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The Upstate New York Chapter of National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced its honorees for its Class of 2019.
These new inductees, to be welcomed this September, include seven Lifetime Service Award recipients, as well as the recipient of the Outstanding American Award, and the Stanbro Media Award honoree.
Those who will be presented with Upstate New York Chapter's Lifetime Service Award this fall include Mark Cody, head wrestling coach at Presbyterian College who made a name for himself at the helm of the American University and Oklahoma University mat programs; Paul Cummings, Valley Central High School; Steve Dalberth, New York High Rules Interpreter and wrestling official; Tim Jenks, Greene Central School; Pete Rao, college wrestling official; Anthony Servidone, Section II's Columbia High School; and Brian Tompkins, Section I's Sleepy Hollow High School.
In addition, Rear Admiral Donald P. Quinn will receive the Outstanding American Award ... while Michael Carey will get the Stanbro Media Award for promoting wrestling in Section IX and throughout New York State.
The Class of 2019 awards will be presented in a special induction ceremony on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Double Tree Hotel in East Syracuse, N.Y.
Additional information on the honorees and the awards presentation will be released at a later date. In the meantime, questions may be directed to Carl Koenig, President of Upstate New York Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, at (607) 244-8422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.