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Stroudsburg University

  ESU's Koehler Sports Fieldhouse

ESU 1931-2014 Varsity Letter Awards

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

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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 are in above photo...
(Billy Cuff - NJ, Bill Luckenbaugh - PA, Fred Swanson - NJ.)

1974 - NCAA DII Wrestling Championships!
East Stroudsburg
- 7th Place w/39.5 points.

Cal-State Fullerton University
 ESU Head Wrestling Coach Clyde "Red" Witman.
(Front) ESU's Bill Luckenbaugh (150lbs.), Don Lehman (190lbs.),
Bob Stetler (158lbs.)

March - 1974

PSAC Mat Fact!
Former ESU Coach Clyde "Red" Witman was a PSAC Wrestling
in 1953 @ 137lbs. and 1954 @ 157lbs. for West Chester State College!

Bill Luckenbaugh
East Stroudsburg State College

1974 NCAA DII National Wrestling Champion!
▪ 150lb. NCAA Finals

▪ Bill Luckenbaugh (ESU) pinned Roger Warner (Cal Poly)
1974 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship Results
Lucky & Lehman @ '74 NCAA's

Bill Luckenbaugh
East Stroudsburg State College

1974 PSAC Wrestling Champion!
▪ 150lb. PSAC Finals
▪ Bill Luckenbaugh (ESU) dec. Mike Waller (Slippery Rock) 5-4.


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Looking Back...@ WY & ESU Wrestling Alumni

ESU's 190lb. Jeff Wolfe (top) at Koehler Fieldhouse in 1995.
ESU's Jeff Wolfe Photo/Stat Page
ESU's - Jeff Wolfe Interview Page

1993/94 - East Stroudsburg University Wrestling Captains.
▪ Above... (L-R) ESU Wrestling's Dave DiSora & Steve Elicker.

ESU's Steve Elicker Interview Page

West York Area Wrestling Alumni at:
Stroudsburg University

NCAA Wrestling

Click - ESU Wrestling Letterwinners 1970-2013
East Stroudsburg University Athletics

   East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg State College

Wrestling Archive 1973 to 1977 - CLICK HERE!
(w/Bill Luckenbaugh, Mike Stambaugh, Don Lehman, Keith Lichty)
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

1977 - ESSC's Don Lehman (top) vs. West Chester State.


∙ ESSC/ESU Wrestlers/Cousins - Elicker-Lehman (both 4-year lettermen)
7/9/11 (L-R ) South Western HS & ESU mat standout, Steve Elicker
... w/first cousin, Don Lehman.

       ▪ West York 2004 Alumnus -
Todd Lehman, (left) with his cousin... SW's Steve Elicker.

       Steve Elicker @ South Western PA High School was a...
   2x Sectional AAA Champion ('88 & '89), 2x District AAA Champion ('88 & '89),
   2x Regional AAA Champion ('88 & '89)... and was 4th at the
'89 PIAA State AAA Tourney.
   (Todd & Steve Elicker @ Chiapparelli's Restaurant in Little Italy, Baltimore Inner Harbor)
       ▪ Steve Elicker was also a standout wrestler at
East Stroudsburg University
   where he was a 2-time NCAA Academic All-American!!

       ▪ At ESU - Elicker was (career 94-38), a PSAC runner-up, 2-time ESU Outstanding
'94 EIWA runner-up/'93 EIWA 5th and a '94 NCAA Qualifier.

   Steve Elicker also handed Olympic Gold Medalist - Brandon Slay, one of his only 2 losses
   in the EIWA Mat League.  Brandon Slay's other EIWA loss was to Lehigh's
Rick Hepp!
   Click & view ESU All-Time Wrestling Letterwinners 1970-2010


Looking Back... 40 Years Ago
4 West Yorker's - ESSC's '73-'74 Team!



                         Warrior matmen win one;
                          lose two in quad match!
                                                                 @ Bloomsburg State College
                     Pocono Record 11/19/73  ▪ ESSC senior Bill Luckenbaugh (158)
              and freshman
Don Lehman (heavyweight)... won all three of their matches
              to highlight East Stroudsburg State College action in the Bloomsburg quadrangular
              wrestling tournament Saturday.  The Warriors defeated Trenton State 25-13, but lost to
              Bloomsburg, 25-16, and to Slippery Rock, 33-11.  Luckenbaugh (7-0) scored two
              pins over Bill Pasukinas of Bloomsburg in 3:27 and George Davenport of Trenton State
              in 3:46 to give him five pins for the season and 34 for his career.  The ESSC
              All-American also defeated Angelo Natoli of Slippery Rock, a Penn State Invitational
              Champion last week, for the second time this season, 4-0.  He had beaten Natoli
              in the finals of the Coast Guard Invitational, 6-0. Lehman (6-1), only a freshman
              from the same high school (West York HS) as Luckenbaugh, registered one of the
              night's surprises by pinning John Hohman of Bloomsburg State, a Coast Guard
              190lb. Invitational champion, in 4:30.  The Warriors' heavyweight also decisioned
              previously undefeated and current National Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion,
              Mike Dumin of Trenton State, 3-2 on riding time, and Frank Kuhl of Slippery Rock,
              9-1.  Gary Kessel (134) and Gene Ulrich (142) each won one match and tied one
              for ESSC, who are now 4-3 on the season.  Kessel (3-3), a freshman, demolished
              Rich Hicks of Trenton State, who had beaten Kessel in last season's New Jersey
              High School Regional Tourney, 12-2.  ESSC's Eugene Ulrich (2-4) gained a tie with
              Chris Messina of Slippery Rock at 142lbs.

                                                                     11/19/74 SPORTS
    11/17/73 @ Bloomsburg Quad
 ESSC 25  Trenton State 13
 118lbs.  Bill Cuff ES dec. Dave Rule TS 9-8
 126lbs.  John Craddox TS dec. Keith Lichty ES 8-1
 134lbs.  Gary Kessel ES dec. Rich Hicks TS 12-2
 142lbs.  Gene Ulrich ES dec. Alex Betlea TS 10-1
 150lbs.  Dale Oliver TS dec. Melvin Riddick ES 10-7
 158lbs.  Bill Luckenbaugh ES pinned George Davenport TS 3:46
 167lbs.  Bill Hayes TS dec. Carl Seitz ES 14-4
 177lbs.  Mike Stambaugh ES pinned Frank MacGuire TS 2:14
 190lbs.  Glenn Carson TS dec. Fred Swanson ES 9-1
   Don Lehman ES dec. Mike Dumin TS 3-2

    11/17/73 @ Bloomsburg Quad
 Bloomsburg 25  ESSC 16
 118lbs.  Tom Fink B dec. Bill Cuff ES 11-0
 126lbs.  Keith Lichty ES drew with Gary Scarano B 5-5
 134lbs.  Gary Kessel ES drew with Dave Brandt B 5-5
 142lbs.  Randy Watts B dec. Gene Ulrich ES 8-0
 150lbs.  Chuck Carter B dec. Melvin Riddick ES 9-3
 158lbs.  Bill Luckenbaugh ES pinned Bill Pasukinas B 3:27
 167lbs.  Dan Burkholder B dec. Carl Seitz ES 12-0
 177lbs.  Floyd "Shorty" Hitchcock B dec. Mike Stambaugh ES 14-2
 190lbs.  Ron Sheehan B dec. Fred Swanson ES 10-4
   Don Lehman ES pinned John Hohman B 4:30

    11/17/73 @ Bloomsburg Quad
 Slippery Rock 33  ESSC 11
 118lbs.  Jack Spates SR pinned Bill Cuff ES 5:50
 126lbs.  Rick Thompson SR pinned Keith Lichty ES 2:10
 134lbs.  Jeff Condon SR dec. Gary Kessel ES 13-2
 142lbs.  Gene Ulrich ES drew with Chris Messina SR 4-4
 150lbs.  Mike Waller SR pinned Melvin Riddick ES 5:44
 158lbs.  Bill Luckenbaugh ES dec. Angelo Natoli SR 4-0
 167lbs.  Rich Peifer SR pinned Carl Seitz ES 4:57
 177lbs.  Bill Shuffstall SR dec. Mike Stambaugh ES 9-4
 190lbs.  Fred Swanson ES dec. Carl Messina SR 2-1
   Don Lehman ES dec. Frank Kuhl SR 9-1

              ▪  West York Alumni - Keith Lichty '73, Bill Luckenbaugh '69,
                 Mike Stambaugh '72 & Don Lehman '73.

(10 WY'ers)
Denotes West York High School Wrestling Alumnus

West York Wrestlers Lettered @ ESSC/ESU  - CLICK HERE!
(Eby, Luckenbaugh, Stambaugh's, Lehman, Lichty, Gay, Buelow, Sprenkle, Wolfe)

1976-77 East Stroudsburg State College
E.I.W.A. Varsity Wrestling Team  (Division I)  12-4-1

Front Row (L-R) Sal Picone, Desi McNelis, Jim Vargo, Galen McWilliams.
▪ Middle (L-R)
ESSC Coach Rich Schumacher, Don Lehman, Gary Kessel,
Michael "Skip" Falcone, Bill Cuff, unknown.
Back Row (L-R) Coach Robert Dalling, Bill Katinowsky,?, Wayne Carroll,
Greg Shoemaker, Don Blair, Head Coach Clyde H. "Red" Witman.

▪ (Not pictured: Kerry Ciatto, Harvey Freeman, Ken Magaro)

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