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The Johnson City Wrestling Club is excited to announce that another one of our great wrestling alum has been inducted into the Johnson City Athletic Hall of Fame. Keith Smith is as deserving a candidate as any. Keith’s success as a wrestler was very unique. Not only was Keith a two time Section IV Wrestling Champion, he also won an individual Section IV Title in the Track & Field event Pole Vault. Backing up his two Section IV titles in wrestling, Keith was also a 2x NYS Place Winner. He did not finish there. Keith attended Oswego State University where he earned a degree as a Technology Teacher. He also continued his great legacy on the mat earning All American status. There are only a handful of JC Wrestlers that have been Section IV Champions, NYS Place Winners & College All Americans including: Steve Farr, Matt Sorochinsky, Keith Smith, Joe Privitere, Josh Glenn & Zach Colgan. No surprise that most names on that list have been inducted into the JC Athletic Hall of Fame. When Keith finished at Oswego, he returned to Johnson City High School as a Technology Teacher & the Assistant Wrestling Coach. It is no coincidence that with Keith as part of the staff, Johnson City earned it’s third NYS Team Championship. The JC Wrestling community congratulates you on all of your accomplishments Keith. We hope to help you celebrate in style.
Friday September 27th
7pm: Keith will be inducted into the 14th annual Johnson City Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the homecoming football game.
Saturday September 28th
2pm: The formal Hall of Fame Dinner will take place at Traditions At the Glen. (FOR TICKETS TO THE DINNER, $30, YOU MUST CONTACT THE ATHLETIC OFFICE (607) 763-1226 PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 23rd)
TBD: The JC Wrestling Club After Party. We will have a very informal gathering at a place TBD after the Hall of Fame Dinner.
Sunday September 29th
7:30am: The 5th Annual JC Hall of Fame Captain & Crew Golf Tournament will take place at Endwell Greens. (DEADLINE TO REGISTER A TEAM FOR THE TOURNAMENT IS SEPTEMBER 24TH WITH THE ATHLETIC OFFICE (607) 763-1226. $65 PER PERSON)
*Please contact Jordan Glenn at email@example.com or 607-343-6391 (text or call) to inform him of your interest in joining any of the weekend’s activities. We want to be sure to provide enough for those who plan to attend.*
Individuals Inducted Johnson City Athletic Hall of Fame:
1. Paul Munley Coaching '64 Inducted '06 - JC's 1st head wrestling coach in 1964. Long time AD.
2. Matt Yonkoski '01 Inducted '08 - 3x Section IV Champion, 3x NYS Place Winner, JC's 4th NYS Champion.
3. Matt Sorochinsky '91 Inducted into HoF '09 - JC's 1st NYS Champion, 2x NCAA Division III All American, Currently one of the NCAA's top 10 referees.
4. J.J. Stanbro '89 Inducted '10 - 3x HS All American, 2x NYS Place Winner, 2x Section Champion, Held NYS Wins record in 1989 at 188 wins.
5. Josh Glenn '03 Inducted '11 - NCAA Division 1 National Champion, 3x NCAA D1 All American, 2x HS All American, JC's 5th NYS Champion, 2x NYS Place Winner, 3x Section IV Champion.
6. Steve Farr '88 Inducted '16 - NCAA Division 3 National Champion, JC's 1st 2x NYS Place Winner, 2x Section IV Champion.
7. Peter Capone - Coaching ’90 Inducted ’16 - coached 3 NYS Championship Teams ’99, ’03 & ’06, 11 Section IV Team Championships, 12 Class A Championships, 16 STAC Titles, 3 National Champions: Joe Privitere NHSCA ’98, Josh Glenn NCAA D1 ’07, Sean McCormick NHSCA ’11, 9 NYS Individual Champions, 48 NYS Individual Place Winners & 61 Individual Section IV Titles
8. John Christopher - JC's 1st 3x NYS Place Winner & 3x Section IV Champion in any sport, 2x HS All American.
9. Keith Smith - 2x NYS Place Winner, 2x Section IV Champion, NCAA D III All American.
1. 2003 New York State Champions Inducted ‘14