West York Wrestling




WY Wrestling Archive

"SUCCESS is not measured by what
ONE brings, but rather...
by what ONE leaves!"

*Developed by Don Lehman...
West York Wrestling

The West York Wrestling Notebook
1934 - 2022 WY Mat History

*This WY Website looks back &
looks forward... with 615 pages,
links and
over 1400 photos!

Best viewed on a PC, LTop or iPad...

WY Wrestling Alumni
was updated on 06/24/22

ESSC Coach...Clyde H. "Red" Witman
w/Jack Miller, Gary Kessel, Don Lehman,
Phil Conlin & Dan Leach vs. NC State.

 *1975 East Stroudsburg State College Wrestling


East Stroudsburg State
Varsity Wrestling Lettermen

*10 West York Alumni on the ESU Letter... List
*Eby (2), Luckenbaugh (4), M. Stambaugh (4),
Lehman (4), Lichty (1), B. Gay (3), Wolfe (4),
B. Stambaugh (1), Sprenkle (1), Buelow (3).

"Letterwinners from 1970-2019"

8/06/22 ESU Warriors Wrestling Golf Outing
@ Green Pond CC... Bethlehem, PA

2022 Entry Form

West York Wrestling



Steve Heiser, York Dispatch Sports Editor

YAIAA Wrestling Results

Tom Elling's PA Wrestling



  West York Wrestling Records

West York Wrestling Team Page

WY Wrestling Coaching History!

WY Booster Club Page

2021-22 WY Season
West York, PA Bulldogs Wrestling
2021-22 (7-8)
WY Wrestling Season Results

('21-'22 WY Wrestling Schedule/Roster/Results)

                           WEST YORK WRESTLING HEAD COACH

                              WY Head Wrestling Coach Brian Gross...

                                 15 seasons (Coaching Career 96-154 - .384%)
         *2 YAIAA Section AAA Champions - (Billy Randt 2010, Garrett Stauffer 2015)
         *3 PIAA State Qualifiers - (Billy Randt '10 , Kyle Narber '13, Garrett Stauffer '15)

               '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), '17-18 (6-10), '18-19 (9-9),

               '19-20 (6-13), '20-21 (6-7), '21-22 (7-8).

"West York Athletics Live Streams"

"YAIAA Athletics Live Streams"

YAIAA All-Sports Website

PIAA District III...
"All Sports" Power Rankings!

PIAA District III Wrestling Website



Don Lehman & Bill Luckenbaugh (5/25/22)

"If you WRESTLED...you are in a FRATERNITY
like NO other!!"

CLICK on a below photo...for their "OWN" Bio page!
Denotes PIAA State Tourney Place Medalist...

John T. Toggas, Dana Luckenbaugh, Bill Luckenbaugh &
John W. Sprenkle

(L-R) Scott Callahan, Don Lehman, Mike Stambaugh & Keith Lichty

(L-R) Brian Kuntz, Darl Dennis, Paul C. McCleary & Kevin McCleary

(L-R) Larry Haas, Jason Turnbull, Don Narber & Dr. Glenn Amsbaugh

(L-R) Neil Bupp, Paul Mulay, Ron Emenheiser & Jeff Linebaugh

(L-R) Glen Eby, Brent Gladfelter,
Rod Stough & Dave Maday

Billy Randt, Bruce Stambaugh, Tony Hoffman & Tom Toggas

(L-R) Guy Boyer, Garrett Stauffer, Ken Shorts &
Wilmer Pressel

Jeff Meckley, Gary Narber, Jeff Wolfe & Stanley Wright

(L-R) Skip Martin, Dave Toggas, Steve Toggas & Dave Carley

West York Wrestling


by Coach John T. Toggas & Don Lehman...
WY Alumni Selection Committee




   Don's "Key" WY Pages...
2019 @ Hanover Country Club... WY Alumni Golf
   (L-R) West Yorker's... Mike Stambaugh '72,
   Jim Haas '72, Brian Kuntz '70, Skip Martin '74,
   Bill Luckenbaugh '69 & Don Lehman '73.

   WY Wrestling "Alumni" Page

2004 Alumni Night w/Toggas

WY Wrestling Records

WY By The Numbers!

   WY Win/Loss Page

WY Wrestling Undefeated!

WY Awards ▪▪▪ OW's
& Sterner

PIAA State Medalist's Page

Sectionals Districts Regions

PIAA State Qualifiers Page

PIAA State Champions Page

WY Wrestling Hall of Fame

WY Wrestling Photos Page


WY Wrestling History Page

WY Easton Gov. Mifflin Pages

WY Wrestling News

WY Wrestling Coaches Page

WY Alumni Interviews

 WY Wrestling NCAA Alumni

    York's BEST  

ESSC Wrestling Archive

    ESSC/ESU Varsity Letters

    ESSC '73-77 Team Results






WY's 1969 OW's...
Bill Luckenbaugh & John W. Sprenkle

"A Wrestler must LIVE Wrestling!"


( est. 1967)

"The West York Outstanding Wrestler Award is given
to the wrestler whose distinguished performance ...
stood out among others!" 
by Don Lehman


Outstanding West York Wrestlers
WY Wrestling OW Award (1967-2022)

George Sterner Memorial Award

                                   ( est. 1982)
                      "is presented"
To a member of the West York Wrestling Team
   who best personifies...
qualities George Sterner believed in.
        A West York Wrestler who represents his team
   with pride, is capable of winning with humility,
   or losing with grace.
A "team" wrestler who exhibits self-discipline,
   common sense and above all, self-control.


West York Wrestling 2019-20 Awards

2020 West York Wrestling Award Winners
(L-R) Jaidyn Wilkins, Noah Steigleman, Matt Conde, Seamus McNicholas,
Tyquan Harrison, Wykeem Martin, Selina Beaverson, Ivan Vega,
Carly Gross, David Rodkey & Daniel Rodkey.

WY's George Sterner Award (1982-2022)

∙ Photo by Kevin Drawbaugh of JK Images

1972 WY Coaches
- Bob Bowers & John T. Toggas

WY'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"
-531-14 (1934-2022)
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 %)
  2007-22 - Brian Gross                           96-154  (.384 win %)
  2022-??   -  Open                                           00-00    (.000 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, Dr. K. Ober & B. Luckenbaugh...
      are in the PWCA Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame.

"Leadership, like WRESTLING, cannot be
learned by reading about it!"

1991 West
York Wrestling Coaching Staff
York Wrestling head coach John T. Toggas (right)
w/assistant coach (69' PIAA Champ) Bill Luckenbaugh (left).

1978-79 West York SH Wrestling Coaching Staff
(L-R) WY Asst. Don Lehman, WY Head Coach John T. Toggas
& WY Asst. John Sprenkle.

1983 West York Wrestling Dual vs. Central York
(L-R) Coaches John T. Toggas w/son John S. "Moc" Toggas,
John Sprenkle,
Brian Kuntz and standing in back (middle) is
assistant... Kevin McCleary.

WY Wrestling Coaches History


10 YCIAA/YAIAA Mat Titles
WY's 10 League Championship Teams
1963 1964 1965 1972 1975

1977 1978 1992 1994 1999

The '71-'72 Dallastown & Dover Matches!

West York Wrestling '71-72 (14-0) YCIAA Champs
▪ Knee
(L-R) - Steve Thomas, Paul Mulay, Skip Martin, Keith Lichty,
Barry Botterbusch, Mark Jenkins, Kevin McCleary & Neil Bupp.
▪ Back  (L-R) - Jim Haas, Barry Albright, Scott Callahan, Mike Root,
Barry King, Mike Stambaugh & Don Lehman.

"The WY Wrestling 1972 GANG"

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

The 1972 West York Wrestling
Josten's YCIAA Championship Ring!




∙ 1970 @ York Fairgrounds, York, PA
Memorial Day Flattrack Races.

(L-R) West York's Don Lehman and Fred Lehman...
getting ready for an AMA Novice Heat Race.
* Ducati 250cc Flattracker - #38A... AMA Novice Class.

        WY Wrestling

      John T. Toggas, Guy Boyer, Darl Dennis, Raymond Troxell,

      Dana Luckenbaugh, Fred Lehman, Jeff Linebaugh,

      Bill Luckenbaugh, Chuck Richards, Brian Kuntz, Tom Toggas,

      John Sprenkle, Kevin McCleary
, Rod Stough, Bruce Stambaugh,

      Don Lehman, Scott Callahan, Jack Kunkle, Michael Stambaugh,

      Ronald Emenheiser, Dr. Glenn A. Amsbaugh, Stanley Wright,

Jim Haas, Paul Mulay, Keith Lichty, Mark Jenkins, Jeff Wolfe,

      Todd Reynolds, Larry Haas, Keith Clark, Glen Eby, Neil Bupp,

      Steve Toggas, Gary Narber, Perry Tallman, KC McCleary,

      Wilmer Pressel, Dave Maday, Jason Turnbull, Billy Randt.

PennLive Wrestling News

  West York "100" Career Wins
Chad Luckenbaugh - 126
       Vincent "Wade" Ginter - 118
       Mark Buelow - 105
       Jeff Wolfe - 101
       Garrett Stauffer - 100




WY Wrestling Photos

WY Wrestling Team Photos...

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.


WY 1934
- 2022

Paul C. McCleary's Wrestling Shoes
& West York Wrestling Robe from 1948

West York Wrestling History

West York's Donald Gohn...
was the very FIRST West York Wrestler to win a
match (in 1934) with a fall in 25 seconds!!


West York Area, PA 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
(West York)

PIAA State Wrestling Website

DIII Hall Of Fame Inductees

PIAA State Champions Page

Photo PSU's Rec Hall ... WY's Bill Luckenbaugh (left)
with WY Coaches John T. Toggas & Bob Bowers.
(1969 127lb. PIAA State Finals)

West York Area HS

Dana Luckenbaugh '65 Champ
Bill Luckenbaugh '69 Champ
John Sprenkle '69 Champ

West York Wrestling
PIAA State Placewinners (17)
        1938  Cletus Gentzler - 2nd Place
        1940  Ken Smyser - 2nd Place
        1941  John Bowser - 2nd Place
        1947  Bob King - 2nd Place
        1965  Dana Luckenbaugh - 1st Place
        1968  Bill Luckenbaugh - 2nd Place
        1969  Bill Luckenbaugh - 1st Place
        1969  John Sprenkle - 1st Place
        1975  Jeff Meckley - 2nd Place (A)
        1985  Wilmer Pressel - 6th Place (AAA)
        1992  Jeff Wolfe - 5th Place (AA)
        1994  Matt Sprenkle - 5th Place (AA)
        1995  Chad Luckenbaugh - 6th Place (AA)
        1996  Chad Luckenbaugh - 6th Place (AA)
        1997  Chad Luckenbaugh - 5th Place (AA)
        1999  Todd Platts - 5th Place (AA)
        2010  Billy Randt - 6th Place (AAA)

Sections Districts Regions States

YCIAA/YAIAA PIAA State Champions


West York's PIAA State Wrestling Champions...
John Sprenkle '69 (top left)
 Bill Luckenbaugh '69 (top right)
Dana Luckenbaugh '65 (bottom)
WY Wrestling Post Season


       1965 YCIAA Sectional Championship Team
                West York Area High School

        ∙ Front (L-R) *
Tom DeLong, *Darl "Smokey" Dennis, *Dana Luckenbaugh,
          *Gary Carbaugh, *Jeff Linebaugh.
∙ Back (L-R) Coach John T. Toggas, *Chuck Bostic, Don Narber, *Gary Narber.
(* '65 Section Champs - T. DeLong, D. Dennis, D. Luckenbaugh, G. Carbaugh,
J. Linebaugh, C. Bostic & G. Narber) & D. Narber was a '65 runner-up.




West York's "PIAA STATE"

Dana Luckenbaugh
York, PA's 1st State Wrestling Champ!
West York's 1965 PIAA State Wrestling Champion

1965 PIAA State Wrestling Champions

1983 District III Wrestling Hall of Fame

West York's Dana Luckenbaugh (left)...
w/WY Head Coach John T. Toggas.
1983 District III PA Wrestling Hall of Fame

1965 PIAA State Wrestling Champion... @ 112 lbs.
The 1965 PIAA State 112lb. Championship Wrestling Finals @ PSU.
Dana Luckenbaugh...(West York) dec. Bill Welker (Shamokin) 4-3.
1965 PIAA State Champions Photo

1969 PIAA State Wrestling Champions


Induction into the '83 District III
Wrestling Hall of Fame

1969 PIAA State Wrestling Champion...
William Luckenbaugh of West York High School
with West York Wrestling Head Coach John T. Toggas.
(Bill's brother Dana - 1965 PIAA State Champ, is in back
of photo)

The Luckenbaugh's

(L-R) Bill, Dana & their father... Paul


YAIAA High School PIAA Champs (40)
∙ ∙  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).

WY Wrestling

2010... West York's Billy Randt - 6th @ 145lbs.
photo - Tom Elling

York County Sectionals  Districts
SC Regions
PIAA State Tourney


PA/USA vs. Poland Freestyle '73

@ West York HS's Gym 1973

West York Wrestling
PA vs. POLAND Exchange Participants...
WY's Keith Lichty,
Kevin McCleary & Don Lehman


  "ALL Website Pages created by Don Lehman"

  ...  WY The Records ▪ Did You Know? The Hall

  ...  Alumni Page Boosters
Gov. Mifflin Page

  ...  WY NCAA ListHistory Win/Loss Photos

  ...   1940's West York Wrestling Page

  ...   All-Star Matches '04, '07, '09, '10

  ...  Easton History 40-2 HS All-Americans

  ...  Don Lehman's WYW Alumni Interviews!!

  ...  PA/USA vs. Poland Freestyle "60's" Golf

  ...  WY's News Coaching History "3" Obits

  ...  Toggas PIAA State Medalist's Section's

  ...  WY Wrestling... 3/4-Time Section Champs

  ...  WY's PIAA State Qualifiers State Champs

  ...  ESSC Teams Page OW's The Sterner

  ...  D. Lehman's - NCAA Best from York!

  ...  WY Wrestling...
'81 Selinsgrove Tourney

  ...  West York Wrestling...
The '72 WY Gang!

  ...  The 2009 Alumni Reunion of '77-'78 Team

  ...  Chance Marsteller's... WY Wrestling Clinic!

  ...  The WY Booster Club Summer Tournament


1972 7th Annual Easton Holiday "Pat Reilly"
Tournament Wrestling Champions

▪ Front ( L-R)  Greg Shoemaker, Easton; Greg Duke, Manheim Twp.;
Garth Springer, Manheim Twp.; Rich Rodriguez, Saucon Valley;
Curt Stanley, Easton; Len Kaminski, Hanover Area.
▪ Back Row
(L-R) Russ Snyder, Easton; Fred Landis, Manheim Twp.;
Kevin McCleary, West York (ow)
; Wayne Horton Beth. Freedom;
Lee Guzzo, Easton; Don Lehman, West York (ow).


West York HS Wrestler Easton Tourney Year
 Keith Lichty CHAMPION 1970
 Neil Bupp CHAMPION 1971
 A. Scott Callahan CHAMPION 1971
 Mike Stambaugh CHAMPION 1971
 Don Lehman CHAMPION 1971
 Kevin McCleary "ow" CHAMPION 1972
 Don Lehman "ow" CHAMPION 1972
 Jeff Meckley CHAMPION 1974
 John Chiappy CHAMPION 1975
 Chuck Nace CHAMPION 1976
 Ken Shorts CHAMPION 1977
 Tom Toggas CHAMPION 1981
 Brendt Gladfelter CHAMPION 1982

1971 Easton Holiday Wrestling Tourney

- 6th Annual Easton Holiday "Pat Reilly"
Wrestling Champions

Front  (L-R) Rich Rike (BF), Rocco Creazzo (EA), Lance Leonhardt (F),
Rocky Chunko (SV), Don Rother (H), Bob Messimer (H).
Back Row (L-R) Neil Bupp (WY), Don Rohn (SV), Scott Callahan (WY),
       Fred Kugler (SV), Mike Stambaugh (WY), Don Lehman (WY).


National Wrestling Hall of Fame


westyorkwrestlingalumni.com archive photo

John T. Toggas Memorial Page


The 11/18/09 Interview with the Toggas's

"Rest in Peace, Coach JT & Mrs. T!"

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com archive photo

Alan "Scott" Callahan

Ursinus College
Athletic Hall of Fame
A. Scott Callahan - Ursinus College @ 177lbs.
1977 NCAA Division III All-American (6th)

Scott Callahan Memorial Page

West York Area
Youth Wrestling Archive

1969 West York Elementary Wrestling Tourney Champions
Front Kneeling  (L-R) Ricky LoBianco, Greg Thomas, Dane Fickes,
William "Butch" Ludwig & Jeff Meckley.
Back (L-R)
Jim Atland, Scott Miller, Bob Lehman & Bob Mummert.

WY Elementary Patch designed by the late...
Samuel Toggas, RPh.

7/16/13 - Lunch @... Skip Martin's House! (hosted by Judy Martin)
(L-R)... Mark Bowersox, Skip Martin & WYWA's Don Lehman.

1963-64 West York Area Junior High School
1964 York JH League ▪ Wrestling Championship Team
Front (L-R) Bill Luckenbaugh, Steve Smith, Ed Spangler,
Jeff Linebaugh.
▪ Back (L-R) Coach Bob Bowers, Steve Kunkle, Dan Druck,
Don Narber, Ronald Emenheiser, Coach Whedon Myers.

*2 NCAA Division One Qualifiers in above '64 JH photo...
Luckenbaugh '74 & Emenheiser '70.

Don's Wrestling...
NCAA Best from York, PA!

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com archived photos

Samuel T. "Sam" Toggas
3/26/34 - 2/4/13
Sam Toggas was an ICON in the history of West York Wrestling.
A former President of the West York Wrestling Booster Club...
Sam, loved the sport of wrestling and spent many HOURS helping
the program
through innovative fundraising ideas and hard work.
Sam was ALWAYS there for all of the West York Wrestlers.  Sam's
sons ... Steve, David and Tom were excellent wrestlers at West
York Area High School.
 Rest in Peace ... Sam!  You are missed!!

          "Looking Back... An Ad From Years Past!"
         Sam Toggas    Donald Lyons...  Pharmacists
   2241 W. Market St. York, Pa., Phone 792-9312
   Russell Stover Candies ● American Greeting Cards

WYW ALUMNI Obituary Page

Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall Of Fame

YAIAA's PWCA Hall of Fame Inductees (13)

    Charles "Chuck" Richards (West York) 1976
    John T. Toggas (West York/Biglerville) 1992
   ▪ Bill Bence (Dallastown) 1993
    Dr. D. Kenneth Ober (West York/E-Town 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) 2016
    Bob Gano (Delone Catholic/Biglerville) 2017
    Mark Banks (Y. Suburban/York Tech/W. Virginia) 2018

                 The 2016 PWCA Hall of Fame Class Inductees
                      Front Sitting Row (L-R) Doug Buckwalter, Bob Derr, Gib Fink &
                     Bill Luckenbaugh.
                     ∙ Back Row (L-R) Tom Teagarden, Robbie Waller, Col. Dave
                     Warnick & Ken Wunderley.
                     (not pictured... Mike Pirozzola)  *2016 PWCA photo by Tom Elling


      2015 - Don Lehman w/2015 PWCA Hall of Famer... Dover's Charlie Jacobs
                                                photo by Tom Elling

    PWCA HALL OF FAME (1970-2018)

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


2015 Bulldog Open Champions w/12-under 58 @ Cool Creek GC.
(L-R) Jeff Spangler, Dave Carley, Greg Reiber & Fred Lehman.
 photo by Carolyn Tritt

▪ August 14, 2015 Results/Photos
Bulldog Open Scramble
8/14/15 @
Cool Creek GC.



1972 West York Area Senior High Football Team
1st Row (L-R) Don Lehman, Jeff Markey, Keith Zimmerman.
"Seniors" 2nd Row (L-R) Daniel Markey, Larry Schultz, Robert Berger,
Paul Sentz, Steve Yohe, Jeff Kochenour, Jeff Hershey.
(Above) West York Senior Team's 3-year varsity record (21-8-1).
Keith Zimmerman ... was on the 1972 All-State 1st Team and, the
Big 33 PA Team and... earned a full football scholarship to Penn State!
WY 1972 Varsity Football Team (8-2)
▪ 2nd place in the YCIAA League to Red Lion High School.
▪ 1972 WY Junior Varsity Football Record ▪▪▪ (7-0) - JV YCIAA Champions.
 Outstanding Offensive Back - Keith Zimmerman #12
Outstanding Defensive Back - Daniel Markey #23
 Outstanding Offensive Lineman - Donald Lehman #71
 Outstanding Defensive Lineman - Jeffery Hershey #50
WYHS Varsity Football Coaching Staff - Head Coach Doug Baublitz.
▪ Asst's .... Neil Blake, Robert Sechrist, Lou Orndorff.
Varsity Football Managers - Mike Gross, Mark Senft.

West York Sports & Football


westyorkwrestlingalumni.com ncaa


East Stroudsburg State NCAA Wrestling


NCAA Div. II Tournament Trio
@ Cal State University, Fullerton... California
The late ESSC Coach Clyde "Red" Witman, Bill Luckenbaugh,
Don Lehman
& the late Bob Stetler.
"Don's ESSC Wrestling Archive"


East Stroudsburg State
Varsity Wrestling Lettermen

*10 West York Alumni on the ESU Letter... List
*Eby (2), Luckenbaugh (4), M. Stambaugh (4), Lehman (4), Lichty (1), B. Gay (3), Wolfe (4),
B. Stambaugh (1), Sprenkle (1), Buelow (3).

"Letterwinners from 1970-2019"


1975 East Stroudsburg State College Wrestling
Home Match @ ESSC's Koehler Fieldhouse vs. NC State.
(L-R) Jack Miller, Coach Clyde H. "Red" Witman, Gary Kessel,

Don Lehman,
Phil Conlin & Dan Leach.
(1975 @ ESSC vs. North Carolina State University dual meet)
*photo sent to D. Lehman from Coach Clyde H. "Red" Witman

1975 PSAC
Wrestling Championships
@ Kutztown State College

PSAC '75 190lb.
Championship Wrestling Podium

(L-R) Tom Jackson (California), Don Lehman (East Stroudsburg),
*William "Bill" Shuffstall (Slippery Rock State),
Eric Guyll (Millersville), Matt Tydor (Bloomsburg) &
Andy Aronstam (West Chester State).

Bill Shuffstall placed 6th @ the 1974 NCAA DI Championships
6th at the
1975 NCAA DI Championships...
to become a 2-time NCAA DI All-American!

"ESSC 1973-77 Wrestling Results"

ESSC Wrestling Duals 1973-77...
44-26-3 (63% win percentage)

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com archive photo

  3-time Lehigh EIWA Champion...
& National Prep Champion - Tom Toggas

NCAA Wrestling Alumni Area



The NCAA Page...
of WY Alumni

York's BEST
 in NCAA Wrestling

 1974 NCAA National Champion

NCAA DI Champions from PA!


Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
1974 Wrestling Championships

@ Slippery Rock State College
February 22-23, 1974
1974 PSAC Champions

Kneeling (L-R) Jack Spates (Slippery Rock), Craig Turnbull (Clarion),
Randy Watts (Bloomsburg),  Don Rohn (Clarion) &...
Bill Luckenbaugh (East Stroudsburg State).
Back Row (L-R) Tom Herr (Edinboro), Bill Shuffstall (Slippery Rock),
Wade Schalles
OW (Clarion), William Simpson (Clarion) &...

Bob Stetler (East Stroudsburg State).

 ▪ 1974 PSAC Wrestling Tourney Results Page

Another... westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Feature!

East Stroudsburg State College


by... Don Lehman
Alumnus '77


ESU Wrestling Letterwinners '70-'19 Here!
ESU Wrestling Letterwinners by Year Here!

"4 West York Alumni on this Team!"

1973-74 East Stroudsburg State College Team
▪ Knee (L-R) Bill Cuff, *Keith Lichty, *Bill Luckenbaugh, Gary Kessel, Mel Riddick.
Back (L-R) *Don Lehman, Bob Stetler, *Mike Stambaugh, Carl Seitz, Phil Conlin,
Fred Swanson.
(*denotes West York High School graduate!)
▪ Note: 3 high school state champions in above photo...
(Billy Cuff - NJ, Bill Luckenbaugh - PA, Fred Swanson - NJ)

West York HS
▪ 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


ESU Wrestling Home


East Stroudsburg State College
               NCAA Division I Wrestling
                            ESSC's 1st Year in the E.I.W.A.
           1976-77 East Stroudsburg State College (Division 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 & n/a.
            ▪ Back (L-R) Asst. Coach Bob Dalling, Bill Katinowsky, Kerry Hyman,
               Wayne Carroll, Greg Shoemaker, Don Blair &
               ESSC Head Wrestling Coach Clyde Hilton "Red" Witman.







     To the West York ... by Webmaster 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.  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 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 West York athletes who competed in the World's
    "Oldest and Toughest Sport!"

        ▪ Website also dedicated to WY '72 Alumnus - the late A. Scott Callahan (top)...


"The farther backward
you can look,
the farther forward...
you can see!"
Winston S. Churchill

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