J1893

Honoring Dr. Peter Capone upon the occasion of his induction into the Upstate Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1893


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Peter Capone upon the occasion of
his induction into the Upstate Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of
Fame

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
outstanding athletes who distinguish themselves through their excep-
tional performance, attaining unprecedented success and the highest
level of personal achievement; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor
Dr. Peter Capone upon the occasion of his induction into the Upstate
Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame; this auspicious occasion
will be celebrated at the Double Tree Hotel in East Syracuse, New York,
on September 22, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Originally from Watertown as part of the extensive Capone
wrestling family, Dr. Peter Capone also participated in soccer and
track; in 1979 and 1980, he won two New York State Wrestling Champion-
ships, and was the Most Outstanding Wrestler in the 1979 Championships;
and
WHEREAS, Dr. Peter Capone also placed 2nd at the FILA Elite World
Championships in the Freestyle in 1980; he was selected as a High School
All-American; and
WHEREAS, After high school, Dr. Peter Capone attended Hofstra Univer-
sity where he graduated with a degree in biology; while there, he was
selected as a freshman All-American, and was a four-time finalist in the
ECC conference tournament and two-time MOW; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Peter Capone is a two-time NCAA Division I Wrestling
All-American placing 7th in 1983 and was runner-up in 1985; he also
placed 4th in the AAU Senior National Championships, was a USWA Senior
All-American and participated in multiple Empire State Games Champion-
ships; and
WHEREAS, After college, Dr. Peter Capone went on to Dental School at
SUNY Buffalo; while there, he was a four-year wrestling grad assistant
coach for the Bulls, and helped coach his brother Jim to place 3rd in
the Division III nationals and 5th in Division II; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Peter Capone joined the Riverside Dental practice in
Binghamton in 1990 and also coached Johnson City from 1990-2012; during
his tenure, his teams won three New York State Team Championships:
1999, 2003, and 2006, 10 Section 4 Championships, 12 Class A Champion-
ships, and 14 STAC League Championships; his teams compiled a record of
241-69-2; and
WHEREAS, Having coached three National Champions, eight New York State
Champions, 41 New York State Place Winners, 47 Section IV Champions, and
five New York State Wildcards, one of Dr. Peter Capone's happiest coach-
ing moments was coaching his son Peter to a New York State title in
2008; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Sue, and their chil-
dren Peter and Emily, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his
life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to honor Dr. Peter Capone for
his extraordinary athletic and coaching accomplishments which are a
tribute to his skill, dedication and commitment; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations with
praise and pride to honor Dr. Peter Capone upon the occasion of his
induction into the Upstate Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of
Fame; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Peter Capone.

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