Wrestling

February 7, 2024

Patchogue’s Forty Thieves Adds Suffolk HOF Logo to Vintage Truck

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is honored that its logo is featured on the vintage racing truck of the Forty Thieves from Patchogue’s Van Guard […]
January 29, 2024

Suffolk HOF President Chris Vaccaro Announces Class of 2024 Inductees on Fox 5’s Sports Xtra

Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame President Chris Vaccaro was in studio with Fox 5’s Tina Cervasio on Sports Xtra to announce the Class of 2024! […]
January 29, 2024

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2024

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame proudly announces its Class of 2024, which will be honored at an induction ceremony scheduled for May 30 at Flowerfield […]
January 21, 2024

From the Archives: 2001 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The latest Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame archive drop is from our 2001 induction ceremony featuring some heavy hitters! That year’s induction ceremony included: Rob Burnett, […]
January 8, 2024

Wrestling Legend Jumper Leggio Gone at 89

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is mourning the loss of local wrestling legend Jumper Leggio, who died on January 5. He was 89. A Bay […]
January 4, 2024

1995 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Archive

The beauty of having 34 years of history through the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is you might find old images or paperwork in the archives […]
December 23, 2023

Gregg Giannotti Learns of Suffolk HOF Induction at The Paramount

WFAN producers only told Gregg Giannotti there would be a surprise for him during the Boomer and Gio LIVE show at The Paramount in Huntington. Gio […]
December 21, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Sponsors Section XI Student-Leadership Conference

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame was a proud partner of the Section XI Nick DeCillis Student-Athlete Leadership Conference. The conference was organized by Center Moriches […]
November 17, 2023

Suffolk Hall of Fame Historical Markers Featured by SABR

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro penned a column through the Society of American Baseball Research about baseball history in Suffolk County related […]
November 16, 2023

Suffolk HOF Historical Markers Recognized on Google

HOF ON GOOGLE: All four of our Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame historical markers have been added to the Google Maps registry. If you’re ever […]
October 18, 2023

Suffolk Hall Places 4th Historical Marker in Lindenhurst where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Played

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame placed its fourth historical marker at the location where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played a barnstorming game in Lindenhurst […]
August 18, 2023

Chris Higgins Receives Suffolk Sports HOF Plaque at The Rinx

Smithtown native Chris Higgins played 14 years in the NHL and spent many early mornings as a kid skating at The Rinx in Hauppauge. It was […]
July 3, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Named to Long Island Power List

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro was named to the 2023 Long Island Power List by Long Island Press. Citing his leadership and […]
May 23, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Honored with Induction

The 2023 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction class was honored on May 18, 2023 at East Wind in Wading River, N.Y. Congrats to all honorees! […]
May 9, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bob Herzog Speaks at Sports History Class

Longtime Newsday sportswriter Bob Herzog was the latest guest speaker in the educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School’s […]
June 9, 2023

Napolitano, Ralph

Ralph Napolitano Induction Year: 2023 Location: Brentwood Category: Wrestling and Coaching Longtime Brentwood wrestling coach with more than 300 wins is one of the winningest active […]
May 24, 2023

Adams, Carl

Carl Adams Induction Year: 2023 Sport: Wrestling Location: Brentwood Brentwood’s first New York State wrestling champion in 1968, Carl Adams had a lifetime of success on […]
June 9, 2022

Pfeffer, John

John Pfeffer Induction Year: 2022 Category: Lacrosse, Wrestling, Gymnastics and Coaching Location: Bay Shore Inducted with wife Allison. Together they were longtime Bay Shore High School […]
June 5, 2021

Murphy, Rohan

Rohan Murphy Induction Year: 2021 Location: East Islip Sport: Wrestling East Islip, NY native, decorated wrestler in high school and at Penn State, record setting American […]
October 7, 2019

Miles Jr., Walter Curtis

Walter Curtis Miles Jr. Induction Year: 1998 Category: Baseball and Wrestling Location: Riverhead Walter Curtis Miles Jr. is one of the best athletes to graduate from […]
June 4, 2019

Leggio, Guy

 Guy Leggio Induction Year: 2019 Category: Wrestling, Coaching Location: East Islip, Bay Shore Longtime East Islip wrestling coach Guy Leggio was inducted to the Suffolk […]
March 2, 2018

Ramaswamy, Isaac

Isaac Ramaswamy Induction Year: 2016 Category: Wrestling Location: Sachem Isaac Ramaswamt was an outstanding wrestler at Sachem High School before starting his coaching career shortly after […]
February 15, 2018

Patrovich, Joe

Joe Patrovich Induction Year: 2010 Category: Wrestling and Football Location: Islip Joe Patrovich as coached football and wrestling in Suffolk County and serves as the head […]
February 15, 2018

Campo, Joseph A.

Joe Campo Induction Year: 1995 Category: Wrestling and Football Location: Brentwood Affectionally known as “The Gov,” Campo coached wrestling and football at Brentwood High School from […]
February 8, 2018

Mahoney, Jack

Jack Mahoney Induction Year: 2004 Category: Wrestling Location: Sachem (coach) and Lindenhurst (alum) Jack Mahoney was the boys varsity wrestling coach at Sachem H.S. from 1972 until […]
February 8, 2018

Russo, Joe

Joe Russo Induction Year: 2012 Category: Wrestling Location: Lindenhurst Former outstanding wrestler at Lindenhurst High School, he went on to become the head wrestling coach there […]
February 8, 2018

Brodmerkel, Paul

Paul Brodmerkel Induction Year: 2013 Category: Wrestling Location: Lindenhurst Brodmerkel is a former star wrestler at Lindenhurst High School (1964-67) and Lock Haven University (1968-71). He […]
February 8, 2018

McCoy, Kerry

Kerry McCoy Induction Year: 2003 Category: Wrestling Location: Longwood McCoy was born in Riverhead and attended Longwood High School. On the wrestling team, he had an […]
February 8, 2018

Mariano, Adam

Adam Mariano Induction Year: 1993 Category: Wrestling Location: Comsewogue Graduated as the winningest wrestler in Comsewogue, and Long Island history. Crowned as a New York State […]
February 8, 2018

Leggio, Jumper

Jumper Leggio Induction Year: 1999 Category: Wrestling Location: Bay Shore Gombatista “Jumper” Leggio was born and raised in Bay Shore. Jumper started wrestling in 1946 when […]