Resolution J3107-2013

Congratulating Max and Katie Bichler upon the occasion of capturing 2nd Place on The Amazing Race: Season 22



  • May 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 28, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Max  and Katie Bichler upon the
occasion of capturing 2nd Place on THE AMAZING RACE: SEASON 22

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize  and  pay
tribute  to  those  young  people  within  the State of New York who, by
achieving outstanding success in physical as  well  as  mental  competi-
tions, have inspired and brought pride to both the State of New York and
their community; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  Max  and Katie Bichler upon the occasion of capturing 2nd Place on
THE AMAZING RACE: SEASON 22; the end of  the  couple's  dramatic  global
trek was revealed on Sunday, May 5, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, THE AMAZING RACE is a multi-Emmy Award-winning reality series
which  pits  11 teams, each comprised of two members, against each other
on a trek around the world for approximately 25 days; at every  destina-
tion  each  team must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and
some physical, only learning of their next location when their tasks are
completed; and
  WHEREAS, Max and Katie Bichler are natives of Buffalo, New York;  they
met  at a scholarship charity golf tournament in Canada for St. Joseph's
Collegiate Institute; and
  WHEREAS, Newlyweds, the couple applied online to be contestants on THE
AMAZING RACE before getting married on October 6, 2012; they learned  in
December that they would be among 11 teams competing; and
  WHEREAS,  Max  and Katie Bichler covered 30,000 miles in their odyssey
around the globe; beginning in Los Angeles, the competition took them to
French Polynesia, New Zealand, Indonesia,  Vietnam,  Botswana,  Switzer-
land,  Germany,  Scotland  and  Northern Ireland before finishing in Mt.
Vernon, Virginia, the estate of President George Washington; and
  WHEREAS, On THE AMAZING RACE, although Max and Katie Bichler  got  off
to  a  rough  start in the first three legs of the race, they rebounded,
performing well in the next four stages; they  then  had  an  astounding
three  straight  first place finishes in the 9th, 10th, and 11th legs of
the competition which earned the couple two 2013 Ford  Fusions,  a  cash
prize, and a trip for two to the Dominican Republic; and
  WHEREAS,  Max  and  Katie  Bichler's  second place finish in the final
stage earned them the title of Runners-up for the  22nd  season  of  THE
  WHEREAS,  Katie  Bichler,  a  former  Buffalo  Jills Cheerleader and a
standout golfer, earned a doctoral degree from the  SUNY  University  at
Buffalo's  School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; she currently
practices as a pharmacist in Buffalo's Southtowns; and
  WHEREAS, Max Bichler is a graduate of St. Joseph's  Collegiate  Insti-
tute  in  Tonawanda,  New  York,  and Northeastern University in Boston,
Massachusetts; he is currently a Regional Sales  Manager  at  the  Rocky
Patel Premium Cigar Company; and
  WHEREAS,  The  couple  looks  forward  to enjoying an actual, relaxing
honeymoon now that THE AMAZING RACE: SEASON 22  has  concluded  and  has
been aired in its entirety; and
  WHEREAS,  Max and Katie Bichler may stand with just pride in assessing
their achievements, recognizing the  value  of  their  experiences,  the
satisfaction  of their labors and the joy of their accomplishments; they
are appreciative of the support of family and community,  and  eager  to
face new challenges; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Max and Katie Bichler upon the occasion  of  capturing  2nd
Place on THE AMAZING RACE: SEASON 22; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Max and Katie Bichler.


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