Pennsylvania Wrestling News  


   Tom Elling's 2017-18 PA Wrestling Handbook

...... This is THE book everyone talks about.. from PCN to most of the top coaches in the state to media outlets: all use this book.
It includes
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.
College results.
All the information you need for reference.
Coaches have told us they have won dual meets by using the information from this book.



NHSCA Registration and Information 29th Annual



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. 

PIAA Wrestling Ticket Information 11/16/17


College Tournaments
      Southern Scuffle


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.


  2017-2018 Rule Changes and commentary 



  New head coaches: 



Ben Clymer - Faith Christian Academy

Ron Swingle, Jr.- Berwick

David Luthy - Plymouth Whitemarsh

Dave Krantz - Pittston Area.

Ross Myers - Blue Mountain

Steve Adam - Upper Perkiomen

Josh Haines - Pocono Mountain East.

Jim McCabe - Tamaqua

Mike Griffith - Hanover Area.

Brandan Clark - Phoenixville
Josh Anspach - Milton

Dee Evans - Steelton-Highspire

Tony Gish - Susquehanna Twp.

Jason Foor - Milton Hershey  (assistants will be Ed Neiswender and Dan Ireland)
Billy Chamberlain - Manheim Central

Joe Russo - Catasaqua

Buck Watkins - Frazier

Mike Egan - Shikellamy

Bryan Smith - Palasades (Dan Putnam asst) 

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

 Matt Musselman - Claysburg-Kimmel 
 Chris Voshell -
Cedar Crest
 Sal Lascari - Berlin BrothersValley

  Not new but I neglected to amke the change in my database last year.. shout out to Terry Tate at Tyrone.
  Floyd Brown
is at Lehighton  (Thanks to Sean McMahon)

          (Please let Tom know of other changes. THANK YOU!)          ..

                PIAA Wrestling Dates for 2017-2018


.............. First Practice November 17
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.

Dual Meet Scores 16-17


College Results 2016-2017



   PIAA Brackets 2017




   Outstanding Wrestler - 2A - Max Murin, Central Cambria

 Outstanding Wrestler - 3A - Austin DeSanto, Exeter Twp
  Mark Dugan - makes presentations for Keystone Wrestling Round-Up



            Most Falls - 2A - Devin Fontanez,  Saucon Valley         Most Falls - 3A - Erech Noecker, Blue Mountain


    We'll have direct link to all the results of every match HERE.
          PIAA State Wrestling Gallery - All Photos have been added.   

        Presented by Rich Vetock

Don Lehman's West York Website will also have plenty of Wrestling information.




********************  PIAA 2A Individual Champions 2017 ***************************

********************  PIAA 3A Individual Champions 2017 ***************************


Cathedral Prep - 2017 NW AAA Regional Team champions


  Northwest AAA Brackets

  District 6 Class AA Brackets    -    Live updates at Flo

 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 here.

    Info for purchasing...

   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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