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"Keeping YOUR History Alive!"

Don't You Forget About Me!

West York Wrestling's
WY Wrestling Alumni last updated on 07/25/17
"My Online WY Yearbook"
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*by Don Lehman
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"If you wrestled...you are in a FRATERNITY
like NO other!"   Don Lehman

Time Passages


Bulldog Open art poster by Rick Blasdell

2017 Bulldog Open Page created by Don Lehman (above)

The 7/14/17 Alumni Fundraiser

The 2017 Bulldog Open Alumni Fundraiser...
was held @ Cool Creek Golf Club.

With an 8-under 62... the team of Cole Rinehart,
Axel Hartman, Nick Geiman and Patrick Young...
repeated as Bulldog Open Champions!

*Net Funds Raised... $1606.97!
Photos by Carolyn Tritt

2017 Bulldog Champions!
(L-R) Cole Rinehart, Patrick Young, Nick Geiman, Axel Hartman.

611 Pages with 1300 Photos..

York Wrestling


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


WYAHS Wrestling Results!!

West York "All-Sports" Twitter!

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

"Visit the ... PAGE"

(L-R) Dana Luckenbaugh, Guy Boyer, Coach John T. Toggas, Scott Callahan & Ron Emenheiser.

 Don Lehman, Glenn Amsbaugh, Raymond Troxell w/John T. Toggas, Keith Lichty & Brian Kuntz.

(L-R) Mike Stambaugh, Kevin McCleary, Neil Bupp, Paul Mulay & Bill Luckenbaugh.

(L-R) Jeff Linebaugh, Darryl "Smokey" Dennis, Paul C. McCleary, Larry Haas & John Sprenkle.

(L-R) Eric Lehman, Brent Gladfelter, Todd Lehman, Tony Hoffman & Billy Randt.

(L-R) Bruce Stambaugh, Fred R. Lehman, Sam Sterner, Glen Eby & Garrett Stauffer.

(L-R) Skip Martin, Gary Narber, Randy Blasdell w/Brian Kuntz, Don Narber & Steve Toggas.

(L-R) Stanley Wright, Todd Reynolds, Charles "Chuck" Richards, Dave Maday & Dave Carley.

WY Wrestling Alumni Page

WY Wrestling Records

WY Hall of Fame

WY Teams Page!

          "LOOKING BACK... 45 YEARS"

    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 John T. Toggas, Jim Haas, Barry Albright, Scott Callahan,
    Barry King, Mike Stambaugh & Don Lehman.

        1971-72 (14-0) West York Individual Mat Records
                           ∙ Steve Thomas    jr.    95lbs.    16-3-2    (4 falls)
                           ∙ Paul Mulay    sr.    103lbs.    19-2-0    (2 falls)
                           ∙ Keith Lichty    jr.    112lbs.    9-5-0    (7 falls)
                           ∙ Skip Martin    soph.    112lbs.    3-4-1    (2 falls)
                           ∙ Barry Botterbusch    jr.
    120lbs.    1-7-1    (0 falls)
                           ∙ Rick Albright    soph.    120lbs.    0-4-0    (0 falls)
                           ∙ Kevin McCleary    jr.    127lbs.    22-2-0    (5 falls)
                           ∙ Mark Jenkins    sr.    127lbs.    3-9-1    (1 fall)
                           ∙ Neil Bupp    sr.    133lbs.    18-2-0    (11 falls)
                           ∙ Jeff Masch    soph.    133lbs.    0-1-0    (0 falls)
                           ∙ Jim Haas    sr.    138lbs.    15-4-0    (7 falls)
                           ∙ Alan Eisenhart    soph.    138lbs.    0-1-0    (0 falls)
                           ∙ Barry Albright    jr.    145lbs.    3-2-0    (1 fall)
                           ∙ Scott Callahan    sr.    154lbs.    21-1-0    (12 falls)
                           ∙ Barry King    jr.    165lbs.    4-5-0    (1 fall)
                           ∙ Mike Root    soph.    165lbs.    0-6-0    (0 falls)
                           ∙ Mike Stambaugh    sr.    180lbs.    22-3-1    (9 falls)
                           ∙ Don Lehman    jr.    Unl.    21-1-0    (12 falls)

   1971-72 WY Dual Meet Scores:
   West York 31 Red Land 15
   West York 40 Spring Grove 9
   West York 30 Dallastown 22
   West York 42 York High 12
   West York 42 Northeastern 9
   West York 42 York Vo-Tech 9
   West York 52 South Western 6
   West York 47 Susquehannock 6
   West York 35 Central York 11
   West York 42 Red Lion 14
   West York 46 Hanover 9
   West York 41 York Suburban 15
   West York 41 Eastern York 9
   West York 33 Dover 9


    YCIAA Wrestling League Champions (14-0).
    Easton Holiday Tournament Team Champions.
    ▪ YCIAA Sectional Tournament Team Champions.
    Amateur Wrestling News 3rd Ranked Team in PA.

    Thursday - November 18, 1971
    West York 30... Dallastown 22

    West York 71-72 Championship Mat Staff

  ∙ WY Coaching Staff: 
Robert Bowers (assistant) and John T. Toggas (head).
  ∙ WY Team Manager:  Lynn Sheely.
  ∙ WY Mat Maids: Deb Smith, Becky Callahan, Deb Dell, Rose
Ann Moramarco,
  Sharon Shipkosky, Sally Crone, Pam Mosebrook, Becky Wolfe, Sue Crone,
  Cheryl Lehr, Sue Collier and Rhonda Gibbons.

    WY Wrestling 71-72 (14-0) "Fast Facts"...
  ▪ The '71-'72 West York Varsity Wrestlers... had
  an overall individual match record of 172-62-6!
  "They scored 564 team points in dual meet competition ▪ while only
  giving up 155 points.  West York HS 1971-72 pinned their opponents
  74 times while... only giving up 5 falls in overall dual competition!!"

    (L-R) Kevin McCleary, Neil Bupp, A. Scott Callahan,
    Mike Stambaugh & Don Lehman.

    The 1971 Easton HS Championship Finals
    6th Annual Easton HS Holiday "Pat Reilly"
    Wrestling Tournament
    December 29-30, 1971

    "West York Crowns 6 Sectional Champions!"
    1972 YCIAA Sectional County Champions
    West York Wrestling... 1971-72
    1972 YCIAA Sectional Wrestling Champions
    ▪ Front (L-R) Paul Mulay (103lbs.), Kevin McCleary (127lbs.),
    Neil Bupp (133lbs.).
    ▪ Back Row (L-R) John T. Toggas, A. Scott Callahan (154lbs.),
    Don Lehman (Hwt.), Mike Stambaugh (180lbs.),
    Assistant Coach Robert Bowers.    @ Gettysburg College
    *click - Upper Bracket '72 Sectional Champions Photo (full results)
    *click - Lower Bracket '72 Sectional Champions Photo (full results)

    West York '71-'72 wins fantasy team tourney!

YCIAA-YAIAA Championships

WY's League Championship Teams
1963 1964 1965 1972 1975
1977 1978 1992 1994 1999

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com WY/College Records

WY ... News Page!
(And... Veteran's Area!)

West York

National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Tribute Page of John T. Toggas

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Obituary Page


West York Area HS Wrestling
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 - 2017
Bulldog Wrestling History

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Win-Loss Page

The WY
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"
666-485-14 (1934-2017)
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 %)
▪ 2007-17 - Brian Gross                           62-107 (.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 Coaching History Page

West York Wrestling
OW Award
Geo Sterner Award

West York Wrestling

"Post-Season History"
Sectionals Districts Regionals States

WY "Key" Pages
created by Don Lehman

*Don Lehman (published) -
Interview w/Dr. Bill Welker

...  WY The Records  Did You Know? The Hall
...  WY NCAA List History Win/Loss Photos
...  WY's  Easton History 40-2 All-Americans
...  Your Alumni Page Boosters Gov. Mifflin
...  WY's News Coaching History "3" Obits
...  Toggas PIAA State Medalist's Section's
...  WY's PIAA State Qualifiers State Champs
...  WY's Teams Page OW The Sterner ESSC
...   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!

ESU's Koehler Fieldhouse

East Stroudsburg Wrestling Archives

page by... Don Lehman Wrestling '77
w/ESU Lettermen from WY ... Eby, Luckenbaugh, M. Stambaugh,
Lehman, Lichty, B. Gay, Buelow, Sprenkle, Wolfe, B. Stambaugh.

WY 1972 Football & 1973 Varsity Club Pics

    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,
    Scott Callahan, Neil Bupp, Michael Stambaugh, Don Lehman,
    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,
    Fred/Matt Callahan, Eric Lehman, Todd Lehman, Tom Toggas,
    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 WY Alumni Page

                 Chad Luckenbaugh - 126  PIAA

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

                 Garrett Stauffer - 100

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com WY/NCAA Records



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

State Wrestling Champions

The Luckenbaugh's - Bill, Dana & 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).



            YAIAA's PWCA Hall of Fame Inductees (12)

                             ▪ Charles "Chuck" Richards (West York) 1976
                             ▪ John T. Toggas (West York/Biglerville) 1992
                             ▪ Bill Bence (Dallastown) 1993
                             ▪ Dr. D. Kenneth Ober (West York/Elizabethtown 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

                                   PWCA HALL OF FAME (1970-2017)

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


westyorkwrestlingalumni.com's... Hall of Fame

                                           WY Head Wrestling Coach Brian Gross...

                  10 seasons (Coaching Career 62-107 - .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).

                        The WY Coach Brian Gross Career...2007-2017:
                                      '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).

NCAA Wrestling Alumni Area
NCAA DI Champions... from PA HS's
The NCAA Page of West York Alumni
York PA's BEST... in NCAA Wrestling
 1974 NCAA DII National Champion!

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com feature

Piano Man

East Stroudsburg

 State College Wrestling


East Stroudsburg Wrestling Archives
w/ESU Lettermen from WY ... Eby, Luckenbaugh, M. Stambaugh,
Lehman, Lichty, B. Gay, Buelow, Sprenkle, Wolfe, B. Stambaugh.

ESU Mat Letterwinners '70-'16... Here!
ESU Mat Letterwinners Yearly ... Here!

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Win-Loss Page

             The Web WY Wrestling Website

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Photos Page


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 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 WY athletes who competed in the World's Oldest and Toughest Sport!


     ▪  Also dedicated to A. Scott Callahan - You are missed by many, my good friend!

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