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Donald S. Lehman '73
WY Records

    West York Area High School - '73 Alumnus
        WY High School Mat Stats...
3-year Mat Letterman
  ∙ Don Lehman - Overall Career Record @ Hwt./Unl... 59-5-1.
Don Lehman Career Dual Meet Record 40-1-1 (1971-73)
  ∙ 3-time YCIAA Section Wrestling Champion (1971-72-73).
  ∙ 3-time District III Wrestling Qualifier (1971-72-73).
  ∙ District III Wrestling Semi-Finalist (1973).
2-time Easton Holiday Tournament Champion ('71 & '72).
  (1972 - Easton Holiday Wrestling Tournament OW).
  ∙ 1972-73 West York Wrestling Varsity Team Captain.
  1973 USA-PA vs. Poland National Freestyle Team Member.

York Varsity Wrestling

1972-73 West York Varsity
Wrestling Team
(13-1 YCIAA Record - 2nd Place to Dallastown)
          ▪ Front (L-R) Greg Henry, Steve Thomas, Scott Hursh, Skip Martin,
*Keith Lichty & Jeffrey Meckley.
▪ Back (L-R) Alan Eisenhart, Steve Blevins,
*Kevin McCleary,
Barry King, Michael Root &
*Don Lehman.
*West York Captains - Lichty, McCleary, Lehman.

              ▪ The 1972-73 West York Varsity Wrestling Team outscored
           its opponents by
545-208 in total points, losing to Dallastown, 32-21
           for their only loss of the season.

   ∙ YCIAA Sectional Champions - Kevin McCleary, Don Lehman.
   ∙ PIAA District III Semi-Finalist - Don Lehman.
   ∙ YCIAA Sectional 2nd Place - Greg Henry, Keith Lichty.
   ∙ Easton Holiday Champions - Kevin McCleary (ow), Don Lehman (ow).
   ∙ Easton Holiday 2nd Place - Stanley "Skip" Martin.
    Poland vs. USA Cultural Exchange Freestyle. (Lehman, Lichty, McCleary)

             West York Varsity Wrestling
              1972-73 Top Season Individual Records:

Don Lehman 21-1
Kevin McCleary 20-1-1
Keith Lichty 17-4
Greg Henry 15-6

                                ▪ 1972-73 WY Wrestling Practice Squad Photo
                                ▪ 1972-73 WY Wrestling JV Team Mat Photo





                                                              - '77 Alumnus

                        ESSC College Mat Stats...
   ∙ Don Lehman - ESSC Varsity Athletic Letters (4).
   ∙ Don Lehman Overall Career ESSC Mat Record - 58-22-5.
   ∙ 3-Time PSAC Championship Medalist in
                                                     (didn't wrestle in 1976 PSAC's)
   ∙ ESU Open Medalist - (4th) 1976
Coast Guard (2nd) 1973.
Lafayette College Invitational Champion - 1976.
   ∙ York College Spartan Invitational Champion - 1975.

                           ▪ ESSC's Don Lehman @ 190lbs. (top) vs. West Chester State
                             posts a 9-2 decision in ESSC's Koehler Fieldhouse (1977).
                                                         1977 photo - Pocono Record


07/9/11 photo by Karen Elicker Gardner (Annapolis, MD)
∙ Cousins Steve Elicker & Don Lehman!
 ESSC/ESU Wrestling Letters (4 each)...

Don Lehman Off-Season
Wrestling Tourney's...

∙ 1972 West York Booster Wrestling Int. Hwt. Champion
∙ Don Lehman (WY) dec. Wayne Jockers, Lower Dauphin 5-0.
 ∙ 1972 U.S.W.F. PA State Junior Freestyle Championships
∙ USWF PA State FS Finals @ 198.5lbs. - 1st Place.
  1971 Tyrone HS Recreation Tournament Champion Hwt
∙ July 17, 1971 Finals - Don Lehman (WY) dec. Brad Benson (Altoona) 2-1.
    1971 Allentown YMCA Takedown Tourney Hwt. Champion
∙ Allentown YMCA Finals - Don Lehman dec. Mike Stambaugh 10-1.

2-Time York College Alumni Tourney Champion
1980 (195lbs.) & 1994 (220lbs.)

1980 York College Alumni Finals @ 195lbs.
▪ Don Lehman
(West York/ESU) dec. Mark Miller (Dallastown/YCP) 3-2.
1994 York College Alumni Finals @ 220lbs.
▪ Don Lehman (West York/ESU) dec. David Paul (Shrewsbury) 1-0 (ot).

1973 PIAA District III
YCIAA Section Wrestling Champions

▪ Front (L-R) Greg Burg (York Suburban), Tom Clark (Red Lion), Bradley Warner (Dallastown),
 Bill Gilbert (Susquehannock), Joel Hoffman (Dallastown), Jeff Smith (York Suburban).

▪ Back
(L-R) Joe Myers (Dallastown), Kevin McCleary (West York), John Boop (Northeastern),
 John Weston (Dallastown), Barry Neff (Dallastown),
Don Lehman (West York).  1973 Page


1972-73 West York Wrestling Captains
Keith Lichty, Kevin McCleary & Don Lehman before
 their... last home match for West York High School.

1970-71 West York Wrestling Team Photo
1971-72 West York Wrestling Team Photo
1972-73 West York Wrestling Team Photo

(West York HS was 40-2 in dual meets during above 3 seasons!)

Easton Holiday "Pat Reilly"

1972 Easton Area Holiday Tourney 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 (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).


1972 - West York/Dallastown Football Senior Day
▪ WY Football Game Captain - Don Lehman,

  with parents' JoAnn & Frederick Lehman.

1972 West York Area Senior High Football Team

1972 West York Area Senior High Football Team
 1972 Senior 1st Row: (L-R) Don Lehman, Jeff Markey, Keith Zimmerman.
2nd Row: (L-R) Daniel Markey, Larry Schultz, Robert Berger, Paul Sentz,
Stephen Yohe, Jeffery Kochenour, Jeffery Hershey.
 ▪ A "Larger" '72 WYHS Football Team Photo -
   '72-73 West York HS Varsity Club Photo - - - HERE!

The 1971-72 West York Varsity Wrestling Team (14-0)

   ▪ Front Row (L-R) - Steve Thomas, Paul Mulay, Skip Martin, Keith Lichty,
Barry Botterbusch, Mark Jenkins, Kevin McCleary, Neil Bupp.
▪ Back Row (L-R) -
Jim Haas, Barry Albright, Scott Callahan, Mike Root,
Barry King, Mike Stambaugh, Don Lehman.
6 YCIAA Sectional Champions: (Mulay, McCleary, Bupp, Callahan,
Stambaugh & Lehman).

1972 DIII YCIAA Sectional Champs

1971-72 West York Varsity Wrestling
1972 District III YCIAA Sectional Champions

▪ Front (L-R)  Paul Mulay, Kevin McCleary, Neil Bupp.
    ▪ Back (L-R)  Head Coach John Toggas, Scott Callahan,
Don Lehman, Mike Stambaugh, Coach Robert Bowers.

1971-72 West York HS Varsity Wrestling
"The Gang"
  (L-R) Kevin McCleary, Neil Bupp, A. Scott Callahan,
Michael Stambaugh &
Donald Lehman.

▪ westyorkwrestlingalumni.com's webmaster in '71

      "Above"...1971 - West York Heavyweight - Don Lehman
               with PIAA wrestling referee *William Billet...
              after Don Lehman's pin secured a West York HS win over Dallastown HS.
West York Varsity Wrestling Cheerleader...Linda Swemley, celebrates!
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
   *William Billet (York High '52) was one of York High's most accomplished wrestlers!
 Billet lost just two matches during his final two years at York High.  Billet won the
 1951 95lb.
District III title as a junior and the '52 112lb. District III title as a senior.

 Billet was a '51 SE Regional runner-up and a '52 SE Regional Champion!  He lost in
 the 1952 PIAA State Championship Wrestling semi-finals.


1971-72 Junior Season - Don Lehman (21-1) @ Heavyweight.

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

Don Lehman @
East Stroudsburg State College

▪ 4-Year ESU Wrestling Letterman
▪ 3
- Time PSAC Tournament Podium Medalist
▪ Don Lehman ESU Career Varsity Record...

Click ESU All-Time Wrestling Letterwinners '70-'12.

Don Lehman's 4 Varsity Letters
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg State College
Wrestling Archive 1973 to 1977 - CLICK HERE!
(Bill Luckenbaugh, Mike Stambaugh, Don Lehman, Keith Lichty)
Click - view ESSC/ESU Wrestling Letterwinners
Wrestling Page...1973-74 Team - CLICK HERE!
Wrestling Page...1974-75 Team - CLICK HERE!
Wrestling Page...1975-76 Team - CLICK HERE!
Wrestling Page...1976-77 Team - CLICK HERE!

Wrestling Page... '73-'77 Dual Meet Scores

1976-77 ESSC Varsity Team

'76-'77 East Stroudsburg State College 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 Robert Dalling, Bill Katinowsky,
Kerry Hyman,
Wayne Carroll, Greg Shoemaker,
Don Blair, Head Coach Clyde H. "Red" Witman.
▪ (Not pictured: Kerry Ciatto, Harvey Freeman, Ken Magaro)

             1976-77 ESSC Varsity Wrestling Team Record

   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 St. 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 State 6, Wilkes College 24 ESSC 13,
   Bloomsburg State 27 ESSC 4, ESSC 20 Columbia University 12,
   ESSC 35 Bucknell University 6.


Head Coach: Clyde Hilton "Red" Witman
Asst. Coaches: Robert Dalling & Richard Schumacher.
ESU Wrestling Team Manager: Kathy Koch.
East Stroudsburg Open - Gary Kessel (1st), Don Lehman (4th),
Greg Shoemaker (4th)
   Lafayette Invitational Wrestling Tournament: ESSC Team - 3rd Place
 (Lafayette Invitational Tourney Champions - G. Shoemaker, S. Picone,
G. Kessel, D. Lehman)
     The EIWA Team Wrestling Championships @ Syracuse University:
ESSC Team - 5th Place
       Team's Outstanding Wrestler - Gary Kessel (1st PSAC) (1st - EIWA)

1977 EIWA Wrestling Championship Brackets

Lafayette Invitational
           '76 Wrestling Tournament Results

    ∙ Team Scoring:  Princeton 67, Army 66, East Stroudsburg 64 1/2,
    F&M 41, Rider 35 1/2, Lafayette College 26 1/2, University of Delaware 23 1/2,
    University of Pennsylvania (Penn) 11.

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

       √ 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.)



1975 PSAC Wrestling Championships
190lb. Podium

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

East Stroudsburg State College

1973-74 East Stroudsburg State College 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.
(red - denotes West York HS graduate!)
note: 3 high school state champions in above photo...
(Billy Cuff - NJ, Bill Luckenbaugh - PA, Fred Swanson - NJ.)

ESU Warrior Football Club Member...Don Lehman

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

Bulldog Golf Open @ Cool Creek GC.
(L-R) Coach John T. Toggas, Don Lehman, Jon Trenge, Matt Toggas.

▪ 1978 - Scott Callahan (top) and Don Lehman (bottom)
  with their escorts at good friend... Keith Lichty's wedding.
(Huntingdon, PA - near State College)

▪ Golf @ Marriott Seaview Resort - in Atlantic City, NJ
with some Pharmacia/Upjohn (Pfizer) colleagues.

(Don Lehman, Raul Jimenez, Gerri Kalita & Sarah Gault)

▪ Don Lehman - @ West York Alumni Golf

▪ Don Lehman's 1999 Harley-Davidson Low-Rider TC1450cc.
▪ Don Lehman - Owner/Webmaster

2011 photo by
Don Lehman
Don's 1999 H-D Lowrider TC1450cc
(w/Thunderheader Exhaust)

West York 1977-78 Championship Team Reunion

▪ Front (L-R) Don Botterbusch, Bruce Stambaugh, Rod Stough, John Silar.
  ▪ Back (L-R) Larry Gay, Barry Gay, Asst. Coach Don Lehman, Randy Blasdell,
Dave Stram, Head Coach John T. Toggas, Asst. Coach John Sprenkle.
▪ Photo by Kevin Drawbaugh of JK Images
1/10/09 West York 78' Team Photo/Recap!

Don Lehman - owner/webmaster of westyorkwrestlingalumni.com
@ Randy Blasdell's 2009 Bulldog Open

∙ Don Lehman...AmerisourceBergen Drug Co.
 receiving award at Price Chopper Food Show.

(L-R) Randy Blasdell, Don Lehman, PSU's Cael Sanderson & Scott Miller


(Click on a "couple" of my favorites from some younger days!)


The Allman Bros. Band @ Fillmore East
                     (click album for one of the BEST of the 70's!)

                                   "I used to hear this playing at the... House of Tape!"

             "Some of Don's Favorite Memories & Things"
                                    OLD DOWNTOWN YORK, PA (above)
                                I really liked (like)...
    ▪ Classic Muscle Cars, Classic Rock, Motown Soul Music, Weist's, Bear's Store,
  Cars with 8-Track & Cassette Decks, Vinyl Albums with great artistic covers!,
  York Newspapers that covered/printed Junior High/Senior High mat results,
  The "Old" York Fair...w/its "livestock barns" & a double-lighted Ferris Wheel,
  Triumph's, BSA's, H-D's, Norton's @ Old YF Memorial Day Pro Flattrack Races!!,
  Avalong's, Gino Marchetti's (Gino's), S&H Greenstamps @ Weis, The York Mall,
  "Sandlot" Baseball and Football, J.M. Field's, Senft's Chips, Mailman's Stores,
  Yorktown Golf Course & Mt. Suribachi, Green's Ice Cream/Dairy Bar, Shady Dell,
  White Oaks, Gem Store, Lincoln/Stony Brook Drive-In's, Ring-Necked Pheasants,
  York US 30 Drag-O-Way, Elephant Hill, Lincoln Highway Garage, CAT, Robbie's,
  A NHL Ice Hockey Game w/movable men and a NFL Electric Football Game!!,
  PE Gym Class... w/Battle-Ball, Crab-Soccer, Knee-Football & the PE uniforms!
  The Munsters, The Addams Family, Green Acres & Jackie G's Honeymooner's TV,
  The Tonight Show with J. Carson/E. McMahon &...The Dean Martin Variety Show,
  Harry Kalas & Richie "Whitey" Ashburn on... Philadelphia Phillies AM Radio,
  Old Baseball Cards w/Bubblegum, Old Comic Books & Cartoons, Hunt's Store,
  Parents "yelling" for their kids to come home for dinner after being outside
  "playing football and baseball" ALL day!, The great York Barbell Softball Teams,
  Burger King's Parking Lot, Barracuda Jackets, Jack Purcell's, Desert Boots,
  HO/Slot Cars, Revell/AMT Car Models, Schwinn Sting-Ray Bikes, Christmas Day,   "Saturday's", The Sounds of Streams!, Bass-Fishing, GI Joe's, Death Valley,
  Box Turtles, Salamanders, Snow..."when I don't have to shovel it!", Eggs,
  East Stroudsburg State College, Coffee, Golf w/good friends, Dale Earnhardt #3,
  The North Mall, McCrory's, Two Guys & Rutter's Dairy YF Chocolate Milkshakes!!
and of course - "hanging out" in the WY PE/Wrestling Office...
                               The Allman Bros. & @ Callahan's "Spring House!!"

 York, PA Fairgrounds 1/2 mile track

My 1st Bike (it was gold)

                   Don Lehman... remembering #3


1973 West York HS Alumnus
Don Lehman

▪ 1980 WY Staff - (L-R) Don Lehman, John Toggas & John Sprenkle.

Don Lehman WY '73 Alumnus


11/14/12 Chance Marsteller Clinic
(L-R) Noah Townsley, Allen Stauffer, Garrett Stauffer & Don Lehman.



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