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West York Varsity Wrestling

  1st Row  (L-R) Greg Ruth, Doug Crawford, Greg Bricker, Rick Gilmore,
 Scott Hursh, Greg Henry, Steve Thomas, Rick Sweitzer, Steve Rotz,
Barry Botterbusch, Skip Martin, Steve Billet.
▪ 2nd Row (L-R) Richard Myers, Thomas Walker, Scott Miller, Kenny Ott,
John Humbert, Greg Sipe, Jeff Meckley, John Chiappy, Mark Einsig,
Scott Green, Brad Pope, Jim Atland, Keith Lichty (captain).
▪ 3rd Row (L-R) Duane Givens, Alan Eisenhart, Rick Faymen, Joe McCoy,
Steve Blevins, Kevin McCleary (captain), Jeff Markey, Jeff Masch,
Bob Garner, Jim Shorts.
▪ 4th Row (L-R) Rick Bubb, Larry Sowers, Mark Hoffman, Keith Repman,
Ken Baker, Barry King, Jeff Lehr, Don Lehman (captain), Mike Root,
Mike Bievenour, Mitch Albright, Steve Snyder, Barry Albright.


York Varsity Wrestling

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

1972-73 West York Junior Varsity Team
1972-73 WY Area Wrestling JV Team Photo

1973 West York Head Wrestling Coach
John T. Toggas


        ▪ 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.
        ∙ 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 Match @ West York HS.

                 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


West York Wrestling
'73 Captains

'72-'73 West York Wrestling Captains
Keith Lichty, Kevin McCleary, & Don Lehman ...
their last home match for WY High School.

▪ WY Coaches were - John T. Toggas, Bob Bowers, Don Dietrich.

Lehman, McCleary capture titles!

'72 Easton HS 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
Russ Snyder, Easton; Fred Landis, Manheim Twp.;
Kevin McCleary, West York (ow);  Wayne Horton, Bethlehem Freedom;
Lee Guzzo, Easton; Don Lehman, West York (ow).

1973 YCIAA Sections
Wrestling Championships
▪ K. McCleary & D. Lehman win their 3rd titles!

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

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

1973 YCIAA Sectional Wrestling
Championship Finals

@ Spring Grove Area High School

                           1973 YCIAA Sectional Mat Finals

                           2/24/73 @ Spring Grove Area High School
(98lbs.) Greg Burg, York Suburban dec. Greg Henry, West York 6-2.
(105lbs.) Tom Clark, Red Lion dec. Barry Adams, Dallastown 13-8.
(112lbs.) Brad Warner, Dallastown dec. Bob Myers, Vo-Tech 9-3.
(119lbs.) Bill Gilbert, Susquehannock dec. Craig Miller, Hanover 11-0.
(126lbs.) Joel Hoffman, Dallastown dec. Keith Lichty, West York 9-2.
(132lbs.) Jeff Smith, York Suburban, dft. over Craig Schaszberger, Central.
(138lbs.) Joe Myers, Dallastown dec. Jim Grim, Spring Grove 9-1.
(145lbs.) Kevin McCleary, West York dec. Craig Hamrick, Susquehannock 2-1.
(155lbs.) John Boop, Northeastern dec. Bill Senft, Dallastown 5-0.
(167lbs.) John Weston, Dallastown dec. George Lehr, Vo-Tech 7-2.
(185lbs.) Barry Neff, Dallastown dec. Ryan Hileman, Red Lion 5-2.
(Hwt.)      Don Lehman, West York pinned Ray Creep, York High 2:09.


1973 YCIAA Sectional Champions Photo-Results
1973 YCIAA Sectional Runner-up Photo-Results

1973 PIAA District III
Wrestling Championships

The Harrisburg Farm Show Arena

March 2-3, 1973
(4 District III Qualifiers)
1973 PA District III Tourney Results

                                               March 2-3, 1973
                         District III Championships

    ▪ 1st Round (98lbs.)
  Phil Boccagno, Muhlenberg Twp. dec. Greg Henry, West York 12-0
▪ 1st Round (126lbs.)
  Dave Wimer, Lancaster Catholic dec. Keith Lichty, West York 13-5.

▪ 1st Round (145lbs.)
  Kevin McCleary, West York dec. Lee Martin, Manheim Central 8-1.
▪ Quarterfinals (145lbs.)
  Mark Stauffer, Lower Dauphin dec. Kevin McCleary, West York 4-1.

    ▪ 1st Round (Hwt.)
  Don Lehman, West York advanced from upper bracket seeding.
▪ Quarterfinals (Hwt.)
  Don Lehman, West York dec. Wayne Jockers, Lower Dauphin 6-3.
Championship Semi-Finals (Hwt.)
*Bob Eshleman, Solanco dec. Don Lehman, West York 3-2.
  (*Eshleman went on to win the DIII & Regional Crowns...
  & place 3rd at the PIAA's)


∙ West York's Don Lehman (right) in his last high school wrestling bout
and his only loss in a 21-1 season.
 York Daily Record Photo

∙ West York's 1972-73 Varsity Club

∙ West York High School's 1972-73 Varsity Club

▪ Summer 1972 Booster Wrestling Tourney Results

1972 West York Area Senior High Football Team

1972 West York Area Senior High Football Team
         "Seniors" 1st Row: (L-R) Don Lehman, Jeff Markey,
Keith Zimmerman.
"Seniors" 2nd Row (L-R) Daniel Markey, Larry Schultz, Bob Berger,
Paul Sentz, Steve Yohe, Jeff Kochenour, Jeff Hershey.
    The (above) West York Senior Team's 3-year varsity record (21-8-1).
Keith Zimmerman was on the '72 1st Team All-State and
Big 33 PA Teams... and earned a full football scholarship to Penn State!

West York 1972 Varsity Football Team (8-2)
▪ 2nd place in the YCIAA League to Red Lion High School.
▪ 3 shut-outs (WY 7 Spring Grove 0, WY 49 Central 0, WY 34 Dallastown 0).
▪ 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- Don Lehman #71
    Outstanding Defensive Lineman- Jeff Hershey #50
WYHS Varsity Football Coaching Staff - Head Coach Doug Baublitz.
WY Asst's. - Neil Blake, Robert Sechrist, Lou Orndorff.
Varsity Football Managers - - Mike Gross, Mark Senft.

West York Varsity Football Page - click...1972


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