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March - 1974

3/74 - NCAA DII Championship Entries...

                                        "ABOVE - NCAA DII's - ESSC"
                   ▪ Front - (L-R) ESU's Bill Luckenbaugh, Don Lehman & Bob Stetler.
                   ▪ Back - ESSC Head Wrestling
Coach... Clyde Hilton "Red" Witman.

     1974 - East Stroudsburg PSAC Medalists
 ▪ before trip to Cal-State Fullerton University, CA.
    (Back) ESU Head Wrestling Coach Clyde "Red" Witman.
    (Front) ESU's Bill Luckenbaugh (1st - 150lbs.),
    Don Lehman (3rd - 190lbs.), Bob Stetler (1st - 158lbs.)
          ∙ 1974 PSAC Wrestling Championships Page...
                                           CLICK HERE!


William "Lucky" Luckenbaugh

East Stroudsburg State College

1974 NCAA DII National Wrestling Champion
NCAA FINALS @ 150lbs.
▪ Bill Luckenbaugh (ESSC) pinned Roger Warner (Cal Poly) 3:35.

  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.
  Lucky also was second to Bloomsburg's 177lb. Floyd Hitchcock in the outstanding wrestler balloting.
   Bob Stetler, another "Warrior Wonder," took 3rd in the 158 pound class winning four consolation matches.
  Stetler's 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 for ESSC, 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, just missing out on All-American status in the 1974 NCAA DII tourney.
              ▪ With only Lucky, Stetler and Lehman competing for East Stroudsburg State,
     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 University.  ESSC's only other NCAA DII champion was Rich Schumacher, who  
    won the heavyweight college division (DII) title in 1970.



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East Stroudsburg State College
Wrestling Archive 1973 to 1977 - CLICK HERE!
(Bill Luckenbaugh, Mike Stambaugh, Don Lehman, Keith Lichty)
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