West York Wrestling



West York, PA Wrestling
1934 - 2019

The Website

"Success... is not measured by what one
brings, but rather...
by what one leaves"

WY Wrestling History Yearbook
WY Wrestling Alumni last updated on 5/26/19

With... 615 Pages and over 1400 Photos


"If you wrestled...you are in a FRATERNITY
like NO other!"

West York Wrestling Alumni Webmaster
Don Lehman's Bio Page

  "Wrestling 70's Archive"

West York Wrestling

Your ONLINE Hall-of-Fame!
(Click on any photo below...for "their" page)

(L-R) Dana Luckenbaugh, Brian Kuntz, John T. Toggas & A. Scott Callahan.

(L-R) Bill Luckenbaugh, Don Lehman, Glenn Amsbaugh & Raymond Troxell.

(L-R) Keith Lichty, Mike Stambaugh, Don Narber & Kevin McCleary.


(L-R) Neil Bupp, Paul Mulay, Ron Emenheiser & Jeff Linebaugh.

(L-R) Darl "Smokey" Dennis, Paul C. McCleary, Larry Haas & John Sprenkle.

(L-R) Eric Lehman, Brent Gladfelter, Todd Lehman & Tony Hoffman.

(L-R) Billy Randt, Bruce Stambaugh, Fred Lehman & Tom Toggas.


(L-R) Guy Boyer, Garrett Stauffer, Chuck Richards & Mary Jane Toggas.


(L-R) Randy Blasdell, Todd Reynolds, Dave Carley & Skip Martin.

(L-R) Dave Maday, Gary Narber, Rod Stough & Steve Toggas.


art poster by Rick Blasdell


"23rd Annual Bulldog Golf Open"
WY Wrestling Golf Scramble Fundraiser
Friday - July 12, 2019
1:30pm Shotgun Start

Hanover Country Club
200 E. Water St. Abbottstown, PA
(limited to 72 players)
Golf, Libations, Food, Prizes,

& Fellowship!

$70 per golfer
2019 Bulldog Open Entry Form

Bulldog Hole Sponsorships...
only $50!

Director... Randy Blasdell
Benefits the West York Wrestling Booster Club &...
The John T. & Mary Jane Toggas Scholarship Fund!

E-mail Randy... or Don per your team!

The WY Wrestling Alumni Golf Page


   Don's "Key" WY Pages...

WY "Alumni" Page

   WY Wrestling Hall of Fame

   WY Wrestling Records

WY By The Numbers!

   WY Win/Loss Page

WY Wrestling OW's & Sterner

WY Sections, DIII's, Regions

WY PIAA States Page

WY Photos Page

WY Wrestling News

 WY Wrestling NCAA Alumni

    York's BEST  in NCAA Wrestling

East Stroudsburg Archive

    ESSC/ESU Varsity Letters


West York Varsity Wrestling
"Unless you continually work, evolve and
you'll learn a quick and painful
lesson from someone who has!"
Cael Sanderson... 4-time NCAA Champion (159-0)
Olympic Champion

photo submitted by Brian Gross
May 2019 - West York's Carly Gross...
wrestled this past weekend @ the Women's Nationals in Texas.
*Carly went 1-2 with a fall.  Carly's 2 losses were to eventual All-Americans.
In mid-June, Carly will wrestle for the Women's Jr. National Team in Oklahoma!

2018-19... WY Season Results

West York Wrestling Awards 2019
(L-R) Frank Veloce (SH OW), Luke Stine (SH OW), Tyler Bard (JH OW),
Austin Hoffman (SH Most Heart), Jaidyn Wilkins (JH Rookie of Year),
Brendan Landis (SH Bulldog), Ray McGettigan (George Sterner),
Evan Jones (JH Most Falls), Chloe Gross (Sportsmanship Cheerleading).

 West York Wrestling Team Page


Final Team... District III Wrestling Power Rankings

West York "All Sports" Twitter

                   2019-20 WY Mat Season
 WY Wrestling Booster Club
  President - Karen Reigart
  Vice President - Mark Jones
  Treasurer - Rebecca Gross
  Secretary - Jeanie Jones

           "WY Booster Club Mission Statement"
Mission of the West York Wrestling Booster Club is to
  lend all possible Moral, Ethical
and Financial Support
  to the
West York Area School District Wrestling Program.



                           WEST YORK WRESTLING HEAD COACH
                              WY Head Wrestling Coach Brian Gross...

12 seasons (Coaching Career 77-126 - .379%)
          *2 YAIAA Section AAA Champions - (Billy Randt 2010, Garrett Stauffer 2015).
          *3 PIAA State Qualifiers - (Billy Randt '10, Kyle Narber '13, Garrett Stauffer '15).

               '07-08 (3-13), '08-09 (1-13), '09-10 (3-8),

               '10-11 (2-14), '11-12 (9-6), '12-13 (10-9),

               '13-14 (10-10), '14-15 (11-8), '15-16 (6-14),

               '16-17 (7-12), '17-18 (6-10), '18-19 (9-9).

WY Wrestling Awards

Outstanding West York Wrestlers

George Sterner Memorial Award


10 YCIAA/YAIAA Mat Titles
West York's League Championship Teams
1963 1964 1965 1972 1975

1977 1978 1992 1994 1999

1971-72 YCIAA Wrestling Team Champions

1971-72 West York Wrestling Team (14-0)
▪ Front (L-R) - Stephen Thomas, Paul Mulay, Skip Martin, Keith Lichty,
Barry Botterbusch, Mark Jenkins, Kevin McCleary & Neil Bupp.
▪ Standing
(L-R) -
Jim Haas, Barry Albright, Scott Callahan, Mike Root,
Barry King, Mike Stambaugh & Don Lehman.


West York Wrestling 1971-72
"Pencil Drawing"
1972 YCIAA Individual Sectional
Wrestling Champions Drawing

▪ Front (L-R) Paul Mulay (103lbs), Kevin McCleary (127lbs),
Neil Bupp (133lbs).
▪ Back (L-R) Coach John T. Toggas, Scott Callahan (154lbs),
Don Lehman (Hwt.), Mike Stambaugh (180lbs),
Assistant Coach Robert Bowers



        WY Wrestling
     Ronald Emenheiser, Dr. Glenn A. Amsbaugh, Stanley Wright,

     John T. Toggas, Guy Boyer, Darl Dennis, Raymond Troxell,

Dana Luckenbaugh, Fred Lehman, Jeff Linebaugh, Tom Hoover,

     Bill Luckenbaugh, Chuck Richards, John Bowser, Brian Kuntz,

     Don Lehman, Scott Callahan, Skip Martin, Michael Stambaugh,

     Eric Lehman, Todd Lehman, Tom Toggas, Fred/Matt Callahan,

     Rod Stough, Randy Blasdell, John Sprenkle, Kevin McCleary,

     Jim Haas, Paul Mulay, Keith Lichty, Mark Jenkins, Jeff Wolfe,

     Todd Reynolds, Larry Haas, Keith Clark, Glen Eby, Neil Bupp,

     Mathias Smyser, Justin Wilkins, John Reiber, Bruce Stambaugh,

Steve Toggas, Wilmer Pressel, Perry Tallman, KC McCleary,

     David Heckard, Dave Maday, Jason Turnbull &... Billy Randt.



Chad Luckenbaugh - 126  PIAA

                     Vincent "Wade" Ginter - 118
                     Mark Buelow - 105
                     Jeff Wolfe - 101  PIAA

                     Garrett Stauffer - 100



WY Wrestling Photos

WY Wrestling Team Photos...

1947, 1948, 1949, 1965, 1966,

1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972,

1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977,

1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983,

1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990,

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995,

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002,

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.


WY 1934
- 2019
West York Wrestling History

West York's Donald Gohn...
was the very FIRST West York Wrestler to win a
match (in 1934) with a fall in 25 seconds!!


WY Wrestling Coaches History

WY's Championship Coaches
Bob Brown (1963)
Dr. D. Kenneth Ober (1964)
John T. Toggas (1965, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1978)
Bill Luckenbaugh (1992, 1994) C. Fissel (1999)


West York Wrestling
"Coaching Win/Loss History"
681-504-14 (1934-2019)
Year(s) - Coach - Career Coaching Record - %
  1934-44 - Chuck C. Richards ▪           88-21-4  (.779 win %)
  1944-45 - Reverend Clark S. Smith          8-3  (.727 win %)
  1945-56 - C. Richards/Don Kocher    50-89-3 (.352 win %)
  1956-63 - Robert L. Brown                 46-21-2 (.667 win %)
  1963-64 - Dr. D. Kenneth Ober ▪              12-2 (.857 win %)
  1964-83/'85-'91 John T. Toggas ▪ 269-78-2* (.770 win %)
  1983-85 - Kevin McCleary                 19-16-1  (.528 win %)
  1991-97 - Bill Luckenbaugh ▪                76-23  (.768 win %)
  1997-03 - "Chip" Fissel                      24-64-2  (.267 win %)
  2003-04 - Jeremy Jones                           1-17  (.056 win %)
  2004-06 - Jeff Meckley                              4-28  (.125 win %)
  2006-07 - Josh Millard                              7-16  (.304 win %)
  2007-19 - Brian Gross                           77-126  (.379 win %)

John Toggas @ Biglerville... 38-32-2 (overall 307-110-4).
   Ober & Toggas are in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
   ▪ C. Richards, JT Toggas, K. Ober & B. Luckenbaugh...
   are in the PWCA PA Wrestling Hall of Fame.

"Leadership, like WRESTLING, cannot be
learned by reading about it!"

West York Area, PA High School
had a finalist in the VERY FIRST
PIAA State Wrestling Tournament in 1938!!

1938 PIAA State Wrestling Finals
*Dick DiBattista (Lower Merion) dec. Cletus Gentzler
(West York)

PIAA State Wrestling Website


Bill Luckenbaugh

"Wrestling isn't a Game...it's a Battle.
One does not PLAY WRESTLING!"

WY Wrestling Post-Season

York County Sectionals  Districts
SC Regions
PIAA State Tourney

PIAA State Champions Page


West York

"all below pages created by Don Lehman"

  ...  WY The Records ▪ Did You Know? The Hall
  ...  Alumni Page Boosters
Gov. Mifflin Page
  ...  WY NCAA ListHistory Win/Loss Photos
  ...  WY's Easton History 40-2 All-Americans
  ...  Don Lehman's WYWA Alumni Interviews!!
  ...  WY's News Coaching History "3" Obits
  ...  Toggas PIAA State Medalist's Section's
  ...  WY's PIAA State Qualifiers State Champs
  ... ESSC WY's Teams Page OW The Sterner
  ...   USA vs. Poland "The 60's" Golf
  ...   1940's West York Wrestling Page
  ...   All-Star Matches '04, '07, '09, '10
  ...  D. Lehman's - NCAA Best from York!
  ... West York Wrestling...
The '72 WY Gang!

... Chance Marsteller's... WY Wrestling Clinic!




West York HS Wrestler Easton HS Tournament Year
 Keith Lichty CHAMPION 1970
 Neil Bupp CHAMPION 1971
 A. Scott Callahan CHAMPION 1971
 Mike Stambaugh CHAMPION 1971
 Don Lehman CHAMPION 1971
 Kevin McCleary ow CHAMPION 1972
 Don Lehman ow CHAMPION 1972
 Jeff Meckley CHAMPION 1974
 John Chiappy CHAMPION 1975
 Chuck Nace CHAMPION 1976
 Ken Shorts CHAMPION 1977
 Tom Toggas CHAMPION 1981
 Brendt Gladfelter CHAMPION 1982

Easton Holiday Wrestling Tourney Page

WY 1972 Football & 1973 Varsity Club Pics



West York's 1965 PIAA State Wrestling Champion
Dana Luckenbaugh*

1965 PIAA State Wrestling Champions

1969 PIAA State Wrestling Champions



YAIAA High School PIAA Champs (40 total)
∙ ∙  Dallastown (5), Hanover (5), Delone Catholic (4),
South Western (4), Kennard Dale (4), Biglerville (3),
Dover (3),
West York HS (3), Bermudian Springs (3),
Susquehannock (1), York Tech (1), Spring Grove (1),
New Oxford (1), Littlestown (1), Gettysburg (1).

National Wrestling Hall of Fame


1950 @ York High... John T. Toggas
John T. Toggas Memorial Page

A. Scott Callahan

Ursinus College
Athletic Hall of Fame

A. Scott Callahan - Ursinus College @ 177lbs.
1977 NCAA Division III All-American

Scott Callahan Memorial Page

Obituary Page

Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall Of Fame

YAIAA's PWCA Hall of Fame Inductees (13)

    Charles "Chuck" Richards (West York) 1976
    John T. Toggas (West York/Biglerville) 1992
   ▪ Bill Bence (Dallastown) 1993
    Dr. D. Kenneth Ober (West York/E-Town College) 1994
   ▪ Terry Conover (Hanover) 1996
   ▪ Shaun Smith (Dover/Del Val) 2003
   ▪ Joey Wildasin (South Western/GCCC/OSU) 2004
   ▪ Tony Koontz (Delone Catholic/N. Iowa) 2011
   Brad Lloyd (Red Lion/LHU) 2013
   Charlie Jacobs (Dover HS) 2015
    Bill Luckenbaugh (West York/East Stroudsburg) 2016
    Bob Gano (Delone Catholic/Biglerville) 2017
    Mark Banks (Y. Suburban/York Tech/W. Virginia) 2018

                                  The 2016 PWCA Hall of Fame Class Inductees
                      Front Sitting Row (L-R) Doug Buckwalter, Bob Derr, Gib Fink & Bill Luckenbaugh.
                     ∙ Back Row (L-R) Tom Teagarden, Robbie Waller, Col. Dave Warnick & Ken Wunderley.
                     (not pictured... Mike Pirozzola)  *2016 PWCA photo by PA Wrestling's... Tom Elling

    PWCA HALL OF FAME (1970-2018)

                                                          Dr. Ken Ober & John T. Toggas are in the
                                                       National Wrestling Hall of Fame


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"CLICK" on the above logo for the final NCAA Tourney Brackets!

NCAA Wrestling Alumni Area

The NCAA Page...
of WY Alumni

York's BEST
 in NCAA Wrestling

 1974 NCAA National Champion

NCAA DI Champions...from PA!



Another... westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Feature!

East Stroudsburg State


"My East Stroudsburg State Wrestling Page"
by... Don Lehman ESSC '77

ESU Wrestling Letterwinners '70-'18... Here!
ESU Wrestling Letterwinners Yearly ... Here!


1973-74 East Stroudsburg State College Team
▪ Knee (L-R) Bill Cuff, Keith Lichty, Bill Luckenbaugh, Gary Kessel, Mel Riddick.
Back (L-R) Don Lehman, Bob Stetler, Mike Stambaugh, Carl Seitz, Phil Conlin,
Fred Swanson.
(red - denotes West York HS graduate!)
▪ Note: 3 high school state champions in above photo...
(Billy Cuff - NJ, Bill Luckenbaugh - PA, Fred Swanson - NJ.)

West York HS
▪ Mark Buelow 3 1995-97 1
▪ Glen Eby 2 1971-72 1
▪ Barry Gay 3 1981-83 3
▪ Don Lehman 4 1974-77 3
▪ Keith Lichty 1 1974 0
Bill Luckenbaugh 4 1971-74 2
▪ Matt Sprenkle 1 1996 0
▪ Mike Stambaugh 4 1973-76 1
▪ Bruce Stambaugh 1 1980 0
▪ Jeff Wolfe 4 1995-98 3



Cal State University, Fullerton... California
The late ESSC Coach Clyde "Red" Witman, Bill Luckenbaugh,
Don Lehman
& the late Bob Stetler.






     To the...  West York ... by Don Lehman
        ▪ This website is dedicated to the great memory of an office, full of photos,

a coffee pot, and the endless conversations between wrestlers and their coach.  This
website is dedicated to the memory of a scales room, clean and immaculate, with
nicely framed photos of "past" West York Wrestling champions and championship
teams... and, an exam table used for daily naps!  This website is dedicated to the
memory of a small hot wrestling room -  full of records, all-time teams, motivational
quotes and a dark blue mat kept clean by a team of dedicated "Mat Maids."  This
website is dedicated to the memory of an old equipment room, with its proudly
hung and pressed WY uniforms, and an equipment locker with a history of WY's
YCIAA Sectional Champions, so neatly written.  This website is dedicated to the
memory of those great fans, the full gyms and the proud support we felt.  The Alumni
Website is dedicated to the memory of a head coach who had the vision for the
above, and the great patience to stay those long nights while his wrestlers chatted
& took those long showers after a very tough practice or dual meet.  This website is
 just a "modern" extension of the visuals we saw during our lives at West York Area!


        ▪ This website is dedicated to a former head coach who cared,
the late
John T. Toggas, and the many West York athletes who competed in the World's
    "Oldest and Toughest Sport!"

        ▪ Website also dedicated to WY '72 Alumnus - the late A. Scott Callahan (top)...

"CLICK ON Tom's Page"

Tom Elling's PA Wrestling

2019 Section, District, Region, PIAA Brackets/Results


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Wrestling Links YOU Need!





2018 - Don Lehman and Mike Brouillette
Mike was a past WY Wrestling Booster President... and above was
a HD ride to Lititz, PA.
  Mike's son, Jordan, wrestled for West York.
* Mike also created & developed the original westyorkwrestling.com.

    (by Coach John T. Toggas & Don Lehman... WY selection committee)

"This website was created with
old/but reliable MS FrontPage"

Original Website Creator - Mike Brouillette... of Senecal IT Solutions


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This Website is not an official publication of the
            West York Area
School District or the West York Area Schools Athletic Department. This
            Website is not an official publication of West York PA Schools, West York Wrestling Coaches or
            the West York Area Wrestling Booster Club. This Website is not affiliated at all with the West
            York Area School District, West York Area School Board/Officers and WY Wrestling Facebook.
            ▪ Contributors - John Toggas, Tom Elling, Charlie Jacobs, the Turnbull/Tritt Book & WY Alumni.
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