Frontier Field Walk of Fame - Olympians

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Mike Austin  
Olympians, 1964 Summer Games-Swimming 
Top, gold medal-winning foursome, from left: Don Schollander, Gary Ilman, Mike Austin,
Steve Clark... Middle, with Yale swimming coach Phil Moriarity... bottom, center, after
winning the gold medal, from left: Austin, Clark, Ilman and Schollander... right, Austin donates
his gold medal to Yale University (see article below).
Mike Austin Olympics statistics
Yale Bulletin & Calendar, Olympian swimmer Mike Austin donates his gold medal to Yale



Kim Batten
Olympians, 1996/2000 Summer Games-Athletics
Amateur Sports, Inducted 1999 
Top left, setting the world record in 1995. Click on bottom row photos.
The 1987 East High graduate won the silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. She remains the world record-holder in the event (52.61 seconds, set in August 1995). She was nine-time All-American at Florida State.
Kim Batten Olympics statistics
Greater Rochester Track Club Hall of Fame, Class of 2001
Bio, Florida State University Hall of Fame
Niagara Track and Field Hall of Fame, Class of 2009
Youtube, Womens 400h World Record Kim Batten, 1995
Democrat and Chronicle, On This Day in Rochester History- August 11, 1995
Hurdles First, Kim Batten: A Woman With a Dream



Brian Bliss
Olympians, 1998 Summer Games-Football
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2008

Bliss from his playing days with the Columbus Crew of the MLS. Click photos for larger images.
The Webster Schroeder graduate is the only male player from Rochester to play on the U.S. National Team. He also played in the Olympics, the World Cup and in Major League Soccer.
Brian Bliss Olympics statistics
Bio, New York State West Youth Soccer Association Hall of Fame
Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame
Brian Bliss FIFA statistics
Youtube, Massive Report interview
Democrat and Chronicle, RocJocks

Jim Boeheim
Olympians, 2008, 2012 Summer Games-Basketball Assistant Coach
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2001 
Top, with winning players for the champion USA team in Beijing, 2008.
(bottom) Jim, alongside the 2012 gold medal-winning USA team, left to right: assistant Nate McMillan, assistant Mike D'Antoni and head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
The Lyons, NY native and longtime Syracuse University coach served as an assistant coach under Mike Krzyzewski for the gold medal USA basketball squads of 2008 and 2012.
Jim Boeheim coaching statistics
Jim Boeheim USA Basketball Coaching Synopsis
Bio, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Youtube, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction acceptance speech
Bio, Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 1989
Bio, The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
Basketball Coaches Association of New York Basketball Hall Of Fame
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Bio, Syracuse Orange



Charlotte Boyle
Olympians, 1920 Summer Games-Swimming
Click on the photos for larger pictures.
Charlotte set world records in the 200 meter and 220 yard middle distance events and earned eight U.S. National Championships. She was known as the first great freestyler with the New York Women's Swimming Association. Charlotte married the popular Democrat and Chronicle columnist Henry Clune in 1921 after they met in Rochester. The pair were longtime residents of Scottsville. Charlotte took a special interest in teaching swimming to area youth. Charlotte died at 91 in 1990.
Charlotte Boyle statistics
International Swimming Hall of Fame



Dick Buerkle
Olympians, 1976 Summer Games-Athletics
Amateur Sports, Inducted 1997 
Click photos to enlarge.
(bottom, from left) Buerkle establishes world record for indoor mile of 3:54.9, January 13, 1978, in College Park, Md... Steve Prefontaine chases Buerkle... bottom, right: At RIT, August 1973. Buerkle is on the way to winning the mile in 4:00.6. - On the left is Dave Wottle, to the right is Barry Brown... leading Tanzania's Filbert Bayi during Buerkle's 1978 Wanamaker Mile victory at Madison Square Garden.
Set world indoor mile record of 3:54.9 in January 1978, then beat Filbert Bayi in the Wanamaker Mile in the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden; made cover of Sports Illustrated for those feats; member of 1976 and 1980 U.S. Olympic teams.
Dick Buerkle Olympics statistics
Greater Rochester Track Club Hall of Fame induction
Greater Rochester Track Club Hall of Fame, Class of 2008
Niagara Track and Field Hall of Fame, Class of 2000
Dick Buerkle Profile, Villanova Wildcats
Sports Illustrated, Dick Buerkle, Miler



Ryan Callahan
Olympians, 2010/2014 Winter Games-Hockey
Olympians, Inducted 2010
Professional Sports, Inducted 2012
Olympians, Inducted 2014
Ryan grew up in Rochester and skated for Hilton High School. He helped the US to a silver medal in the 2010 Olympics and also made the 2014 team.
Ryan Callahan hockey statistics
Ryan Callahan Olympics statistics
Tampa Bay Lightning, Ryan Callahan page



Bill Cox
Olympians, 1924 Summer Games-Athletics
Amateur Sports, Inducted 1999
Above, Cox displays his bronze medal... right, at Rochester Shop School (Edison High School today) in the 1920s
The bronze-medal winner for the United States in the 3,000 meter relay at the 1924 Olympics. He devoted his life to health and safety for children and served on the Section V athletic council for 31 years. He died in 1996.
Bill Cox Olympics statistics
Niagara Track and Field Hall of Fame, Class of 2008
Section V Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame plaque
Democrat and Chronicle, Roc Jocks



Jim Culhane
Olympians, 1972 Summer Games-Gymnastics
A native of Rochester, Jim began swimming at age 15 for John Marshall High School where he earned all-around champ honors as a junior and senior. He was part of the 1965 national championship team for Penn State University. A year before making the US Olympic team, he competed for the US in the 1971 Pan American Games.
Jim Culhane Olympics Statistics
Bio, United States Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Youtube, Jim Culhane 1972
Memorial Examiner, Former HISD teacher Culhane inducted into USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Penn State Men's Gymnastics Wall of Honor
Youtube, 2011 Hall of Fame Ceremony - James "Jim" Culhane, 2011 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame inductees



Frank Famiano
Olympians, 1984 Summer Games-Wrestling
Olympians-Alternates, 1980 Summer Games-Wrestling
A 1983 graduate of SUNY Brockport, Frank wrestled four years for the Golden Eagles where he was a two-time captain. A Division III All-American every year, Frank was twice named the Division's Most Outstanding Wrestler, and helped lead the school to two Division III National championships. He was the youngest member (22 years old) among the 1984 US wrestling teams, fininshing in fifth place in the Men's Bantamweight, Greco-Roman event.
Frank Famiano Olympics Statistics
Brockport Hall of Fame
Division III Hall of Fame
Democrat and Chronicle, Famiano's creed: He hasn't got time for the pain
Schnectady Gazette, Famiano Fulfilled His Dream With Single-Minded Approach
Schnectady Gazette, Olympian Frank Famiano Honored by Area Well-wishers at Reception




Pete Feola
Olympians, 2010 Winter Games- Men's Hockey Official
Olympians, Inducted 2010

(top) Cornell University coach Mike Schaefer checks information with Feola for an ECAC game.
Pete started playing hockey at Gates Chili and began reffing youth games and continued through college. He was a 100-point player for the Elmira Soaring Eagles, and captained the 1993-94 squad when he was named Player of the Year by the Booster Club. That season the coaches named him Most Improved Player. He left Elmira ranked 22nd on the school's scoring list. Pete worked at the international level officiating three World Championships but then got the opportunity this winter to referee at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Peter Feola hockey statistics
Bio, Gates-Chili Hall of Fame
Bio, ECAC Hockey
Examiner, College stripes making the right calls



Doris Fuchs
Olympians, 1956/1960 Summer Games-Gymnastics
Olympians-Alternates, 1964 Winter Games-Gymnastics

Click on the photos. Left, USA gmnasts Fuchs (left) and Sharon Richardson at the Rome 1960 Olympic Games... Right, top: at the Pan American Games in 1963, where she won a gold medal.. right, middle: with USA weight lifter Tommy Kono at the 1960 Olympics.
Doris and her sister, Ingeborg, arrived with their parents to Rochester in 1951, after spending four years in a European refugee camp. The family lived in Greece and Doris attended Marshall High in her junior year. By a special act of Congress, she was granted US citizenship- paving the way for her to join the Olympic gymnastics team. Doris is remembered for her ground-breaking, continuous performance at the 1966 World Championships, an unusual animated effort, ending with a flying dismount. She was an alternate for the US in the 1964 games in Tokyo.
Doris Fuchs Olympics Statistics
Bio, United States Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Youtube, Doris Fuchs Brause Bars
Youtube, Four time Olympian Doris Brause admires gymnasts of today
Democrat and Chronicle, RocJocks: Olympian Doris Fuchs changed gymnastics



Brian Gionta
Olympians, 2006 Winter Games-Hockey
Professional Sports, Inducted 2006 
From Gionta's play at the 2006 Olympics...
bottom row, scoring versus the Russians in first and third photos, click to enlarge.
The Greece native led Boston College to national hockey title, led the 2006 U.S. Olympic team in goals at the recent Turin Games and set a New Jersey Devils record with 48 goals. Signed with Montreal in 2009 and was named captain of the Canadiens prior to the 2011-12 season. Signed with Buffalo for the 2014-15 campaign.
Brian Gionta hockey statistics
Brian Gionta Olympics statistics
Buffalo Sabres, Brian Gionta page
Brian Gionta hockey cards
Democrat and Chronicle, Brian Gionta happy to play for 'childhood team', Press conference, Gionta Happy to be Home



Kim Insalaco
Olympians, 2006 Winter Games-Hockey
Born in Rochester, Kim moved from figure skating lessons to earning a spot as the only girl in the Rochester Youth Hockey League. At 13, she was the youngest to make the Under 16 National Junior Girl's team. Insalaco went on to Brown University, where she averaged about a point a game and was voted Most Valuable Player in her senior year. As a junior, Kim scored the game-winning goal for the champion Bears in the ECAC championship game. At Brown, Insalaco also made the varsity soccer team- as a walk-on. Along with Lyndsay Wall, Kim helped the USA team to a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter games in Torino.
Kim Insalaco Olympics statistics
Kim Insalaco Brown Statistics
Bio, Brown Athletics
Getting to Know Kim Insalaco, Kim Insalaco Named Director of Hoyas Unlimited



Trent Jackson
Olympians, 1964 Summer Games-Athletics
Amateur Sports, Inducted 1997

(top) With Franklin, about to challenge Jim Boeheim, left, then playing for Lyons Central High School
(bottom right) High school senior photo at Franklin, 1961
Probably Rochester's all-time greatest three-sport high school athlete; football and basketball star and sprinter for Franklin; ran 9.4 in the 100-yard dash on June 3, 1961, to equal the long-standing national high school record set by Jesse Owens; football, track and baseball star at Illinois; made 1964 U.S. Olympic team but pulled up lame after winning first heat; played in NFL with Philadelphia and Washington; longtime Franklin basketball coach. 
Trent Jackson Olympics statistics
Trent Jackson football statistics
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1997
Greater Rochester Track Club Hall of Fame, Class of 1998
Niagara Track and Field Hall of Fame, Class of 1998
Trent Jackson Memorial
Trent Jackson Clippings



Laura Johnson
Olympians, 2010 Winter Games- Women's Hockey Official
Olympians, Inducted 2010 
(top right) Officiating the RIT-Clarkson women's game at Frontier Field in December 2013, click to enlarge.
(middle) At the 2014 Winter games in Sochi, Russia (click to enlarge)..
(bottom) working a women's game featuring the United States and Russia.
The Irondequoit resident was among the group of linesman officiating womens hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Born in Las Vegas, Laura has been an on-ice official for 11 seasons, locally for Section V games plus Division I and III games. She was part of the crew for RIT's Frozen Frontier game this winter. Laura's past assignments include two Women's World Championships and the World University Games in China.
2013 Women's Worlds Officials
Bio, Concordia College
Democrat and Chronicle, Two local hockey officials will work at Olympics
Democrat and Chronicle, Local hockey officials headed for Olympics, USA Hockey Officials Reflect on Their Path to Sochi



Kara Lynn Joyce
Olympians, 2004/2008/2012 Summer Games-Swimming
Olympians, Inducted 2005 
The former Webster High state champ made consecutive USA swim teams in 2004-08-12, winning a total of four silver medals. A three-time All-American at the University of Georgia (Swimmer of the the Year as a Junior), she broke national high school records in the 50 and 100 freestyles and the 200 and 400 free relays.
Kara Lynn Joyce Olympics statistics
Section V Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame plaque
Team USA page
Youtube, Kara Lynn Joyce's Reaction, Touch the Wall, 20 Question Tuesday: Kara Lynn Joyce


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