Pennsylvania Wrestling News     Tom Elling


PWCA Girls' All-Academic Team 2023-2024


PWCA Boys' All-Academic Teams 2023-2024
     Seniors (2024)    Juniors (2025)   Sophomores (2026)


The 17th Annual AAU Spring Youth Nationals -
Another Huge Success for the Southeastern District and Tennessee by Mike Newbern


NCAA Brackets (Complete)



Big TEN brackets 2024



PWCA All Academic 2023


Boys        Girls
























'PIAA State Brackets   Class AA     Class AAA


SW AA Regional Information 2023  (updated 2/3/2023)

NW AAA Regional Information     More details





Rick Solofsky Rules Change Proposals

1. Scoring Rules Proposal (High School)
2. Injury Time & Rewarding Choice (High School)

3. Neutral Danger Rule (High School)



WRESTLING - 2 classes

First Practice Date November 18

Minimum Length of Preseason Practice 2 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 2

Maximum Length of Regular Season 12 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 GIANT Center,Hershey

Last Regular Season Contest Date and District Deadline February 25

Region Deadline March 4 PIAA AA & AAA

Wrestling Championships March 9, 10 & 11 GIANT Center, Hershey


Report of Scholastic Duals (Girls) by Mike Newbern

Report of Scholastic Duals (MAWA Blue) by Mike Newbern




SW Class AA Regional Wrestling Information 2022


History of Shamokin Greyhound Wrestling - Bill Welker and Ron Weller.



AAU History Freestyle Champions 1989 - 1982 - Jamie Moffatt


NCAA Div I Pairings 2021         


Big Ten Pairings 2021


Class AAA West Super Region Pairings 2021



Penn State at Northwestern Tr-Meet Notes


PA USA Women's Newsletter January 2021 - Joe Stabilito


Below is our plan for District 6 wrestling this year. Will wrestle for a true second at both sectionals and districts. 

Barring any changes, Below the wrestling timeline for Individuals. Team tourney will be determined at a later date. 



Helpful Information for Wrestling Coaches (especially 1st year coaches)


PIAA Wrestling Guidelines 2020-2021


The Epic Schalles-Hitchcock Match - Eric Guyll



    Carlton Haselrig -

A closer look at the "Rig"-One of the Top 100 College Athletes of All Time 

                                                  by Joe Baranik PA Wrestling Magazine




Fight or Flight - Bob Fehrs  by Dr. Bill Welker






Reaching Your Goals, Art Baker's Life In Sports by Norm Palovcsik,  Keystone Wrestling Round-Up


The Emergence of Folkstyle Wrestling after World War II by Dr. Bill Welker 9/13/2020



     PIAA State Wrestling brackets 2020

         Class AA    Class AAA

               Back to        PA Wrestling main page

 Lock Haven University Wrestling History 70th Anniversary Celebration




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


Jason Bilby - Sugar Valley Rural Charter

Lee Weber - Clarion Area

Charlie Kramer - Norristown

Seth Kanaskie - Danville

James Dodson - Claysburg-Kimmel

Andrew Reitterer - Kennard-Dale
Braden Fochtman - Belin-Brotherevalley

Kent Lane- Southern Columbia
Jody Karam - Easton
Josh Dziewa - Germantown Academy

Steve White Fort LeBoeuf
Denny Harer - Montgomery
Brian Vollman - Muncy

Ted Castel - Portage





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.


EIWA 1964

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.