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           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 below)  

   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

    NCAA Backets 2015 

                     Dapper Dan FINAL USA 31 PA 14
170 - Fox Baldwin Florida Dec Te'Shan Campbell Penn Hills 6-4
182 - Myles Martin Maryland MD Kellen Stout Mt. Lebanon 12-4
195 - Lance Benick Dec Jan Johnson Governor Mifflin 3-2
220 - Andrew Dunn Bethlehem Catholic Dec Austin Myers Kentucky 3-1 ot...
285 - Zack Chakonis New Jersey WBF Al Beattie Burrell 1:35
113 - Devin Brown Franklin Regional MD Jabari Moody Illinois 13-4
120 - Elijah Oliver Illinois Dec David Pipa Bishop McDevitt 5-4
126 - Nick Piccininni New York Dec Korbin Myers Boiling Springs 3-1
132 - Jared Prince Florida Dec A.C. Headlee Waynesburg 6-4
138 - Davion Jeffries Oklahoma Dec Sam Krivus Hempfield 3-0
145 - Mike Kemerer Franklin Regional Dec Max Thomsen Iowa 6-3
152 - Vincenzo Joseph Pittsburgh Cent Cath MD Fredy Stroker Iowa 13-4
160 - Joe Smith Oklahoma Dec Josh Shields Franklin Regional 3-2

                     Illinois  33   WPIAL  10
113 - Austin McDermitt Burgettstown MD Antoine Bess Jr. Fenton 9-0
120 - Michael Cullen Cary-Grove Dec Brendan Howard Jefferson Morgan 5-1
126 - Kristopher Williams Thornwood Dec Tyler Kenney Connellsville 2-0 ot tb
132 - Alec McKenna New Trier Dec Josh Ridgeway Norwin 0-0 ro
138 - JJ Wolfe Dakota Dec Dom Giannangeli Franklin Regional 2-0
145 - Eric Barone Crystal Lake South Dec Josh Maruca Franklin Regional 2-1
152 - Paul Dunn Bethel Park Dec Luke Fortuna Montini Catholic 4-0
160 - Matt Rundell Oak Park-River Forest Dec Jared Walker South Fayette 8-2
170 - Carver James Dakota Dec Brooks Wilding Upper St. Clair 11-5
182 - OW Xavier Montalvo Montini Catholic WBF Josh Bahr West Allegheny 3:59
195 - Andrew Marsden Crystal Lake Central Dec Zach Smith North Allegheny 5-3
220 - Fred Mantsch Hempfield Dec Tyler Johnson Lockport 4-2
285 - D'Andre Johnson Glenbard East Dec Tyler Mears Greater Latrobe 1-0 ro

 Former Montgomery Wrestling Coach Passes  

Richard D. “Dick” Shirley, 76, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, surrounded by his family..

Richard graduated from McDowell High School, Erie, where he excelled at football and gymnastics. Following high school, he enlisted and served for two years with the Marine Corps. He was a graduate of Lock Haven University with a bachelor’s degree in science and art with a minor in History. He also played semi-pro football.  

Richard taught at Montgomery High School and was also the athletic director for many years. As the head coach for Montgomery’s football and wrestling teams, Richard was very proud of the wrestling program where he produced a state champion and many sectional, district, and regional winners. He was so passionate about his wrestling program and the young men that he coached that he kept a mat at his home so that he was always available to help any wrestler.


     Link to the new all-academic form.  


    Additional information:

    This year the application process will be conducted online.  

     Applications are due by March 31 2015.  

     Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

     Official transcripts are required to complete nominating process.   

     Please send transcripts:

     via mail to       Bill Creps     519 East John Street     Bedford, Pa 15522

     Or Fax    Attn: Eric Zeznanski   814-839-9137   Or E-mail

     PIAA State Championship Brackets 2015

     Photos New ones added.    (Thanks to Barry Kline for contributing to my photo page)

               PIAA Champions Class AA 2015

              PIAA Champions Class AAA 2015

........ .....

Class AA OW George Phillippi -
Derry Area - 132


Class AAA OW AC Headlee -

Waynesburg - 132

  Norm Palovcsik - Wrestling Round-Up Editor -
presenting OW awards.

  AA Coach of the Year - Rodney Wright - Boiling Springs

AAA Coach of the Year - Eric Mausser - Franklin Regional
  John Reynolds - PWCA President-
presenting C-O-Y awards.


  Rich Vetock presents Award to Jeff Upson of PApowerwrestle
           Wrestling USA / Man-of-the-Year 2015

   Complete PIAA State Results on Escape Sports



  WRESTLING  DATES 2015-2016
  First Practice Date November 16
  Minimum Length of Preseason Practice 3 weeks
  First Inter-School Practice or Scrimmage Date November 21
  Maximum Number of Regular Season Inter-School Practices or Scrimmages 2
  First Regular Season Contest Date December 4
  Maximum Length of Regular Season 11 weeks
  Maximum Number of Regular Season Contests 22
  District Deadline Team Wrestling February 6
  Team Wrestling Preliminary Round February 8
  PIAA AA & AAA Team Wrestling Championships February 11, 12, & 13 GIANT Center, Hershey
  Last Regular Season Contest Date and District Deadline February 27
  Region Deadline March 5
  PIAA AA & AAA Wrestling Championships March 10, 11, & 12 GIANT Center, Hershey



         Class AAA  Final TEAM Brackets     Class AA Final TEAM Brackets   2015 PIAA State Team Championship Photos HERE.

     Team Championships

  District 2    


         Bill Sexton (Towanda) gets win #600

         Vic Stanley (Archbishop Wood) get coaching win #500 vs Conwell-Egan 1/13/15

         Doug Buckwalter earns coaching win #300 1/11/15 vs Bald Eagle Area
          Mike Capozolli also won #600 at Newport. (I have no photo for Coach

................. ...
                 Vic Stanley                          Doug Buckwalter           Bill Sexton  (Bill Ennis photo)

              Flyer for National Wrestling Hall of Fame - PA Chapter - Class of 2015
            Including details of the great event.. May 3rd in Harrisburg.

        Bill Ennis photo page updated (includes mostly wrestling)

        Mike Johnson's 84-0 Career breakdown. Never taken down!

        I am looking for a copy of the 1997 Dapper Dan - PA vs. US.  Contact

        NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships coming to Giant Center in March      

        PWCA to induct 13 in their Hall of Fame

        National Wrestling Hall of Fame -
             PA Chapter Hall of Fame Class of 2015

         Lock Haven University Fall Classic Results (10/20/14)



          The 2014 edition of Tom's PA Wrestling Handbook is available.

         This is the one book all wrestling people MUST own. Coaches use it to analyze
         opponents strengths and weaknesses. Media use it for key information.  Real fans use it
         because they want to KNOW

         Book Options
 Pricing Options

          Order PA Wrestling Handbook by mail instructions.             



        National Registry for Wrestling Fans

         The 2nd to last field on the form asks you to enter the code of the person who referred
         you, so please enter
Al Bevilacqua's project ... Come on, fans.. let's all
           sign up.

            We need to gather a million...  PLEASE get
ten of your friends who once wrestled or had
             someone who wrestled. Pennsylvania is a leader.. let's show our wrestling support!



          PIAA Board votes to expand PIAA State Brackets to 20-man.

              Bethlehem Catholic to compete at AAA level.


PJW News Area II


Check out WRESTLING USA- Pennsylvania page


Looking for the 1997 PA. vs. US Dapper Dan CD or VCR.. Contact Tom if you have this DVD.

Kerry R. Burrows


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