8/29/16 - Don Lehman @ Pickles Bar before the O's/Blue Jays game in
photo by Steve Rubesch
farther backward you can look, the
farther forward you are likely to see!" ▪
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain
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 championship
teams... and, an exam table used for daily naps! This website is dedicated to
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
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.
Alumni Website is dedicated to the memory of a head coach who had the vision
above, and the great patience to stay those long nights while his wrestlers
& took those long showers after a tough practice or dual meet.
just 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,
John T. Toggas,
and the many WY athletes who competed in the World's Oldest
and Toughest Sport!
"For Those Who...
Love The Sport Of Wrestling!"
West York 1977-78 YCIAA Championship
Front (L-R) Don Botterbusch, Bruce Stambaugh, Rod Stough & John Silar.
▪ Back (L-R) Larry Gay, Barry Gay, WY Asst. Coach Don
Lehman, Randy Blasdell,
WY Head Coach John T. Toggas & WY Asst. Coach John Sprenkle.
▪ Photo by
Kevin Drawbaugh of
"Success... is not measured
by what one
by what one leaves"
(L-R) Mary Jane Toggas, Coach John T. Toggas & Stephanie (Toggas) Leinbach.
(after "300th" career coaching win vs. Cumberland Valley HS)
"PIAA STATE WRESTLING AREA"
York/Adam's PIAA CHAMPIONS
Champions by... YAIAA High School (40
total) ∙ ∙
(5), Delone Catholic
West York HS
PENNSYLVANIA WRESTLING HALL OF FAME
PWCA Hall of Fame Inductees (11)
▪ 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