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East Stroudsburg
 State College
W R E S T L I N G
10 West York High School

Wrestlers...
have earned ▪ Varsity Athletic Letters
@... East Stroudsburg State University!
ESU 1931-2014 Varsity Letter Awards
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West York Area HS
Wrestler/Alumnus
ESU/ESSC
Letters
Year(s)
PSAC
Medals
         ▪ Mark Buelow 3 1995-97 1
         ▪ Glen Eby 2 1971-72 1
         ▪ Barry Gay 3 1981-83 3
         ▪ Don Lehman 4 1974-77 3
         ▪ Keith Lichty 1 1974 0
         ▪ Bill Luckenbaugh 4 1971-74 2
         ▪ Matt Sprenkle 1 1996 0
         ▪ Mike Stambaugh 4 1973-76 1
         ▪ Bruce Stambaugh 1 1980 0
         ▪ Jeff Wolfe 4 1995-98 3

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7/9/11 photo by Karen Elicker Gardner (Annapolis, MD).
1st Cousins Steve Elicker & Don Lehman!
ESSC-ESU Wrestling Letters (4 each)
▪   DON LEHMAN'S ESSC MAT LETTER PAGE





ESU Warrior Football Club Members
Mike Stambaugh/Don Lehman


2009 ESU Warrior Football - "TEAM STAMBAUGH"
(L-R) James "Doc" Leiding, Don Lehman, John Stokes, Mike Stambaugh.

WY/ESU Grads Mike Stambaugh & Don Lehman - '09 Football Outing
2010 ESU Football Outing Page






WRESTLING ARCHIVES '73-'77

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ESSC/ESU
"All-Time" Wrestling Letterwinners!
1970-2013 (West York 10 athletes on the list)
Click... to view ESSC/ESU Lettermen by Year & Weight Cl
ass.

WRESTLING

ESU's 190lb. Jeff Wolfe (top) @ Koehler Fieldhouse in 1995.
▪ WY Alumnus, Jeff Wolfe, was a 3-time PSAC medalist @ ESU.



Some ESU Facts...



                                                   
      Founded in 1893 as a Normal School, East Stroudsburg University has
       been offering quality higher education to the citizens of Pennsylvania for more
       than a century.  In 1926, after the state assumed control of the school, the
       original name was changed to East Stroudsburg State Teacher's College.
       The school became East Stroudsburg State College in 1960 to reflect the
       school's expanded curriculum with liberal arts programs and grad degrees.

       In July of 1983 - East Stroudsburg University was born as a comprehensive
       regional institution.  ESU is nestled in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania!

 




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WRESTLING

2011 ▪ Jack Childs retires at Drexel after 35 years!
(ESSC Wrestling Alumnus)




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In Memory of a Great Coach...
East Stroudsburg University Wrestling
ESSC
Coach Clyde Hilton "Red" Witman


Clyde H. "Red" Witman
2-time PSAC Champion


   
▪ Clyde "Red" Witman... WRESTLING
    coached at East Stroudsburg for 17 seasons (1961-71)-(1972-79)
    and... had a career 180-76-6 coaching record.  Coach Witman's ESSC Teams won PSAC
    Championships in 1968 and 1971 - and finished
7th at the NCAA D1 Tourney in 1966.
    Clyde "Red" Witman coached 22 PSAC champions and more than 20 All-Americans.
    Coach Witman's
1966-67 ESSC Wrestling Team was undefeated (14-0).  Coach Witman
    was the 1st president of the NCAA D2 Wrestling Coaches Association.  Witman was also
    the first college division coach (ever) to represent D2 on the Executive Committee of
    the NWCA.  A graduate of West Chester State, Witman lost only one dual match in four
    years of college competition.  Witman is also a former member of the U.S. Olympic
    Wrestling Committee, a former top wrestling official and a former operator/owner
    of the
Pocono Sports Camp, Inc., with friends John Johnston and Sam Coursen.
    Professor Clyde H. Witman also taught at ESSC/ESU - (Teaching Honor - in '95),
    and was a former East Stroudsburg University Athletic Director.  At ESSC, Clyde
    Witman was assisted in the
wrestling room for many years by the late Robert Dalling.
    Clyde H. Witman was responsible for ESSC/ESU going from D2 to D1 (EIWA) in '76-'77.
    PSAC Mat Fact! - Former ESU Coach Clyde "Red" Witman was a 2-time
PSAC Wrestling
    Champion in 1953 @ 137lbs. and 1954 @ 157lbs. - wrestling for West Chester State.
  
           ▪ PSAC Wrestling Champions History.
              Coach Clyde H. Witman sadly passed away on 4/28/06 at the age of 74.

 


Clyde H. "Red" Witman
- HALL OF FAMES
Red Witman is in the PSAC, West Chester University Golden Ram Wrestling,
'91 East Stroudsburg University
,
PWCA, EIWA &...the National NWCA HOF's!

Coach Clyde Hilton Witman --- Manheim Central Coaching Record (28-4-1).
Jan Dutt's Manheim Central Contribution in Memory of Clyde "Red" Witman.
   1954 NCAA Wrestling Tournament Bracket 147lbs. w/Clyde H. "Red" Witman.
Clyde "Red" Witman Scholarship @ ESU.


Clyde H. "Red" Witman Fast Fact
while coaching at - Manheim Central (Lancaster) High School...
Clyde "Red" Witman coached a PIAA State
Wrestling Champion!
∙ 1957 - Rod Gibble 112lbs.
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     Looking Back @ the 1966 PSCC Championship...
                                 B
ill Blacksmith Paces Lock Haven To Title!
    EAST STROUDSBURG - Led by Bill Blacksmith, former Cedar Cliff high school grappler who
  captured his fourth straight conference title, Lock Haven took the Pennsylvania State
 
Colleges Conference mat crown here last night.
    Teammate Jerry Swope, also bidding for his fourth individual crown, was outpointed by his
  former high school teammate, Gary Cook, now competing for East Stroudsburg.
    Bill's brother, Jim Blacksmith, former Cedar Cliff athlete and Big 33 footballer, was pinned
  for the first time in the 160-pound finals.  Chet Dalgewicz of East Stroudsburg ended the
  2-2 match at 5:24.
    The Bald Eagles of Coach Gray Simons took team honors with 94 points, 14 more than East
  Stroudsburg.  Lock Haven, Bloomsburg and the host school each crowned three champs,
  while fourth place Clarion had a pair.
    FOUR MATMEN who won titles last year hit the winners' circle again: Blacksmith at 152;
  Ken Warnick, Clarion, 137; Jim Rolley, Bloomsburg, 130; and Tom Vargo, Bloomsburg, 191.
    Dethroned champs were Swope at 177 and Clarion's Frank Grundler*.  Three Shippensburg
  State entries who had gained the finals were thwarted in their title bids.  Lee Miller, 123-
  pounder from Tyrone, lost to East Stroudsburg's Bobby Guzzo, 13-4; Vyn Redden, 130, from
  Central Dauphin, was pinned by Rolley; and Bernie Lomman, 137, from Cedar Cliff, bowed
  to Warnick.

*note: Lock Haven's Tom Elling was decisioned by Clarion's Frank Grundler, 4-0, in the 191-
  pound PSCC 1966 semi-finals.  Tom is the webmaster for PA Wrestling and a contributor to
  the westyorkwrestlingalumni.com website!  Tom Elling finished 3rd @ 191lbs.


          
  1966 PSCC WRESTLING FINALS 
                                                   @ East Stroudsburg State
         115lbs.  Tom Todd (Clarion) dec. Keith Taylor (Bloomsburg) 10-4.
         123lbs.  Bobby Guzzo (East Stroudsburg) dec. Lee Miller (Shippensburg) 13-4.
         130lbs.  James Rolley (Bloomsburg) pinned Colvyn Redden (Shippensburg) 6:27.
         137lbs.  Ken Warnick (Clarion) dec. Bernie Lomman (Shippensburg) 6-2.
         145lbs.  Barry Sutter (Bloomsburg) dec. Adam Waltz (Lock Haven) 9-7.
         152lbs.  Bill Blacksmith (Lock Haven) dec. Joe Gerst (Bloomsburg) 3-0.
         160lbs.  Chet Dalgewicz (East Stroudsburg) pinned Jim Blacksmith (Lock Haven) 5:24.
         167lbs.  John Smith (Lock Haven) pinned
James Dietrich* (Edinboro) 8:10.
         177lbs.  Gary Cook (East Stroudsburg) dec. Jerry Swope (Lock Haven) 6-2.
         191lbs.  Tom Vargo (Bloomsburg) dec. Frank Grundler (Clarion) 6-1.
         UNL.       Bob McDermott (Lock Haven) dec. Jim Logan (Mansfield) 3-1.

        
*James Dietrich from Edinboro... was a West York asst. wrestling coach in the '70's!
 


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                                        Looking Back... 1966-1967
   
▪ Clyde "Red" Witman Article... WRESTLING
   
East Stroudsburg Matmen Burned by Ratings!
    "Would Like to Test Muscle Against Lehigh..."
    by Bob Dugan - February 26, 1967  Harrisburg Patriot News
       EAST STROUDSBURG -  The date was February 11 and East Stroudsburg State College's
    unbeaten wrestling team was holding a squad meeting before a match against the
    strong West Chester State College matmen.
       Clyde (Red) Witman, coach of the Warriors, announced simply that the latest ratings
    had been released that day by the Amateur Wrestling News, and that despite
    East Stroudsburg's 23-12 win over seventh-ranked Lock Haven the previous week, the
    Warriors were not listed among the Top Ten nationally.
       "They didn't say much,' Witman recalls, "but I could tell that they were really 'burning'.
    The previous rating had us eighth, right behind Lock Haven.  Penn State, Portland and
    Wyoming were on the list, but we were out of the running."
       "I had anticipated a tough match with West Chester, but the news of the ranking had
    the boys so fired up, they literally mopped up the mats with the Rams in winning, 31-6."
       THE FOLLOWING week, East Stroudsburg completed an unbeaten season with a 38-5
    over Kutztown State.  Now Witman is getting his Warriors ready for the Pennsylvania
    State Colleges Conference championships next weekend at California State.
       Witman, too, was disappointed over the ratings but he was not bitter.  "I believe the
    ratings are made in good faith," he declared.  "They say that our schedule is against us;
    that we don't wrestle too many top schools.  But it was ironic that the week after we
    beat Lock Haven, we dropped out of sight."
       HOW WOULD HIS charges do against Lehigh, perennial Eastern power and fourth-
    ranked in the Nation?  "This year, we'd give them a tussle.  In four weights they couldn't
    touch us; and I'm sure that in three or four other weights, we'd have a good chance of
    winning.  We did scrimmage against them earlier this season and made out very well."
       Witman has known two of his grapplers for a long time, having taught eighth-grade
    history to Jan Dutt and Roy Miller when he was a teacher at Manheim Central.  "In fact,
    I flunked Roy one semester," he laughed.  "But someone got even with me last year
    when Roy was declared ineligible after mid-terms and couldn't compete in the late
    season bouts and the tournaments."  Dutt has the most impressive record with 24
    straight wins at 123.  Ned Bushong, a grappler from Warwick, has a streak of 18 victories
    at 130, 11 of them by pins.  Chet Dalgewicz, a 160-pounder from Pennsbury, has a win
    streak of 13 at stake.
       "These three boys, along with Miller at heavyweight; Gary Cook (Lock Haven HS) at
    177, and Gerry Reed (Abington) at 191 are real sound wrestlers.  Their performances
    and attitude have rubbed off on the rest of the squad to make our season a success,"
    Witman stated.
       THEY'VE TURNED real aggressive this year and there's been no sign of complacency.
    "They've been able to rise to every occasion, and no coach can ask any more."  Com-
    pleting the East Stroudsburg squad for the PSCC championships will be Jim Purdy, 137,
    Wilson Boro; Jerry McDonald, 145, Wharton, N.J.; Jody Hughes, 152, Gilbertsville, N.Y.;
    and Bill Elder, 167, Bristol.
       "We expect to go into the competition with the best chance of taking the team title,"
    Witman admitted.  "And we hope to bring home a number of championships.  But in
    order to win the team title, you must score points at every weight class.  Anything can
    happen; an upset can ruin your balance, affect your entire squad, and take away your
    point productivity.  But we believe we're going to be successful."
       With the dual meet season finished, how does Witman expect to keep his charges
    sharp?  "By hard work," he explained simply.  "We had two days off and then we had a
    day of running.  Now we're back on the mats.  We'll have a single session Sunday,
    double-workouts Monday and Tuesday, and then begin tapering off.  "There'll be no
    instruction involved.  We're not going to try and learn anything new.  We'll go with what
    has made us successful thus far.  Conditioning is the most important thing now."
       The Warriors will pass up the NAIA championships at Lock Haven, March 16-18 and
    concentrate on the NCAA Nationals at Kent State, Ohio, the following week.  
2/26/67
 


EAST
STROUDSBURG STATE WRESTLING


1967-68 WRESTLING (12-2)
1967-68 ESSC Wrestling Team (PSAC Champs)


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.

A 1967-68 ESSC Alumni Reunion @ ESU

(L-R)... Rich Schumacher, Jim "The Mixer" McMaster, George Hummel,
Ned Bushong, Frank Coco & Jerry McDonald @ ESU's Stadium.
10/10/09

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





ESSC Coach - the late Robert Dalling.
"In Memory of our Missed Coach & Friend,
ESSC Asst. Wrestling Coach, Bob Dalling."





East Stroudsburg has had 3 Wrestlers...
compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic!!!

1968 - ESSC's Gary Cook (3rd Place NCAA Division I Tourney)
∙ 1970 - Rich Schumacher (5th Place NCAA Division I Tourney)
∙ 1988 & 1989 - Jack Cuvo (2-time NCAA Division I Champion)


▪ NWCA ALL-Star Classic History - CLICK HERE!




NCAA Division I Wrestling
1976-77
- ESSC's 1st Year in the E.I.W.A.!

1976-77 East Stroudsburg State College (Div. I)
▪ Front (L-R)  Sal Picone, Desi McNelis, James Vargo, Galen McWilliams.
▪ Middle
(L-R) Asst. Coach Rich Schumacher, Don Lehman, Gary Kessel,
Michael "Skip" Falcone, Billy Cuff, ?.
▪ Back (L-R)
Asst. Coach Bob Dalling, Bill Katinowsky, ? , Wayne Carroll,
Greg Shoemaker, Don Blair, Head Coach Clyde H. "Red" Witman.




EAST STROUDSBURG STATE

'73-'77 Wrestling Archives...



Don Lehman - 12/28/13 - in Nashville, TN
  Thanks for visiting!  Don Lehman '77




The York Dispatch
DISPATCH SPORTS ARCHIVES
November 4, 1973
East Stroudsburg Wrestling Squad Leans
Heavily on Five Former York Grapplers...



                                                                                           
  
  ▪ Four former West York Area High School mat stars & one from Central York are expected
   to play a big part as the East Stroudsburg State College wrestling team prepares to open
   its 1973-74 season tonight at Montclair State (NJ) College.  All-American Bill Luckenbaugh,
   a senior, and PIAA State Champion in his final year at West York, will be in the lineup as
   the Warriors launch their season with a bang, taking part in the annual Coast Guard
   Invitational Tournament at New London, Connecticut Friday and Saturday following
   tonight's lid-lifter.  Other West Yorkers on the squad are sophomore Mike Stambaugh,
   and a pair of freshmen, heavyweight Don Lehman and 126-pounder Keith Lichty.
   Junior John Luckenbaugh is the former Central star on the team.  The latter wrestles
   at 158 pounds.  Coach Clyde 'Red' Witman's team will be counting heavily on Bill
   Luckenbaugh, who was undefeated in 21 matches last season with one tie.  He pinned
   17 of his opponents for a school record and now has 29 career pins.  The senior captain
   will wrestle at either 150 or 158 pounds.  He was chosen as the outstanding wrestler
   in last year's Coast Guard Invitational after winning the 150-pound title.  The only other
   lettermen in the starting lineup will be Stambaugh at 177 pounds, junior Fred Swanson
   at 190 and junior Gene Ulrich at 142.  Stambaugh was 7-2 in his freshman season, while
   Swanson was 13-7-1 with six pins and Ulrich was 10-10-1.  Newcomers will handle the
   assignments at all other weight classes with the exception of 167 pounds where junior
   Carl Seitz wrestled two matches last season.  "We will not have the balance or experience
   we'd like to have during the first semester.  We're hoping that we can come on strongly
   later in the season as we did last year," Witman said.  The Warriors won seven of their
   last eight matches last season to finish with a 14-6-1 record, tying the school victory
   record.  The highlights were a pair of consecutive one-point wins over Wilkes College and
   Bloomsburg.  The team will be bolstered in the second semester by the addition of junior
   Bob Stetler, a transfer student and former East Stroudsburg Open Wrestling Tournament
   champion at 167 pounds, and Phil Conlin at 150.  The Warriors strength should be in the
   middle of the lineup with Luckenbaugh and the last three weight classes with Lehman
   joining Stambaugh, Swanson, and sophomore Gib Bastian.  Freshmen will be used at the
   lower three weights, Billy Cuff, a New Jersey State Champion is set at 118.  Lichty will
   go at 126 with Gary Kessel at 134.  Ulrich, Luckenbaugh and sophomore Mike Sitler will
   take care of the middle weights backed up by freshman Mel Riddick of Allentown, Pa.

                                                                                                     
 


ESSC's Bill Luckenbaugh '74


               "And there was Bill Luckenbaugh...
   who had more pins than any wrestler in ESU history.
   One night in Wilkes-Barre, Lucky took the mat against
   Wilkes' College top wrestler - NCAA DIII Champ Mike Lee.
   The match started, and the PA announcer was saying...
   "This is the match you have been waiting for - it's Bill Lucken.....!"
   Suddenly, he sputtered and stopped, Lucky had already sunk in
   an arm-bar and had his opponent headed for a fall."
                                                   

         ∙ Pete Nevins' Final Column for the Pocono Record...1/8/07

 


ESSC Wrestling Fact

▪ While at East Stroudsburg State College ... Bill Luckenbaugh
pinned 59 of his 85 mat opponents for a .694 pinning percentage !





ESSC ARTICLES & ARCHIVE


 

  NCAA WRESTLING
 East Stroudsburg State Wrestling
 1973-74 Final Results & Records
 ▪ 1973-74 ESSC Mat Team Record
 ▪ (9-6)

 Montclair State 29 ESSC 15, ESSC 24 Elizabethtown 18, ESSC 19 Yale 16,
 ESSC 24 F&M 15, Bloomsburg State 25 ESSC 16, Slippery Rock 33 ESSC 11,
 ESSC 25 Trenton State 13, ESSC 29 Lock Haven 20, ESSC 36 Shippensburg 8,
 ESSC 39 Mansfield 3, ESSC 35 Kutztown 6, ESSC 18 West Chester 17,
 Wilkes 23 ESSC 16, Millersville 22 ESSC 21, Bloomsburg 25 ESSC 18.



 1973-74 East Stroudsburg State College
 NCAA (PSAC) Varsity Wrestling Team
 ▪ Front (L-R) Billy Cuff, Keith Lichty, Bill Luckenbaugh, Gary Kessel, Mel Riddick.
 ▪ Back (L-R) Don Lehman, Bob Stetler, Mike Stambaugh, Carl Seitz, Phil Conlin,
 Fred Swanson.
  _________________________________

  The York Dispatch
  
  ARCHIVES
  November 5, 1973
 Area Matmen Win For East Stroudsburg State
   At Montclair State College 11/4/73

   Three of the four former West York High School grapplers,
 now performing for East Stroudsburg State College
...
 posted wins Wednesday night as the Warriors bowed to the Montclair State College team, 29-15.
 Freshman Keith Lichty was pinned in his 126lb. test, losing in 4:58 to Nable Gulelove, a 2-time Metro
 Conference champ.  Warrior captain Bill Luckenbaugh wrestled @ 158lbs. and decisioned Bob Woods,
 13-2.  Sophomore Mike Stambaugh, a returning ESSC veteran, pinned his rival, Luke Vaccaro in 3:20.
 Don Lehman, a freshman Hwt., decisioned Rod Giaquinto, 3-2. East Stroudsburg State is set to compete
 in the annual Coast Guard Invitational Tourney at New London, Connecticut - Friday and Saturday.

  _________________________________

 ▪ 1973 Coast Guard Academy
   Invitational Wrestling Tournament

 

   New London, CT.
  ▪ USCG Award Presentations by NFL HOF'er - Otto Graham, Jr.

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 1st Place:
 Bill Luckenbaugh (150lbs.)
(ow) - East Stroudsburg State.
 2nd Place:
 Don Lehman (Heavyweight) - East Stroudsburg State.
 4th Place:
 Mike Stambaugh (177lbs.) - East Stroudsburg State.

  _________________________________

  The York Daily Record
  
  ARCHIVES
   November 12, 1973
 
 ESSC Matmen Rally to Win
     East Stroudsburg State's wrestling team showed its upper weights last night.
 Winning the last three bouts, Coach Clyde "Red" Witman's Warriors overcame a three-point deficit
 to defeat visiting Elizabethtown College, 24-18.  The win evened the ESSC team record at 1-1.
 Mike Stambaugh at 177lbs., George Ahner at 190lbs., and freshman Don Lehman at heavyweight
 posted decisions to spark the comeback.  ESSC won six of the 10 dual bouts, two by falls.
 Warrior star Bill Luckenbaugh, the team's only champion in last weekend's Coast Guard tournament,
 got one at 158lbs, and freshman Gary Kessel scored his first fall at 134lbs. Luckenbaugh's pin
 was his 30th of his career. 
The meet was tied 15-15 when Ahner gained an exciting victory
 at 190lbs.  The ESSC wrestler got a takedown with about 1:30 left to break a 5-5 tie with Curt Shober.
 A riding time point gave him an 8-5 victory.
  Lehman preserved the victory.  The Warrior heavyweight
 
got a takedown in the first minute to key a 3-1 victory over E-town's big DeHaven Robinson.
 Both Lehman and Robinson also scored on escapes.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 ESSC 24  Elizabethtown College 18
 118lbs.   Eric Mast (E) pinned Billy Cuff (ES) 7:41
 126lbs.   Gary Heim (E) dec. Keith Lichty (ES) 6-5
 134lbs.   Gary Kessel (ES) pinned Bruce Sensenig (E) 4:18
 142lbs.   Gene Ulrich (ES) dec. Charles Evans (E) 7-2
 150lbs.   Rod Chamberlain (E) pinned Mel Riddick (ES) 6:53
 158lbs. 
  Bill Luckenbaugh (ES) pinned Dave Lavanture (E) 1:39
 167lbs.   Rick Bailey (E) dec. Carl Seitz (ES) 7-1
 177lbs.   Mike Stambaugh (ES) dec. Bill Marshall (E) 12-6
 190lbs.   George Ahner (ES) dec. Curt Shober (E) 8-5
 Hwt.        Don Lehman (ES) dec. DeHaven Robinson (E) 3-1
  NCAA Official: Jan Dutt
  ESSC Head Coach: Clyde Witman
  Elizabethtown Head Coach: Dr. Ken Ober
  JV Score:  ESSC 15 Elizabethtown 9

 
(@ East Stroudsburg State College's LeRoy J. Koehler Fieldhouse)
 
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  The York Dispatch
   
 
ARCHIVES
  November 15, 1973
 Former West Yorkers...
 Pace East Stroudsburg Over F&M
 "West Yorker's Luckenbaugh - McCleary Grapple at 158lbs.!"
    @ East Stroudsburg State College 11/14/73
   Five former West York High School grapplers were in action in East Stroudsburg State's 24-18
 
victory over Franklin & Marshall College Tuesday night.  Senior Bill Luckenbaugh gained his third pin
 in four matches this season and 32nd in his college career over F&M freshman Kevin McCleary
 at the 4:55 mark in the 158lb. class.  McCleary and Luckenbaugh are both West York products.
 Luckenbaugh is now 40-4-1 at ESSC.  Soph. Mike Stambaugh, former West Yorker wrestler at 177lbs.
 upped his career record to 11-2 and remained undefeated with a 3-1 decision over F&M's Jeff Windstein
 for his fourth victory.  Bulldog grads who met defeat were freshman Keith Lichty, a 5-4 loss at 126lb.,
 and freshman heavyweight Don Lehman who lost a 6-3 verdict to F&M's Jim Devenney in the last match
 of the night.  York Dispatch Article
   (@ East Stroudsburg State College's LeRoy J. Koehler Fieldhouse)
   ∙ ESSC's next match is at Bloomsburg on Saturday... with Trenton State and Slippery Rock.
 
 
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    POCONO RECORD ARCHIVES
 
   SPORTS
 Warrior matmen win one;
 lose two in quad match!
  @ Bloomsburg State College

    ▪ ESSC senior Bill Luckenbaugh (158) and freshman Don Lehman (heavyweight)...
 won all three of their matches to highlight
East Stroudsburg State College action in the
 Bloomsburg quadrangular wrestling tournament Friday.  The Warriors defeated Trenton State 25-13,
 but lost to Bloomsburg, 25-16, and to Slippery Rock, 33-11.  Luckenbaugh (7-0) scored two pins over
 Bill Pasukinas of Bloomsburg in 3:27 and George Davenport of Trenton State in 3:46 to give him five pins for
 the season and 34 for his career.  The ESSC All-American also defeated Angelo Natoli of Slippery Rock,
 a Penn State Invitational Champion last week, for the second time this season, 4-0.  He had beaten
 Natoli in the finals of the Coast Guard Invitational, 6-0.  Lehman (6-1), only a freshman from the same high
 school (West York) as Luckenbaugh, registered one of the night's surprises by pinning John Hohman of
 Bloomsburg, a Coast Guard Ivt. champion, in 4:30.  The Warriors' heavyweight also decisioned previously
 undefeated and current National Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion, Mike Dumin of Trenton State, 3-2
 on riding time, and Frank Kuhl of Slippery Rock, 9-1. Gary Kessel (134) and Gene Ulrich (142) each won one 
 match and tied one for ESSC, who are now 4-3 on the season.  Kessel (3-3), a freshman, demolished Rich
 Hicks of Trenton State, who had beaten him in last season's New Jersey High School Regional Tourney,
 12-2.  ESSC's Gene Ulrich (2-4) gained a tie with Chris Messina of Slippery Rock at 142lbs.

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  11/18/73
  ESSC 25  Trenton State 13
 118lbs.   Bill Cuff ES dec. Dave Rule TS 9-8
 126lbs.   John Craddox TS dec. Keith Lichty ES 8-1
 134lbs.   Gary Kessel ES dec. Rich Hicks TS 12-2
 142lbs.   Gene Ulrich ES dec. Alex Betlea TS 10-1
 150lbs.   Dale Oliver TS dec. Melvin Riddick ES 10-7
 158lbs.   Bill Luckenbaugh ES pinned George Davenport TS 3:46
 167lbs.   Bill Hays TS dec. Carl Seitz ES 14-4
 177lbs.   Mike Stambaugh ES pinned Frank MacGuire TS 2:14
 190lbs.   Glenn Carson TS dec. Fred Swanson ES 9-1
 Hwt.        Don Lehman ES dec. Mike Dumin TS 3-2

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  Bloomsburg 25  ESSC 16
 118lbs.   Tom Fink B dec. Bill Cuff ES 11-0
 126lbs.   Keith Lichty ES drew with Gary Scarano B 5-5
 134lbs.   Gary Kessel ES drew with Dave Brandt B 5-5
 142lbs.   Randy Watts B dec. Gene Ulrich ES 8-0
 150lbs.   Chuck Carter B dec. Melvin Riddick ES 9-3
 158lbs.   Bill Luckenbaugh ES pinned Bill Pasukinas B 3:27
 167lbs.   Dan Burkholder B dec. Carl Seitz ES 12-0
 177lbs.   Floyd "Shorty" Hitchcock B dec. Mike Stambaugh ES 14-2
 190lbs.   Ron Sheehan B dec. Fred Swanson ES 10-4
 Hwt.        Don Lehman ES pinned John Hohman B 4:30

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  Slippery Rock 33  ESSC 11
 118lbs.   Jack Spates SR pinned Bill Cuff ES 5:50
 126lbs.   Rick Thompson SR pinned Keith Lichty ES 2:10
 134lbs.   Jeff Condon SR dec. Gary Kessel ES 13-2
 142lbs.   Gene Ulrich ES drew with Chris Messina SR 4-4
 150lbs.   Mike Waller SR pinned Melvin Riddick ES 5:44
 158lbs.   Bill Luckenbaugh ES dec. Angelo Natoli SR 4-0
 167lbs.   Rich Peifer SR pinned Carl Seitz ES 4:57
 177lbs.   Bill Shuffstall SR dec. Mike Stambaugh ES 9-4
 190lbs.   Fred Swanson ES dec. Carl Messina SR 2-1
 Hwt.        Don Lehman ES dec. Frank Kuhl SR 9-1

 
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  December 17, 1973
 Ex-West York Bulldog Wrestlers Star
 Against... Lock Haven State College!

   York Daily Record 12/17/73:
A quartet of former West York High School wrestlers
 
led East Stroudsburg to a 29-20 victory over Lock Haven State College in a Pennsylvania
 
State Conference dual meet Saturday at Lock Haven.  It was the first victory for East Stroudsburg over
 Lock Haven in seven years as the Warriors pushed their dual meet record for the year to 5-3.
 Stealing the spotlight from his upper class teammates was freshman Keith Lichty.  The youngster
 was credited with the key victory in the match when he pinned defending PA State Conference champion,
 Rob Johnson, in 3:14 of their 126 pound match.  It was only the second victory of the season for Lichty
 who is now 2-5-1.  Bill Luckenbaugh, the former PIAA State Champion who earned All-American honors
 
last year, gained his 8th victory of the season with a pin over Don Eichenlaub in 4:27 of their 158 pound class.
 Eichenlaub, like Johnson, is the defending PA Conference wrestling champion. The victory boosted
 Luckenbaugh's brilliant college record to 44 victories, including 39 pins, four losses, and one tie.
 Luckenbaugh, highly regarded as a candidate for NCAA honors, was injured in a first round match of last year's
 PA Conference championship tournament and was forced to retire the rest of the season.  Also winning
 Saturday for East Stroudsburg was Mike Stambaugh, a former West Yorker and now a sophomore, who scored
 with a 9-8 triumph over Ron McMurray in the 177 pound class.
 
LHSC's Jim Schuster
 ▪ Freshman Don Lehman, the fourth Bulldog member of the Warriors squad, gained a tie with
 Lock Haven's Jim Schuster... at 6-6 in the heavyweight class to close out the ESSC win.
  ∙ Mike Stambaugh is now 6-2 on the season and Don Lehman is 5-2-1.

  @ Lock Haven State College
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  January 21, 1974
  ESSC vs. Kutztown State
 ▪ Yorkers Outstanding!
   Former Bulldogs Wrestlers Gain College Match Triumphs

   Four ex-West York grapplers were victorious in their individual dual matches to pace
 East Stroudsburg State to an easy 35-6 wrestling win over Kutztown State Wednesday night.
 Two of the local quartet pinned their opponents, with senior Bill Luckenbaugh (11-0 on the season,
 unbeaten in 37 consecutive dual meets) taking the 150-pound class and Don Lehman, East Stroudsburg's
 heavyweight, earning the other fall to bring his freshman season mark to 7-2-2.
 The other West Yorker's captured decisions, as 177-pounder Mike Stambaugh upped his sophomore
 record to 9-2 and Keith Lichty (126 pounds) evened his at freshman mark at 5-5-1.
  ▪ East Stroudsburg State has taken five bouts in a row, and is now 8-3 overall.
  @ ESSC's Koehler Fieldhouse
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   January 28, 1974
 ESSC vs. West Chester State

 Local Wrestlers Shine!
   
 WRESTLING


ESSC's Don Lehman

   ∙ York Daily Record 1/28/74:  Don Lehman
registered a 2-1 decision over Bob Eshleman
 
Saturday night in the heavyweight division to rally the East Stroudsburg State College
 wrestlers to an exciting 18-17 dual meet victory over West Chester. Lehman (9-2-1)...
 who lost to Solanco High School's Eshleman 3-2 in the '73 PA District III semi's last year,
 avenged his last high school loss.  Lehman is one of four West York athletes performing
 
for East Stroudsburg State, which improved its record to 9-3.  Undefeated Bill Luckenbaugh
 scored his sixth straight fall at 150 pounds over Ralph Reish for a 12-0 season record.  He
 has pinned 10 of 12 opponents.  Mike Stambaugh (10-2) gained a 10-2 decision over Eric
 Swanson at 177 pounds and 126-pounder Keith Lichty (5-6-1) bowed to West Chester's
 John Gallagher... with a close 3-2 decision.
  @ West Chester State College
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 East Stroudsburg State will host Wilkes College...
 Thursday night, in its next action.

 ▪ The PA State Conference wrestling tourney is set for Feb. 22-23, 1974
 at Slippery Rock State College and
 the NCAA Division II wrestling tourney is in California
 (Cal-State Fullerton) March 1-2, 1974.

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   February 18, 1974
 ESSC vs. Wilkes College
 East Stroudsburg Falls
...
 West Yorker's Win Two, Lose Two Against Wilkes
   York Dispatch: The 9th and 10th ranked NCAA Division II college wrestling teams in the East
 
collided Thursday night at East Stroudsburg and Wilkes College proved its higher ranking
 by knocking off the Warriors 23-16.  Four former West York grapplers performed for the losers.
 Keith Lichty, a freshman performing in the 126-pound class scored perhaps his biggest win of the year
 when he pinned Lon Balum in 6:29.  Balum had entered the match with a 13-2 mark.  Lichty is now 6-6-1.
   At 150, undefeated Bill Luckenbaugh ran his record to 13-0 with a lopsided 17-3 decision over Wilkes' Mike Lee.
 The other ex-bulldogs, Mike Stambaugh and Don Lehman would just as soon forget their bouts.
  Stambaugh was pinned by Jim Weisenfluh in the 177-pound class while Lehman, who tips the scale at 198
 pounds, was forced to take on 265-pound Al Scharer in the heavyweight match and dropped a 6-1 decision.
 @ ESSC's Koehler Fieldhouse
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   February 21, 1974
 York Matmen at East Stroudsburg
 Await State Conference Finals

  Bill Luckenbaugh Closing Career
   Four former West York High School wrestlers will be wearing the colors of East Stroudsburg
 State College Friday and Saturday during the 31st annual Pennsylvania Conference Wrestling
 Conference Championships at Slippery Rock State College's campus.

 Bill Luckenbaugh has the most impressive record going into the tourney, as the 150lb.
 performer has just completed his second straight undefeated dual match season with a
 15-0 dual record including 12 pins.  The other West Yorkers are Keith Lichty (126lbs.),
 Mike Stambaugh (177lbs.) and Don Lehman (190lbs. or Heavyweight).
 Lichty earned a 7-7-1 dual meet record on the season, winning six of his last eight
 matches with five pins.  Stambaugh scored a 10-5 dual meet record on the season
 and freshman Lehman had some big wins early in the season at heavyweight and
 finished with an 8-5-2 dual meet record
.

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   March 1, 1974
 
Luckenbaugh, Stetler Win PC Titles
  by John Aigeldinger 

  1974 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
  College Wrestling Championships

     March 1, 1974 - Bill Luckenbaugh and Bob Stetler, two of the Warriors best grapplers joined the ranks of
 some of the greatest college wrestlers in the history of the sport by becoming Pennsylvania Conference
 wrestling champs last Saturday night.  Luckenbaugh is a former PIAA champion and a West York (PA) grad.
 "Lucky" took the 150 pound title in the 31st annual conference championship with a 5-4 victory over Mike
 Waller of Slippery Rock.  Stetler, a junior, was the 158 pound winner beating Angelo Natoli of Slippery
 Rock, 2-0.  Both wrestlers were sporting 15-0 regular season records going into the PSAC finals.
 The Warriors had two other place winners in Don Lehman, third at 190 pounds and Phil Conlin, fourth at
 142lbs.  Both are freshman. Lehman is a West York (PA) graduate and Conlin graduated from Warwick (PA).
 ESSC placed fourth among the 13 conference schools, a vast improvement over last year's twelfth place
 showing.  Luckenbaugh won his first PC title after being frustrated in two previous attempts.  He was
 second to national champion Stan Dziedzic of Slippery Rock in 1971 and he was injured and forced to
 default last year.  However Lucky was not to be denied his title this year as he pinned Bill Davis of
 Clarion in 1:42 of the semi-finals and came back in the finals, building up close to three minutes of
 riding time for the difference in his win over Waller.  Stetler edged Don Eichenlaub, the 150 pound
 champion in 1973, 5-3, on a takedown with 30 seconds remaining.  He controlled his final round
 match much more than the score indicated.  He rode Natoli the entire second period and escaped early
 in the third and forced the action the rest of the way. Stetler is a former East Stroudsburg Open winner.
   Luckenbaugh, Stetler and Lehman will compete in the NCAA Division Two Wrestling Championships
 Friday and Saturday at Cal State University - Fullerton, in Orange County, California.

     GOING TO CALIFORNIA!
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   February 25, 1974
 
LUCKENBAUGH TRIUMPHS! 
 1974 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
 College Wrestling Championships

   February 23, 1974 - West York's
Bill Luckenbaugh, the top-seeded entry from
 
East Stroudsburg State College
, captured the 150lb. crown of the Pennsylvania State College
 Wrestling Conference championships held Saturday on the Slippery Rock State wrestling mats.
 Luckenbaugh is a senior and the ESSC captain.  Luckenbaugh, who upped his season's record to
 22-0, nipped Mike Waller of Slippery Rock with a 5-4 decision in the finals.  He had pinned Bill
 Davis of Clarion in 1:42 in the semi-finals Saturday, and he also had a 3:16 fall at the expense
 of Rich Schumacher of Indiana, Pa.  Bob Stetler of ESSC also won the PSAC 158lb title.
 East Stroudsburg finished fourth in the meet with 68 points.  Clarion won the team laurels for
 the fourth straight season with 156 1/2 points, followed by Slippery Rock State, 129 1/2,
 and Bloomsburg State, 80. Lock Haven was fifth in the 13-team field with 60 1/2 points.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
   Another West Yorker, Don Lehman (ESSC), was third in the 190lb division, defeating
 Tom Schweinburg of Indiana, 12-2 in the consolation finals.  Lehman (4-1) had bowed to
 Bill Shuffstall of Slippery Rock, 6-1, in the championship 190lb. semi-final round.
 
Shuffstall won the PSAC championship at 190lbs defeating Jim Zoschg (MI), 7-1.
 ▪ Two other former West York Bulldogs
who competed for East Stroudsburg State
  were Mike Stambaugh, (0-2) at 177lbs., and 126-pounder Keith Lichty, who finished
  with a (2-2) mark.  Both ESSC wrestlers did not place in the tournament.
 ▪ Luckenbaugh, Stetler and Lehman are slated to travel and
   compete in the NCAA Division II tourney Friday and Saturday

   at the Cal-State Fullerton Gym, Orange County, California.

   
 GOING TO CALIFORNIA!
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  1974 NCAA DII Championship Wrestling Results - 3/1-2, 1974.
 
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  February 25, 1974
 Herr, Luckenbaugh...
 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 two-day championships,
 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.  Luckenbaugh now
 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 Keith Lichty (126) and Mike Stambaugh
 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 BloomsburgWade 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 Bill Luckenbaugh of East Stroudsburg is 18-0.

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  NCAA College Wrestling

   ∙1974 PSAC Wrestling
   Conference Tournament Champions

  Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

 Front (L-R) Jack Spates -118lbs. (Slippery Rock), Craig Turnbull -126lbs. (Clarion),
 Randy Watts -134lbs. (Bloomsburg),  Don Rohn -142lbs. (Clarion) &
 Bill Luckenbaugh -150lbs. (East Stroudsburg).
 Back (L-R) Tom Herr -Hwt. (Edinboro), Bill Shuffstall -190lbs. (Slippery Rock),
 Wade Schalles -177lbs. (Clarion), Bill "Bimbo" Simpson -167lbs. (Clarion) &
 Robert Stetler -158lbs. (East Stroudsburg).

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

 1974 PSAC Wrestling Championship
 Podium Medalists

 @ 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 ES George Way LH Jim Sykes IUP
150lbs. B. Luckenbaugh ES Mike Waller SR Dave Crowell LH Bill Davis CL Tom Hutchinson IUP Ralph Reish WC
158lbs. B. Stetler ES Angelo Natoli SR Don Eichenlaub LH Bob Warnick CAL Chris Clark CL Steve Maxwell WC
▪ 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
                                                                                                   ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
                                        *
Most Outstanding Wrestler - Wade Schalles 177lbs. (Clarion)
                                                                                                   ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

            1974 PSAC 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),
            11th - Shippensburg (SH),  12th -Mansfield (MA),  13th - Kutztown (K).
 
                                                                                                

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 EAST STROUDSBURG STATE COLLEGE
 WRESTLING
 1973-74
  1974 - NCAA DII Wrestling Championships
 East Stroudsburg State College - 7th Place
(39 1/2pts)

 

  @ Cal-State Fullerton University
 (Back) ESSC Head Wrestling Coach - - Clyde "Red" Witman.
 (Front) ESSC's Bill Luckenbaugh (150lbs.), Don Lehman (190lbs.),
  Bob Stetler (158lbs.)
.
 THE POCONO RECORD
 March - 1974
 ▪ LUCKY & LEHMAN @ '74 NCAA's


 

     East Stroudsburg State College '74 NCAA DII  Entries:
 Bill Luckenbaugh (150), Bob Stetler (158), Don Lehman (190).

 (Location - Cal-State @ Fullerton University, Orange County, California)

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  March 05, 1974
 Yorkers Lehman, Luckenbaugh
 Resuming Mat Tourney Action
 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships
    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa -
Newly-crowned Pennsylvania Conference wrestling champions Bill Luckenbaugh (150)
 and Bob Stetler (158) will compete in the NCAA Division Two Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday
 in Fullerton, California.  Don Lehman (190), a third place conference finisher, also will be entered in the NCAA
 tourney.  Lehman and Luckenbaugh are graduates of West York High School.  Luckenbaugh should be one
 of the favorites at 150 pounds based on his 22-0 season record which includes 16 pinsStetler is 10-1
 with five pins while Lehman is 15-7-2 with three pins.  "All three have the capabilities to do well, but then
 a lot of wrestlers have the capabilities." said Coach Clyde 'Red' Witman.  "Now is when experience, desire
 and determination come into play."  This will be Luckenbaugh's second NCAA tournament.  As a sophomore
 in 1971, he wrestled in the NCAA College Division Tournament in Fargo, S.D., winning his first two matches
 on pins before losing to Tom Minkel of Central Michigan, 5-4.  Luckenbaugh gained revenge for that loss
 the following year by beating Minkel, 11-1, in the finals of the APO East Stroudsburg Open Tournament.
 The senior sat out the 1971-72 season and was injured and unable to compete at last year's tourney.
    "Bill is one of the best pinners I've ever seen anywhere.  We obviously consider him one of the top
 wrestlers in the nation and we're counting on his performance in the NCAA tournament to prove this,"
 Witman stated.  Stetler just became eligible to compete for East Stroudsburg at the start of the 2nd
 semester.  The junior from Stroudsburg is a transfer from Huron, S.D. College where he wrestled for
 two years.  Lehman is a freshman.  He competed at heavyweight during most of the dual-meet
 season, but dropped down to 190 pounds for the Pennsylvania Conference Championships last week.
 East Stroudsburg and Bloomsburg are the only Pennsylvania Conference schools which will compete
 in the Division Two tournament.  The top two finishers in each weight class will qualify for the NCAA
 Division One Wrestling Championships March 14-16 at Iowa State University.

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   VOL. LXII No. 19
 
 East Stroudsburg State College, East Stroudsburg, PA
  March 8, 1974
 
 Lucky Gets Crown And Trophy
 ▪ Senior wrestler Bill Luckenbaugh proved his grappling powers again this weekend breezing through the NCAA College
 Division II wrestling championships at Fullerton, California.  Lucky, top seeded at 150 pounds, pinned Roger Warner
 of Cal Poly San Louis Obispo in 3:35 of the final round match.  This was his fourth pin in five tournament matches
 and it enabled him to win a trophy for the most pins.  He also was second to Bloomsburg's Floyd Hitchcock in the
 outstanding wrestler balloting.
  Bob Stetler, another "Warrior Wonder," took third in the 158 pound class winning
 four consolation matches.  His biggest win came in a 9-2 thrashing of Mike Turnbull of the University of Akron,
 who earlier had eliminated him from the championship competition.  Turnbull decisioned Stetler 5-4 when his
 trick knee went out on him.  Coach "Red" Witman felt that if it had not been for the injury he could have
 conceivably gone on to win the title.  Don Lehman, only a freshman at 190 pounds, won one match in the
 championship round
, defeating a Northern Iowa grappler 3-2, and then fell to Mankato State's Kurt Kuehl
 by fall (4:56) in the quarterfinal match.  Lehman won one consolation match on Saturday before losing to Kuehl
 for a second time.  With only Lucky, Stetler and Lehman competing, the trio managed to score high enough
 for seventh place out of forty colleges.  Winning the final round enabled Lucky to go on to the NCAA Division I
 championships March 14-16 at Iowa State.  ESSC's only other NCAA champion was Rich Schumacher, who
 won the heavyweight college division title in 1970.
    1974 NCAA DII Championship Wrestling Results - 3/1-2, 1974
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   March 11, 1974
 
 "Lucky" Advances to...
    NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament!!

  ▪ Undefeated Bill Luckenbaugh will represent East Stroudsburg in the NCAA Division One Wrestling Championships
 beginning Thursday, March 14 at Iowa State University.  Luckenbaugh is expected to be seeded high in the 150lb. class
 based on his 27-0 record and 20 pins.  The senior from West York, PA won the NCAA Division II title, pinning four
 of his five opponents.  He pinned Roger Warner of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo @ 3:35 of the finals.  "Lucky" also won
 individual honors in the Coast Guard Invitational and the Pennsylvania Conference Championships.  He was 15-0 in dual
 matches with 12 pins.  Among his victims this year were Mike Waller of Slippery Rock, a 3rd team All-American
 and Mike Lee of Wilkes, the NCAA Division Three Champion.  Coach Clyde "Red" Witman is hoping Lucky will get a
 second or third seed in the 36-man field to defending champion Jarrett Hubbard of Michigan, who is also undefeated.
 "Bill is good enough to win the national title, but so are six-seven other wrestlers. Remember, every wrestler entered
 has had to qualify by winning either a league, regional, or national tournament," indicated Witman.  "I'd say Bill's
 chances are better than most because he is a pinner.  Sometimes a pinner can deck people who may prove better than
 they are if the match comes down to a decision." the coach added. Witman is in his 12th season as ESSC head coach.
 This will be Luckenbaugh's first appearance in the NCAA Division One Tournament, formerly called the University Division.
 Lucky didn't qualify as a sophomore and last year he was injured and unable to enter NCAA competition.  The Warriors
 just missed having a second national qualifier as junior Bob Stetler placed third in the NCAA Division II Championships
 at 158lbs., where only the finalists qualified.  Stetler won five matches and only lost one.  He was defeated by Mike
 Turnbull of Akron in the second round when he suffered a knee injury.  He came back to trounce Turnbull in the
 consolation finals.  Don Lehman, an ESSC freshman, also competed in the NCAA Division II tournament at 190lbs.
 Lehman scored two victories, losing in the quarterfinals of the championship event.  Lehman narrowly missed placing
 for All-American status, winning a 6-5 decision over Seattle's Rich Maras and then losing to Minnesota State's
 (Mankato) All-American Kurt Kuehl, 9-6, in his last consolation bout.
   ▪ The 1974 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship Tournament was
     held at California State University at Fullerton in Orange County, California.

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
   Bill Luckenbaugh of East Stroudsburg State College...
 was the "2nd seed" at the 1974 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Iowa City. 
 Bill won his first 2 matches by fall, but a severe knee injury suffered at practice
 the prior week hindered his progress in what would have been, a sure All-American medal. 
  Bill won the NCAA DII wrestling crown the week before to qualify for the DI tournament in Iowa City.
  You can look at the actual    Division I 1974 150lb. bracket w/"Lucky" by clicking
HERE!
 
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    ▪ ESSC Coach, Clyde "Red' Witman, presents the 1974 NCAA DII Outstanding Wrestler
 Award to Bloomsburg's 177lb wrestler Floyd "Shorty" Hitchcock.
 Coach Clyde Witman is president of the NCAA DII Coaches Association.


1974 NCAA Division II National Champions
March 1-2, 1974

Cal State-Fullerton
, CA
1974 NCAA DII Championship Wrestling Results - 3/1-2, 1974



  1974 NCAA Division II National Champions
 118lbs. - Terrence Perdew (Old Dominion)
 126lbs. - Tom Garcia (Northern Iowa)
 134lbs. - Jim Miller (Northern Iowa)
 142lbs. - Ken Snyder (Northern Iowa)

 150lbs. - Bill Luckenbaugh (East Stroudsburg)
 158lbs. - Cliff Hatch (Cal Poly SLO)
 167lbs. - Ron Sheehan (Bloomsburg)
 177lbs. - Floyd Hitchcock (Bloomsburg)
*
 190lbs. - Keith Leland (Cal Poly SLO)
 Unl.       - Jim Woods (Western Illinois)

   ▪ Team Champion - Cal Poly SLO (131.5 pts)
      * Outstanding Wrestler - Floyd "Shorty" Hitchcock (Bloomsburg)
     ∙ NCAA Division II Wrestling Full Champions List History
     ∙ NWCA NCAA DII Wrestling Hall of Fame

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  ESSC 1973-74
  DUAL MEET WRESTLING STATISTICS

 Bill Cuff (118lbs.)    3-5 with 0 pins
 Keith Lichty (126lbs.)    7-7-1 with 5 pins
 Gary Kessel (134lbs.)    8-6-1 with 1 pin
 Phil Conlin (142lbs.)    3-2 with 2 pins
 Gene Ulrich (142lbs.)    6-5-1 with 1 pin
Bill Luckenbaugh (150lbs.)    15-0 with 12 pins - ESSC Wrestler of Year
 Mel Riddick (158lbs.)    0-7 with 0 pins
 Bob Stetler (158lbs.)    7-1 with 5 pins
 Carl Seitz (167lbs.)    2-5-1 with 0 pins
 Mike Stambaugh (177lbs.)    10-5 with 2 pins
 Don Lehman (Hwt./190lbs.)    8-5-2 with 2 pins
 Fred Swanson (190lbs./Hwt.)    6-8 with 1 pin
 
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  ▪ 1973-74  ESSC Team record (9-6)
    PSAC Tourney Team (4th)
    NCAA DII Tourney Team (7th)

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  
 1973-74 ESSC Captain
 Senior Bill Luckenbaugh...
 ▪ 1969-74 - Bill Luckenbaugh Match by Match Results!
   ESSC Open, Coast Guard Invit., PSAC & NCAA DII Champion!
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 
 ESSC 1973-74 Wrestling Season...

  Four West York High School Wrestlers earned Varsity Letters...
 Keith Lichty, Bill Luckenbaugh,
 Mike Stambaugh, Don Lehman.

 


NCAA WRESTLING


 
 
NCAA WRESTLING

 East Stroudsburg State Wrestling
 1974-75 Final Results & Records

 '74-75 EAST STROUDSBURG STATE WRESTLING TEAM


 1974-75 East Stroudsburg State
 Varsity Wrestling Team

 (Overall Dual Record 11-12)

  FRONT ROW - (L/R)  Kathy Koch (manager), Dan Leach, Jody McMullen,
  Jack Miller, Randy Tillman.
  BACK ROW - (L/R)
 
Coach Bob Dalling, Darwin Brodt, Gary Kessel, Don Lehman,
  Gene Ulrich, Bob Stetler, Carl Seitz, Mike Stambaugh,
  Head Coach Clyde "Red" Witman (coach), Fred Swanson,
  Mike Sitler (trainer) & Phil Conlin.
   ▪ (not) pictured - Keith Lichty, Joe Delaney, Skip Falcone,
     Billy Cuff, Ken Magaro and Bill Katinowsky
.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  East Stroudsburg State College Wrestling 1974-75
 ▪ 1974-75 Season (11-12)

  Montclair State 30 ESSC 3, ESSC 30 Elizabethtown 14, F&M 18 ESSC 12,
 ESSC 18 U. of Maryland 17, Southern Illinois 21 ESSC 14, Lehigh 29 ESSC 6,
 ESSC 20 IUP 18, Slippery Rock 26 ESSC 11, Bloomsburg 22 ESSC 19,
 ESSC 27 Trenton State 12, Millersville 28 ESSC 9, Ashland 21 ESSC 15,
 Purdue 30 ESSC 8, ESSC 22 Notre Dame 14, ESSC 46 Youngstown State 3,
 ESSC 18 Lock Haven 15, ESSC 37 Shippensburg 12, ESSC 26 Mansfield 18,
 ESSC 31 Kutztown State 6, ESSC 27 West Chester State 9,
 North Carolina State 20 ESSC 14, Bloomsburg 21 ESSC 13,
 Wilkes College 22 ESSC 13
.
 
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    POCONO RECORD ARCHIVES
 
   SPORTS
  December 5, 1974
  @ F&M College - Lancaster, PA
 Franklin & Marshall 18  ESSC 12
 118lbs.    Tom Baxter F&M dec. Randy Tillman ES 8-3
 126lbs.    Brad Warner F&M dec. Dan Leach ES 8-0
 134lbs.    Brett Senior F&M dec. Joe Delaney ES 11-6
 142lbs.    Clark Griffin F&M dec. Mel Riddick ES 5-2
 150lbs.    Gary Kessel ES dec. Bill Kametz F&M 11-2
 158lbs.    Gene Ulrich ES dec. Vince Gerace F&M 8-6
 167lbs.    Carl Seitz ES dec. John Green F&M 7-6
 177lbs.    Jeff Windstein F&M dec. Vic Cortes ES 11-5
 190lbs.    Steve Paterno F&M dec. Mike Stambaugh ES 9-7
 Hwt.         Don Lehman ES dec. Jim Devenney F&M 4-2
 
 
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   ▪ Results from the 1974 Quad Meet
  @ Lehigh University's Grace Hall in Bethlehem PA

 
  East Stroudsburg State 18  University of Maryland 17

   POCONO RECORD ARCHIVES
 
   SPORTS
   November 30, 1974
   Key standoff... by Don Lehman
 aids ESSC matmen, 18-17 over U. of Maryland!

   @ Bethlehem, Pa:  With a Grace Hall crowd of more than 2,500 fans spurring him on,
 ▪ Don Lehman held 315-pound Bill Ellis,
a 1973 New Jersey State Wrestling Champion
 
for Toms River North HS and current University of Maryland sophomore grappler, to a 0-0 standoff
 in the heavyweight finale to give East Stroudsburg State College an 18-17 wrestling victory
 
over the University of Maryland Terrapins Friday night.  Lehigh
had already finished its match
 against Southern Illinois on an adjacent mat, winning easily, 35-3... in the quadrangular competition.
   The huge Grace Hall throng turned its attention to the other mat where the ESSC Warriors were
 trying to hold a one-point lead.  Lehman, outweighed by more than 120 pounds, became the
 Lehigh dominated crowd's favorite and they cheered him on as if he were a Lehigh wrestler.
 The ESSC sophomore rode out the entire second
period, tying up Ellis' legs and thus negating
 the Maryland youngster's beef and prominent belly.  In the third period, Ellis laid on top of Lehman
 but couldn't turn him over and the tie gave the Warriors their second victory of the season
 against one defeat.  The winning margin was provided by a pin by Bob Stetler at 158,
 a superior decision by freshman Jody McMullen at 134 and decisions by Gary Kessel at 150
 
and Carl Seitz at 167.  Kessel, undefeated in three matches, had the key match, stunning
 Maryland's Tyrone Neal, 6-4, with late takedowns in the second and third periods.  He kept
 the powerful Neal from tying him up and shot in on a pair of double leg takedowns.  Neal was also
 undefeated and had won the 158lb. title in the East Stroudsburg Open Wrestling Tournament,
 finishing 2nd in the balloting for the outstanding wrestler award.  After losing a pair of one-point
 decisions at 118 and 126 pounds, McMullen, a graduate of Dieruff High School, started the
 Warriors off by trouncing Bill Schoy, 17-2.  He had four two-point near falls, three in the third period.
 Still behind 9-7, Stetler, the team captain, led his team by example in decking Steve Hogg in 4:17.
 It was the Stroudsburg senior's first match at his normal wrestling weight of 158lbs. and was his first
 pin.  Stetler was ahead, 2-1 in the second period and coolly worked Hogg in position for the pin
 with a figure four.
  ▪ The four teams will trade opponents today.
   ▪ ESSC will meet host Lehigh at 2:30pm and Southern Illinois at 8:00pm in Grace Hall.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 

 Lehigh's Grace Hall '74 Quad Attendance: 2,532
 QUAD MATCH SCORES
  ▪ East Stroudsburg State 18  Maryland 17
  ▪ Southern Illinois 21  East Stroudsburg State 14
  ▪ Lehigh University 29  East Stroudsburg State 6
  ▪ Lehigh 35 Southern Illinois 3
  ▪ Lehigh 29 University of Maryland 5
  ▪ Southern Illinois 19 University of Maryland 18

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 East Stroudsburg State 18  University of Maryland 17
 118lbs. 
Mike Meko (UMD) dec. Randy Tillman (ES) 10-9
 126lbs. 
Greg Filipos (UMD) dec. Joe Delaney (ES) 3-2
 134lbs. 
Jody McMullen (ES) dec. Bill Schoy (UMD) 17-2
 142lbs. 
Scott Turkel (UMD) dec. Ken Magaro (ES) 9-6
 150lbs. 
Gary Kessel (ES) dec. Tyrone Neal (UMD) 6-4

 158lbs. 
Bob Stetler (ES) pinned Steve Hogg (UMD) 4:17
 167lbs. 
Carl Seitz (ES) dec. John Gibbons (UMD) 4-3
 177lbs. 
Kevin Johnson (UMD) dec. Darwin Brodt (ES) 16-10
 190lbs. 
Ron Train (UMD) dec. Mike Stambaugh (ES) 4-3
 Hwt.       Don Lehman
(ES) drew with Bill Ellis (UMD) 0-0

 
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 Southern Illinois 21  East Stroudsburg State 14

 118lbs. 
Joe Goldsmith (SI) pinned Randy Tillman (ES) 3:23
 126lbs. 
Joe Delaney (ES) dec. Dennis Lewis (SI) 9-0
 134lbs.  Keith Lichty (ES) drew with Dale Eggert (SI) 2-2
 142lbs. 
Clyde Ruffin (SI) dec. Ken Magaro (ES) 12-4
 150lbs. 
Gary Kessel (ES) dec. Fred Hoef (SI) 8-4

 158lbs. 
Jim Horvath (SI) dec. Phil Conlin (ES) 26-12
 167lbs. 
Tim Maday (SI) dec. Carl Seitz (ES) 10-2
 177lbs. 
Mark Weisen (SI) dec. Darwin Brodt (ES) 8-2
 190lbs. 
Mike Stambaugh (ES) dec. Jay Friedrich (SI) 6-5
 Hwt.       Don Lehman (ES) dec. Tim Swoboda (SI) 4-3

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 
 Lehigh University 29  East Stroudsburg State 6
 118lbs. 
Dave O'Brien (Lehigh) dec. Randy Tillman (E. Stroudsburg) 13-9
 126lbs. 
Jim Richie (Lehigh) dec. Joe Delaney (E. Stroudsburg) 6-3
 134lbs.  Bob Sloand (Lehigh) dec. Keith Lichty (E. Stroudsburg) 13-2
 142lbs. 
Mike Frick (Lehigh) dec. Phil Conlin (E. Stroudsburg) 20-8
 150lbs. 
Gary Kessel (E. Stroudsburg) dec. Mark Stauffer (Lehigh) 13-4

 158lbs. 
Jeff Duke (Lehigh) won by injury default over Bob Stetler (E. Stroudsburg) 5:55
 167lbs. 
Nils Deacon (Lehigh) dec. Skip Falcone (E. Stroudsburg) 4-1
 177lbs. 
Mike Lieberman (Lehigh) dec. Darwin Brodt (E. Stroudsburg) 4-1

 190lbs.  Don McCorkel (Lehigh) dec. Mike Stambaugh (E. Stroudsburg) 8-1
 Hwt.       Don Lehman (E. Stroudsburg) dec. Art Morin (Lehigh) 9-3

 
  ◊ (West Yorker's - K. Lichty, M. Stambaugh, & D. Lehman) 
  _________________________________

   
  The 1975 PSAC Wrestling Championship Preview
   @ Kutztown State College
   CLICK HERE!

  _________________________________

 
 PSAC 1975

 East Stroudsburg State College
 1975 PSAC Wrestling Championship Placewinners

  ▪ Front (L-R) Fred Swanson 3rd-Hwt., Darwin Brodt 3rd-177lbs.,
 Don Lehman 3rd-190lbs.
  ▪ Back (L-R) Gary Kessel 2nd-150lbs., Randy Tillman 4th-118lbs.,
 Jack Miller 5th-167lbs.

 
_________________________________

 
  1975 PSAC Wrestling Championships
  @ Kutztown State College - PSAC 190lbs. Podium

  (L-R) Tom Jackson (California State), Don Lehman (East Stroudsburg State),
 *Bill Shuffstall (Slippery Rock State),
  Eric Guyll (Millersville State), Matt Tydor (Bloomsburg State),
  Andy Aronstam (West Chester State).
 *Bill Shuffstall placed 6th at the 1974 NCAA DI Championships and 6th at
  the 1975 NCAA DI Championships...to become a 2-time All-American!

 
 190lbs. - PSAC 1975
 ▪ PSAC 190lbs. Preliminary Round
 Don Lehman (2nd seed) - bye
.
 ▪ PSAC 190lbs. Quarterfinals
 Don Lehman (ESSC) pinned Tom Jackson (CSP) 2:42.
 ▪ PSAC 190lbs. Semi-Finals
 Eric Guyll (M) dec. Don Lehman (ESSC) 3-2 (riding time point).
 ▪ PSAC 190lbs. Consolation Semi-Finals
 Don Lehman (ESSC) pinned Andy Aronstam (WCS) 1:23.
 ▪ PSAC 190lbs. 3rd/4th
 Don Lehman (ESSC) pinned Matt Tydor (BSC) 3:22.

  _________________________________

 The York Daily Record
 
 
ARCHIVES
  November 8, 1975
 1975 York College Spartan Invitational
 Wrestling Tournament

   York Daily Record 11/08/75:

   ∙ Joe Borsa, a former York Catholic High State Champ,
 and Don Lehman, a former West York wrestler,
 won their respective weight classes
 in the 2nd Annual Spartan Open Wrestling Tournament
 held at York College's Gym, Saturday.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
    York College's Joe Borsa grappled at 180lbs., while Don Lehman,
 who represented East Stroudsburg State College, is a heavyweight.
 Lehman decisioned Lock Haven's Jim Schuster in the finals by a score of 3-2,
 with a penalty point proving the difference.  East Stroudsburg teammates
 Gary Kessel (161lbs.), and former PIAA State Champion, Darwin Brodt (195lbs.)
 joined Lehman as champions of the Spartan event.  Brodt is an Easton High
 School graduate and a former PIAA State A Mat Champion.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  ▪  Lock Haven captured team honors with 113 points
   with East Stroudsburg State second with 51 points.
   York College of PA was third with 46 points
   and Elizabethtown was fourth with 41 points.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  ▪ A total of 17 colleges were represented on the day
 with more than 200 wrestlers in the tournament ▪
    
 
  1975 York College Spartan Open Champions
   ▪ (121lbs.)   Carl Lutz (Lock Haven)
   ▪ (129lbs.)   Eric Mast (Elizabethtown)
   ▪ (135lbs.)   Tim McCamley (Lock Haven)
   ▪ (139lbs.)   Gary Heim (Elizabethtown)
   ▪ (143lbs.)   Darryl Zimmerman (Shippensburg)
   ▪ (147lbs.)   Mike Moore (Lock Haven)
   ▪ (153lbs.)   Greg Hackenburg (Lock Haven)
   ▪ (161lbs.)   Gary Kessel (East Stroudsburg)
   ▪ (170lbs.)   George Way (Lock Haven)
   ▪ (180lbs.)   Joe Borsa (York College)
   ▪ (195lbs.)   Darwin Brodt (East Stroudsburg)
   ▪
(Hwt.)        Don Lehman (East Stroudsburg)

   ▪ Team Points - Lock Haven 113pts., East Stroudsburg 51pts.,
     York College 46pts., Elizabethtown 41pts.
     (17 College Teams - 214 Wrestlers)
     Also competing at Hwt. for ESSC - Bill Katinowsky.



 *Bill Katinowsky (East Stroudsburg) placed 3rd at Hwt. - York College Open '74. 

  _________________________________


  The Stroud Courier
    February 7, 1975
  At:  Kutztown State College
  MILLER, KESSEL HIGHLIGHT SWEEP OF SEVEN;
  TRAMPLE KUTZTOWN BEARS

    Jack Miller's pin and Gary Kessel's superior decision highlighted an East Stroudsburg
 
sweep of the last seven weight classes, four of which were one-point decisions,
 to down Kutztown, 31-6, last Tuesday evening in wrestling.  The victory kept the Warrior's
 win streak alive at six, and put them over the .500 mark for the season with 10 wins.
 ESSC 31 Kutztown State 6
 118lbs.    Randy Tillman (ES) won by forfeit
 126lbs.    Lou Cooker (K) dec. Steve Dipsinger (ES) 7-5
 134lbs.    Tim Anspack (K) dec. Jody McMullen (ES) 7-6
 142lbs.    Gene Ulrich (ES) dec. Leo Quinoes (K) 3-2
 150lbs.    Phil Conlin (ES) dec. Dave Graybill (K) 11-10
 158lbs.    Gary Kessel (ES) dec. Gary Crosby (K) 14-1
 167lbs.    Jack Miller (ES) pinned Larry Hamershock (K) 4:03
 177lbs.    Darwin Brodt (ES) dec. Tom Lawler (K) 9-2
 190lbs.    Don Lehman (ES) dec. Emmerson Carter (K) 5-4
 Hwt.         Mike Stambaugh (ES) dec. George Schenck (K) 3-2
 
  _________________________________

 
 EAST STROUDSBURG STATE WRESTLING
 ESSC VS. NORTH CAROLINA STATE '75
 (NC State 20  ESSC 14)


 1975 East Stroudsburg State College Wrestling
  Home Match @ ESSC's/ESU's Koehler Fieldhouse
   (L-R)
Jack Miller, Coach Clyde "Red" Witman, Gary Kessel, Don Lehman,
 Phil Conlin & Dan Leach - '75 ESSC vs. North Carolina State dual meet.

 ∙ 1975 photo sent to Don Lehman from the late - Coach Clyde "Red" Witman.
 
Time Passages

  _________________________________

 

 1975 NCAA DII Wrestling Championship 150lb. Podium
   ESSC's Gary Kessel (2nd from right) finished 2nd
 to Bloomsburg's Randy Watts @ 150lbs.
 ▪ Kessel wrestled for Hopatcong HS in New Jersey and placed 8th
 at the 1973 NJ State Wrestling Tourney!
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 ▪ Gary Kessel is an accomplished NCAA DI Wrestling Official - CLICK HERE!


  TheMat.com photo & Larry Slater
   ▪ 2009 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships...
 ESSC's Gary Kessel (raises Jake Varner's hand).


 


NCAA WRESTLING


  
 
   NCAA WRESTLING

   EAST STROUDSBURG STATE WRESTLING

  East Stroudsburg State Wrestling
   1975-76 Final Results & Records

     ▪ 1975-76 ESSC Record
   
 ▪ (12-4-2)
 ESSC 33 Elizabethtown 8, Lafayette Tournament Team (1st), ESSC 28 F&M 14,
 ESSC 21 Slippery Rock 14, Bloomsburg 26 ESSC 9, ESSC 23 Trenton State 15,
 Montclair State 31 ESSC 12, ESSC 24 Millersville 20, ESSC 39 N. Kentucky 5,
 U. of Kentucky 18 ESSC 13, ESSC 38 Baldwin-Wallace 6, ESSC 42 Ohio Wesleyan 6,
 Lock Haven 24 ESSC 17, ESSC 24 Shippensburg 18, ESSC 40 Mansfield 11,
 ESSC 33 Kutztown 11, ESSC 19 West Chester 19, ESSC 24 Wilkes College 20,
 ESSC 19 Bloomsburg 19, PSAC Tourney Team (3rd) NCAA II Team (10th).

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  ESSC 1975-76 Dual Meet Individual Records:
 Randy Tillman (118lbs.) 12-5-1 with 6 pins
 Greg Shoemaker (126lbs.) 12-1-1 with 1 pin
 Galen McWilliams (134lbs.) 4-10 with 1 pin
 Jody McMullen (142lbs.) 6-6 with 2 pins
 Gary Kessel (150lbs.) 16-1-1 with 8 pins
 Wayne Carroll (158lbs.) 5-6 with 1 pin
 Jack Miller (167lbs.) 6-7-3 with 0 pins
 Skip Falcone (177lbs.) 7-7-3 with 2 pins
 Darwin Brodt (177/190lbs.) 7-1 with 2 pins
 Don Lehman (190/Hwt.) 10-2 with 4 pins
 Mike Stambaugh (Hwt.) 8-3 with 2 pins

 
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  East Stroudsburg State College
   East Stroudsburg, PA
 3,683 Undergraduates.
 Colors: Red & Black.
 Nickname: Warriors.
 Head Coach: Clyde H. Witman.
 Asst Coach: Robert Dalling.
 Grad Assts: Rich Schumacher & Tom Ross.
 Athletic Director: John R. Eiler.
 Athletic Trainers: John Thatcher, Mertice Shane, Bill Rinehimer, Dave Malkemas.
 Wrestling Managers: Kathy Koch, Sharon Mader, Audrey Stauffer, Andrea Hylen.
 Home Arena: ESSC Koehler Fieldhouse (3,400 seating capacity).
  ▪ Sports Information Director: Pete Nevins.
 
 ESSC Wrestling

 The 1975-76 ESSC Mat Lettermen Recap by Pete Nevins ESSC SID
 CLICK HERE!
  (R. Tillman, G. Shoemaker, G. Kessel, S. Falcone, D. Brodt, D. Lehman)
 

 

 
NCAA WRESTLING


 
 
NCAA WRESTLING
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1976-77 Final Results & Records

 
 '76-'77

 1977 - ESSC's Don Lehman (top)
 1976-77 ESSC Varsity Team

  1976-77 East Stroudsburg State College
  Varsity Wrestling Team

 ∙ Front (L-R) Sal Picone, Desi McNelis, Jim Vargo, Galen McWilliams.
 
Middle (L-R) Coach Rich Schumacher, Don Lehman, Gary Kessel,
 Skip Falcone, Bill Cuff, unknown.
 
Back (L-R) Coach Bob Dalling, Bill Katinowsky, unknown, Wayne Carroll,
 Greg Shoemaker, Don Blair, Head Coach Clyde "Red" Witman.

  ▪ (Not pictured: Kerry Ciatto, Harvey Freeman, Ken Magaro)

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
     
 1976-77 ESSC Varsity
 
Wrestling Team Record
   (12-4-1)
 ESSC 30 Elizabethtown 12, ESSC 20 F&M 18, ESSC 24 Trenton State 14,
 ESSC 31 Mass. Maritime 21, ESSC 23 Slippery Rock 14, ESSC 24 Montclair State 14,
 Millersville 32 ESSC 11, ESSC 21 Lock Haven 21, Shippensburg 20 ESSC 18,
 ESSC 42 Mansfield 3,ESSC 25 Yale 13, ESSC 30 Kutztown 11,
 ESSC 31 West Chester 6,Wilkes 24 ESSC 13, Bloomsburg 27 ESSC 4,
 ESSC 20 Columbia University 12, ESSC 35 Bucknell University 6.
   Head Coach: Clyde H. "Red" Witman
 Asst. Coaches: Bob Dalling & Rich Schumacher
 Team Manager: Kathy Koch
 ▪ East Stroudsburg Open Placewinners - G. Kessel (1st) D. Lehman (4th).
 '77  Lafayette Invitational Wrestling Tournament: ESSC Team 3rd.
 ESSC Champions @ Lafayette - G. Shoemaker, S. Picone, G. Kessel, D. Lehman.
 '77 PSAC Medalists - G. Kessel (1st),  G. Shoemaker (2nd), J. Vargo (2nd),
 S. Falcone (6th), D. Lehman (6th), B. Katinowsky (5th).
 '77 PSAC Wrestling Team Points - ESSC 5th.
 ▪ EIWA Team Wrestling Championships @ Syracuse University: ESSC Team 5th.
 ▪ '77 Team's Outstanding Wrestler - Gary Kessel (1st PSAC) (1st - EIWA).



ESSC's  Gary Kessel '77 Page


 
  2011 - Gary Kessel's son - Greg Kessel
 was a running back at Lafayette College! #48



  1977 PSAC Heavyweight Medalists
 ▪ Jack Campbell (Clarion State) finished 1st...
 with East Stroudsburg's Bill Katinowsky, 5th.
  photo by Shippensburg's Red Schaeffer (6th)

 
  1977 EIWA Wrestling Brackets - CLICK HERE!
  ESSC PSAC Placewinners Page - CLICK HERE!
 
_________________________________
 
    POCONO RECORD ARCHIVES
 
   SPORTS
   November 1976
  Lafayette College Invitational
  Wrestling Tournament

   Team Scores: Princeton 67, Army 66, East Stroudsburg 64 1/2,
 Franklin & Marshall 41, Rider 35 1/2, Lafayette College 26 1/2,
 University of Delaware 23 1/2, University of Pennsylvania 11.

 
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  1976 Lafayette College Invitational
  Wrestling Champions...

   ▪ 1976 Lafayette College Invitational Champions:
    
(118lbs.)  Tom Coleman, Army
     (126lbs.)  ▪Greg Shoemaker, East Stroudsburg State
     (134lbs.)  ▪Sal Picone, East Stroudsburg
     (142lbs.)  Brian Brown, Franklin & Marshall
     (150lbs.)  Steve Grubman, Princeton
     (158lbs.)  ▪Gary Kessel, East Stroudsburg State
     (167lbs.)  Jeff Culp, Army
     (177lbs.)  Keith Ely, Princeton
     (190lbs.)  ▪Don Lehman, East Stroudsburg State
     (Hwt.)       John Sefter, Princeton

       ▪ Team Scores: Princeton 67, Army 66, ▪East Stroudsburg 64 1/2,
              Franklin & Marshall 41, Rider 35 1/2, Lafayette College 26 1/2,
              University of Delaware 23 1/2, University of Pennsylvania 11.

 
    The Lafayette College Invitational 190lb. Bracket:
  * Quarter's 190lbs. - Don Lehman (ESSC) dec. Tom Olocco (Princeton) 6-0.
  * Semi-Finals 190lbs. - Don Lehman (ESSC) dec. Mike Monica (Army) 5-2.
  * Finals 190lbs. - Don Lehman (ESSC) dec. John Celli (F&M) 2-1.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  Other ESSC Placewinners:  
Randy Tillman (118lbs.) - 2nd place
  ▪ ESSC Wrestlers who did not place:
    Galen McWilliams (142lbs.), Ken Magaro (150lbs.),
    Harvey Freeman (167lbs.), Don Blair (177lbs.), Bill Katinowsky (Hwt.)
 .    

 
_________________________________

 
  ARCHIVES
 
   SPORTS
 WEST CHESTER @ EAST STROUDSBURG STATE '77


  ▪ ESSC's Don Lehman @ 190lbs. gains a decision vs.
 West Chester State in ESSC's Koehler Fieldhouse ('77)
 photo - Pocono Record
  
_________________________________
 

  ▪ ESSC's 190lb. Don Lehman (top) applies arm bar
 vs. West Chester State ('77)
 photo - Pocono Record
  _________________________________


 Darwin Brodt
  ▪ ESU Alumni - please keep ESU Grad
 and Easton HS
1974 PIAA State Champ...
  Darwin Brodt
 in your prayers as Jody McMullen reported to Bill Katinowsky
 that Darwin is fighting cancer.
 Darwin has been to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC
 for treatment.  Additional details will be posted when received.
  @ ESU, Darwin was a 1976 PSAC Champion and a 1976 NCAA DII 4th Place AA.
 Darwin recently retired as a teacher at Nazareth High School.

  _________________________________


  ▪ 12/8/12 - NCAA Wrestling Official... Gary Kessel @ Kutztown University.  ('77 ESSC Alumnus)
  photos by Bill Katinowsky - ESSC '77.
 

                                                                                                      
                                                                      
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 PSU 31 PITT 7
 ▪ NCAA Official Gary Kessel (right)... teammate of Don Lehman @ ESU.
   2/8/13 @ PITT/PSU Dual Meet
   (getting w/Gary after match were Don Lehman, Randy Blasdell & Scott Miller)



 ▪ @ PITT...(L-R) Randy Blasdell, Gary Kessel '77, Don Lehman, Scott Miller.
 (PSU's All-American 165lb. David Taylor... in back-right) - 2/8/13.

 




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Wrestling Page...1973-74 Team - CLICK HERE!
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Wrestling Page... '73-'77 Dual Meet Scores
 


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(West York HS has 10 athletes on the list!)

1970-2013


PSAC All-Time Wrestling Champions '40 - '10
ESSC PSAC Placewinners Page - CLICK HERE!
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Mat Cousins!
Todd Lehman & Steve Elicker


West York 2004 Alumnus - Todd Lehman, (left) with his cousin
... South Western High School's - Steve Elicker (right).

Steve Elicker @ South Western PA High School was a...
 2x Section AAA Champion
('88 & '89),
 2x District AAA Champion ('88 & '89),
2x Region AAA Champion ('88 & '89),
and was 4th at the
'89 PIAA State AAA Tourney.
(Todd & Steve Elicker @ Chiapparelli's Restaurant
in Little Italy, Baltimore Inner Harbor w/family)


NCAA WRESTLING
STEVE ELICKER INTERVIEW
▪ Steve Elicker was also a standout wrestler
at
East Stroudsburg University...
where he was a 2-time NCAA DI Academic All-American!

▪ At ESU...
 Steve Elicker was (career 94-38), a PSAC runner-up,
2-time East Stroudsburg University Outstanding Wrestler,

'94 EIWA
runner-up/'93 EIWA 5th and a '94 NCAA Qualifier.

Steve Elicker also handed Olympic Gold Medalist - Brandon Slay,
one of his only 2 dual meet losses in the EIWA Mat League.
Brandon Slay's other EIWA loss was to Lehigh's
Rick Hepp!



MAT SPORTS
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▪ ESU's "All-Time" Wrestling Letterwinners...
1970-2013 - (West York HS has 10 athletes on the list!)
Click to view ESSC/ESU Lettermen by Year/Weight Class

EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY
ATHLETIC
S DEPARTMENT LETTERS





WRESTLING

Don Lehman Hwt./190lbs.
(58-22-5)

Don Lehman's ESSC Wrestling Letters (4)


1973-74



1974-75




1975-76




1976-77


 

NCAA WRESTLING


Letter Awards
1970-2013

              

 
1970-2013 - view ESU Wrestling Letter Awards
below...











 
 


PSAC WRESTLING

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ PSAC "All-Time" Wrestling Champions '40 - '13
(West York's Bill Luckenbaugh
- PSAC Champion '74)



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