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615 Pages and
over 1400 Photos!
High School Wrestling, NCAA Wrestling and MORE!
measured by what
brings, but rather... by what ONE
Coaches... Bob Bowers & John T. Toggas WY's Championship
▪ Dr. D.
Kenneth Ober (1964) John T. Toggas
(1965, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1978) Bill
Toggas @ Biglerville...
38-32-2 (overall 307-110-4).
Toggas are in the National Wrestling
Hall of Fame.
C. Richards, JT Toggas, Dr. K. Ober & B. Luckenbaugh... are in
the PWCA PA Wrestling
Hall of Fame.
"Leadership, like WRESTLING, cannot be
West York Wrestling
(14-0) YCIAA Champions
Jenkins, Kevin McCleary
Jim Haas, Barry Albright,
Scott Callahan, Mike Root,
West York's Donald Gohn...
West York Wrestler to win a
(in 1934) with a fall
in 25 seconds!!
WEST YORK WRESTLING
DID YOU KNOW??
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
1972 West York
YCIAA Sectional Champions
@ Gettysburg College
(L-R) Paul Mulay, Kevin McCleary, Neil
Bupp. Back (L-R) WY Coach John T. Toggas,
WY Asst. Coach Robert Bowers. 1972
Sectional Wrestling Championships
Champions ▪ Front (L-R)
Greg Shoemaker, Easton; Greg Duke,
Garth Springer, Manheim Twp.; Rich Rodriguez, Saucon Valley;
Curt Stanley, Easton; Len Kaminski, Hanover Area.
Standing (L-R) Russ
Snyder, Easton; Fred Landis, Manheim Twp.;
Kevin McCleary, West York (ow); Wayne Horton, Beth. Freedom;
Lee Guzzo, Easton; Don Lehman, West York (ow).
Pat Reilly Wrestling Memorial
7th Annual Easton Area Holiday Wrestling
Tournament Championship Finals
▪ December 27-28, 1972
▪ 98lbs. Greg Shoemaker, EA dec. Dave Quier, SV
105lbs. Greg Duke, MT dec. Rich Rike, BF 4-3.
112lbs. Garth Springer, MT dec. Jeff Shoemaker,
119lbs. Rich Rodriguez, SV dec. Stanley "Skip"
Martin, WY 9-5.
126lbs. Curt Stanley, EA dec. Ed Ziegler, SV
132lbs. Len Kaminski, HT dec. Dan Lechner, SV 9-7.
138lbs. Russ Snyder, EA default over Robbie
145lbs. Fred Landis, MT dec. Stan McGlynn,
▪ 155lbs. Kevin McCleary,
WY dec. Dan Persa, BF 2-2, (ref's dec.).
167lbs. Wayne Horton, BF dec. Darwin Brodt,
185lbs. Lee Guzzo, EA dec. Mike Keller, MT
WY pinned Tom Giordani, SV in 3:27.
@ Easton High School, Easton,
OW - Outstanding Wrestlers... (2).
▪ Kevin McCleary 155lbs. (West York) & Don Lehman Hwt. (West York).
▪ Team Champion - Easton High School with 76
▪ Team Points: Easton (EA) 76 pts.,
Saucon Valley (SV) 55 1/2 pts.,
Manheim Twp. (MT) 55 1/2 pts.,
West York (WY) 47 1/2 pts.,
Bethlehem Freedom (BF) 47 pts.,
Hanover Township (HT) 22 pts.,
Neshaminy (N) 14 pts., Wilson of Easton
(W) 7 pts.
'72 Easton Holiday Outstanding Wrestlers...
Pat Reilly Wrestling
as voted by all coaches...
▪ WY's Don Lehman...
& WY's Kevin McCleary.
School PIAA Champs (40)
West York HS
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
1974 Wrestling Championships
@ Slippery Rock State College
February 22-23, 1974
Tournament Champions Page
Randy Watts (Bloomsburg), Don Rohn (Clarion) &...
Bill Luckenbaugh (East Stroudsburg State).
Back Row (L-R) Tom Herr (Edinboro), Bill Shuffstall (Slippery Rock),
*Wade Schalles (Clarion), William Simpson (Clarion) &...
Bob Stetler (East Stroudsburg State).
Stroudsburg State College HOME
Letterwinners Yearly ...
"4 West York
Alumni on this
Stroudsburg State College Team
▪ Knee (L-R)
Bill Cuff, *Keith
Lichty, *Bill Luckenbaugh, Gary Kessel,
*Mike Stambaugh, Carl Seitz,
(*denotes West York High School graduate!) ▪
Note: 3 high school state champions in above photo...
(Billy Cuff - NJ, Bill Luckenbaugh - PA, Fred Swanson - NJ.)
East Stroudsburg State College NCAA
Division I Wrestling 1976-77
ESSC's 1st Year in the
East Stroudsburg State College
(Division I) ▪
(L-R) Sal Picone, Desi McNelis, James
Vargo & Galen
Coach Rich Schumacher, Don Lehman,
Gary Kessel, Michael "Skip" Falcone, Billy Cuff
& n/a. ▪
Back (L-R) Asst. Coach Bob Dalling, Bill Katinowsky, Kerry Hyman,
Shoemaker, Don Blair
& ESSC Head Coach
Clyde H. "Red" Witman.
From...1970 - 2020 Click...Here!
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
nicely framed photos of "past" West York Wrestling champions and
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
website is dedicated to the memory of an old equipment room, with
hung and pressed WY uniforms, and an equipment locker with a history
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
a "modern" extension of the visuals we saw during our lives at West York
▪ 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