by Don Lehman...
West York Wrestling '73
The West York Wrestling
History This website has 615 Pages
over 1400 Photos!
WY Wrestling Alumni
last updated on
measured by what
brings, but rather...
by what ONE
Wrestled...you are in a FRATERNITY like NO other!"
a below photo...for their "OWN" bio page
Denotes PIAA State Tourney
Dana Luckenbaugh, John T. Toggas,
Scott Callahan & Brian Kuntz
Bill Luckenbaugh, Don
& Keith Lichty
John Sprenkle, Darl Dennis,
Paul C. McCleary & Kevin McCleary
Larry Haas, Jason Turnbull, Don Narber & Dr. Glenn Amsbaugh
(L-R) Neil Bupp, Paul Mulay,
Ron Emenheiser & Jeff Linebaugh
Billy Randt, Bruce
Stambaugh, Tony Hoffman & Tom Toggas
(L-R) Guy Boyer, Garrett
Stauffer, Ken Shorts & Wilmer Pressel
Jeff Meckley, Gary
Narber, Jeff Wolfe & Skip Martin
Dave Carley, Raymond Troxell &
Mary Jane Toggas
Steve Toggas, Eric Lehman & Todd Lehman
West York Wrestling HALL-OF-FAME
(by Coach John T. Toggas & Don
Lehman... WY selection committee)
Bob Bowers & John T. Toggas WY's Championship
▪ Dr. D.
Kenneth Ober (1964) John T. Toggas
(1965, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1978) Bill
Toggas @ Biglerville...
38-32-2 (overall 307-110-4).
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
John T. Toggas
w/assistant coach (69' PIAA Champ) Bill Luckenbaugh (left).
West York Wrestling
(14-0) YCIAA Champions
- Steve Thomas,
Jenkins, Kevin McCleary
▪ Back (L-R) -
Jim Haas, Barry Albright,
Scott Callahan, Mike Root,
West York's Donald Gohn...
West York Wrestler to win a
(in 1934) with a fall
in 25 seconds!!
DID YOU KNOW??
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
WY's '69 PIAA State
Champion... John Sprenkle (top) WY Wrestling
1969 YCIAA District III
@ West York (PA) Area High School Gym
(L-R) Merv Keeney (DA),
*Bill Luckenbaugh (WY), Jim Keesee (DA),
Larry Haas (WY), Mike Anstadt (DA), Frankie Vega (WY).
Back Row (L-R) Don Adams (DA), *George Myers (DA), Terry Myers (DA),
Frank Rice (DA), *Richard Hartman (DA), *John Sprenkle (WY).
School PIAA Champs (40)
West York HS
1969 West York
Elementary Wrestling Tourney Champions
Kneeling (L-R) Ricky LoBianco, Greg Thomas, Dane Fickes,
William "Butch" Ludwig & Jeff Meckley.
Patch designed by the late...
Samuel Toggas, RPh.
East Stroudsburg State
*10 West York
Alumni on the
*Eby (2), Luckenbaugh (4), M. Stambaugh
(4), Lehman (4), Lichty (1),
Gay (3), Wolfe (4),
B. Stambaugh (1), Sprenkle (1), Buelow (3).
ESSC NCAA WRESTLING
1975 East Stroudsburg State College
Home Match @
ESSC's Koehler Fieldhouse vs. NC
(L-R) Jack Miller, Coach Clyde H. "Red" Witman, Gary Kessel,
Phil Conlin & Dan Leach.
(1975 @ ESSC vs. North Carolina State University dual meet) *photo sent to D. Lehman from Coach Clyde H. "Red" Witman "ESSC
1973-77 Wrestling Results"
ESSC Wrestling 1973-77...
44-26-3 (63% win percentage)
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
1974 Wrestling Championships
@ Slippery Rock State College
February 22-23, 1974
1974 PSAC Champions
(L-R) Jack Spates
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).
Tourney Results Page
Stroudsburg State College HOME
Letterwinners by Year
"4 West York
Alumni on this
Stroudsburg State College Team
▪ Knee (L-R)
Bill Cuff, *Keith
Lichty, *Bill Luckenbaugh, Gary Kessel,
*Mike Stambaugh, Carl Seitz,
(*denotes West York High School graduate!) ▪
Note: 3 high school state champions in above photo...
(Billy Cuff - NJ, Bill Luckenbaugh - PA, Fred Swanson - NJ.)
East Stroudsburg State College NCAA
Division I Wrestling 1976-77
ESSC's 1st Year in the
East Stroudsburg State College
(Division I) ▪
(L-R) Sal Picone, Desi McNelis, James
Vargo & Galen
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,
Shoemaker, Don Blair
& ESSC Head Coach
Clyde H. "Red" Witman.
From...1970 - 2019 Click...Here!
ESU WRESTLING PRACTICE ROOM
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
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
a "modern" extension of the visuals we saw during our lives at West York
▪ This website
is dedicated to a former head coach who cared,
the late John T.
Toggas, and the many West York athletes who competed in the World's
2018 - Don Lehman and Mike Brouillette...
(Mike was a past West York Wrestling Booster Club President)
on a ride to Lititz, PA. Mike's son,
Jordan, wrestled for
West York. *Mike also created & developed the
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