Class of 2023
Two former standout athletes will join a growing list of Midlakes graduates recognized for their athletic accomplishments by the Midlakes Athletics Hall of Fame.
The committee has announced that Jason Charlette and Tyler Smith will be honored alongside other individual athletes and sports teams for outstanding athletic achievements while at Midlakes High School.
“We are once again thrilled to welcome exceptional student-athletes for induction into the Midlakes Athletics Hall of Fame,” said Rick Ciciarelli, chair of the selection committee. “Both Jason and Tyler had such a profound positive impact on Midlakes' athletics program by winning individual sectional titles but also by being outstanding teammates and representatives of their school.”
Jason Charlette participated in cross country and track and field, but it was his work on the mat that saw him stand out in compiling a total win-loss record of 111-28 during his four years of wrestling, which included an astonishing 43 wins during his senior year.
Over his Midlakes’ wrestling career, Charlette won the Class BBB Championship and placed second and third. He finished as high as third in "supersectionals" and also finished fourth in another year. He finished first in the New York State Dual Meet rankings.
Charlette was named by the Daily Messenger to the First-Team All-League, and also was a Wayne-Finger Lakes First-Team All-League, and an All-Greater Rochester First-Team All-League. He also was named the Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year at Midlakes High School during his senior year.
Tyler Smith was a two-sport star, excelling on the football field and wrestling mat while at Midlakes High School.
He played three years of varsity football, leading the Screaming Eagles in tackles and assists during his junior year on his way to being named to Second-Team Defense in 2011, in addition to Second-Team Defense in 2010.
His season was cut short due to an injury in 2012 but he still managed to be third on the team in tackles despite playing only two games. Still, he was named Second-Team linebacker.
Smith played six seasons of varsity wrestling, ending his career with 174 wins (fourth place all-time at Midlakes), third place in pins (105), and second place all-time in team points with 1,061.
He won two Class BBB Championships and also finished second and fourth. Smith twice finished second and once in fourth place during Super Sectionals. He also won the Wayne-Finger Lakes tournament twice.
Smith was named three times as a First-Team All-League Wayne-Finger Lakes selection and was a three-time First-Team Daily Messenger selection.
Induction ceremonies for Charlette and Smith will be held in conjunction with the Class of 2024 during Homecoming festivities in 2024. Complete details will be announced at a later date.
Midlakes Athletics Hall of Fame Committee is now seeking nominations for its Class of 2024 through Nov. 1. Athletes are eligible for induction 10 years after graduation. Former coaches, administrators, and community supporters who have made extraordinary efforts to enhance the district's athletic programs are also eligible.
Nominations and other information are available at Midlakes.org under the Athletics drop-down menu. All forms should be mailed to the Midlakes Athletics Hall of Fame, 1554 Route 488, Clifton Springs, NY, 14432. For more information, email email@example.com.