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 Champs
- Steve Thomas,
Jenkins, Kevin McCleary
▪ Back (L-R) -
Jim Haas, Barry Albright,
Scott Callahan, Mike Root,
(L-R) Kevin McCleary, Neil Bupp, Scott Callahan,
Mike Stambaugh & Don Lehman.
The 1972 West York
Josten's YCIAA Championship Ring!
MOTORCYCLE RACING 1970 ∙ 1970 @ York
Fairgrounds, York, PA
Memorial Day Flattrack Races.
(L-R) West York's Don Lehman and
getting ready for an AMA Novice
Ducati 250cc Flattracker - #38A... AMA Novice Class.
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
West York's PIAA State
John Sprenkle '69 (top left)
'69 (top right) Dana
Luckenbaugh '65 (bottom) WY Wrestling
WEST YORK WRESTLING
1965 YCIAA Sectional Championship
West York Area High School ∙ Front (L-R) *Tom DeLong,
*Darl "Smokey" Dennis,
∙ Back (L-R) Coach John T.
*Chuck Bostic, Don 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" QUALIFIERS
York, PA's 1st State Wrestling Champ!
West York's 1965 PIAA State Wrestling Champion
Induction into the '83
Wrestling Hall of Fame
1969 PIAA State Wrestling Champion... William Luckenbaugh
York High School
York Wrestling Head
Coach John T. Toggas.
(Bill's brother Dana - 1965 PIAA State Champ,
is in back
School PIAA Champs (40)
West York HS
POST SEASON HISTORY
York's Billy Randt - 6th @ 145lbs. photo -
THE EASTON HS "PAT REILLY"
TOURNAMENT 1972 7th Annual Easton Holiday "Pat
Champions ▪ Front
Greg Shoemaker, Easton; Greg Duke,
Garth Springer, Manheim Twp.;
Rich Rodriguez, Saucon
Curt Stanley, Easton; Len Kaminski, Hanover Area.
Russ Snyder, Easton; Fred Landis, Manheim Twp.;
Kevin McCleary, West York
Wayne Horton Beth. Freedom;
Lee Guzzo, Easton; Don Lehman, West York
West York HS Wrestler
1971 Easton Holiday Wrestling Tourney
1971 - 6th Annual Easton Holiday
Front (L-R) Rich Rike (BF), Rocco Creazzo (EA), Lance Leonhardt
Rocky Chunko (SV),
Don Rother (H), Bob Messimer (H).
(L-R) Neil Bupp (WY), Don Rohn (SV), Scott Callahan (WY),
Mike Stambaugh (WY), Don Lehman (WY).
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.
Samuel T. "Sam" Toggas 3/26/34 - 2/4/13
Sam Toggas was an
ICON in the history of West York Wrestling.
President of the
West York Wrestling Booster
Sam, loved the sport of wrestling and spent
many HOURS helping
fundraising ideas and hard work.
Sam was ALWAYS there for all of the West York
sons ... Steve, David and Tom were excellent wrestlers at West
York Area High School.
You are missed!!
Back... An Ad From Years Past!"
WEST YORK PHARMACY Sam Toggas Donald
Pharmacists 2241 W. Market St. York, Pa., Phone 792-9312 Russell
Stover Candies ●
American Greeting Cards
WY FOOTBALL 1972 West York Area
Senior High Football Team
1st Row (L-R) Don Lehman,
"Seniors" 2nd Row (L-R) Daniel Markey,
Larry Schultz, Robert Berger,
Steve Yohe, Jeff Kochenour, Jeff Hershey.
(Above) West York Senior Team's 3-year varsity record
... 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
Outstanding Defensive Back - Daniel Markey
#23 Outstanding Offensive Lineman - Donald Lehman
WYHS Varsity Football Coaching Staff - Head Coach Doug Baublitz.
▪ Asst's ....
Neil Blake, Robert Sechrist,
▪Varsity Football Managers
Mark Senft. West York Sports &
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
East Stroudsburg State
*10 West York
Alumni on the
*Eby (2), Luckenbaugh (4), M. Stambaugh
Lehman (4), Lichty (1),
Gay (3), Wolfe (4),
B. Stambaugh (1), Sprenkle (1), Buelow (3).
ESSC NCAA WRESTLING
Kutztown State College PSAC '75
Championship Wrestling Podium
(L-R) Tom Jackson (California),
Don Lehman (East Stroudsburg),
"Bill" Shuffstall (Slippery Rock State),
Eric Guyll (Millersville), Matt Tydor (Bloomsburg) &
Andy Aronstam (West
6th @ the 1974 NCAA DI Championships
1975 NCAA DI
to become a 2-time NCAA DI All-American!
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
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 Wrestling Coach
Clyde Hilton "Red" Witman.
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