2012 - Marcellus High School
2011 - Jordan-Elbridge High School
2010 - Baldwinsville High School
2009 - Chittenago High School
2008 - Auburn High School
2007 - Cicero-North Syracuse High School
2006 - Camden High School
2005 - Cazenovia High School
2004 - Liverpool High School
2003 - Morrisville-Eaton High School
2002 - Hannibal High School
2001 - Chittenango High School
Coaches and Athletic Directors:
The Syracuse Wrestling Officials Association (S.W.O.A.) will continue to recognize wrestling teams with exemplary sportsmanship programs. The John Arcaro Sportsmanship Award will be presented during the Section III Wrestling Finals to the school that best personifies the characteristics listed below:
ADMINISTRATION (Home Team Only): Officials will evaluate such things as your dressing room, shower facilities, voucher availability, scorers, timers, supplies and personnel for blood cleanup, national anthem, etc.
COACHES: Officials will evaluate such things as attendance and attention during the pre-meet locker room talk, professionalism toward the official, the opposing coach, wrestlers and fans. Officials will also determine if individuals project a positive image for the sport of wrestling and determine if coaches use proper procedures when approaching the scores table, etc.
WRESTLERS: Officials will evaluate if wrestlers pay attention during pre-meet locker room talk, if they wrestle aggressively in a sportsmanlike manner, if they hustle or straggle to the center of the wrestling area, if they start and stop on the whistle and comply in a positive and respectful manner with pre-match and post-match procedures. Wrestlers should also project a positive image toward the sport of wrestling.
SPECTATORS: Officials will evaluate if support is comprised in a positive manner throughout the match and if individuals are unduly critical of the official and his judgment.
We take pride in honoring exemplary programs and congratulate those schools who have been selected as recipients in the past. Best of luck on a successful season.
Yours in Wrestling,
Arcaro Award Chairperson
2000- Phoenix High School
1999 - Cicero North Syracuse High School
1998 - Lafayette High School
1997 - Oswego High School
1996 - Mexico High School
1995 - Cazenovia High School
1994 - West Genesee High School
1993 - Cato-Meridian High School
1992 - Port Byron High School
1991 - Oswego High School
1990 - Camden and Lafayette High Schools