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Tom Elling's 2017 PA Wrestling Handbook(available to be shipped by Oct 1)
|......||This is THE book
everyone talks about.. from PCN to most of the top
coaches in the state to media outlets: all use this
Most returnees from every high school in PA
their records, place finishes, wt class from last season)
EVERY PIAA placewinner since 1938.
listed both by last name alphabetically and by school
Results from top wrestling tournaments in PA
PJW placers (all divisions)
Top 100 Individual Rankings
Team Rankings: Statewide and by District. AAA * AA * Ind.
All the information you need for reference.
Coaches have told us they have won dual meets by using the information from this book.
PWCA Convention Oct 13-14 2017
ANNUAL WRESTLING for PA WOUNDED WARRIORS
$10,080.18 raised last year!!!
4 year total = $41,810.47
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS TOURNAMENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE “PA WOUNDED WARRIORS, INC.”.
(This is not the National “Wounded Warriors Project” but a local group - $.95 of every dollar raised goes to our PA veterans) LIMITED TO THE FIRST 300 ENTRIES
DATE: Sunday, November 12, 2017 SITE: Susquenita High School (on Route 11-15)
Doors Open at 7:00 AM 1725 Schoolhouse Road, Duncannon, PA 17020
New head coaches:
Mike Ottimger was named head coach at Parkland; Ryan Nunamaker has resigned.
John Walizer has been named the HWC at Hempfield (Dist 3)
Tim Andrekovich takes over at Bellwood-Antis
Corey Fetterolf is new HC @ North Schuylkill.
Jeff Havelka - Canon McMillan
Chucky Connor - Conwell Egan.
Nick LaFevre - Emmaus
Jeff 'Peanut' Bowyer - Coatesville
Christian Harr - Hollidaysburg
Jason Gibble at Wilson West Lawn
Tim Simon - McDowell
Musselman - Claysburg-Kimmel
Chris Voshell - Cedar Crest
Sal Lascari - Berlin BrothersValley
(Please let Tom know of other changes. THANK YOU!) email@example.com
PIAA Wrestling Dates for 2017-2018
|..............|| First Practice November
First Regular Season Contest December 8
Maximum Length of Regular Season 11 weeks
Maximum Number of Regular Season Contests 22
District Deadline Team Wrestling February 3
Team Wrestling Preliminary Round February 5
PIAA AA & AAA Team Wrestling Championships
February 8, 9 & 10 GIANT Center, Hershey
Last Regular Season Contest Date and District Deadline February 24
Region Deadline March 3
PIAA AA & AAA Wrestling Championships
March 8, 9 & 10 GIANT Center, Hershey
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.
PIAA Brackets 2017
Outstanding Wrestler - 2A - Max Murin, Central Cambria
Outstanding Wrestler - 3A - Austin DeSanto, Exeter Twp
|Mark Dugan - makes presentations for Keystone
|Most Falls - 2A - Devin Fontanez, Saucon Valley||Most Falls - 3A - Erech Noecker, Blue Mountain|
We need young
wrestling officials as our older ones retire.
Check the PIAA website for details to register & take test (online is possible).
On PCN Facebook last Thursday morning at 11, Jim Davis and I discussed
the PIAAs and what we viewed as top matches. You can view that in the archives.
Don Lehman's West York Website will also have plenty of Wrestling information.
******************** PIAA 2A Individual Champions 2017
******************** PIAA 3A Individual Champions 2017 ***************************
PIAA TEAM Championships Brackets
AA AAA We will be updating them from the arena.
Follow the PIAA TEAM Championships as each dual meet is being
wrestled - Rich Vetock and Gimp productions.
I will post photos from the duals as often as I can upload. (Check back often
to see if your favorite wrestler is in the gallery
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
Order your copy of
District IV wrestling booklet. All proceeds
benefits the District IV Max Schnyder Memorial
$5.00 for the booklet and
$2.00 for shipping and handling.
Contact Rich King. firstname.lastname@example.org
My father coached wrestling at Dieruff H.S. in the 1960's and early 1970's. For the past year, I've been working on a project to research how high school wrestling began in grew in the Lehigh Valley. I learned about the great coaches, wrestlers and teams of the 1950's and 1960's and the stories of the early pioneers who helped set the foundation for the strong wrestling legacy in the Lehigh Valley. My efforts have culminated in launching a website to tell their story - Lehigh Valley Wrestling History.
I wanted to contact you as you are very active in the wrestling community and I've been a long-time reader of your PIAA Wrestling History Book. I wanted to see if you would be kind enough to share this with others who follow high school wrestling. My hope is to reach others who follow the sport and who coached or wrestled during those early times or whose family members told them stories of their wrestling days. My goal is to have a dynamic, collaborative website where I could add to the content and give credit to those who have provided it.
|.....||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
Darren Testa has returned as HWC at Crestwood
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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Tom Elling's PA Wrestling Handbook 2016-2017(Sold Out!)
PWCA Wrestling Convention Photos (Oct 14-15 2016)
Photos from Oct 12, 2016 Wrestling Breakfast
PIAA Photos - What Tom was able to take - nearly 1000 photos
|......||PIAA Wrestling Calendar 2016-2017
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.)
LHU Fall Classic Tournament Results
Take the 24-day challenge-- lose weight.. look good the
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.
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 mattalkonline.com.
Check out WRESTLING USA- Pennsylvania page
Penn State Wrestling Database (from 1928-present)
PWCA Scholarship winners are posted on the PWCA site, along with the two top essays.
Looking for a video copy of the 1997 Dapper Dan - PA vs. US. Contact Tom@pawrsl.com
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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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
preserved. (Click on the photo)
I finally found a company that can transfer my old videos to a
I am sure many of you have old film, videos, slides and photo albums
you'd like to
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