Pennsylvania Wrestling News  


    Amateur Wrestling News' Jim Kalin has written a book about wrestling icon Mike Milkovich.

    This a book all wrestling fans will want to read.  Check out the press release here.

    Info for purchasing...

  University of Pitt-Johnstown is looking for a young guy (college graduate) who may be interested in being \assistant and to work with head coach Pat Pecora and Jody Strittmatter. UPJ prefers someone that is seeking to become a college coach someday.

..... New Coaches      (Thanks Sean McMahon)

Anthony Mercadante has taken over at Wilkes-Barre Meyers for Ron Swingle.

Rich Gavlick will be replacing Anthony at Hanover Area.

Jason Procopchak is replacing Steve Mytych at Wyoming Area
Tim Esposito is taking over at Blue Ridge.
Tad Harbert has been named head coach at Kennard-Dale.

   King of the Mountain - Tournament Field 2016

   Class of 2017 PA Chapter - National Wrestling Hall of Fame  April 30, 2017

  PWCA Hall of Fame Class of 2017 - April 9, 2017

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    NEW - wireless

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    Tom Elling's PA Wrestling Handbook 2016-2017

   The one informational source all true wrestling fans and committed
    coaches MUST own.  Contains EVERY PIAA and PAIST returning 

    wrestler who was in PIAA or PAIST series tournaments.. includes W-L,

    weight, grad year and tournament places last year. Also lists every

    PIAA placer from 1938-2016- both by last name alpha and by school.
    Placer results from most of the PA-involved tournaments such as KOM,

    Beast, Ironman, Manheim, Top Hat, etc.
    NEVER again go to a tournament not knowing what the opposition has.
    Cost is $35 (includes the S&H) and will be shipped in early October.
    This book takes FOUR (4) months to compile.  Cover designed by Jason Johnson.

         Become an instant PA Wrestling Expert.  Buy Tom Elling's PA Wrestling Handbook.

           PWCA Wrestling Convention Photos (Oct 14-15  2016)


           Photos from Oct 12, 2016  Wrestling Breakfast


           2015-2016 All-Academic Teams   (  )


       Photo Album from the 40th Anniversary of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (June 1-4)

          27th NHSCA Nationals - RESULTS   Seniors/Juniors    Soph/Frosh/MS

          Flo Nationals Results

       PIAA Photos - What Tom was able to take -  nearly 1000 photos

          Completed Brackets  (full information - thanks to Spike Temple & Todd Stine)
              AA          AAA

...... PIAA Wrestling Calendar 2016-2017

Minimum Length of Preseason Practice - 3 weeks
First Inter-School Practice or Scrimmage Date - November 25
Maximum Number of Regular Season Inter-School Practices or Scrimmages 2
First Regular Season Contest Date - December 9
Maximum Length of Regular Season - 11 weeks
Maximum Number of Regular Season Contests 22
District Deadline Team Wrestling - February 4
Team Wrestling Preliminary Round - February 6
PIAA AA & AAA Team Wrestling Championships - February 9, 10 & 11 TBD
Last Regular Season Contest Date and District Deadline - February 25
Region Deadline - March 4
PIAA AA & AAA Wrestling Championships - March 9, & 10 & 11 TBD


      2016 Girls'  States' Wrestling Schedule  (Joe Stabilito)

      2016 PIAA Team Championships Brackets    Class AA      Class AAA

         (Note: The summaries can be accessed via these brackets.)

      Photos from the Giant Center - wrestling action         


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  LHU Fall Classic Tournament Results


Mark Dugan's AA OTM Rankings
March 3, 2016      


  Take the 24-day challenge-- lose weight.. look good the healthy way



Elling wins 2015 Dellinger Award by Amateur Wrestling News; joins two-timer Doug McDonald

   and Norm Palovcsik/Jim Butler and E. Ross Nevel.

Takedown Wrestling Radio... hear exclusive interviews with wrestling personalities


  PWCA Hall of Fame Class of 2016 to Induct Nine.

National Wrestling Hall of Fame (PA Chapter) Class of 2016



Your hall of fame and museum works diligently to fulfill the mission of the organization to preserve, recognize and inspire. Recently the NWHOF partnered with Mat Talk to capture the oral stories of the legends of our sport. The first         history is complete and you can see the full release


The show can be heard for free at


Check out WRESTLING USA- Pennsylvania page


Penn State Wrestling Database (from 1928-present)




PWCA official website

PWCA Scholarship winners are posted on the PWCA site, along with the two top essays.


All-Academic Teams 2015




Looking for a video copy of the 1997 Dapper Dan - PA vs. US.  Contact            


Jason Bryant of the Mat Talk Podcast Network created the Legends interview concept, and also serves as the host and producer of the interviews. Bryant is president of the National Wrestling Media Association, and has been honored for His work as both a broadcaster and writer, including the Bob Dellinger Wrestling Writer of the Year award.




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Wrestlers and Wrestling Fans Get your Pennsylvania Wrestling Tee-Shirt

Now two choices of design..








outh, Boys & Girls Wrestling Camps | Ken Chertow Wrestling


         Youth, Boys & Girls Wrestling Camps | Ken Chertow Wrestling


........................ Booster Clubs and Coaches: Check your lockers and closets.
You have to have old video just sitting there and decomposing. Save your history!

  Preserve Tradition.. Contact me about getting them digitally improved and
preserved. (Click on the photo)

I finally found a company that can transfer my old videos to a digitally reproduced 
format onto a DVD AND in the cloud.        

I am sure many of you have old film, videos, slides and photo albums you'd like to
preserve. Check your attic and get back to me as I am now a rep for Legacy

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