June 18, 1983... West York
& Biglerville Wrestling
∙ Front Kneeling (L-R) Mark
Younkers, Jeff Meckley, Karl C. McCleary,
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,
Hoover, Skip Martin,
Bill Pope, Todd Kern,
Pitzer, Steve Culver.
∙ 3rd Row Standing (L-R) Barry King, Brad Pope, Tom Tallman, Jim Shorts, Neil
Scott Miller, Mark Kuntz, Guy Boyer, Bob Hildebrand, ▪▪Ed
Glen Eby, Jack Myers, Dave Heckard,
Wagner, Steve Toggas, Kevin McCleary.
∙ 4th Row Standing (L-R) Chuck Bostic, Gary Narber, Mark Lauer,
"N/A", Don Lehman,
Coach John T. Toggas, Randy Blasdell, Perry Tallman, ▪▪Ron
(▪▪) denotes - Biglerville
High School Wrestling Alumnus.
denotes - Please...I need some
on a name!
West York Wrestling History
with... 612 Pages and over 1300 Photos!!
wrestled...you are in a FRATERNITY like NO other!"
Senior High Wrestling
Outstanding Wrestler - Frank Veloce & Nick Spadafora
Sterner Award - Noah Sanderson
Sportsmanship - Joey Dejesus
Junior High Wrestling
Outstanding Wrestler - Bryce Weaver
Most Improved - Tyler Bard
the Year - Nate Brown
Award - Nate Jones & Ivan Vega
Most Pins -
- Matt Conde
Outstanding Wrestler - Jayden Yingling
the Year - Nate DeShields & Carson Loucks
Improved - Spencer Croyle
- Lelyn Mercado
WEST YORK WRESTLING HEAD COACH WY Head
Brian Gross... 11 seasons
YAIAA Section AAA Champions - (Billy Randt 2010, Garrett
Stauffer 2015). *3
PIAA State Qualifiers - (Billy Randt '10, Kyle Narber
'13, Garrett Stauffer '15).
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.
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.
"Leadership, like WRESTLING, cannot be
DID YOU KNOW??
*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
School PIAA Champs (40
West York HS
Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall Of Fame
Letterwinners Yearly ...
East Stroudsburg (PA) State College Wrestling
ESSC Varsity NCAA DI
Wrestling Team (EIWA)
Row (L-R) Sal Picone, Desi McNelis, James
Asst. Coach Rich Schumacher, Don Lehman,
Falcone, Billy Cuff & unknown.
Greg Shoemaker, Don Blair & Head Coach Clyde
H. "Red" Witman.
▪ (Not pictured: Kerry Ciatto, Harvey
Freeman, Ken Magaro)
Home Match @
ESSC's/ESU's Koehler Fieldhouse...
Jack Miller, Coach Clyde "Red" Witman,
& 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
his untimely passing. Clyde
H. "Red" Witman was a
*ESSC's Gary Kessel (above),
is a former PSAC
wrestling champion... and, was a top tier NCAA DI wrestling official.
The Wrestling Media YOU Need!
"Click on an album for a couple of
WY Wrestling Website
the... West York ...
by Don Lehman
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
just a "modern" extension of the visuals we saw during our lives at
West York Area!
is dedicated to a former head coach who cared,
the late John T.
and the many West York athletes who competed in the World's Oldest
and Toughest Sport!