West York Wrestling


West York Wrestling

West York, PA Wrestling

West York 1977-78 Championship Team Reunion
▪ Knee (L-R) Donald Botterbusch, Bruce Stambaugh, Rod Stough, John Silar.
▪ Back (L-R) Larry Gay, Barry Gay, Asst. Coach Don Lehman, Randy Blasdell,
David Stram, WY Head Coach John T. Toggas, Asst. Coach John Sprenkle.
▪ Photo by Kevin Drawbaugh of JK Images

WY Wrestling Alumni last updated on 6/22/18

1934 - 2018
WY Wrestling Histor
y Yearbook

With... 612 Pages and over 1300 Photos!!


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

WY Webmaster Don Lehman Bio

Peter Gabriel... In Your Eyes


1974 NCAA DII Trio
Coach Red Witman, Bill Luckenbaugh, Don Lehman & Bob Stetler.

Don's ESSC Wrestling Archive/Photo Page

The WY "Alumni" Page


The 22nd Annual Fundraiser!
2018 Bulldog Open Golf Scramble
Friday, June 15th, 2018
17 Teams (68 players) Thank You!
"Over $2300 Raised!"


Results - Briarwood West 6/15/18
Champions of the "Old Milwaukee" Trophy (-10) 60
Dave Carley

                     Fred R. Lehman
                     Fred Callahan
                     Jeff Spangler

     Runners-Up @ (-9) 61
                     Don Lehman
                     Steve Rubesch
                     Delane Leedy, II
Stan Stough

     Long Drive #8 Alex Ludwig                    

     Closest to Pin #14 Tom Murphy                    
     Longest Putt #18 TJ Meese

     2018 Bulldog Open Photos... soon!


The WY Wrestling Alumni Golf Page!

 JT/MJ Toggas Memorial Scholarship

Randy Blasdell presenting the 2018 Coach John T. Toggas/Mary Jane Toggas
Memorial Scholarship Award of $600 to West York Senior, Nick Spadafora.
(photo by Carolyn Tritt)

Randy Blasdell presenting the 2018 Coach John T. Toggas/Mary Jane Toggas
Memorial Scholarship Award of $600 to West York Senior, Nick Spadafora.
(photo by Carolyn Tritt)

Randy Blasdell presenting the 2018 Coach John T. Toggas/Mary Jane Toggas
Memorial Scholarship Award of $600 to West York Senior, Nick Spadafora.
(photo by Carolyn Tritt)




The "
" Website

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

WY Wrestling Awards
Outstanding Wrestler Wall Of Honor
The George Sterner Memorial Award

Sectional's District's Regional's PIAA's

WY's PIAA "Big 3" State Champions

West York Wrestling 2017-18 Awards

WY Senior High Wrestling

Outstanding Wrestler - Frank Veloce & Nick Spadafora
George Sterner Award - Noah Sanderson
Sportsmanship - Joey Dejesus
WY Junior High Wrestling
Outstanding Wrestler - Bryce Weaver
Most Improved - Tyler Bard
Rookie of the Year - Nate Brown
Bulldog Award - Nate Jones & Ivan Vega
Most Pins - Eli Lawless
Most Heart - Matt Conde
WY Elementary Wrestling
Outstanding Wrestler - Jayden Yingling
Rookie of the Year - Nate DeShields & Carson Loucks
Most Improved - Spencer Croyle
Most Heart - Lelyn Mercado

May 2018
Bruce Weaver (Bryce's dad)... with Dan Gable @ the VA Duals.

2018 WY's Carly Gross (right)... Freestyle in Gotham City going 1-2.

WY's Carly Gross... Women's PA National Wrestling Team
(Carly is front row - far right)


West York Wrestling Team Page

2017-18 West York Senior High Wrestling

2017-18 West York Junior High Wrestling

West York "All-Sports" Twitter!

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

11 seasons (Coaching Career 68-117 - .367%)
    *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).

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

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com photos

9/22/17 (L-R)
... Tom Toggas, Dave Toggas, Steve Toggas,
Don Lehman & Randy Blasdell.

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com's... Alumni Interviews!!

       "Key" WY Wrestling Pages...

The WY "Alumni" Page

   WY Wrestling Records

News &... By The Numbers!

   WY Win/Loss Page

WY Wrestling Hall of Fame

WY Photos Page

1977-78 West York Wrestling
YCIAA Championship Team (14-0)
▪ Front Kneeling (L-R) Joel Pugh, Rodney Stough, Van Emig,
Ken Shorts,
John Silar, Clyde Poe, Dennis Heath & Don Botterbusch.
▪ Back Row
 (L-R) Larry Gay, Barry Gay, Lynn Martin, Bruce Stambaugh,
David Stram, Randy Blasdell & Perry Tallman.

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

1977 1978 1992 1994 1999

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

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

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

    Don Lehman, Scott Callahan, Neil Bupp, Michael Stambaugh,

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

    Keith Clark, Glen Eby, Skip Martin, John Sprenkle, Larry Haas,

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

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

    Kevin McCleary, Todd Reynolds, Rod Stough, Randy Blasdell,

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

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

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

National Wrestling Hall of Fame

John T. Toggas Memorial Page

A. Scott Callahan
Scott Callahan Memorial Page
Ride In Peace, Scott!
(Scott owned a HD Low-Rider & a HD Sportster)

1954 - 1983

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com's... Obituary Page

Chad Luckenbaugh - 126  PIAA

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

                     Garrett Stauffer - 100




WY Wrestling Teams Photo Pages

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 - 2018
West York Wrestling History

1971-72 West York Varsity Wrestling Team (14-0)
∙ Front Row (L-R) Steve Thomas, Paul Mulay, Skip Martin, Keith Lichty,
Kevin McCleary & Neil Bupp.
∙ Back (L-R) Coach J. Toggas, Jim Haas, Barry Albright, Scott Callahan,
Barry King, Mike Stambaugh & Don Lehman.



WY Wrestling Coaches History

1973 - WY Coach... John T. Toggas

West York'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"
672-495-14 (1934-2018)
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 %)
▪ 2007-18 - Brian Gross                           68-117 (.367 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.

                PWCA Hall of Fame Inductees
      (Ken Ober, John Toggas, Chuck Richards, Bill Luckenbaugh)
                  JT's Hall of Fame Coached "Top 60" WY Team


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

WY Wrestling's Postseason

*West York 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)

WY Postseason Mat History...

Sectional's District's Regional's PIAA's

West York Wrestling

"all pages created by Don Lehman"

...  WY The Records  Did You Know? The Hall
...  Your Alumni Page Boosters Gov. Mifflin
...  WY NCAA List History 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!
... Chance Marsteller's... WY Wrestling Clinic!
West York Wrestling's... Elementary Page!

Easton Holiday Wrestling Tourney History

WY 1972 Football & 1973 Varsity Club Pics

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com's WY Alumni Page



West York's 1965 PIAA State Wrestling Champion
Dana Luckenbaugh*
*York, PA's FIRST... State Wrestling Champion!


1969 PIAA State Wrestling Champions

THE...WY "Big 3" PAGE

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).


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 State) 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... by Tom Elling

                   PWCA HALL OF FAME (1970-2018)

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


westyorkwrestlingalumni.com ncaa



2018 Ship/Millersville Match... (L-R) Bob Narber, Kyle Narber, Richelle Narber & Ryan Narber.


NCAA Wrestling Alumni Area

The NCAA Page of West York Alumni

York PA's BEST... in NCAA Wrestling
 1974 NCAA DII National Champion!
NCAA DI Champions... from PA HS's

Another... westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Feature!

East Stroudsburg State


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

1976-77 East Stroudsburg (PA) State College Wrestling
ESSC Varsity NCAA DI Wrestling Team (EIWA)
Front Row (L-R) Sal Picone, Desi McNelis, James Vargo, Galen McWilliams.
Middle Row (L-R) Asst. Coach Rich Schumacher, Don Lehman, Gary Kessel,
Skip Falcone, Billy Cuff & unknown.
Standing (L-R) Asst. Bob Dalling, Bill Katinowsky, unknown, Wayne Carroll,
Greg Shoemaker, Don Blair & Head Coach Clyde H. "Red" Witman.
▪ (Not pictured: Kerry Ciatto, Harvey Freeman, Ken Magaro)

"My East Stroudsburg State Wrestling Page"
by... ESSC's Don Lehman '77
West York Area 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



(L-R) '78 WY Wrestler Bruce Stambaugh and '78 WY Coach Don Lehman.
(Both ESSC/ESU Wrestling Grads!)




                                              WEST YORK WRESTLING WYWA HALL-OF-FAME
                                        (by Coach John T. Toggas & Don Lehman... WY selection committee)

   John Bowser, Dave Maday, Rod Stough, Frank Vega, Brian Kuntz, Bill Pope, Eugene Brady,
   Dan Dixon, Lester Boyer, Paul Mulay, Donald Becker, Greg Henry, Dana Luckenbaugh,
   Eric Albright, Wade Ginter, Ken Shorts, Jeff Linebaugh, Larry Haas, Todd Kern, Steve Thomas,
   Tom Hoover, Glenn Amsbaugh, Carl Bowser, Leon Senft, Darl "Smokey" Dennis, Skip Martin,
   Robert Linker, David Toggas, David Carley, Van Emig, Larry Bahn, David Miller,
Chuck Nace,
   Bill Luckenbaugh, Roy Bowser, Bob Brown, Matt Sprenkle, Herb Marley, Terry Lehr, Josh Gibbs,
   Keith Lichty, Chad Luckenbaugh, Neil Bupp, Todd Platts, Mark Buelow, Stan Wright, Keith Clark,
   John Chiappy, Chad Toomey, Mathias Smyser, Brent Gladfelter, Robert Schaszberger, Bill Forry,
   Brandon Luckenbaugh, Jason Turnbull, Todd Reynolds, Brock Mathison, Barry Gay, Bill Knerr,
   Jeff Meckley, Tony Hoffman, Billy Feeser, Steve Toggas, Neil Seidenstricker, Dean Coffman,
   Mike Gable, Billy Randt, Tom Toggas, Ken Smyser, Troy Finkenbiner, Trevor Clark, Paul Smith,

   James Haas, Kevin McCleary, Cletus Gentzler, Scott Callahan, Jon Shorts, Jack Deal, Kyle Narber,
   Bruce Stambaugh, Robert King, Justin Wilkins, Dave Heckard, Glenn Eby, Russ Aldinger, Joe Bahn,
   Dave Stram, Steve Young, Lynn Harbold, Don Narber, Todd Lehman, Guy Boyer, Vince Sutton,
   Herb Schmidt, Fred R. Lehman, Matt Fink, Mike Stambaugh, Jeff Wolfe, Nate Sheridan, Burt Lally,
   Wilmer Pressel, Chad Gardner, Keith Peterson, Randy Blasdell, Don Lehman, Ron Emenheiser,
   John Reiber, Chip Gerhart, Jacob Gemmill, John Sprenkle, Eric Lehman, Gary Narber, Carolyn Tritt,
   Ted Schaeffer, Perry Tallman
, Chris Gailey, John T. Toggas, Charles Richards, Robert L. Brown,
   Dr. Ken Ober, The Mat Maids, Raymond Troxell, Paul C. McCleary, Sam Toggas, Whedon Myers,
   Robert Bowers, Neil Everhart, Norman Callahan, Fred Callahan, George Kessler, Tom Delong,
William "Bill" Aldinger, Chip Fissel, Garrett Stauffer, Noah Townsley, Sam Sterner, Ryan Narber,
   Mary Jane Toggas.

                              www.westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Hall-of-Fame

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             The Web WY Wrestling Website


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.  Th
e 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 - A. Scott Callahan (top)...

Paul McCartney... The End

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