West York Wrestling


West York Wrestling

West York Wrestling
By Don Lehman... WY '73
WY Wrestling Alumni last updated on 5/27/18

Lee Greenwood...
God Bless the USA

                             June 18, 1983... West York & Biglerville Wrestling Reunion
   ∙  Front Kneeling (L-R) Mark Younkers, Jeff Meckley, Karl C. McCleary, ▪▪Don Heckman,
   Gary Carbaugh, Dan Dixon, Ken Shorts, Bruce Stambaugh, Chuck Nace, Rod Stough,
   Don Botterbusch, David Toggas, Tom Toggas.
   ∙  2nd Row Kneeling (L-R) Mark Hoffman, Rob Eyster, Mark Einsig, Scott Hursh,
   Tom Hoover, Skip Martin, Brian Kuntz, Bill Pope, Todd Kern,
▪▪John Pitzer, Steve Culver.
   ∙  3rd Row Standing (L-R) Barry King, Brad Pope, Tom Tallman, Jim Shorts, Neil Bupp,
   Terry Lehr, Keith Lichty, Scott Miller, Mark Kuntz, Guy Boyer, Bob Hildebrand, ▪▪Ed Taylor,
   Glen Eby, Jack Myers, Dave Heckard,
▪▪Gary Wagner, Steve Toggas, Kevin McCleary.
   ∙  4th Row Standing (L-R) Chuck Bostic, Gary Narber, Mark Lauer,
"N/A", Don Lehman,
   Gary Johnson, Ron Emenheiser, Coach John T. Toggas, Randy Blasdell, Perry Tallman,
   ▪▪Ron Wagner, ▪▪Tim Geiger, ▪▪Perry Mickey, ▪▪Jim Mickey.

                                            (▪▪) denotes - Biglerville High School Wrestling Alumnus.
                                            ("N/A") denotes - Please...I need some help on a name!

1934 - 2018
West York Wrestling History

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

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

Blake Shelton... "I Lived It" Luke Combs... Beautiful Crazy

WY Webmaster Don Lehman Bio

Jason Aldean... You Make It Easy Kane Brown... Heaven


Don's Wrestling Archive & Photo Page

The ESU Wrestling Letterwinners '70-'17...
The ESU Wrestling Letterwinners Yearly ... Here!

m golf page



The 22nd Annual Fundraiser!
"2018 Bulldog Open Golf Scramble"
Friday, June 15th, 2018.
*12:00 noon shotgun start @ Briarwood West
Registration Form

@ Briarwood West

2017 Bulldog Open Results & Photos

The WY Wrestling Alumni Golf Page!

 JT/MJ Toggas Memorial Scholarship

(2018 Toggas Scholarship Recipient - Nick Spadafora)




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

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


West York Wrestling Team Page

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).

∙ York PA's... The Magnificent Men ▪ "Live Medley"

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.

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

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

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

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

    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,

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

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

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

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

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

       "Key" WY Wrestling Pages...

Don's "Alumni" Page

   WY Wrestling Records

News & By The Numbers!

   WY Win/Loss Page

WY Wrestling Wall of Fame

WY Photos Page

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

1977 1978 1992 1994 1999

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...

Stanley Wright's 1964 Sectional Champion Trophy

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


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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-'17... 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


2018 ESU Wrestling Fundraising Letter




   1975 - NC State 20  ESSC 14

1975 East Stroudsburg State College Wrestling

Home Match @ ESSC's/ESU's Koehler Fieldhouse...
(L-R) Jack Miller, Coach Clyde "Red" Witman,
*Gary Kessel, Don Lehman,
Phil Conlin & Dan Leach ('75 ESSC vs. North Carolina State dual mat meet)

The above '75 photo was sent to Don Lehman from Coach Clyde "Red" Witman
just before
his untimely passing.  Clyde H. "Red" Witman was a GREAT coach!
*ESSC's Gary Kessel (above), is a former PSAC & EIWA
wrestling champion... and, was a top tier NCAA DI wrestling official.



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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)...

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