West York Wrestling


West York Wrestling

"The farther backward you can look, the
farther forward you are likely to see!"

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain

West York Wrestling
WY Wrestling Alumni last updated on 3/20/18

1934 - 2018
with... 612 Pages and over 1300 Photos!

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


WY Webmaster *Don Lehman Bio

WYASH Wrestling Letterman
West York Area...'73 WRESTLING ALUMNUS

*  Wrestling Letterman

East Stroudsburg '77 WRESTLING ALUMNUS


March 15-17, 2018 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
2018 ... NCAA Division I Final Brackets

PA Wrestlers to NCAA DI Champions

"2018 Bulldog Open Golf Info"
Friday, June 15th, 2018.
*12:00 noon shotgun start

@ Briarwood West

2017 Bulldog Open Results/Photos
Photos by Carolyn Tritt

Coach JT & MJ Toggas Memorial Scholarship



The "
" Website

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

West York Wrestling 2017-18 Awards

WY Senior High

Outstanding Wrestler - Frank Veloce & Nick Spadafora
George Sterner Award - Noah Sanderson
Sportsmanship - Joey Dejesus
WY Junior High
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
Outstanding Wrestler - Jayden Yingling
Rookie of the Year - Nate DeShields & Carson Loucks
Most Improved - Spencer Croyle
Most Heart - Lelyn Mercado


West York Senior High Results

The West York Senior High Wrestling Lineup
(photo by Carolyn Tritt)

2017-18 WY Schedule/Roster/Results

2018 Sectional IV AAA... Full Results!

WY's Frank Veloce (285 - 3rd) 2nd left

WY's Nick Spadafora (182 - 5th)
1st left

*West York HS - Team 12th Place...

2018 SC Regional AAA...
Final Brackets

March 8-10 2018
2018 ... PIAA State Wrestling Brackets

West York "All-Sports" Twitter!

WY Wrestling Teams Page

WY Wrestling Booster Club

44th Annual Governor Mifflin Tourney Page

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

                      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).


       West York Junior High Results
                                   2017-18 updated... by Bruce Weaver


           WYJH went 5-0 and won the Dover JH Duals Team Title!
          WYJH wrestlers that went 5-0 @ the Dover Duals...
          Nathan Brown, Bryce Weaver, Eli Lawless,

          Brendan Landis & Kaden Einsig.
           WYJH went 4-1 At the Dirty Dawg Duals... beating East
          Pennsboro, Reading, Boiling Springs & Eastern.  Their only
          loss was to York Suburban... 51-42.  WYJH wrestlers to
          win at least 4 matches... Nate Brown, Evan Jones, Nate
          Jones, Bryce Weaver, Eli Lawless, Ivan Vega, Cole Small &
          Jay Nunley.

           WYJH WRESTLING completed their season... (15-5)

         2018 Wilson Junior High Wrestling Tourney
*WYJH Medalists... (L-R) Gordon Lewis, Tyler Bard,
                      Eli Lawless, Nate Brown, Bryce Weaver, Nate Jones,
                      Ivan Vega & Jay Nunley.
  (photo by Bruce Weaver)

2018 Wilson JH Tourney... Full Results!

           *WYJH...recap of the
Wilson JH Tournament submitted
          by Bruce Weaver: Congratulations to the WYJH Wrestling
          Team for their OUTSTANDING performance at the very
Wilson JH Wrestling Tournament!  There were
          many WYJH School Records established... 5 semi-finalists,
          8 medalists, Team 7th place out of 41 teams!
3rd place - Bryce Weaver (105) & Eli Lawless (165).
          ▪ 4th place - Gordon Lewis (250).
          ▪ 5th place - Nate Brown (75) & Ivan Vega (100).
          ▪ 6th place - Nathan Jones (130) & Jay Nunley (155).
          ▪ 8th place - Tyler Bard (110).
WY "All-Sports" Twitter! (individual medalists photos)


The West York Junior High Wrestling Lineup
(photo by Carolyn Tritt)



*3/5/18... from Bruce Weaver

*Congratulations to the following WY Wrestlers
who competed at this weekend's MAWA's qualifier:

Cole Small
Jayden Wilkins (4th)
Evan Jones (2nd)
Nate Jones (4th)
Tyler Bard (3rd)
Ivan Vega (4th)
Eli Lawless (3rd)
Gavin Chronister (2nd)
Coach Danny Myers (4th)

"top 4 place-winners advance to West Regionals
3/30-31/2018 @ the Utz Arena"

PJW State JH Qualifier Wrestling
Gettysburg, PA
2018 Area IX... 2/18/18

Nate Brown - 2nd (77lbs.)
Ivan Vega - 4th (107lbs.)
Tyler Bard - 2-2 (no place @ 112lbs.)

Nate Brown (77lbs.) 2nd Place*
*qualified for PJW States on 3/3/18 - Johnstown, PA
(photo/info sent by Bruce Weaver)



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PIAA State Wrestling Website

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


3/13/18 @ The Viking Club
*YCIAA Wrestling Alumni...
(L-R) John Luckenbaugh (Central/ESSC),
Don Lehman (West York/ESSC), Jim Haas (West York) & Kim Wilkins
(York Suburban).

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.


       "Key" WY Wrestling Pages...

Don's "Alumni" Page

       WY Wrestling Records

       WY Win/Loss Page

       WY Wrestling Hall of Fame

       WY Photos (over 1300!) Page

       News Page! &... Did You Know?


West York's League Championship Teams
1963 1964 1965 1972 1975

1977 1978 1992 1994 1999

National Wrestling Hall of Fame

John T. Toggas Tribute Page

A. Scott Callahan
Memorial Page
Ride In Peace, Scott!
(Scott owned a HD Low-Rider & a HD Sportster)
1954 - 1983

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Obituary Page



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.

"The farther backward you can look, the
farther forward you are likely to see!"

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain
WY 1934 - 2018
West York Wrestling History

1971-72 West York Varsity Wrestling Team
∙ 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)


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

West York Wrestling
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

...  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
...  Don Lehman's WYWA Alumni Interviews!!
...  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

Chad Luckenbaugh - 126  PIAA

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

                     Garrett Stauffer - 100




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

State Wrestling Champions

The Luckenbaugh's - Bill ('69), Dana ('65) & father, Paul.

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.


March 15-17, 2018 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
2018 ... NCAA Division I Final Brackets

NCAA Wrestling Alumni Area

Lehigh's Tom Toggas... far left standing.

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



1973-74 East Stroudsburg State College
NCAA (PSAC) Varsity Wrestling Team
Front Row (L-R) Billy Cuff, Keith Lichty, Bill Luckenbaugh,
Gary Kessel & Melvin Riddick.
Standing (L-R) Don Lehman, Bob Stetler, Mike Stambaugh,
Carl Seitz, Phil Conlin & Fred Swanson.

"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


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


             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)...

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