Section Five FOW
The Section Five Friends of Wrestling annual undertakings require a tremendous financial obligation.
As we review our proceeds from our annual golf tournament fundraiser, and the projected costs of our endeavors, we simply are not able to provide the acknowledgement, recognition and awards to your wrestlers that we have in the past.
We don't want to "cut" anything from our program, so we are asking you for financial assistance.
In the past we have received financial contributions from ex-wrestlers, parents, other family members, wrestling communities Booster Clubs and area businesses.
Please help us keep high school wrestling "alive" in Section V by contributing.
Some of our noteworthy program endeavors include:
- T-shirts for all Sectional place finishers in each Class Tournament
- Shirts for State Team members and coaches
- Section V Wrestling Hall of Fame Plaques and Dinner
- Coach of the Year & Most Outstanding Wrestler awards for all Sectional Classifications
- Dinner of Champions and Section V Wrestler of the Year Awards for each Division
- Sportsmanship Awards for all Sectional Classifications
The Friends of Wrestling is a registered "not for profit" organization.
On a tight budget, every penny is given back to Section V Wrestling.
Section Five WOA
The Section Five Wrestling Officials Association has classes each October for anyone interested in becoming a certified referee for high school wrestling matches.
Contact the Section Five Wrestling Officials Association (Frank Marotta) at 585-225-2021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Blair Photography
Bob Blair is a free-lance photographer from Caledonia that many of you who attend tournaments will recognize.
His images can be found all over the place on Armdrag as well as on his SmugMug website
Dale Parks Photography
Dale Parks is a free-lance photographer from the Southern Tier who contributes photos to Armdrag on a regular basis.
He's also a MaxPreps photographer
who has the rights to shoot the state tournament's best photos.
Some of his images are on Armdrag, some are on MaxPreps
and the rest are on his ExposureManager website
Section V Talks Back
Wrestling Review of WNY
Niagara Frontier WOA
The Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association
serves Erie, Niagara, and Orleans counties of Western New York.
In addition to producing qualified wrestling officials, they run one of the largest annual varsity tournaments in the area.
See their website
for information on how to become a wrestling official and more.
Southern Tier WOA
The Southern Tier Wrestling Officials Association serves the southern counties of Section VI.
In addition to officiating, they run a varsity tournament each year.
If you'd like to become a wrestling official in the Southern Tier, contact Louis Golando
or visit the Section VI website
All Sports WNY
All Sports WNY
is a Section Six-based sports website run by Bob Koshinski.
They've been big supporters of Armdrag over the years, and you can find many of Bob's photos throughout the archives.
CLake Sports Photography
Michelle Gilbert is free-lance photographer who primarily shoots for Chatauqua Lake CSD but has also been generous by sharing her images with Armdrag.
Her snapshots can be found in the archives and also in the slideshow on our home page.
You can find more of her work on her website, CLake Sports Photography