The Niagara Wheatfield Hall and Wall of Fame Committee will dedicate the Armand “Ace” Cacciatore wrestling room at 6 p.m. June 26 at Niagara Wheatfield High School. Alumni, friends and former N-W wrestlers and coaches are invited to attend the ceremony.
Armand Cacciatore started the formidable Niagara Wheatfield wrestling program in 1961. Since then, N-W has won more NFL league titles, sectional class titles, sectional team titles and individual sectional titles than any other wrestling team in Section VI.
Cacciatore won 330 matches over his coaching career at N-W and has been inducted into eight halls of fame. Cacciatore has been inducted into the Section VI Hall of Fame, Western New York Wrestling Coaches HOF, Upstate New York Chapter of the National Wrestling HOF, Greater Buffalo Sports HOF, NYSPHSAA Wrestling HOF, Niagara Falls HOF and N-W Athletic HOF and Wall of Fame.
Cacciatore was also very successful as the head football coach at N-W, with his teams taking five trips to then Rich Stadium, winning three Section VI titles advancing to the NYSPHSAA quarterfinals and semifinals.
Guests are asked to arrive by 5:45 p.m. and gather at the entrance to the gymnasium. A reception will be held immediately following the dedication.