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WY Wrestling History
WY Wrestling Alumni
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WEST YORK "If you
wrestled...you are in a FRATERNITY like NO other!"
Wrestling PSAC Championships 1974 @ Slippery
Rock State College
∙1974 PSAC Wrestling Tourney
Conference Tournament Champions
Front Row (L-R) Jack Spates -118lbs. (Slippery Rock), Craig
Turnbull -126lbs. (Clarion),
Randy Watts -134lbs. (Bloomsburg), Don Rohn -142lbs. (Clarion) &
Bill Luckenbaugh -150lbs.
Back Row (L-R) Tom Herr -Hwt. (Edinboro), Bill Shuffstall -190lbs. (Slippery Rock),
Wade Schalles -177lbs. (Clarion), William Simpson -167lbs. (Clarion) &
Robert Stetler -158lbs. (East Stroudsburg).
1974 PSAC Wrestling Championship
PSAC Podium Medalists...
(6 Medals per weight class)
@ Slippery Rock State College
(PSAC '74 weight class - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th place medalists)
▪ 118lbs. Jack Spates SR Pete
Morelli CL Tom DeLong IUP Tom Fink BL Dave Whare
MI Willis Divel SH.
▪ 126lbs. Craig Turnbull CL Rick Thompson SR Jeff Gallagher WC Lon Edmonds BL
Keith Kosky IUP Jim Bailey MA.
▪ 134lbs. Randy Watts BL Jack Davis CL Jeff Condon SR Steve Powell WC Gary
Walk LH Geno Zuccaro CAL.
▪ 142lbs. Don Rohn CL Gene Costello
SR Paul Gillespie WC
Phil Conlin ESGeorge
Way LH Jim Sykes IUP.
B. Luckenbaugh ES
Mike Waller SR Dave
Crowell LH Bill Davis CL Tom Hutchinson IUP Ralph
158lbs. B. Stetler ES Angelo Natoli SR Don
Eichenlaub LH Bob Warnick CAL Chris Clark CL Steve
▪ 167lbs. Bill Simpson
CL Ron Sheehan BL Larry McCoy IUP Joe Jacquelin MI Ron Peifer SR
Ralph Pivirotto ED.
▪ 177lbs. *Wade Schalles
CL Floyd Hitchcock BL Eric Guyll MI Ray Watkins
ED Al Fricke LH Eric Swanson WC.
190lbs. B. Shuffstall SR Jim Zoschg
MI Don Lehman ES
Tom Schweinburg IUP John Hohman BL Chris Cole CL.
Hwt. Tom Herr ED Chuck Coryea
CL Jim Schuster LH Dave Schley MI Bob Eshleman WC George Schenck K.
Outstanding Wrestler - Wade Schalles 177lbs. (Clarion)
Team Points: 1st - Clarion (CL), 2nd - Slippery Rock
(SR), 3rd -Bloomsburg (BL),
4th - E. Stroudsburg (ES), 5th - Lock Haven (LH), 6th - Millersville (MI),
7th - West Chester (WC),
8th - Edinboro (ED),
9th - Indiana University of PA (IUP), 10th - California University of PA (CAL),
Shippensburg (SH), 12th -Mansfield (MA), 13th - Kutztown (K). The York Dispatch ARCHIVES February 25, 1974
PSAC State Mat Champions
Tom Herr and
Bill Luckenbaugh are
one step closer to national wrestling championships.
Both York grappling products leaped into the spotlight Saturday with
victories in the
Pennsylvania Conference Championships at Slippery Rock State College.
Herr, defending NAIA
national titlist, copped the heavyweight crown for Edinboro with an 8-4
victory in the finals
over Clarion's Chuck Coryea while East Stroudsburg's Luckenbaugh
nipped Slippery Rock's
Mike Waller, 5-4, for 150-pound laurels. Herr, a York
Suburban product picked a good time
to score his first career victory over Coryea after suffering four
straight setbacks at the
hands of the Clarion ace. Herr, who won all five matches in the
finished the season with a 26-3 mark and will defend his national title at
River Falls, Wisconsin
March 7, 8, and 9. Luckenbaugh, a former West York
standout, scored a pair of pins in
earlier matches enroute to the victory in the finals. He also went
unbeaten through the
tourney and finished the state campaign with a perfect 18-0 slate.
advances to the NCAA Division II championships at California
State-Fullerton March 1 and 2. ▪ Three other West Yorkers participated in the meet for East
Stroudsburg with 190-pounder Don Lehman
taking third in his weight class, while
failed to place. Lehman soundly defeated Tom Schweinburg
of Indiana (Pa.) 12-2, in the
consolation finals. Lichty won two of his four matches but did
not place and Stambaugh
lost both of his matches. East Stroudsburg finished fourth in
the team standings, with
Clarion State placing first, followed by Slippery Rock and
Bloomsburg. Wade Schalles of
Clarion, who won the event's outstanding wrestler award, pinned
Floyd Hitchcock of
Bloomsburg in 4:28 in the 177-pound class. Schalles is a
two-time national champion and
Hitchcock was a sliver medalist for the United States in last
summer's World University
Games in Moscow. Both were undefeated during the regular
season. Three wrestlers
finished the tournament with unblemished season records. Clarions'
Schalles is 38-0-1,
Jack Spates of Slippery Rock is 29-0 and
of East Stroudsburg is 18-0.
(L-R) Coach John T. Toggas, Don Lehman,
Jon Trenge & Matt Toggas
WY Wrestling Golf Scramble
Friday - July 12,
Hanover Country Club
200 E. Water St.
(limited to 72 players)
Golf, Libations, Food,
Camaraderie... & Fellowship!
Bulldog Hole Sponsorships - only $50!
Director... Randy Blasdell Benefits the West York Wrestling Booster Club &...
The John T. & Mary Jane Toggas Scholarship Fund!
Don per your team!
District, Region, PIAA Brackets/Results
"CLICK ON RTH"
"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)
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
Brendan Landis (SH Bulldog), Ray McGettigan (George
Evan Jones (JH Most Falls), Chloe Gross (Sportsmanship
WY Mat Season WY Wrestling
President - Karen Reigart
Vice President - Mark Jones
Treasurer - Rebecca Gross
Secretary - Jeanie Jones
Club Mission Statement" The
West York Wrestling Booster
lend all possible Moral, Ethical
West York Area School District Wrestling
WEST YORK WRESTLING HEAD COACH WY Head
Brian Gross... 12 seasons
YAIAA Section AAA Champions - (Billy Randt 2010, Garrett
Stauffer 2015). *3
PIAA State Qualifiers - (Billy Randt '10, Kyle Narber
'13, Garrett Stauffer '15).
YCIAA Wrestling Team Champions 1971-72 West York
Wrestling Team (14-0)
▪ Front (L-R) -
Thomas, Paul Mulay,
Jenkins, Kevin McCleary
Jim Haas, Barry Albright,
West York Wrestling
Wrestling Champions Drawing
▪ Front (L-R) Paul Mulay (103lbs), Kevin
Neil Bupp (133lbs).
▪ Back (L-R) Coach John T. Toggas, Scott Callahan (154lbs),
(Hwt.), Mike Stambaugh (180lbs),
Assistant Coach Robert Bowers.
Toggas @ Biglerville...
38-32-2 (overall 307-110-4).
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
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
School PIAA Champs (40
West York HS
Letterwinners Yearly ...
Stroudsburg State College Team
▪ Knee (L-R)
Bill Cuff, Keith
Lichty, Bill Luckenbaugh, Gary Kessel,
Bob Stetler, Mike Stambaugh, Carl Seitz,
(red - denotes West York HS graduate!) ▪
Note: 3 high school state champions in above photo...
(Billy Cuff - NJ, Bill Luckenbaugh - PA, Fred Swanson - NJ.)
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
also dedicated to WY '72 Alumnus -
A. Scott Callahan
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
* Mike also created & developed
the original westyorkwrestling.com.
WEST YORK WRESTLING
(by Coach John T. Toggas & Don
Lehman... WY selection committee)