The Niagara-Wheatfield Hall and Wall of Fame Committee will dedicate the Armand “Ace” Cacciatore wrestling room at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Niagara-Wheatfield High School. Alumni, friends and former N-W wrestlers and coaches are invited to attend the ceremony.
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, including 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, New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling HOF, Niagara Falls HOF and the N-W Athletic HOF and Wall of Fame.
Cacciatore was also successful as the head football coach at N-W, with his teams making five trips to the then -- Rich Stadium, winning three Section VI titles and advancing to the NYSPHSAA quarterfinals and semifinal contests.
Guests are asked to arrive by 5:45 p.m. on June 26 and gather at the entrance to the gymnasium. A reception will be held immediately following the dedication.