas
Frank
Bilovsky
Ryan
Callahan
Alyssa
D'Errico
Steve
Donner
Matt
Hamill
Judi
Knight
Bob
Marella
Greg
Pelletier
Marty
Reasoner
Rochester
Americans
Booster Club
1930's-50's
Rochester
Filarets
Spencerport
Wrestling
Program
Andy
Spennacchio
Dave
Urick
Tony
Wells
Gunnar
Wiig
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Joe Arlauckas
Professional Sports, Inducted 2012 
Click on photo at left for larger image.
(right) Arlauckas after being named Final Four MVP of the 1995 Euro League.
The 6-foot-8 star forward at Jefferson and then Niagara University in the 1980s went on to a legendary career in Europe and once scored a European pro record 63 points in one game.
Joe Arlauckas basketball statistics
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 
Frank Bilovsky
Media, Inducted 2012 
(bottom left) with sportswriter George Beahon.
(bottom right) Interviewing former New York State Boxing Commissioner Randy Gordon.
Worked at the Democrat and Chronicle from 1983-2006, covering Syracuse basketball and football, boxing and the Red Wings. Before that, he worked at the Philadelphia Bulletin (1963-82) and covered the Phillies, Big 5 basketball and Penn State football. The Pittsford resident is co-author of The Phillies Encyclopedia.
United States Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2013

 

   
Ryan Callahan
Professional Sports, Inducted 2012 
Olympians, Inducted 2010
Olympians, Inducted 2014
Olympians, 2010/2014 Winter Games-Hockey
The Hilton High player is in his sixth season as a forward for the New York Rangers and is captain of the NHL club. He earned a silver medal playing for Team USA at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Ryan Callahan hockey statistics
Bio, New York Rangers
Ryan Callahan hockey cards

 

 

 
   
Alyssa D'Errico
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2012 
The defensive specialist won three straight state volleyball titles at Byron-Bergen and then four national titles with Penn State.
Profile, Penn State University
onwardstate.com, Ten Questions With Alyssa D'Errico
batavianews.com, D'Errico's dream finally comes true
batavianews.com.com, D'Errico 'baffled' by induction into Frontier Field Walk of Fame
Democrat and Chronicle, D’Errico aims for pro league

 

 


Steve Donner
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2012 
Donner congratulates Amerk Jody Gage for scoring his 500th American Hockey League goal.
A major player in Rochester’s pro sports teams, he was part of the ownership group of the Rhinos (soccer), Amerks (hockey), Knighthawks (indoor lacrosse) and Rattlers (outdoor lacrosse).
United Soccer Leagues Hall of Fame

 

 

 

Matt Hamill
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2012 
 
The deaf wrestler won three NCAA Division III wrestling titles at RIT (1997-99) and went on to become a top mixed martial artist. He is the subject of the movie The Hammer.
Website
Bio, RIT Athletics Hall of Fame
New York State Division III Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 2004
Bio, Ultimate Fighting Championship
International Movie Data Base, The Hammer
espn.com, Matt Hamill announces his retirement
YouTube, College Wresting, UFC, Calfornia School for the Deaf appearance

 

 

 
Judi Knight
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2012 
The longtime Edison Tech athletic director was the first female president of Section V and was involved in Section V girls basketball for years. She was inducted into the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
bylinesports.com, Celebrating the Knight Life

 

 


Bob Marella
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2012 
(top) Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (left) and Gorilla Monsoon preparing to host a TV wrestling special.
(middle right and bottom) Wrestling at Ithaca College.
A three-sport star in football, wrestling and track and field at Jefferson High, he went on to become a famous pro wrestler under the name “Gorilla Monsoon.”
Profile, wrestling notes
Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame
Bio, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum
Bio, National Wrestling Hall of Fame
SLAM! Wrestling, Recalling Monsoon before he was top Gorilla
Monsoon to be inducted into Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame

 

 

 
Greg Pelletier
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2012 
Click on upper left photo for a larger image.
(bottom) Brockport football coaches in 2006 (left to right) Doug Bull,
Scott Nugent (succeeds Pelletier this year), Todd Hagreen, and Greg Pelletier.
The longtime Brockport High football coach died in February at age 39. Last fall, while battling cancer, he guided the Blue Devils to the program’s first division title. The Spencerport native was named the Democrat and Chronicle’s All-Greater Rochester Co-Coach of the Year after improving his record to 50-37 in 10 seasons.
Facebook page

 

 

 

 


Marty Reasoner
Professional Sports, Inducted 2012 
Reasoner has played for (left to right) St.Louis, Edmonton, Boston, Atlanta, Florida and
the New York Islanders of the NHL.
The Honeoye Falls native attended McQuaid and Boston College and was the 14th overall pick in the 1996 NHL draft by the St. Louis Blues. He currently plays for the New York Islanders.
Marty Reasoner hockey statistics
Bio, New York Islanders
Bio, Legends of Hockey
Marty Reasoner hockey cards

 

 

 

 

 

1930's-50's Rochester Filarets
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2012 
Click bottom row of photos for larger images.
(bottom, left to right, 1944) The Filarets' tallest (6'4" center Dorothy Gulczewska) and shortest
(forward Margie Bukowski) players... Coach Van Graflan is carried from the court March 19, 1944
after the Filarets set the record for consecutive victories- winning their 160th straight game, over Ithaca.
Escorting are Dorothy Gulczewska, left and Susie Sponseller... Filarets right forward, Susie Sponseller.
The Rochester-based women’s basketball team won a record 211 consecutive games between 1940-44.
Life magazine article, April 3 1944

 

 

 

 

 
Rochester Americans Booster Club
Chairman's Choice, Inducted 2012
 
(top) In 2007, five Booster Club members were honored for 40 years of continuous membership. (top) Carol Hutchins, Virginia Paddock (Club President), Ann Paddock (Transportation Chairperson), (bottom) Jean Dibble, Mary Dibble (Executive Foundation Chairperson).
(bottom) At the 2012 Frontier Field induction ceremony, (left to right) Rochester Red Wings General Manager
Dan Mason welcomes the Booster Club via Virginia Paddock, Ann Paddock and Mary Dibble into the Walk of Fame...
2016 commemorative puck issued by the Amerks upon the BC added to the team's hall of fame
Started in 1966 with the aid of legendary coach Joe Crozier, this loyal and tireless volunteer group supports the Amerks and donates thousands of dollars annually to various hockey and charitable organizations.
Website
Facebook
Rochester Americans Hall of Fame, inducted 2016
Youtube, Rochester Americans Booster Club inducted into Rochester Americans Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 


Spencerport Wrestling Program
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2012
Arguably the most dominant program in Section V history, it has produced multiple state champions.
Website, Spencerport Wrestling

 

 

 

 

 

 
Andy Spennacchio
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2012
(top) Playing for his Army post team in the 1950s. (middle) Basketball Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, left, joins Andy, center, at the Rochester Press-Radio Club's 1967 Hickok Belt Award dinner. (bottom) Painting by Gates-Chili art teacher Cathy Polito upon Spennacchio's retirement from the school in 1985-- Click on for larger size.
A star quarterback for Madison High, he played at Michigan State and is a member of the Section V Hall of Fame and the Monroe County Hall of Fame.
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2001
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Bio, Brockport Hall of Fame
Andy Spennacchio Clippings
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle

 

 

 

 

 

 
Dave Urick
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2012 
 
 
The legendary lacrosse coach went 129-33 with 10 consecutive NCAA Division III titles in 11 years at Hobart College. He recently completed his 22nd year as head coach at Georgetown.
Bio, Georgetown Hoyas
Bio, National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
e-lacrosse.com, A Conversation with Dave Urick
Urick Receives Fellowship of Christian Athlete's Peter Kohn Award
Urick Receives Howdy Myers Man of the Year Award
guhoyas.com, Legendary Georgetown Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Dave Urick Steps Down

 

 

 

 


Tony Wells
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2012 
A behind-the-scenes mainstay for decades, he was heavily involved in the JP Morgan Chase Tournament (and was tournament director for 11 years) and the WHAM Sportswoman of the Year luncheon.
Bio, College Sports Information Directors of America
Rockford Sports Hall of Fame
Wendy’s College Classic Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 


Gunnar Wiig
Media, Inducted 2012 
(middle) Possibly during the 1930 season, Wiig at the mike calling a Rochester Red Wings basebll game.
Click bottom row photos for larger images.
The first Red Wings broadcaster, he talked into a microphone while sitting in the stands at brand-new Red Wing Stadium starting in 1929. He was chosen by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis to broadcast the 1933 World Series and later became general manager of WHEC in Rochester.
Bio, Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame
Gunnar Wiig, Recreating a 1928 Rochester baseball game :42
Democrat and Chronicle/Upstate, June 1, 1969, Radio and Red Wings
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle



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