RANDY GILLETTE
RANDY GILLETTE

Fulton Red Raiders

 

Randy 'the Razor' Gillette won his first Section III wrestling title as a sophomore at Lafargeville High School. He was coached there by Tim Moore who after two years of teaching decided to pursue a business opportunity in Fulton. When Moore left LaFargeville the school dropped the sport so Gillette followed his coach to Fulton to live with Tim and Dianne Moore, attend school, and wrestle for Fulton.

Randy Gillette was a pinner. He pursued the pin like no other wrestler of his time and his pinning ways did not go unnoticed. In the fifteen tournaments he competed in during his junior and senior seasons at Fulton, Randy was voted MOW in seven of them.

Gillette loved to compete so much that the 126 pounder dropped to 119 for the sole purpose of challenging the two-time defending state champion Dan Hunt from West Genesee. Hunt and Gillette fought to a 3-3 tie.

In his senior season, he pinned his way thru the League, Class and Sectional Tournaments. Gillette, who had placed third in two previous state tournaments, became Fultons second state champion that year and finished his high school career with a record of 101-5-2.

He accepted a scholarship at Syracuse University where he was a two-time EIWA place-winner and two-time NCAA qualifier.

Randy works as a construction manager and lives in Ashburn Virginia with his wife Elizabeth and their three children: Michael, Matthew and Sarah.