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1934 - 2018
WY Wrestling Histor
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WY Wrestling Alumni last updated on 9/18/18

"A Little New & A Lot Of Old!"
With... 612 Pages and over 1300 Photos


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

WYWA Webmaster Don Lehman Bio



There are 4 West York HS Alumni in this photo!
Don's ESSC Wrestling Boxscores/Photos

The WY "Alumni" Page

WY Wrestling Records!

 JT/MJ Toggas Memorial Scholarship



The "
" Website

Wrestling isn't a Game...it's a Battle.
One does not PLAY WRESTLING!

WY Wrestling Awards
Outstanding West York Wrestler

George Sterner Memorial Award

West York Wrestling Team Page

                      WEST YORK WRESTLING HEAD COACH
                       WY Head Wrestling Coach Brian Gross...

11 seasons (Coaching Career 68-117 - .367%)
    *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 (0-0).

West York "All-Sports" Twitter!

WY Wrestling Area
(click on any photo for more!)

"Success... is not measured by what one
brings, but rather...
by what one leaves"

To the...  West York
... by 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)...

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com's... Alumni Interviews!!

       "Key" WY Wrestling Pages...

Latest WY Wrestling News!

WY By The Numbers!

   WY Win/Loss Page

WY Wrestling Hall of Fame

WY Photos Page

   WY Wrestling Records

The WY "Alumni" Page

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

1977 1978 1992 1994 1999

          WY Wrestling Alumni Pages
    Dana Luckenbaugh, Fred Lehman, Jeff Linebaugh, Tom Hoover,

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

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

    Don Lehman, Scott Callahan, Neil Bupp, Michael Stambaugh,

    Eric Lehman, Todd Lehman, Tom Toggas, Fred/Matt Callahan,

    Keith Clark, Glen Eby, Skip Martin, John Sprenkle, Larry Haas,

    Chuck Richards, John Bowser, Bill Luckenbaugh, Brian Kuntz,

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

    Kevin McCleary, Todd Reynolds, Rod Stough, Randy Blasdell,

    Mathias Smyser, Justin Wilkins, John Reiber, Bruce Stambaugh,

Steve Toggas, Wilmer Pressel, Perry Tallman, KC McCleary,

    David Heckard, Dave Maday, Jason Turnbull &... Billy Randt.

National Wrestling Hall of Fame

John T. Toggas Memorial Page

Scott Callahan Memorial Page

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com's... Obituary Page

Chad Luckenbaugh - 126  PIAA

                     Vincent "Wade" Ginter - 118
                     Mark Buelow - 105
                     Jeff Wolfe - 101  PIAA

                     Garrett Stauffer - 100




WY Wrestling Teams Photo Pages

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 - 2018
West York Wrestling History

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


WY Wrestling Coaches History

1973 - WY Coach... John T. Toggas

West York'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"
672-495-14 (1934-2018)
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 %)
▪ 2007-18 - Brian Gross                           68-117 (.367 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, K. Ober & B. Luckenbaugh...
    are in the PWCA PA Wrestling Hall of Fame.

                PWCA Hall of Fame Inductees
      (Ken Ober, John Toggas, Chuck Richards, Bill Luckenbaugh)
                  JT's Hall of Fame Coached "Top 60" WY Team


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

*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
(West York)


Bill Luckenbaugh

WY's 78 PIAA Wrestling All-State Qualifiers
(updated as of 2017-18 season)

Year Weight (lbs.) West York PIAA Qualifier
(PIAA Place)
PIAA Qualifier's
West York Coach
1938 125   Roy Bowser Chuck Richards
1938 155   Cletus Gentzler (2nd) Chuck Richards
1938 165   Richard Shaffer Chuck Richards
1938 185   Keith Peterson Chuck Richards
1940 85   John Bowser Chuck Richards
1940 145   Ken Smyser (2nd) Chuck Richards
1940 125   Roy Bowser Chuck Richards
1940 185   John Emig Chuck Richards
1941 85   John Bowser (2nd) Chuck Richards
1941 155   John Walter Chuck Richards
1942 95   Bob Brown Chuck Richards
1942 103   Carl Bowser Chuck Richards
1942 112   John Bowser Chuck Richards
1942 138   Dean Coffman Chuck Richards
1943 95   Eugene Brady Chuck Richards
1943 112   Bob Brown Chuck Richards
1943 120   Carl Bowser Chuck Richards
1944 95   John Loose Chuck Richards
1944 103   Eugene Brady Chuck Richards
1944 120   Carl Bowser Chuck Richards
1944 145   Alvin Wildasin Chuck Richards
1944 154   Jack Deal Chuck Richards
1945 133   Bob Brown Clark S. Smith
1945 138   Charles Craumer Clark S. Smith
1946 103   Herb Marley Richards/Kocher
1946 154   Bob King Richards/Kocher
1947 165   Bob King (2nd) Richards/Kocher
1948 112   Leon Senft Richards/Kocher
1948 120   Herb Marley Richards/Kocher
1948 165   Herb Schmidt Richards/Kocher
1949 120   Leon Senft Richards/Kocher
1951 145   Paul Smith Richards/Kocher
1951 138   Robert Schaszberger Richards/Kocher
1965 112   Dana Luckenbaugh (1st) John T. Toggas
1968 120   Bill Luckenbaugh (2nd) John T. Toggas
1969 127   Bill Luckenbaugh (1st) John T. Toggas
1969 Hwt.   John Sprenkle (1st) John T. Toggas
1972 180   Mike Stambaugh John T. Toggas
1974 132   Jeff Meckley John T. Toggas
1975 138   Jeff Meckley (2nd) John T. Toggas
1976 105   Bill Pope John T. Toggas
1977 112   Ken Shorts John T. Toggas
1978 112   Ken Shorts John T. Toggas
1981 138   Tom Toggas John T. Toggas
1982 126   Brendt Gladfelter John T. Toggas
1983 132   Brendt Gladfelter John T. Toggas
1985 138   Tony Hoffman Kevin McCleary
1985 185   Wilmer Pressel (6th) Kevin McCleary
1989 103   Dave Maday John T. Toggas
1991 112   Dave Maday John T. Toggas
1991 135   Jason Turnbull John T. Toggas
1992 189   Jeff Wolfe (5th) Bill Luckenbaugh
1993 119   Matt Sprenkle Bill Luckenbaugh
1993 145   Trevor Clark Bill Luckenbaugh
1993 189   Jeff Wolfe Bill Luckenbaugh
1994 125   Matt Sprenkle (5th) Bill Luckenbaugh
1994 130   Mark Buelow Bill Luckenbaugh
1995 112   Chad Luckenbaugh (6th) Bill Luckenbaugh
1995 140   Billy Feeser Bill Luckenbaugh
1995 119   Brandon Luckenbaugh Bill Luckenbaugh
1995 Hwt.   Eric Lehman Bill Luckenbaugh
1996 130   Chad Luckenbaugh (6th) Bill Luckenbaugh
1996 135   Brandon Luckenbaugh Bill Luckenbaugh
1996 Hwt.   Eric Lehman Bill Luckenbaugh
1997 135   Chad Luckenbaugh (5th) Bill Luckenbaugh
1998 125   Todd Platts Chip Fissel
1998 160   Justin Wilkins Chip Fissel
1999 103   Wade Ginter Chip Fissel
1999 130   Todd Platts (5th) Chip Fissel
1999 135   Brock Mathison Chip Fissel
1999 171   Nate Sheridan Chip Fissel
2000 171   Nate Sheridan Chip Fissel
2001 112   Wade Ginter Chip Fissel
2001 189   Nate Sheridan Chip Fissel
2002 103   Eric Albright Chip Fissel
2003 112   Eric Albright Chip Fissel
2010 145   Billy Randt (6th) Brian Gross
2013 170   Kyle Narber Brian Gross
2015 152   Garrett Stauffer Brian Gross
* *   * *
   PIAA State Champs Page
   PIAA State Qualifier's Page
Staff Page

WY Wrestling Post Season Pages
Sectionals Districts Regionals States

YCIAA/YAIAA PIAA State Champions

West York Wrestling

"all below pages created by Don Lehman"

...  WY The Records  Did You Know? The Hall
...  Your Alumni Page Boosters Gov. Mifflin
...  WY NCAA List History Win/Loss Photos
...  WY's  Easton History 40-2 All-Americans

...  Don Lehman's WYWA Alumni Interviews!!
...  WY's News Coaching History "3" Obits
...  Toggas PIAA State Medalist's Section's
...  WY's PIAA State Qualifiers State Champs
... ESSC WY's Teams Page OW The Sterner
USA vs. Poland "The 60's" Golf
1940's West York Wrestling Page
All-Star Matches '04, '07, '09, '10
...  D. Lehman's - NCAA Best from York!
... Chance Marsteller's... WY Wrestling Clinic!
West York Wrestling's... Elementary Page!

Easton Holiday Wrestling Tourney History

WY 1972 Football & 1973 Varsity Club Pics


(L-R) Todd Lehman (West York '04), Eric Lehman (West York '96) w/...
cousin - NCAA Academic All-American & NCAA DI Wrestling Qualifier...
Steve Elicker (South Western HS '89 & ESU '94).

photo by Karen Elicker Gardner

westyorkwrestlingalumni.com's WY Alumni Page



West York's 1965 PIAA State Wrestling Champion
Dana Luckenbaugh*
*York, PA's FIRST... State Wrestling Champion!


1969 PIAA State Wrestling Champions

THE...WY "Big 3" PAGE

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


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 State) 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 PA Wrestling's... Tom Elling

                   PWCA HALL OF FAME (1970-2018)

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


westyorkwrestlingalumni.com ncaa


NCAA Wrestling Alumni Area

The NCAA Page of West York Alumni

York PA's BEST... in NCAA Wrestling
 1974 NCAA DII National Champion!
NCAA DI Champions... from PA HS's

WY Website

9/22/17 - (L-R) 3-time EIWA Champion, 3-time NCAA All-American...
and, 2-time PIAA State Champion, Jon Trenge
with Don Lehman...and
3-time EIWA Champion, Tom Toggas.
  Trenge & Toggas both wrestled
Lehigh University.  Toggas is a West York & Blair Academy Alumnus.

Another... westyorkwrestlingalumni.com Feature!

East Stroudsburg State


"My East Stroudsburg State Wrestling Page"
by Don Lehman ESSC '77

ESU Wrestling Letterwinners '70-'18... Here!
ESU Wrestling Letterwinners Yearly ... Here!

1976-77 East Stroudsburg (PA) State College Wrestling
ESSC Varsity NCAA DI Wrestling Team (EIWA)
Front Row (L-R) Sal Picone, Desi McNelis, James Vargo, Galen McWilliams.
Middle Row (L-R) Asst. Coach Rich Schumacher, Don Lehman, Gary Kessel,
Skip Falcone, Billy Cuff & unknown.
Standing (L-R) Asst. Bob Dalling, Bill Katinowsky, unknown, Wayne Carroll,
Greg Shoemaker, Don Blair & Head Coach Clyde H. "Red" Witman.
▪ (Not pictured: Kerry Ciatto, Harvey Freeman, Ken Magaro)

West York Area 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



1974 NCAA DII Trio

Coach Clyde "Red" Witman, Bill Luckenbaugh, Don Lehman & Bob Stetler.




        (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 Luckenbaugh,
   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, David Miller,
Chuck Nace,
   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,
   Brandon Luckenbaugh, 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
, Chris Gailey, 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.

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