ESSC Wrestling



1974 NCAA DII 150lb. Champion!
East Stroudsburg

Bill Luckenbaugh...ESU Hall of Fame


               "And there was Bill Luckenbaugh...
   who had more pins than any wrestler in ESU history.
   One night in Wilkes-Barre, Lucky took the mat against
   Wilkes' College top wrestler - NCAA DIII Champ Mike Lee.
   The match started, and the PA announcer was saying...
   "This is the match you have been waiting for - it's Bill Lucken.....!"
   Suddenly, he sputtered and stopped, Lucky had already sunk in
   an arm-bar and had his opponent headed for a fall."   PN

         ∙ Pete Nevins' Final Column for the Pocono Record...1/8/07



Bill Luckenbaugh
 Click - view ESU "All-Time" Wrestling Letterwinners
1970-2018 - (West York Area HS has "10" athletes on the list!)



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



           1973-74 East Stroudsburg State College
                         (PSAC) Varsity Wrestling 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.

                               1973-74 ESSC Mat Team Record
                               (9-6) - Captain Bill Luckenbaugh


   Montclair State 29 ESSC 15, ESSC 24 Elizabethtown 18, ESSC 19 Yale 16,
   ESSC 24 F&M 15, Bloomsburg State 25 ESSC 16, Slippery Rock 33 ESSC 11,
   ESSC 25 Trenton State 13, ESSC 29 Lock Haven 20, ESSC 36 Shippensburg 8,
   ESSC 39 Mansfield 3, ESSC 35 Kutztown 6, ESSC 18 West Chester 17,
   Wilkes 23 ESSC 16, Millersville 22 ESSC 21, Bloomsburg 25 ESSC 18.


    East Stroudsburg State Wrestling


                                                                     MAT SPORTS
                            1974 NCAA DII National Champion
                           ▪ ESSC's Bill Luckenbaugh @ 150lbs.


"Lucky's" Career Match Record
East Stroudsburg State College

Overall ESSC Wrestling Combined Record (77-7-1)
▪ Overall ESSC Combined Pins
- (59) .694 pinning %
Overall ESSC Dual Meets (51-4-1)
▪ Overall ESSC Dual Meet Pins



 East Stroudsburg State Wrestling
 1973-74 Final Results & Records
 ▪ 1973-74 ESSC Mat Team Record
 ▪ (9-6)

 Montclair State 29 ESSC 15, ESSC 24 Elizabethtown 18, ESSC 19 Yale 16,
 ESSC 24 F&M 15, Bloomsburg State 25 ESSC 16, Slippery Rock 33 ESSC 11,
 ESSC 25 Trenton State 13, ESSC 29 Lock Haven 20, ESSC 36 Shippensburg 8,
 ESSC 39 Mansfield 3, ESSC 35 Kutztown 6, ESSC 18 West Chester 17,
 Wilkes College 23 ESSC 16, Millersville 22 ESSC 21, Bloomsburg 25 ESSC 18.

 1973-74 East Stroudsburg State College
 NCAA (PSAC) Varsity Wrestling 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.

 The Stroud Courier
 10/73 -
1973 York YMCA Pre-Season Cond. Tourney
     Senior Bill Luckenbaugh and freshman Don Lehman of East Stroudsburg State College...
 each won a title at the October 1973 York YMCA Conditioning Tourney in York, PA. 
Luckenbaugh and Lehman are graduates of West York High School.  Luckenbaugh registered
 all falls, while Lehman (heavyweight) decisioned Shippensburg State College's Frank Myers,
 a 1973 PSAC Tournament runner-up at heavyweight, 3-2, in the event finals.

  The York Dispatch
  November 5, 1973
 Area Matmen Win For East Stroudsburg State
   At Montclair State College 11/4/73

    Three of the four former West York High School grapplers,
 now performing for East Stroudsburg State College
 posted wins Sunday night as the Warriors bowed to the Montclair State College team, 29-15.
 Freshman Keith Lichty was pinned in his 126lb. test, losing in 4:58 to Nable Gulelove, a 2-time Metro
 Conference champ.  Warrior captain Bill Luckenbaugh wrestled @ 158lbs. and decisioned Bob Woods,
 13-2.  Sophomore Mike Stambaugh, a returning ESSC veteran, pinned his rival, Luke Vaccaro in 3:20.
 Don Lehman, a freshman Hwt., decisioned Rod Giaquinto, 3-2.  East Stroudsburg State is set to compete
 in the annual Coast Guard Invitational Tourney at New London, Connecticut - Friday and Saturday.


 The Stroud Courier

 11/13/73 - ESSC 19 Yale University 16 @ Yale U.
Heavyweight, Don Lehman of East Stroudsburg State College...
 and a 1973 West York High School graduate... lost to Yale's senior heavyweight, *Tim Karpoff, 3-2, 
 in East Stroudsburg State College's 19-16 dual meet win over Yale University Tuesday.
  Karpoff is a returning (1973) EIWA Champion at Heavyweight (Unlimited).

 *Yale Universities Tim Karpoff, placed 4th at the 1974 NCAA Div. I Mat Championships @ UNL.

  1974 Division I Wrestling Championships Bracket
  LOOK at the NCAA Division I 1974 UNL. bracket w/Yale's Tim Karpoff... HERE!

 ▪ 1973 Coast Guard Academy
   Invitational Wrestling Tournament


   New London, CT.
  ▪ USCG Award Presentations by NFL HOF'er - Otto Graham, Jr.

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 1st Place:
 Bill Luckenbaugh (150lbs.)
(ow) - East Stroudsburg State.

 2nd Place:
 Don Lehman (Heavyweight) - East Stroudsburg State.

 4th Place:
 Mike Stambaugh (177lbs.) - East Stroudsburg State.


  The York Daily Record
   November 12, 1973

ESSC Matmen Rally to Win
      East Stroudsburg State's wrestling team showed its upper weights last night.
 Winning the last three bouts, Coach Clyde "Red" Witman's Warriors overcame a three-point deficit
 to defeat visiting Elizabethtown College, 24-18.  The win evened the ESSC team record at 1-1.
 Mike Stambaugh at 177lbs., George Ahner at 190lbs., and freshman Don Lehman at heavyweight
 posted decisions to spark the comeback.  ESSC won six of the 10 dual bouts, two by falls.
 Warrior star Bill Luckenbaugh, the team's only champion in last weekend's Coast Guard tournament,
 got one at 158lbs, and freshman Gary Kessel scored his first fall at 134lbs. Luckenbaugh's pin
 was his 30th of his career.  The meet was tied 15-15 when Ahner gained an exciting victory
 at 190lbs.  The ESSC wrestler got a takedown with about 1:30 left to break a 5-5 tie with Curt Shober.
 A riding time point gave him an 8-5 victory.
  Lehman preserved the victory.  The Warrior heavyweight
 got a takedown in the first minute to key a 3-1 victory over E-town's big DeHaven Robinson.
 Both Lehman and Robinson also scored on escapes.

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 ESSC 24  Elizabethtown College 18
 118lbs.   Eric Mast (E) pinned Billy Cuff (ES) 7:41
 126lbs.   Gary Heim (E) dec. Keith Lichty (ES) 6-5
 134lbs.   Gary Kessel (ES) pinned Bruce Sensenig (E) 4:18
 142lbs.   Gene Ulrich (ES) dec. Charles Evans (E) 7-2
 150lbs.   Rod Chamberlain (E) pinned Mel Riddick (ES) 6:53
  Bill Luckenbaugh (ES) pinned Dave Lavanture (E) 1:39

 167lbs.   Rick Bailey (E) dec. Carl Seitz (ES) 7-1
 177lbs.   Mike Stambaugh (ES) dec. Bill Marshall (E) 12-6
 190lbs.   George Ahner (ES) dec. Curt Shober (E) 8-5
 Don Lehman (ES) dec. DeHaven Robinson (E) 3-1

  NCAA Official:  Jan Dutt
  ESSC Head Coach:  Clyde H. "Red" Witman
  Elizabethtown Head Coach:  Dr. D. Kenneth Ober
  JV Score:  ESSC 15 Elizabethtown 9

(@ East Stroudsburg State College's LeRoy J. Koehler Fieldhouse)

  "LOOKING BACK at an ESSC/F&M Dual Meet...
  with 5 West York wrestlers!"



  The York Dispatch
  November 15, 1973


  Former West Yorkers...
  Pace East Stroudsburg Over F&M College!
  "West Yorker's Luckenbaugh - McCleary Grapple at 158lbs.!"

      ESSC 24  F&M 18
      @ East Stroudsburg State College's Koehler Fieldhouse 11/14/73.

      ∙ FIVE former West York High School grapplers were in action in East Stroudsburg
 State's 24-18 victory over Franklin & Marshall College Wednesday night.
 Senior Bill Luckenbaugh gained his third pin in four matches this season and 32nd in his
 college career over F&M freshman Kevin McCleary at the 4:55 mark in the 158lb. class.
Kevin McCleary and Bill Luckenbaugh are both West York (PA) High School products.
 Luckenbaugh is now 40-4-1 at ESSC.  Sophomore Mike Stambaugh, a former West York
 wrestler at 177lbs., upped his career record to 11-2 and remained undefeated with a 3-1
 decision over F&M's Jeff Windstein for his fourth victory.  Bulldog grads who met defeat
 were ESSC freshman Keith Lichty, a 5-4 loss at 126lbs., and ESSC freshman heavyweight
 Don Lehman who lost a 6-3 verdict to F&M's Jim Devenney in the last match of the night.
      ∙ Lichty is 0-4 and Lehman is 2-2 for the Warriors this season to-date.

York Dispatch Article Facts
      @ East Stroudsburg State College's LeRoy J. Koehler Fieldhouse.
      This match was the second ever between the two schools... HERE!
      ∙ ESSC's next match is at Bloomsburg State College on Saturday... 11/17/73
  in a quad meet also with Trenton State (NJ) and Slippery Rock State College.
      ∙ F&M Head Coach - Stan Zeamer.    ESSC Head Coach - Clyde "Red" Witman.

  *More results from the 1973-74 ESSC mat season...@ ESSC Wrestling Archives.



ESSC Warrior Matmen win one;
 lose two in quadrangular match!
 @ Bloomsburg State College, Bloomsburg, PA
 11/17/73 @ BSC Nelson Field House
     Pocono Record 11/19/73  ▪▪▪ ESSC senior Bill Luckenbaugh (158)
 and freshman Don Lehman (heavyweight)... won all three of their wrestling matches
 to highlight East Stroudsburg State College mat action in the Bloomsburg quadrangular
 wrestling tournament Saturday.  The Warriors defeated Trenton State, NJ, 25-13, but lost

 to Bloomsburg State, 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 '73-'74 season and 34 for his dual career.  The ESSC
 All-American also defeated Angelo Natoli of Slippery Rock, a Penn State (PSU) Invitational
 Champion last week, for the second time this season, 4-0.  Lucky 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 High School) 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 a National Junior 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 (ESSC) is 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 State
 High School Regional Tourney, 12-2.  ESSC's Eugene Ulrich (2-4) gained a tie (draw) with
 Chris Messina of Slippery Rock at 142lbs.    Pocono Record Sports

*note:  East Stroudsburg & Bloomsburg State - now Universities.  Trenton State now TCNJ.


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

(ESSC Coach - Clyde "Red" Witman   Trenton Coach - Dave Icenhower)

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

(ESSC Coach - Clyde "Red" Witman   Bloomsburg Coach - Roger Sanders)

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

(ESSC Coach - Clyde "Red" Witman   Slippery Rock Coach - Fred Powell)

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




 The York Daily Record


 December 15, 1973 Dual Meet @ LHSC Thomas Fieldhouse
 Ex-West York Bulldog Wrestlers Star
Against... Lock Haven State College!
        YORK DAILY RECORD 12/17/73:  A quartet of former West York High School wrestlers
East Stroudsburg to a 29-20 victory over Lock Haven State College in a Pennsylvania
 State Conference dual meet Saturday at Lock Haven.  It was the first victory for ESSC over
 Lock Haven in seven years as the Warriors pushed their dual meet record for the year to 5-3.
 Stealing the spotlight from his upper class teammates was freshman Keith Lichty.  The youngster
 was credited with the key victory in the match when he pinned defending PA State Conference
Rob Johnson, in 3:14 of their 126 pound match.  It was only the second victory of the
 season for Lichty who is now 2-5-1.  Bill Luckenbaugh, the former PIAA State Champion who
 earned All-American honors last year, gained his 8th victory of the season with a pin over
 Don Eichenlaub in 4:27 of their 158 pound class.  Eichenlaub, like Johnson, is the defending
 PA Conference wrestling champion.  The victory boosted Luckenbaugh's brilliant college record to
 44 victories, including 39 pins, four losses, and one tie.  Luckenbaugh, highly regarded as a
 candidate for NCAA honors, was injured in a first round match of last year's PA Conference
 championship tournament and was forced to retire the rest of the season.  Also winning
 Saturday for East Stroudsburg was Mike Stambaugh, a former West Yorker and now a
 sophomore, who scored with a 9-8 triumph over Ron McMurray in the 177 pound class.
 Freshman Don Lehman, the fourth Bulldog member of the Warriors squad, gained a tie with
 Lock Haven's Jim Schuster... at 6-6 in the heavyweight class to close out the ESSC win.

 ▪ @ Lock Haven State College's Thomas Fieldhouse - Lock Haven PA 17745 (12/15/73)
 ▪ LHSC Coach - Dr. Kenneth Cox.   ESSC Coach - Clyde H. "Red" Witman. 
YDR Sports - 12/17/73

 LHSC's HWT. Jim Schuster

Bill Luckenbaugh is now 8-0 on the ESSC 1973-74 season.
 ▪ Mike Stambaugh is now 6-2 on the season and Don Lehman is 5-2-1 @ ESSC.
Keith Lichty is 2-5-1 on the 1973-74 season @ ESSC.
 ▪ 12/17/73 ESSC/LHSC match @ Lock Haven State College.

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


 The York Dispatch
  January 21, 1974
  ESSC vs. Kutztown State
 ▪ Yorkers Outstanding!
   Former Bulldogs Wrestlers Gain College Match Triumphs
   Four ex-West York grapplers were victorious in their individual dual matches to pace
 East Stroudsburg State to an easy 35-6 wrestling win over Kutztown State Wednesday night.
 Two of the local quartet pinned their opponents, with senior Bill Luckenbaugh, 11-0 on the season,
 unbeaten in 37 consecutive dual meets) taking the 150-pound class and Don Lehman, ESSC's
 heavyweight, earning the other fall to bring his freshman season mark to 7-2-2.

   The other West Yorker's captured decisions, as 177-pounder Mike Stambaugh upped his sophomore
 record to 9-2 and Keith Lichty (126 pounds) evened his at freshman mark at 5-5-1.
  ▪ East Stroudsburg State has taken five bouts in a row, and is now 8-3 overall.
   @ 1/16/74 ESSC's Koehler Fieldhouse

  The York Daily Record
   January 28, 1974
 ESSC vs. West Chester State College

 Local Wrestlers Shine!
 ESSC 18  West Chester 17


ESSC's Don Lehman

    ∙ York Daily Record 1/28/74:  Don Lehman
registered a 2-1 decision over Bob Eshleman
 Saturday night in the heavyweight division to rally the East Stroudsburg State College
 wrestlers to an exciting 18-17 dual meet victory over West Chester.  Lehman (9-2-1)...
 who lost to Solanco High School's Eshleman 3-2 in the '73 PA District III semi's last year,
 avenged his last high school loss.  Lehman is one of four West York athletes performing
 for East Stroudsburg State, which improved its record to 9-3.  Undefeated Bill Luckenbaugh
 scored his sixth straight fall at 150 pounds over Ralph Reish for a 12-0 season record.  He
 has pinned 10 of 12 opponents.  Mike Stambaugh (10-2) gained a 10-2 decision over Eric
 Swanson at 177 pounds and 126-pounder Keith Lichty (5-6-1) bowed to West Chester's
 John Gallagher... with a close 3-2 decision.
  @ West Chester State College - West Chester, PA
  West Chester Head Coach - Milt Collier     ESSC Head Coach - Clyde H. Witman
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

 East Stroudsburg State will host Wilkes College...
 Thursday night, in its next action.
 ▪ The PA State Conference wrestling tourney is set for Feb. 22-23, 1974
 at Slippery Rock State College and...
 the NCAA Division II wrestling tourney is in Orange County, California.
 (Cal-State Fullerton) March 1-2, 1974.


  The York Dispatch
   February 18, 1974
 ESSC vs. Wilkes College
 East Stroudsburg Falls
 West Yorker's Win Two, Lose Two Against Wilkes
    York Dispatch: The 9th and 10th ranked NCAA Division II college wrestling teams in the East
collided Thursday night at East Stroudsburg and Wilkes College proved its higher ranking
 by knocking off the Warriors 23-16.  Four former West York grapplers performed for the losers.
 Keith Lichty, a freshman performing in the 126-pound class scored perhaps his biggest win of the year
 when he pinned Lon Balum in 6:29.  Balum had entered the match with a 13-2 mark.  Lichty is now 6-6-1.
   At 150, undefeated Bill Luckenbaugh ran his record to 13-0 with a lopsided 17-3 decision over Wilkes' Mike Lee.
 The other ex-bulldogs, Mike Stambaugh and Don Lehman would just as soon forget their bouts.
 Stambaugh was pinned by Jim Weisenfluh in the 177-pound class while Lehman, who tips the scale at 198
 pounds, was forced to take on 265-pound Al Scharer in the heavyweight match and dropped a 6-1 decision.
 @ ESSC's Koehler Fieldhouse

 ▪ Wilkes Coach - John Reese     ESSC Coach - Clyde Witman


  The York Dispatch

   February 21, 1974
 York Matmen at East Stroudsburg
 Await State Conference Finals

  Bill Luckenbaugh Closing Career!
    Four former West York High School wrestlers will be wearing the colors of East Stroudsburg
 State College
Friday and Saturday during the 31st annual Pennsylvania Conference Wrestling
 Conference Championships at Slippery Rock State College's campus.

    Bill Luckenbaugh has the most impressive record going into the tourney, as the 150lb.
 performer has just completed his second straight undefeated dual match season with a
 15-0 dual record including 12 pins.  The other West Yorkers are Keith Lichty (126lbs.),
 Mike Stambaugh (177lbs.) and Don Lehman (190lbs. or Heavyweight).

    Lichty earned a 7-7-1 dual meet record on the season, winning six of his last eight
 matches with
five pins.  Stambaugh scored a 10-5 dual meet record on the season
 and freshman Lehman had some big wins early in the season at heavyweight and
 finished with an 8-5-2 dual meet record.


 The Stroud Courier
   March 1, 1974
Luckenbaugh, Stetler Win PC Titles
  by John Aigeldinger 

  1974 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
  College Wrestling Championships

     March 1, 1974 - Bill Luckenbaugh and Bob Stetler, two of the Warriors best grapplers joined the ranks of
 some of the greatest college wrestlers in the history of the sport by becoming Pennsylvania Conference
 wrestling champs last Saturday night.  Luckenbaugh is a former PIAA champion and a West York (PA) grad.
 "Lucky" took the 150 pound title in the 31st annual conference championship with a 5-4 victory over Mike
 Waller of Slippery Rock.  Stetler, a junior, was the 158 pound winner beating Angelo Natoli of Slippery
 Rock, 2-0.  Both wrestlers were sporting 15-0 regular season records going into the PSAC finals.
 The Warriors had two other place winners in Don Lehman, third at 190 pounds and Phil Conlin, fourth at
 142lbs.  Both are freshman. Lehman is a West York (PA) graduate and Conlin graduated from Warwick (PA).
 ESSC placed fourth among the 13 conference schools, a vast improvement over last year's twelfth place
 showing.  Luckenbaugh won his first PC title after being frustrated in two previous attempts.  He was
 second to national champion Stan Dziedzic of Slippery Rock in 1971 and he was injured and forced to
 default last year.  However Lucky was not to be denied his title this year as he pinned Bill Davis of
 Clarion in 1:42 of the semi-finals and came back in the finals, building up close to three minutes of
 riding time for the difference in his win over Waller.  Stetler edged Don Eichenlaub, the 150 pound
 champion in 1973, 5-3, on a takedown with 30 seconds remaining.  He controlled his final round
 match much more than the score indicated.  He rode Natoli the entire second period and escaped early
 in the third and forced the action the rest of the way. Stetler is a former East Stroudsburg Open winner.
   Luckenbaugh, Stetler and Lehman will compete in the NCAA Division Two Wrestling Championships
 Friday and Saturday at Cal State University - Fullerton, in Orange County, California.


 The York Daily Record

   February 25, 1974
 1974 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
 College Wrestling Championships

     February 23, 1974 - West York's
Bill Luckenbaugh, the top-seeded entry from
East Stroudsburg State College, captured the 150lb. crown of the Pennsylvania State College
 Wrestling Conference championships held Saturday on the Slippery Rock State wrestling mats.
 Luckenbaugh is a senior and the ESSC captain.  Luckenbaugh, who upped his season's record to
 22-0, nipped Mike Waller of Slippery Rock with a 5-4 decision in the finals.  He had pinned Bill
 Davis of Clarion in 1:42 in the semi-finals Saturday, and he also had a 3:16 fall at the expense
 of Rich Schumacher of Indiana, Pa.  Bob Stetler of ESSC also won the PSAC 158lb title.
 East Stroudsburg finished fourth in the meet with 68 points.  Clarion won the team laurels for
 the fourth straight season with 156 1/2 points, followed by Slippery Rock State, 129 1/2,
 and Bloomsburg State, 80. Lock Haven was fifth in the 13-team field with 60 1/2 points.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
     Another West Yorker, Don Lehman (ESSC), was third in the 190lb division, defeating
 Tom Schweinburg of Indiana, 12-2 in the consolation finals.  Lehman (4-1) had bowed to
 Bill Shuffstall of Slippery Rock, 6-1, in the championship 190lb. semi-final round.
 Shuffstall won the PSAC championship at 190lbs defeating Jim Zoschg (MI), 7-1.

     ▪ Two other former West York Bulldogs who competed for East Stroudsburg State
  were Mike Stambaugh, (0-2) at 177lbs., and 126-pounder Keith Lichty, who finished
  with a (2-2) mark.  Both ESSC wrestlers did not place in the tournament.
     ▪ Luckenbaugh, Stetler and Lehman are slated to travel and
   compete in the NCAA Division II tourney Friday and Saturday

   at the Cal-State Fullerton Gym, Orange County, California.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  1974 NCAA DII Championship Wrestling Results - 3/1-2, 1974.

 The York Dispatch
  February 25, 1974
 Herr, Luckenbaugh...
 State Mat Champions

    ▪ Tom Herr and Bill Luckenbaugh
are one step closer to national wrestling championships.
 Both York grappling products leaped into the spotlight Saturday with victories in the
 Pennsylvania Conference Championships at Slippery Rock State College.  Herr, defending NAIA
 national titlist, copped the heavyweight crown for Edinboro with an 8-4 victory in the finals
 over Clarion's Chuck Coryea while East Stroudsburg's Luckenbaugh nipped Slippery Rock's
 Mike Waller, 5-4, for 150-pound laurels.  Herr, a York Suburban product picked a good time
 to score his first career victory over Coryea after suffering four straight setbacks at the
 hands of the Clarion ace.  Herr, who won all five matches in the two-day championships,
 finished the season with a 26-3 mark and will defend his national title at River Falls, Wisconsin
 March 7, 8, and 9.  Luckenbaugh, a former West York standout, scored a pair of pins in
 earlier matches enroute to the victory in the finals.  He also went unbeaten through the
 tourney and finished the state campaign with a perfect 18-0 slate.  Luckenbaugh now
 advances to the NCAA Division II championships at California State-Fullerton March 1 and 2.
    ▪ Three other West Yorkers participated in the meet for East Stroudsburg with 190-pounder
 Don Lehman taking third in his weight class, while Keith Lichty (126) and Mike Stambaugh
 failed to place.  Lehman soundly defeated Tom Schweinburg of Indiana (Pa.) 12-2, in the
 consolation finals.  Lichty won two of his four matches but did not place and Stambaugh
 lost both of his matches.  East Stroudsburg finished fourth in the team standings, with
 Clarion State placing first, followed by Slippery Rock and Bloomsburg.  Wade Schalles of
 Clarion, who won the event's outstanding wrestler award, pinned Floyd Hitchcock of
 Bloomsburg in 4:28 in the 177-pound class.  Schalles is a two-time national champion and
 Hitchcock was a sliver medalist for the United States in last summer's World University
 Games in Moscow.  Both were undefeated during the regular season.  Three wrestlers
 finished the tournament with unblemished season records.  Clarions' Schalles is 38-0-1,
 Jack Spates of Slippery Rock is 29-0 and
Bill Luckenbaugh of East Stroudsburg is 18-0.

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  NCAA College Wrestling
  PSAC Championships 1974

   ∙1974 PSAC Wrestling Tourney
   Conference Tournament Champions

  Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

 Front (L-R) Jack Spates -118lbs. (Slippery Rock), Craig Turnbull -126lbs. (Clarion),
 Randy Watts -134lbs. (Bloomsburg),  Don Rohn -142lbs. (Clarion) &
 Bill Luckenbaugh -150lbs. (East Stroudsburg).
 Back (L-R) Tom Herr -Hwt. (Edinboro), Bill Shuffstall -190lbs. (Slippery Rock),
 Wade Schalles -177lbs. (Clarion), Bill "Bimbo" Simpson -167lbs. (Clarion) &
 Robert Stetler -158lbs. (East Stroudsburg).

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 1974 PSAC Wrestling Championship
 PSAC Podium Medalists...

 @ Slippery Rock State College
   (PSAC '74 weight class - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th place medalists)

▪ 118lbs. Jack Spates SR Pete Morelli CL Tom DeLong IUP Tom Fink BL Dave Whare MI Willis Divel SH
▪ 126lbs. Craig Turnbull CL Rick Thompson SR Jeff Gallagher WC Lon Edmonds BL Keith Kosky IUP Jim Bailey MA
▪ 134lbs. Randy Watts BL Jack Davis CL Jeff Condon SR Steve Powell WC Gary Walk LH Geno Zuccaro CAL
▪ 142lbs. Don Rohn CL Gene Costello SR Paul Gillespie WC
Phil Conlin ES George Way LH Jim Sykes IUP
150lbs. B. Luckenbaugh ES Mike Waller SR Dave Crowell LH Bill Davis CL Tom Hutchinson IUP Ralph Reish WC
158lbs. B. Stetler ES Angelo Natoli SR Don Eichenlaub LH Bob Warnick CAL Chris Clark CL Steve Maxwell WC
▪ 167lbs. Bill Simpson CL Ron Sheehan BL Larry McCoy IUP Joe Jacquelin MI Ron Peifer SR Ralph Pivirotto ED
▪ 177lbs. *Wade Schalles CL Floyd Hitchcock BL Eric Guyll MI Ray Watkins ED Al Fricke LH Eric Swanson WC

190lbs. B. Shuffstall SR Jim Zoschg MI Don Lehman ES Tom Schweinburg IUP John Hohman BL Chris Cole CL
Hwt. Tom Herr ED Chuck Coryea CL Jim Schuster LH Dave Schley MI Bob Eshleman WC George Schenck K
                                                                                          ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
Most Outstanding Wrestler - Wade Schalles 177lbs. (Clarion)
                                                                                          ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

            1974 PSAC Team Points: 1st  - Clarion (CL),  2nd - Slippery Rock (SR),  3rd -Bloomsburg (BL),
   4th - E. Stroudsburg (ES), 5th - Lock Haven (LH),  6th - Millersville (MI),  7th - West Chester (WC),
            8th - Edinboro (ED),  9th - Indiana University of PA (IUP), 10th - California University of PA (CAL),
            11th - Shippensburg (SH),  12th -Mansfield (MA),  13th - Kutztown (K).



  1974 - NCAA DII Wrestling Championships
 East Stroudsburg State College - 7th Place
(39 1/2pts)


  @ Cal-State Fullerton University - NCAA DII Championship's.
 (Back) ESSC Head Wrestling Coach - - Clyde H. "Red" Witman.
 (Front) ESSC's Bill Luckenbaugh (150lbs.), Don Lehman (190lbs.)
  and Bob Stetler (158lbs.)
 March - 1974
 ▪ LUCKY & LEHMAN @ '74 NCAA's


     East Stroudsburg State College '74 NCAA DII  Entries:
 Bill Luckenbaugh (150), Bob Stetler (158), Don Lehman (190).

 (Location - Cal-State @ Fullerton University, Orange County, California)

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 The York Dispatch
  March 05, 1974
 Yorkers Lehman, Luckenbaugh
 Resuming Mat Tourney Action 

 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships
Newly-crowned Pennsylvania Conference wrestling champions Bill Luckenbaugh (150)
 and Bob Stetler (158) will compete in the NCAA Division Two Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday
 in Fullerton, California.  Don Lehman (190), a third place conference finisher, also will be entered in the NCAA
 tourney.  Lehman and Luckenbaugh are graduates of West York High School.  Luckenbaugh should be one
 of the favorites at 150 pounds based on his 22-0 season record which includes 16 pinsStetler is 10-1
 with five pins while Lehman is 15-7-2 with three pins.  "All three have the capabilities to do well, but then
 a lot of wrestlers have the capabilities." said Coach Clyde 'Red' Witman.  "Now is when experience, desire
 and determination come into play."  This will be Luckenbaugh's second NCAA tournament.  As a sophomore
 in 1971, he wrestled in the NCAA College Division Tournament in Fargo, S.D., winning his first two matches
 on pins before losing to Tom Minkel of Central Michigan, 5-4.  Luckenbaugh gained revenge for that loss
 the following year by beating Minkel, 11-1, in the finals of the APO East Stroudsburg Open Tournament.
 The senior sat out the 1971-72 season and was injured and unable to compete at last year's tourney.
    "Bill is one of the best pinners I've ever seen anywhere.  We obviously consider him one of the top
 wrestlers in the nation and we're counting on his performance in the NCAA tournament to prove this,"
 Witman stated.  Stetler just became eligible to compete for East Stroudsburg at the start of the 2nd
 semester.  The junior from Stroudsburg is a transfer from Huron, S.D. College where he wrestled for
 two years.  Lehman is a freshman.  He competed at heavyweight during most of the dual-meet
 season, but dropped down to 190 pounds for the Pennsylvania Conference Championships last week.
 East Stroudsburg and Bloomsburg are the only Pennsylvania Conference schools which will compete
 in the Division Two tournament.  The top two finishers in each weight class will qualify for the NCAA
 Division One Wrestling Championships March 14-16 at Iowa State University.


 The Stroud Courier
   VOL. LXII No. 19
 East Stroudsburg State College, East Stroudsburg, PA
  March 8, 1974
 Lucky Gets Crown And Trophy 

 ▪ Senior wrestler Bill Luckenbaugh proved his grappling powers again this weekend breezing through the NCAA College
 Division II wrestling championships at Fullerton, California.  Lucky, top seeded at 150 pounds, pinned Roger Warner
 of Cal Poly San Louis Obispo in 3:35 of the final round match.  This was his fourth pin in five tournament matches
 and it enabled him to win a trophy for the most pins.  He also was second to Bloomsburg's Floyd Hitchcock in the
 outstanding wrestler balloting.
  Bob Stetler, another "Warrior Wonder," took third in the 158 pound class winning
 four consolation matches.  His biggest win came in a 9-2 thrashing of Mike Turnbull of the University of Akron,
 who earlier had eliminated him from the championship competition.  Turnbull decisioned Stetler 5-4 when his
 trick knee went out on him.  Coach "Red" Witman felt that if it had not been for the injury he could have
 conceivably gone on to win the title.  Don Lehman, only a freshman at 190 pounds, won one match in the
 championship round
, defeating a Northern Iowa grappler 3-2, and then fell to Mankato State's Kurt Kuehl
 by fall (4:56) in the quarterfinal match.  Lehman won one consolation match on Saturday before losing to Kuehl
 for a second time.  With only Lucky, Stetler and Lehman competing, the trio managed to score high enough
 for seventh place out of forty colleges.  Winning the final round enabled Lucky to go on to the NCAA Division I
 championships March 14-16 at Iowa State.  ESSC's only other NCAA champion was Rich Schumacher, who
 won the heavyweight college division title in 1970.

    1974 NCAA DII's
    1974 NCAA DII Championship Wrestling Results - 3/1-2, 1974


  The York Dispatch
   March 11, 1974
 "Lucky" Advances to...
    NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament!! 

  ▪ Undefeated Bill Luckenbaugh will represent East Stroudsburg in the NCAA Division One Wrestling Championships
 beginning Thursday, March 14 at Iowa State University.  Luckenbaugh is expected to be seeded high in the 150lb. class
 based on his 27-0 record and 20 pins.  The senior from West York, PA won the NCAA Division II title, pinning four
 of his five opponents.  He pinned Roger Warner of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo @ 3:35 of the finals.  "Lucky" also won
 individual honors in the Coast Guard Invitational and the Pennsylvania Conference Championships.  He was 15-0 in dual
 matches with 12 pins.  Among his victims this year were Mike Waller of Slippery Rock, a 3rd team All-American
 and Mike Lee of Wilkes, the NCAA Division Three Champion.  Coach Clyde "Red" Witman is hoping Lucky will get a
 second or third seed in the 36-man field to defending champion Jarrett Hubbard of Michigan, who is also undefeated.
 "Bill is good enough to win the national title, but so are six-seven other wrestlers. Remember, every wrestler entered
 has had to qualify by winning either a league, regional, or national tournament," indicated Witman.  "I'd say Bill's
 chances are better than most because he is a pinner.  Sometimes a pinner can deck people who may prove better than
 they are if the match comes down to a decision." the coach added. Witman is in his 12th season as ESSC head coach.
 This will be Luckenbaugh's first appearance in the NCAA Division One Tournament, formerly called the University Division.
 Lucky didn't qualify as a sophomore and last year he was injured and unable to enter NCAA competition.  The Warriors
 just missed having a second national qualifier as junior Bob Stetler placed third in the NCAA Division II Championships
 at 158lbs., where only the finalists qualified.  Stetler won five matches and only lost one.  He was defeated by Mike
 Turnbull of Akron in the second round when he suffered a knee injury.  He came back to trounce Turnbull in the
 consolation finals.  Don Lehman, an ESSC freshman, also competed in the NCAA Division II tournament at 190lbs.
 Lehman scored two victories, losing in the quarterfinals of the championship event.  Lehman narrowly missed placing
 for All-American status, winning a 6-5 decision over Seattle's Rich Maras and then losing to Minnesota State's
 (Mankato) All-American Kurt Kuehl, 9-6, in his last consolation bout.
   ▪ The 1974 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship Tournament was
     held at California State University at Fullerton in Orange County, California.


    ▪ ESSC Coach, Clyde "Red' Witman, presents the 1974 NCAA DII Outstanding Wrestler
 Award to Bloomsburg's 177lb wrestler Floyd "Shorty" Hitchcock.
 Coach Clyde Witman is president of the NCAA DII Coaches Association.

1974 NCAA Division II National Champions
March 1-2, 1974

Cal State-Fullerton
, CA
1974 NCAA DII Championship Wrestling Results - 3/1-2, 1974


  1974 NCAA Division II National Champions
 118lbs. - Terrence Perdew (Old Dominion)
 126lbs. - Tom Garcia (Northern Iowa)
 134lbs. - Jim Miller (Northern Iowa)
 142lbs. - Ken Snyder (Northern Iowa)

 150lbs. - Bill Luckenbaugh (East Stroudsburg)
 158lbs. - Cliff Hatch (Cal Poly SLO)
 167lbs. - Ron Sheehan (Bloomsburg)
 177lbs. - Floyd Hitchcock (Bloomsburg)
 190lbs. - Keith Leland (Cal Poly SLO)
 Unl.       - Jim Woods (Western Illinois)

   ▪ Team Champion - Cal Poly SLO (131.5 pts)
      * Outstanding Wrestler - Floyd "Shorty" Hitchcock (Bloomsburg)
     ∙ NCAA Division II Wrestling Full Champions List History
     ∙ NWCA NCAA DII Wrestling Hall of Fame


   Bill Luckenbaugh of East Stroudsburg State College...
 was the "2nd seed" at the 1974 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Iowa City @ 150lbs. 
 Bill won his first 2 matches by fall, but a untimely knee injury suffered at practice
 the prior week hindered his progress in what would have been, a sure All-American medal. 
  Bill won the NCAA DII wrestling crown the week before to qualify for the DI tournament in Iowa City.

  1974 Division I Wrestling Championships Bracket
LOOK at the actual 1974 NCAA Division I 150lb. bracket w/"Lucky"... CLICK - HERE!

March 1974 York Dispatch... Sooners Win NCAA Mat Crown!

  Luckenbaugh Ousted!
        Bill Luckenbaugh of East Stroudsburg failed to place in the top five after being
 seeded second in the 150-pound class on the basis of a 27-0 regular season mark.
 The former PIAA champ from West York, ironically lost to two men he had previously
 beaten, Mike Waller of Slippery Rock and Roger Warner of California Poly, San Luis Obispo.
 Luckenbaugh, who sustained a slight knee injury during a pre-tournament workout, started
 off in fine fashion by pinning Dennis Trainor of Washington State in 2:52 and coming
 right back to nail Navy's John Althans in 3:44.  He then ran into Waller and was whipped 11-0.
 Luckenbaugh decisioned Waller 5-4 for the Pennsylvania Conference Championship.
 Following a 5-0 overtime decision over Larry Johnson of Northern Illinois, the East
 Stroudsburg senior was dumped 14-2 by Warner, a man he pinned for the NCAA Division
 II title a week earlier.  (NCAA Division I Tourney - Ames, Iowa)    NCAA 1974 Brackets



  ESSC 1973-74

 Bill Cuff (118lbs.)    3-5 with 0 pins
 Keith Lichty (126lbs.)    7-7-1 with 5 pins
 Gary Kessel (134lbs.)    8-6-1 with 1 pin
 Phil Conlin (142lbs.)    3-2 with 2 pins
 Gene Ulrich (142lbs.)    6-5-1 with 1 pin
Bill Luckenbaugh (150lbs.)    15-0 with 12 pins - ESSC Wrestler of Year
 Mel Riddick (158lbs.)    0-7 with 0 pins
 Bob Stetler (158lbs.)    7-1 with 5 pins
 Carl Seitz (167lbs.)    2-5-1 with 0 pins
 Mike Stambaugh (177lbs.)    10-5 with 2 pins
 Don Lehman (Hwt./190lbs.)    8-5-2 with 2 pins
 Fred Swanson (190lbs./Hwt.)    6-8 with 1 pin
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
  ▪ 1973-74  ESSC Team record (9-6)
    PSAC Tourney Team (4th)
    NCAA DII Tourney Team (7th)

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 1973-74 ESSC Captain
 Senior Bill Luckenbaugh...
 ▪ 1969-74 - Bill Luckenbaugh Match by Match Results!
   ESSC Open, Coast Guard Invit., PSAC & NCAA DII Champion!
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 ESSC 1973-74 Wrestling Season...

  Four West York High School Wrestlers earned Varsity Letters...
 Keith Lichty, Bill Luckenbaugh,
 Mike Stambaugh, Don Lehman.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
 Some "Lucky" Fishing!!

 (L-R) West York Alumni - Bill Luckenbaugh & son Chad Luckenbaugh in Florida.
  2015 photo courtesy of Chad Luckenbaugh

  Bill Luckenbaugh's West York & ESSC Career

   Bill Luckenbaugh ESSC Dual Meet Results

   1969-70 Freshman 3-2 w/3 pins
  12/02/69 - lost to Roy Genatt (Montclair State) 11-2 @ 134lbs.
  12/09/69 - pinned Scott Evans (Elizabethtown) 2:48 @ 134lbs.
  01/06/70 - pinned Terry Brown (Yale) 1:13 @ 142lbs.
  02/14/70 - pinned Mike Ricketts (Mansfield) 7:02 @ 158lbs.
  02/18/70 - was pinned by Alan Zellner (Wilkes) 3:26 @ 158lbs.

    1970-71 Sophomore 13-2 w/9 pins
  12/08/70 - dec. Bob Stock (Elizabethtown) 9-2 @ 150lbs.
  12/12/70 - lost to John Sattler (Navy) 3-2 @ 158lbs.

  12/18/70 - dec. Alan Thompson (Appalachian) 6-2 @ 150lbs.
  12/18/70 - pinned Tom Cox (Slippery Rock) 3:20 @ 150lbs.
  12/18/70 - dec. Randy Watts (Bloomsburg) 6-3 @ 150lbs.
  01/15/71 - pinned Steve Gaydosh (Springfield) 7:56 @ 150lbs.
  01/20/71 - pinned R. Trexler (Millersville) 3:31 @ 150lbs.
  01/30/71 - pinned Gene Taxis (Lock Haven) 4:11 @ 150lbs.
  02/03/71 - dec. Rick Lentz (Shippensburg) 9-2 @ 150lbs.
  02/06/71 - lost to Brian Schmidt (West Chester) 12-6 @ 150lbs.
  02/13/71 - pinned Duane Boterbusch (Mansfield) 1:52 @ 150lbs.
  02/17/71 - pinned Jerry Alexander (Wilkes) 4:14 @ 150lbs.
  02/20/71 - pinned Robert Dibble (Bloomsburg) 3:58 @ 150lbs.
  02/23/71 - pinned Ernie Williams (Oswego State) 6:46 @ 150lbs.
  02/26/71 - pinned Nate Folwell (Lycoming) 1:27 @ 150lbs.

    1971-72 Redshirt Year

    1972-73 Junior 20-0-1 w/17 pins

  11/29/72 - pinned Oscar Zavala (Montclair State) :38 @ 150lbs.
  12/08/72 - dec. Kent Weichmann (Yale) 10-2 @ 158lbs.
  12/09/72 - pinned Nick Porillo (Springfield) 3:25 @ 158lbs.
  12/16/72 - pinned Dave Bilger (Bloomsburg) 1:03 @ 150lbs.
  12/16/72 - pinned Ray Perez (Trenton State) 1:38 @ 158lbs.
  12/16/72 - tied with Tom Cox (Slippery Rock) 4-4 @ 150lbs.
  01/10/73 - dec. Laird Carmichael (Georgia Tech) 7-2 @ 150lbs.
  01/11/73 - pinned Mike Shivers (Florida Tech) 4:30 @ 150lbs.
  01/16/73 - pinned Tom Cunningham (Catawba) 2:42 @ 167lbs.
  01/16/73 - pinned Dan Iverson (Western Carolina) 1:21 @ 167lbs.
  01/17/73 - pinned Nat Reinhardt (Duke) 6:29 @ 167lbs.
  01/20/73 - pinned Mike Fenton (Millersville) 4:48 @ 158lbs.
  01/27/73 - pinned Dave Crowell (Lock Haven) 2:36 @ 150lbs.
  01/30/73 - pinned Bob Quarry (Shippensburg) 3:24 @ 150lbs.
  02/03/73 - dec. John Buzzatto (Pitt) 4-0 @ 150lbs.
  02/03/73 - pinned Rick Adellar (F&M) 4:34 @ 150lbs.
  02/07/73 - pinned Dave Woodruff (Kutztown) 1:43 @ 150lbs.
  02/10/73 - pinned Bob Stock (Elizabethtown) 3:11 @ 150lbs.
  02/10/73 - pinned Ralph Reish (West Chester) 3:57 @ 150lbs.
  02/15/73 - pinned Mike Lee (Wilkes) :58 @ 150lbs.
  02/17/73 - pinned Bill Pasukinas (Bloomsburg) 1:20 @ 150lbs.

    1973-74 Senior 15-0 w/12 pins
  11/29/73 - dec. Bob Woods (Montclair State) 13-2 @ 158lbs.
  12/03/73 - pinned Dave LaVanne (Elizabethtown) 1:39 @ 158lbs.
  12/08/73 - pinned Marty Swartz (Yale) 2:32 @ 158lbs.
  12/11/73 - pinned Kevin McCleary (F&M) 4:55 @ 158lbs.
  12/14/73 - pinned Bill Pasukinas (Bloomsburg) 3:27 @ 158lbs.
  12/14/73 - dec. Angelo Natali (Slippery Rock) 4-0 @ 158lbs.
  12/14/73 - pinned George Davenport (Trenton State) 3:46 @ 158lbs.
  01/26/74 - pinned Don Eichenlaub (Lock Haven) 4:27 @ 158lbs.
  01/29/74 - pinned Jacob Perry (Shippensburg) :43 @ 158lbs.
  02/02/74 - pinned Glen Kinsman (Mansfield) 2:58 @ 158lbs.
  02/06/74 - pinned Dean Dutko (Kutztown) 4:54 @ 150lbs.
  02/09/74 - pinned Don Meyer (West Chester) 4:41 @ 150lbs.
  02/14/74 - dec. Mike Lee (Wilkes) 17-3 @ 150lbs.
  02/16/74 - pinned Rick Zinck (Millersville) 1:21 @ 150lbs.
  02/18/74 - pinned Chuck Carter (Bloomsburg) 1:35 @ 150lbs.

                    ▪ Bill Luckenbaugh
               ESSC Tournament Totals
       1969-74 Tournaments... 26-3 w/18 pins!
APO East Stroudsburg Open - 1st (1971 ow*), 1st (1972), 2nd (1973).
Coast Guard Invitational - 1st (1972 ow*), 1st (1973 ow*).
Orlando Naval Base Training Open - 1st (1973).
PSAC - 1st (1974), 2nd (1971).
NCAA DII Nationals - 1st (1974).
1974 NCAA Division I 150lb. Bracket (2nd Seed).
        *outstanding wrestler award recipient


       ESSC/WY Wrestling Archive... "Lucky"

      ▪ ESU Hall of Fame 1996 - Bill Luckenbaugh.
      ▪ ESU Senior Male Athlete of the Year 1974 (Bill Luckenbaugh).
      ▪ ESU Outstanding Wrestler 1973, 1974 (Bill Luckenbaugh).
      ▪ National Wrestling Hall of Fame NCAA DII.
      ▪ 1969 West York High School PIAA State Wrestling Champion.

       ESSC Wrestling Fact
      ▪ While at East Stroudsburg State College ...Bill Luckenbaugh
      pinned 59 of his 85 mat opponents for a .694 pinning percentage ! ncaa feature

NCAA College Wrestling

 1974 PSAC Wrestling Tournament
Conference Mat Champions

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

▪ Front Row (L-R) Jack Spates (Slippery Rock State), Craig Turnbull (Clarion),
Randy Watts (Bloomsburg),  Don Rohn (Clarion) &...
Bill Luckenbaugh (East Stroudsburg State).
▪ Back Row (L-R) Thomas Herr (Edinboro), William Shuffstall (Slippery Rock),
Wade Schalles (Clarion), Bill "Bimbo" Simpson (Clarion) &...
Robert Stetler (East Stroudsburg State).

FULL 1974 PSAC Wrestling Results

PSAC All-Time Wrestling Champions Page

             1974 PSAC Wrestling Championship
                        Place-Winner Medalists
                              (13 PSAC Colleges represented)
                                                @ Slippery Rock State College
   (weight class) - w/1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th place medalists

     ∙ (118lbs.) - Jack Spates SR,  Pete Morelli CL,  Tom DeLong IUP, Tom Fink BL,
   Dave Whare MI,  Willis Divel SH.
     ∙(126lbs.) - Craig Turnbull CL,  Rick Thompson SR,  Jeff Gallagher WC, Lon Edmonds BL,
   Keith Kosky IUP,  Jim Bailey MA.
     ∙ (134lbs.) - Randy Watts BL,  Jack Davis CL,  Jeff Condon SR, Steve Powell WC,
   Gary Walk LH,  Geno Zuccaro CAL.
     ∙ (142lbs.) - Don Rohn CL,  Gene Costello SR,  Paul Gillespie WC, Phil Conlin (4th) ESSC,
George Way LH,  Jim Sykes IUP.
     ∙ (150lbs.) - Bill Luckenbaugh ESSC,  Mike Waller, SR  Dave Crowell LH, Bill Davis CL,
   Tom Hutchinson IUP,  Ralph Reish WC.
     ∙ (158lbs.) - Bob Stetler ESSC,  Angelo Natoli SR,  Don Eichenlaub LH, Bob Warnick CAL,
   Chris Clark CL,  Steve Maxwell WC.
     ∙ (167lbs.) - William "Bimbo" Simpson CL,  Ron Sheehan BL,  Larry McCoy IUP,
   Joe Jacquelin MI,  Ron Peifer SR,  Ralph Pivirotto ED.
     ∙ (177lbs.) -
*Wade Schalles CL,  Floyd "Shorty" Hitchcock BL,  Eric Guyll MI,
   Ray Watkins ED,  Al Fricke LH,  Eric Swanson WC.
     ∙ (190lbs.) - William Shuffstall SR,  James Zoschg MI,  Don Lehman ESSC (3rd),
Tom Schweinburg IUP,  John Hohman BL,  Chris Cole CL.
     ∙ (Heavyweight) - Tom Herr ED,  Chuck Coryea CL,  Jim Schuster LH, Dave Schley MI,
   Bob Eshleman WC,  George Schenck K.     

           Key: BL (Bloomsburg), CL (Clarion), C (California State), ESSC (East Stroudsburg),
           ED (Edinboro), IUP (Indiana U of PA), K (Kutztown), LH (Lock Haven), M (Mansfield),
           MI (Millersville), S (Shippensburg), SR (Slippery Rock), WC (West Chester).

                        * Most Outstanding Wrestler - Wade Schalles (Clarion)... Wade Schalles,
                            pinned Bloomsburg's Floyd "Shorty" Hitchcock in the PSAC 177lb. finals.
                        * Team Finish - Clarion (1st) Slippery Rock (2nd) Bloomsburg (3rd) ESSC (4th)

  1974 PSAC Team Pts: 1st - Clarion (CL),  2nd - Slippery Rock (SR),  3rd - Bloomsburg (BL),
  4th - E. Stroudsburg (ES), 5th - L. Haven (LH),  6th - Millersville (MI),  7th - W. Chester (WC),
  8th - Edinboro (ED),  9th - Indiana University of PA (IUP), 10th - California U. of PA (CAL),
  11th - Shippensburg (SH),  12th - Mansfield (MA),  13th - Kutztown (K).   

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        York PA's Best College Wrestlers by NCAA Division:
                                                                            NCAA Division I...
       *Brad Lloyd (Red Lion HS) (Lock Haven University)
                                                                            NCAA Division II...
       *Bill Luckenbaugh (West York HS) (East Stroudsburg State)
                                                                            NCAA Division III...
       *Shaun Smith (Dover HS) (Delaware Valley College)

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