ESSC Wrestling

 


WRESTLING HISTORY

1967-68
East Stroudsburg State College
Wrestling Team (12-2)

1968 PSAC Team Champions

Pocono Record Photo @ ESSC's Koehler Fieldhouse
▪ Front (L-R) Frank Coco, Steve Bryant, Robert Devore,
Ted Purdy,
*Jerry McDonald.
Back Row (L-R) Daniel Rossi, Bill Elder, *Ned Bushong,
Tom Balent (coach), Clyde "Red" Witman (head coach),
*Gary Cook, *Al Detwiler, *Rich Schumacher.
*1968 PSAC Individual Champions.

1968 NCAA DI Placewinners (Gary Cook-3rd) & (Rich Schumacher-5th).
▪ ESSC's Gary Cook was named the ESSC Outstanding Wrestler for 1968.
Gary Cook was a 1961 PIAA State Champion @ Lock Haven High School.

1968

October 10, 2009 ESU Hall-of-Fame Induction
ESU-Bloomsburg Football Game
The 1967-68 ESSC Wrestling Team


Walking onto the ESU field!


(L-R) Rich Schumacher, Jim "The Mixer" McMaster, George Hummel,
Ned Bushong, Frank Coco & Jerry McDonald.



'67-68 ESSC PSAC Champion's Team with other ESU dignitaries -
  ESU's athletic director Dr. Tom Gioglio on the far left
and... President Dr. Robert Dillman on the far right.
The '67-68 team was inducted into the ESU Athletic Hall of Fame.



ESU 1967-68 Wrestling Hall-of-Fame Mixer
(L-R)   Bill Katinowsky '77, Daniel Long '99, Ned Bushong '68,
Jerry McDonald '69,
*Gary Kessel '77 & Rich Schumacher '70.
     *Gary Kessel was a 2-time PSAC Champion, an EIWA Champion...
      and is a current NCAA Wrestling referee.  Kessel was the referee
          for the 2009 197lb. championship finals bout between Jake Varner
 (Iowa State) and Craig Brester (Nebraska).
(below photo of '09 NCAA 197lb. final)

ESU '77 Grad - Gary Kessel (right) raises Jake Varner's hand!
  Iowa State's Head Wrestling Coach Cael Sanderson looks on...
TheMat.com photo & Larry Slater

▪ reunion photos contributed by Bill Katinowsky





1973-77 ESU Wrestling Archives
West York Wrestling's ESU Wrestling Letter-Winners

 



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