Friends of Section 9 Awards Banquet 2013

FriendS9 LogoThe Friends of Section 9 held their annual year-end banquet on Sunday.  Along with giving awards to the top placewinners from each weight class, special recognition was given to some very deserving people listed below.  The Friends of Section 9 is an all volunteer organization that is always looking for dedicated people who are interested in helping out our local wrestling community.  Anyone who is interested in helping out can contact me at


Scorekeepers of the Year: Bridget Chartrand (Onteora)
Emma Paul (Wallkill)
Modified Coach of the Year: Jim Horton (Newburgh)
Coaches Wife of the Year: Jeanne Leggett (Newburgh)
Friends S9 Ref of the Year: Wayne Carroll
Orange/Sullivan Officials Sportsmanship Award:  Terrence Cheeks (Newburgh)
CPT Stephen Leslie Most Courageous Award: Vinny Vespa (Monroe Woodbury)
Friends S9 Presidents Team Award: Eldred Fallsburg
Special Recognition Award: Jim Corcoran
“Come-Back” of the Year: Jesse Corcoran (Eldred Fallsburg)
Special Recognition Award: Dicky Bouzakis
Most Improved Team of the Year: Wallkill
Assistant Coach of the Year: John Foley (Port Jervis)
Friends of Section 9 Coach of the Year:  Andre Lee (Washingtonville)
Fan of the Year:  Chris Sweeney
Frank Tschan Team of the Year – Monroe Woodbury
Friends of Section 9 Person of the Year: Kelly Nicholas
John Bell S9 Lifetime Achievement Awards: John Lennon (Liberty)
Rich Leggett (Newburgh)
Mark Faller Coach of the Year – Team Champions: Steve Fischbein (MW)
Parents of the Year:  Bob and Mo Voelker (Monroe Woodbury)
Troy Bouzakis Senior Wrestler of the Year: AJ Voelker (Monroe Woodbury)
D’Aliso Most Improved Wrestler: Frankie Hernandez (Minisink Valley)
D’Aliso Scholarship: Eric Januszkiewicz (New Paltz)
DeCapua Scholarships: Kevin Rivera (Highland)
Sal Mazzella (Highland)
Anthony Freyre (Monroe Woodbury)
Drake Barczak (Monroe Woodbury)
AJ Voelker (Monreo Woodbury)
Terrence Cheeks (NFA)
Eric Janszkiewicz (New Paltz)
Austin Weigel (Onteora)
Travis Edwards (Port Jervis)

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