Kendall’s Williams, Spencerport’s Graham among newest Section V Wrestling Hall inductees

By on February 11, 2019

2004 New York State champion Donald Williams of Kendall and three-time Section V champ in the early 1980’s Trevor Graham of Spencerport are among seven 2019 inductees into the Section V Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Williams finished among the top-six in the state twice and was Kendall’s first state champion in any sport, was a two-time Section V champion and competed at the College at Brockport through the mid-2000s.

“My favorite memories were being the first ever state champion for Kendall and going 39-0 my senior year,” Williams said via email. “It means a lot to me to be inducted to the hall of fame. I’m honored, a small town school that actually had a lot of good wrestlers come through it, and now representing them all.

“All my hard work has not only been rewarded with a state championship, but also with this induction. I’m proud and thankful to have the teammates and coaches I had; this is their award as well.”

Williams now lives in Kent, NY and is a manager at Tops market. He and his girlfriend Felicia have three girls: Paetyn, Makaela and newborn Blake, who was born within the last two weeks.

Graham, now living in Port Orange, Florida and working in Daytona Beach, Florida as the Engineering Manager for AO Precision Manufacturing LLC, was a three-time Section V champion and finished second in the state in 1981. He later wrestled for Appalachian State.

His personal favorite memory is “winning the Section V championship as a ninth grader,” he said via email. “It was a victory accomplished with family support, great coaching (Walt Teike) and lastly a strong work ethic. The competition commanded my best effort.”

His favorite team memory was his “first varsity match, being surrounded by very good athletes and spectators; knowing that I was part of continuing the great tradition. Wearing the very same uniform that great wrestlers before me had worn.  Spencerport has and continues a great legacy.”

Ceremonies are scheduled for February 12 at Red Fedele’s Brook House in Greece.