Photos from the PIAA Wrestling 2013
(photos from the full tournament - updated
Class AA 2013 PIAA Champions
Class AAA 2013 PIAA Champions
The Jim Butler Award for Most Falls in Least
Amount of Time
presented by Steven Butler
Trevor Stover (Biglerville)
AAA- Dom Forys (North Allegheny)
Outstanding Wrestler - Keystone Wrestling
presented by Steven Butler
AA - Mike Racciato (Pen Argyl)
Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale)
PWCA Coach of the Year
AA - Greg Lazor (Chestnut Ridge)
Chris Mary (Canon-McMillan)
Wrestling USA/PA Wrestling Man of the Year
Mike Smith (center) with wife Doris
presented by Rich Vetock
Round-Up Media Award - Lynn
presented by Craig Phillips
USA Team vs
vs WPIAL Team
ESPN story of the tragedy that happened two years ago to several Manheim
Central football players. It is a powerful documentary and should be shown to
PWCA Hall-of-Fame Class of 2013 (bios)
Duane Maurer, Tom Harbert, Brad Lloyd, Dave Cook, Scott Hovan,
Joey Killar, Josh Koscheck, Tim Wittman, Mark Bodo, Jeff
Sweigard, Mike Cole, Mike Clair and Kevin O'Neil. Details
will be posted when I receive them.
Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame - Class of 2013
Poster of Inductees (good
job, Mike Clair)
Kellon, Rodney Laub, Sam Lovello, Duane Maurer, Ronald Nelson,
Steve Powell, Dick Santoro and Don Seeley.
Forbes will be awarded the Medal of Courage.
PA Wrestling Coaches' Convention-- coming next October 25-26
Featuring Cael Sanderson (here with your editor Tom Elling)
ALL states and ALL levels of coaches or interested parties
are welcome to attend.
Coach Ken Chertow discusses local and
Pennsylvania wrestling during the interview, posted online at
of the NHFS highlights Pennsylvania Wrestling and the Giant
Center as a special place for High School Wrestling. Rec
Hall and other venues mentioned.
NCAA Division I Qualifying Allocations (AWN)
Championship Brackets/Final Results (March 2)
Follow the PIAA
State Championships at
We will also have links, reports, and many
photos right here at the original high school wrestling website!
2013 NW AAA Regional Champions
McDowell wins NW AAA Regional
Neil Buckley Service Award- goes to Gary
"Gimp" Brownell @ National Prep Championships. Congrats,
National Prep Results Feb 23, 2013
Keep wresting in the Olympics site http://keepwrestlingintheolympics.com/
Wrestling Team Nomination Form
(note change - All applications should have an Academic
Percentage instead of a GPA)
We get a mention in PIAA's "From
the End of the Bench.."
Pennsylvania Independent School States
Scores (thanks Jamie Mosteller)
National Prep Tournament coming Feb 22-23
WILLIAMSPORT - Five new members of the
District Four Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of
Fame will be inducted before the finals of the Class AA
tournament at Williamsport High School Saturday night. The
class of 2013 includes Bob Nye of Shamokin, Don Baylor of
Muncy, Bob Hall of Hughesville, Bob Lynch of Mifflinburg,
and Ben Hepburn of Loyalsock.
Class AAA representatives, Marlin Van
Horn of Selinsgrove and Rob Johnson of Shikellamy, were
inducted during the District Duals at Milton last month.
Nye compiled a 99-22-2 career record for
the Indians and earned four medals at the District Four
tournament, including gold in 1991. As a junior he won a
Northeast Regional championship at 275 pounds and captured a
PIAA championship. He was unable to defend his title as
senior because of an injury.
Nye, who earned a health and physical
education degree from Lock Haven University and a masters in
sports management from the U.S. Sports Academy. He teaches
at Shamokin High School where he was an assistant coach for
Baylor was a thee-sport athlete at Muncy
where he won 8 letters and was a member of the unbeaten 1954
football team. Baylor compiled a 32-7 record as a wrestler,
winning two West Branch championships. As a junior he had
just two losses, both to state champion Dave Einsel of
Shamokin. His senior year he won District Four and Northeast
Regional titles and was unbeaten until the PIAA finals where
he lost, 4-0, at 185 pounds.
Hall won four varsity letters at
Hughesville. He was a District Four champion and Northeast
Regional runner-up at 185 pounds in the 1959. At Bloomsburg
State Teachers College, Hall won 2 PSAC championships,
finished first and third at the NAIA national tournament,
and placed fifth at the NCAA tournament becoming the first
Bloomsburg athlete to earn All-American status.
Hall was awarded the Robert Redman Trophy
as the outstanding senior athlete and was inducted into the
Bloomsburg University Hall of Fame in 1998. Hall also
started the wrestling program at Cocalico High School where
he coached for eight years.
Lynch was the first wrestler to take the
mat for the new Mifflinburg wrestling program in 1952. He
compiled an unbeaten record his senior year but was unable
to compete in the postseason because of a Scarlet Fever
epidemic. At Lock Haven State Teachers College, Lynch placed
third at 130 pounds at the NAIA tournament. He returned to
Mifflinburg to teach and coach, introducing the Granby
System of Wrestling to central Pennsylvania. Lynch and Bob
Manotti organized the first elementary tournament in
Lynch coached his three sons to nine
sectional championships, five district titles, five regional
crowns, three PIAA runner-up finishes, and one PIAA
championship. His son, Scott, was a three-time All-American
and NCAA champion at Penn State. His grandson, Adam, is
currently the Director of Wrestling Operations at Penn
Hepburn began wrestling in 8th grade and
won three West-Central Sectional championships. He was a
two-time district runner-up, a two-time regional runner-up,
and two-time state qualifier. At Penn State, Hepburn
wrestled at 177 and 190. He moved to heavyweight his senior
and beat five state champions to become the starter for the
Nittany Lions team that was the EWL champions and ranked 7th
in the NCAA.
Hepburn began his coaching career at
Loyalsock as an assistant in 1984 and because the head coach
in 1986. He had 276 career wins and coached 21 district
champions, 19 regional champions, 38 state qualifiers, 29
state place winners, and eight PIAA champions. He team was
the PIAA champion in 2005. Hepburn has also been an official
for 29 years.
Tom Harbert reports that we have lost Dave
Kling, former coach at Keystone Oaks. Let's send our
thoughts and prayers to Dave's family and friends.
Keep Wrestling in the Olympics (from Brandon Slay)
February 12 news release by the IOC announcing that wrestling
was being dropped
Executive Board recommends 25 core sports for 2020 Games
Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee
(IOC) today agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th
IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer
sports are: athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing,
canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics,
weightlifting, handball, hockey, judo, swimming, modern
pentathlon, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, archery,
triathlon, sailing and volleyball.
recommended that wrestling, governed by the International
Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), not be
included on the list of core sports. Wrestling will now join the
seven shortlisted sports β baseball/softball, karate, roller
sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and wushu β vying
for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic programme as an additional
eight sports are scheduled to make presentations to the
Executive Board at its meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, in May.
The EB will select which of the eight sports to recommend to the
125th IOC Session for inclusion as an additional sport on the
effort to ensure the Olympic Games remain relevant to sports
fans of all generations, the Olympic Programme Commission
systematically reviews every sport following each edition of the
and rugby sevens were added in 2009 as additional sports to the
2016 Olympic program.
125th IOC Session will take place from 7 to 10 September in
Buenos Aires, Argentina
PJW announces Significant Changes for 2014
- USA Team announced by Frank Vulcano
Congratulations to Redbank Valley for gaining
their 500th career dual meet win at the PIAA Team Championships.
Photos of the Champs and other info will be posted here Monday,
Catholic - 2013 PIAA Class AA - Team Champions
McMillan - 2013 PIAA Class AAA - Team Champions
(two photos above provided by
PIAA TEAM Wrestling photos 2013
(added more on 2/11/2013)
for TEAM Championship Check out the
full summaries for each and every dual.
photo by Hob Kroesen
Watch Mike Clair's acceptance response for
to the L-LL Sports Hall of Fame
enjoy action from some of the matches during the final round of
(Courtesy Alray Johnson
On 1/23/13... Former Penn State University Wrestler and American
Rohan Murphy - visited West York Wrestling,
spending time with the coaches and wrestlers!
Rohan shared an inspirational story - and WYJH Coach Wilmer
Pressel sent me some photos from Rohan's visit to West York. If
you are interested... please go to my website and you will find
the link on the home page. Best, Don Lehman
Scholarship Application available. Coaches, please pass out
at your District Tournaments.
Girls' Wrestling Championship Information (Sunday, March
Shamokin native and former PIAA Champ Dr. Bill
Welker produces second
Wrestling Drill Book.
telecast Schedule for Centre County Region
WHVL-TV is available over the air on digital channel 27 and airs
on eight cable systems including channel 14 on Comcast Digital,
channel 97 on Atlantic Broadband in Johnstown and Altoona and
channel 17 in Clearfield, channel 15 on Windstream, channel nine
Tele-Media Zion, channel 56 Penn State Campus Cable, Nittany
Media channel 7 and Zampelli Cable channel 29 in the Juniata
Valley. For more information, visit
HERE for PWCA Hall
of Fame Class of 2012 photos
the 51-25 win on Thursday, Jan 3rd, the Mount Union
wrestling program picked up its 500th win in school
PIAA Wrestling Tickets - new procedure
General McLane wrestling celebrated it's 500th
win recently with a 34-23
win at home over last year's AAA State Team Duals
The General McLane wrestling program was established in
1961 and has
enjoyed tremendous success over the years.
Since the inception of it's wrestling program the team
has compiled a
record of 500 wins against 246 losses, a 67% winning
program has had 3 top 5 team finishes at the PIAA
crowned 3 state champions and has had 24 state place
WRESTLING DRILL BOOK
HAS SECOND EDITION
Former PA Wrestler
Bill Welker pens another gem. "A valuable and indispensible tool
for every coach."
New Coaches: (thanks
to Sean McMahon for providing several of these)
Blue Ridge - Zach Edwards
Lackawanna Trail - Mike Petherick
Montrose - Dom Lucenti
Mifflinburg - Al Fluman
Bob Hedgety is back as head man at
Tunkhannock (Keith Youtz will assist)
Cassidy Shults at Bloomsburg
Shaun Hayes is the new coach @ Erie
Jamestown: Steve Pfaff replaces
Michael Menold (thanks to John Reynolds for the several
from Dist Ten)
Union City: Jeff Hiner replaces Ed Margie
West Middlesex: John Taylor replaces Brian Burdett
Cambridge Springs: Shane Ream takes over for Jeff Hiner
Eisenhower: Keil Woodburn (chris black)
North East: Dana Gorton (Sean Day)
Erie East (resurrected program) has a new coach as well,
Craig Albert - Ellwood City
Kyle Davis - Valley
Jesse Valentine -
Ed Neiswender - Lower Dauphin
Shane Irwin- Portage;
Mike Naglic - Richland;
Brian Matson -
Mike Shippy - Central (Martinsburg);
United - Tim Riskus;
Blairsville - DJ Doak;
Rosa is the new head coach at North Star.
Dave Cox has been named the new head coach at Big Spring.
Harbert is the new wrestling coach at Latrobe. Long
time coach Marc Billett has retired.
Drew Feldman - Wyoming Valley West
Vic Stanley is BACK.. has been named head coach at
Archbishop Wood HS
Enter wrestling dual/tournament/coaching openings. This
will be nationwide and you will need to set up an account (all
This site will enable YOU to make any changes or updates and
also for you to remove the request once you have filled the
The Concussion Problem
- part 1 by Bill Welker
Gulibon Wins 4th Title.
10th in PIAA History
1. Jim Conklin - Waynesburg
2. Jerry Maurey - Clearfield
3. Mike Johnson - Lock Haven
4. Matt Gerhard - Catasauqua
5. Ty Moore - North Allegheny
6. John Hughes - Benton
7. Cary Kolat - Jefferson-Morgan
8. Bobby Crawford - Milton
9. Jeremy Hunter - McGuffey
10. Jimmy Gulibon - Derry
Martin Fleming's Compilation of W-L Records for Pennsylvania
College and University
Coaches for 2011-2012
Casey Taylor is the new head coach at Reynolds,
replacing his step-father Brian Hills.
South Western coach is Brad Zeigler.
Mt. Pleasant Area has a new coach, Mike Long.
He has two new former Connellsville wrestlers as assistants,
Jake Knepper and Ashton Primus.
Valley - Justin Fye
Cambria - Joe Chunko
John Supsic III will be head man for 11-12.
Hanover High School- Dave Cataldo, Head Coach
Bill Bassett has taken over at Johnstown High in
Greg Barnett is now the head coach at Corry.
Ken Thomason has been
named HWC at Wilson (West Lawn)
Youngblood has been named the new head wrestling coach at
Phoenixville Area High School (District 1)
Tristan Boyd is the new head coach at Souderton.
Seth Lisa will be heading Northampton..
Takedown Wrestling Radio... hear exclusive interviews
with wrestling personalities.
Time PIAA and NCAA Champions
(updated by Rich Vetock)
Rich Vetock - the Master
Lancaster Alliance Wrestling Club
information provided by Dave Vannoy
PA Independent School
Lehigh Valley Wrestling website..
covering college and HS wrestling.