With great sadness we have learned that Jeff Blatnick has passed away due to complications from heart surgery. Blatnick, a cancer survivor, was a 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in Greco-Roman. A 1975 graduate of Niskayuna High School (Section 2), Blatnick often said that he never set out to be an Olympian….he just tried to be the best every time he stepped on the mat. Blatnick remained very active in the New York State wrestling community. He served as a volunteer assistant coach at Burnt Hills HS where he has two teenage sons, and he also was a coach at the Journeymen Wrestling Club in the Albany area. Rest in peace Coach Blatnick.