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2020 Class of National Wrestling Hall of Fame Bios



Women's Wrestling Newsletter - August 29, 2019








Josh Deputy has been an assistant wrestling coach for 17 years, including 11 years at his alma mater, Bedford, and the last six years under Greg Lazor at Chestnut Ridge.


Congratulations to Coach Dave Marko who achieved his 300th career coaching win on Friday, Feb 8th. His record is now 302-120.


And how about Scott Gold II's record  In 48 seasons, Coach Gold has a record of 485-379-7. at Oxford Area HS.

  order the book on or Bill at e-mail address:    


Bill Welker's book - The Sparrow's Spirit: A Champion Wrestler's Lifetime Reflections on Prayer and Perseverance - is the WINNER in the sports category in the 6th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards Contest. 



New Head Coaches





Shaler - Ethan Swope

Slippery Rock - Denton Zeronas

Boiling Springs - Trevor Byers

Ellwood City - John Fleming

Susquenita - Jim Yinger

Central Bucks South - Chris Meister

Belle Vernon - Bob Bove

Penn Trafford- AJ Brentzel
Susquenita - Jim Yinger

Executive Education Academy charter - Juan Garcia

Great Valley (D1)- Bobby Lavalle
Salisbury - Eric Snyder

Northern York - Dan Nauman
Hughesville - Troy Charles
Blue Mountain - Steve Lindenmuth

Bethlehem Liberty - Brandon Hall

East Pennsboro -  Mike Kramer

United -  Josh Henning

Southern Lehigh - Brenton Ditchcreek

DuBois - Ed Scott

Parkland - Jon Trenge

Shikellamy - Pete Solomon

Mt. Pleasant - Zach Snyder

Cambridge Springs - Dalton Lester

Bishop McDevitt (3) - Mike Nauman

Harborcreek - Don Capan
Conneaut Area - Kevin Welsh
Lewisburg - Justin Michaels

Chestnut Ridge - Josh Deputy

Western Wayne - Scott Rush

Valley View - Matt Judge
Pine Grove - Ken Newswanger



Iroquois  - Jeremy Little

Williams Valley - Matt Dietrich

Bedford - Joel Easter

Norwin - Vince DeAugustine
Grove City - Wes Phipps
Seneca - Ryan Murphy

Muncy - Royce Eyer
Harbor Creek - Ron Dombkowski

Hershey - Dee Evans

Bethlehem Catholic: Rick Thompson.. Jeff Karam

Dieruff: Jordan Glykas

Emmaus: Thad Smith

Freedom: Dante Terenzio

Notre Dame: Matt Veres

Palisades: Nick LaFevre

Panther Valley - Zane Bachert

Solanco - Tony Mendez

Trinity (D3) - Joe Peretta

The Hill School - Dave Hoffman



Wilkes Open 1961
I am starting to compile all of the Wilkes Open entries/brackets/placers.
I would appreciate any and all help.. old news clips, brackets, etc.

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...

 Counting your 22 Contests

A PIAA member school is permitted to participate in a maximum of twenty-two (22) Regular Season wrestling Contests based on the following method of counting Regular Season wrestling Contests:

a. One (1) Contest for each dual meet.

b. Two (2) Contests for each triangular meet or each individually or Team bracketed Tournament involving no more than 8 Teams, pursuant to NFHS Wrestling Rule 10, Conduct of Tournaments, Section 3, Tournament Brackets.

c. Three (3) Contests for each quadrangular meet, each individually or Team bracketed Tournament involving at least 9 Teams, pursuant to NFHS Wrestling Rule 10, Conduct of Tournaments, Section 3, Tournament Brackets, and each one-day Multiple School (Dual) Event or Individual Pool Event. A PIAA member school may participate in no more than two (2) Multiple School (Dual) or Individual Pool Events, excluding triangular or quadrangular meets, during the Regular Season.

d. Multiple day Combination Tournament competition points and/or multiple day Multiple School (Dual) Event competition points are the aggregate of b and/or c herein.

e. All of the foregoing must be compliant with NFHS Wrestling Rule 1, Competition, Section 4, Representation, Article 3, which provides for no wrestler to represent that wrestler’s school in more than one weight class in any meet or wrestle in more than five matches (championship or consolation), excluding forfeits in any one day.