Past Recipients

2013-Tom Quinlan - Fayettville-Manlius High School


2012- Mitch Alpha -Jordan-Elbridge High School


2011- Nick LaFlair - Central Square High School


2010- Shane Strong - Morrisville-Eaton High School


2009- Matt Letcher- ESM High School


2008 - Ryan Avery- Solvay High School


2007 - Colin Veney - Liverpool High School


2006 - Greg Hutko - ESM High School


2005 - Matt LaFlair - Central Square High School


2004 - Martino Barletta- Fowler High School










         Scholarship Application

2012-2013 Reed Hawke-Lou Pettinelli Scholarship

Tom Quinlan - Fayettville-Manlius High School







        Background:          Starting with the 1993-94 academic year, the SWOA scholarship has been given to outstanding young individuals from schools that are contractually serviced by our organization.  The $500 award is not based on wrestling ability.  It is awarded to a graduating senior who has an interest in wrestling.  The criteria that is used to determine the recipient will be academics, need, projected college costs, the completed application, and a personal interview.  Applicants must have demonstrated interest in the sport.  More than likely, the successful candidate will have been a member of a high school wrestling team.


                                    In 2003, this scholarship was named after Reed Hawke and Lou Pettinelli who were two of the founding and lifetime members of the SWOA.  The scholarship is now known as the Reed Hawke-Lou Pettinelli Wrestling Scholarship.


        How to Apply:      All high schools serviced by SWOA will be given an application, which can be reproduced by the Athletic Director or Coach.  Any questions on if you are eligible to apply, please call me at 315-492-9038. The application must be fill out completely and returned to: 

                                                                        SWOA Scholarship

                                                                        Mr. Stephen Cuipylo

                                                                        P.O. Box 322

                                                                        LaFayette, NY 13084


        Deadline:              Applications must be post marked no later than January 17, 2014.  Any application post marked after January 17, 2014 will be returned. Please make sure that you have all the required documents, as listed on the application form, included with your application. Any incomplete application will be rejected.


        Interview              Interviews will take place on Sunday afternoon, January 26, 2014

        Information:          at the LaFayette Community Center.  Please leave this date open for an interview.  Candidates will be contacted shortly after the application due date to set up a time for the interview, which will last approximately 15 minutes. You will be notified by e-mail as to the time of your interview.

        Questions:           Contact Steve Cuipylo at 315-492-9038



Download the Application










Past Recipients

2003 - Colin Donahoe - West Genesee High School


2002 - Dan Esposito - Marcellus High School


2001 - Randall Huther- Central Square High School


2000 - Matt Abbott - Marcellus High School


1999 - Bill Parry - Hamilton High School


1998 - Jonathan Hess - Hannibal High School


1997 - Scott Hepburn - West Genesee High School


1996 - Robert Doolittle - Oswego High School


1995 - Peter Grevelding - LaFayette High School


1994 - Jason Nolan - Marcellus High School