1977-78 Championship Team Reunion
Donald Botterbusch, Bruce Stambaugh, Rod Stough, John Silar.
▪ Back (L-R) Larry Gay, Barry Gay, Asst. Coach Don Lehman, Randy Blasdell,
David Stram, WY Head Coach John T. Toggas, Asst. Coach John Sprenkle. ▪ Photo by
Kevin Drawbaugh ofJK Images
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Senior High Wrestling
Outstanding Wrestler - Frank Veloce & Nick Spadafora
Sterner Award - Noah Sanderson
Sportsmanship - Joey Dejesus
Junior High Wrestling
Outstanding Wrestler - Bryce Weaver
Most Improved - Tyler Bard
the Year - Nate Brown
Award - Nate Jones & Ivan Vega
Most Pins -
- Matt Conde
Outstanding Wrestler - Jayden Yingling
the Year - Nate DeShields & Carson Loucks
Improved - Spencer Croyle
- Lelyn Mercado
Bruce Weaver (Bryce's dad)... with Dan Gable @ the VA
WY's Carly Gross (right)... Freestyle in Gotham City
WY's Carly Gross... Women's PA National Wrestling Team
(Carly is front row - far right)
WEST YORK WRESTLING HEAD COACH WY Head
Brian Gross... 11 seasons
YAIAA Section AAA Champions - (Billy Randt 2010, Garrett
Stauffer 2015). *3
PIAA State Qualifiers - (Billy Randt '10, Kyle Narber
'13, Garrett Stauffer '15).
1977-78 West York Wrestling
Championship Team (14-0)
▪ Front Kneeling
Stough, Van Emig,
Clyde Poe, Dennis Heath & Don Botterbusch.
(L-R) Larry Gay, Barry Gay, Lynn Martin, Bruce Stambaugh,
Randy Blasdell & Perry Tallman.
1971-72 West York Varsity
Wrestling Team (14-0)
Front Row (L-R) Steve Thomas, Paul Mulay, Skip Martin, Keith Lichty,
Kevin McCleary & Neil Bupp.
∙ Back (L-R) Coach J. Toggas, Jim Haas, Barry Albright, Scott Callahan,
Barry King, Mike Stambaugh & Don Lehman.
Toggas @ Biglerville...
38-32-2 (overall 307-110-4). Ober &
Toggas are in the National Wrestling
Hall of Fame.
C. Richards, JT Toggas, K. Ober & B. Luckenbaugh... are in
the PWCA PA Wrestling
Hall of Fame.
"Leadership, like WRESTLING, cannot be
DID YOU KNOW??
*West York High School had a finalist in the
VERY FIRST PIAA
State Wrestling Tournament in 1938!!
1938 PIAA State Wrestling Finals
*Dick DiBattista (Lower Merion)
dec. Cletus Gentzler
School PIAA Champs (40
West York HS
Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall Of Fame
Letterwinners Yearly ...
East Stroudsburg (PA) State College Wrestling
ESSC Varsity NCAA DI
Wrestling Team (EIWA)
Row (L-R) Sal Picone, Desi McNelis, James
Asst. Coach Rich Schumacher, Don Lehman,
Falcone, Billy Cuff & unknown.
Greg Shoemaker, Don Blair & Head Coach Clyde
H. "Red" Witman.
▪ (Not pictured: Kerry Ciatto, Harvey
Freeman, Ken Magaro)
(L-R) '78 WY Wrestler Bruce Stambaugh and
'78 WY Coach Don Lehman.
(Both ESSC/ESU Wrestling Grads!)
WEST YORK WRESTLING WYWA
(by Coach John T. Toggas & Don
Lehman... WY selection committee)
John Bowser, Dave Maday, Rod Stough, Frank
Vega, Brian Kuntz, Bill Pope, Eugene Brady,
Dan Dixon, Lester Boyer, Paul Mulay, Donald Becker, Greg Henry, Dana
Eric Albright, Wade Ginter, Ken Shorts, Jeff Linebaugh, Larry Haas, Todd
Kern, Steve Thomas,
Tom Hoover, Glenn Amsbaugh, Carl Bowser, Leon Senft, Darl
"Smokey" Dennis, Skip Martin,
Robert Linker, David Toggas, David Carley, Van Emig, Larry Bahn,
Bill Luckenbaugh, Roy Bowser, Bob Brown, Matt
Sprenkle, Herb Marley, Terry Lehr, Josh Gibbs,
Keith Lichty, Chad Luckenbaugh, Neil Bupp, Todd Platts, Mark Buelow,
Stan Wright, Keith Clark,
John Chiappy, Chad Toomey, Mathias Smyser,
Brent Gladfelter, Robert Schaszberger, Bill Forry,
Jason Turnbull, Todd Reynolds,
Brock Mathison, Barry Gay, Bill Knerr, Jeff Meckley, Tony Hoffman, Billy Feeser, Steve Toggas, Neil
Seidenstricker, Dean Coffman, Mike Gable, Billy Randt, Tom Toggas, Ken Smyser, Troy Finkenbiner, Trevor
Clark, Paul Smith, James Haas, Kevin
McCleary, Cletus Gentzler, Scott Callahan, Jon Shorts, Jack Deal, Kyle
Narber, Bruce Stambaugh, Robert King, Justin Wilkins, Dave Heckard, Glenn Eby,
Russ Aldinger, Joe Bahn, Dave Stram, Steve Young, Lynn Harbold, Don Narber, Todd Lehman, Guy Boyer,
Vince Sutton, Herb Schmidt, Fred R. Lehman, Matt Fink, Mike Stambaugh, Jeff Wolfe, Nate
Sheridan, Burt Lally, Wilmer Pressel, Chad Gardner, Keith Peterson, Randy Blasdell, Don Lehman,
Ron Emenheiser, John Reiber, Chip Gerhart, Jacob Gemmill, John Sprenkle, Eric Lehman,
Gary Narber, Carolyn Tritt, Ted Schaeffer, Perry Tallman,
John T. Toggas,
Charles Richards, Robert L. Brown, Dr. Ken Ober, The Mat Maids, Raymond Troxell, Paul C. McCleary, Sam
Toggas, Whedon Myers, Robert Bowers, Neil Everhart, Norman Callahan, Fred Callahan, George Kessler, Tom Delong, William "Bill"
Aldinger, Chip Fissel, Garrett Stauffer,
Noah Townsley, Sam Sterner, Ryan Narber, Mary Jane Toggas.
the... West York ...
by Don Lehman
is dedicated to the great memory of an office, full of photos,
a coffee pot, and the endless conversations between wrestlers
and their coach. This
website is dedicated to the memory of a scales room, clean and
nicely framed photos of "past" West York Wrestling champions and
teams... and, an exam table used for daily naps! This website is
dedicated to the
memory of a small hot wrestling room - full of records,
all-time teams, motivational
quotes and a dark blue mat kept clean by a team of dedicated "mat
website is dedicated to the memory of an old equipment room, with
hung and pressed WY uniforms, and an equipment locker with a history
YCIAA Sectional Champions, so neatly written. This website is
dedicated to the
memory of those great fans, the full gyms and the
proud support we felt. The
Alumni Website is dedicated to the memory of a head coach who had
the vision for the
above, and the great patience to stay those long nights
while his wrestlers chatted
& took those long showers after a very tough practice or dual meet. This
just a "modern" extension of the visuals we saw during our lives at
West York Area!
is dedicated to a former head coach who cared,
the late John T.
and the many West York athletes who competed in the World's Oldest
and Toughest Sport!