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York colleGe overview York College of Pennsylvania is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, which focuses on offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts and sciences, business administration, education, public affairs, and nursing. Students may also enroll in courses leading to the associate degree and master’s degree. The College draws its 4,600 full-time undergraduate and 1,500 part-time and graduate students from some 30 states and 36 foreign countries. Typically, 50% of York’s freshmen hail from Pennsylvania; 30% from New York and New Jersey; and 15% from Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, and Connecticut. Others come from states up and down the East Coast and from abroad. Most of York’s part-time and graduate students reside and are employed in the greater York Area. The College occupies a 190-acre, park-like campus, just beyond the York city (pop. 50,000) limits, in the rolling hills of the south central part of the state. Close to the heart of “Pennsylvania Dutch” country, York is one hour from Baltimore; two hours from Philadelphia or Washington, DC; and four hours from New York City, Pittsburgh, or Richmond. Nearly half of its undergraduate students reside in college housing in the vicinity of the campus. York College envisions itself as a center of affordable academic excellence and has received favorable national recognition for its success in offering a higher education program of high quality at a tuition rate substantially lower than the rates charged by institutions of similar type, scope, and distinction. York’s effective control of tuition costs stems principally from the long-term, generous support of the College by its friends in the York community and its alumni. This support has provided both superior debt-free physical facilities and permanent endowment resources sufficient to fund institutional scholarships and financial aid for needy students. York uses this fiscal strength in turn to provide a kind of “scholarship” to each of its students in the form of relatively modest charges for tuition and campus housing. York College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and has specialized accreditation for its business, nursing, allied health, and recreation programs. York College is proud of its ongoing efforts in gender equity. As per the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994, information regarding YCP’s gender equity statistics is available for review in the office of the Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation. Students can request a copy of the report from the Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation.

The Grumbacher SporT & FiTneSS cenTer The York College campus officially grew on April 29, 2006, as the College unveiled the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center to the public. This 160,000 square foot complex is the centerpiece for student life on the College’s West Campus. Bordered by McKay Hall and Grantley Hall, and a quadrangle of new dormitories, the Center features the Charles Wolf Gymnasium, a 1,712-seat arena hosting varsity competition in men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. Other features include an eight-lane competitive pool with instructional areas and 1- and 3-meter diving boards, a three-court field house, spacious locker room facilities, and a stateof-the-art fitness area that spreads out over 7,600 square feet. Two new Sport Turf fields sit directly south of the Grumbacher Center. Graham Field is home to the men’s and women’s soccer and track & field teams while Kinsley Field is the home of the field hockey, men’s lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse teams.


York College Overview ........................................Inside Front Cover The Grumbacher Center ........................................Inside Front Cover Table of Contents ..............................................................................1 Spartan Fast Facts..............................................................................1 Media Information ............................................................................1 2009 Preview..................................................................................2-3 Wrestler Profiles ............................................................................4-7 Coaching Staff..............................................................................8-10 2008-09 Results ..............................................................................11 2008-09 Statistics ............................................................................11 All-Time Honorees ..........................................................................12 York Hall-of-Fame Wrestlers ..........................................................12 2009-10 Roster ......................................................Inside Back Cover

The 2009-2010 Wrestling media guide was produced by Brent Duffy, York College Sports Information Intern, with assistance from Scott Guise, York College Sports Information Director Photography by Steve Doemland, Scott Guise, and Eric Linsley.

sparTan fasT faCTs Location ......................................................................York, Pennsylvania Founded............................................................................September 1787 Enrollment ........................................................................................4,600 President ..............................................................Dr. George W. Waldner Conference ....................................................Capital Athletic Conference Affiliation....................................................................NCAA Division III Nickname......................................................................................Spartans Colors ....................................................................Kelly Green and White Arena ................................................................Charles Wolf Gymnasium Capacity........................................................................................1,712 Athletic Director ..................................................................Sean Sullivan Alma Mater..........................................Univ. of California-Santa Cruz Associate A.D. ....................................................................Betsy Witman Alma Mater ................................................James Madison University Assistant A.D. ..........................................................................Paul Saikia Alma Mater ..............................................Southern Illinois University Sports Information Director ....................................................Scott Guise Alma Mater........................................Bowling Green State University Sports Information Intern........................................................Brent Duffy Alma Mater......................................................................York College Head Athletic Trainer ..............................................................Nate Cooke Alma Mater ................................................................Messiah College Asst. Athletic Trainer ........................................................Allison Kunkel Alma Mater................................................University of Pitt-Bradford Asst. Athletic Trainer ...................................................Jennifer Robertson Alma Mater ................................................James Madison University Head Wrestling Coach ..........................................................Tom Kessler Alma Mater......................................................................York College Asst. Wrestling Coach ......................................................Duane Bastress Alma Mater......................................................................York College Asst. Wrestling Coach ..............................................................Cory King Alma Mater ..........................................................Mercyhurst College Asst. Wrestling Coach ......................................................Brandon Bailey Alma Mater......................................................................York College Athletic Phone ..................................................................(717) 815-1780 Wrestling Office Phone ....................................................(717) 815-1449 Athletic Fax ......................................................................(717) 849-1626 SID Phone..........................................................................(717) 815-1394 SID Fax..............................................................................(717) 849-1642

Media inforMaTion • The York College Sports Information Office requests that any media interested in covering a Spartan wrestling match please contact the Sports Information Office prior to game day so that a spot at the table may be held for that media member. • Requests for permission to broadcast must be made at least two weeks prior to the game. The visiting teams will be allowed to broadcast as long as there is a reciprocal agreement allowing Spartan radio to broadcast when York is on the road. • Postgame interviews will be arranged through the respective Sports Information Directors. If a visiting SID is not present, a representative from York College will arrange the visitor’s interviews. The Spartan wrestlers will be available ten minutes after the match and can be interviewed in the gym or outside the locker room. • Interviews with players or coaches should be arranged through the Sports Information Office. Please allow 24 hours to arrange the interviews. The arrangements will be made for in-person and telephone interviews at a time that is agreeable to both the reporter and athlete. Head coach Tom Kessler is best reached during the early afternoons. The Sports Information Office phone number is (717) 815-1394.

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The youth movement is officially on. With only two seniors on this year’s underclassmen-laden roster, the 2009-2010 York College wrestling squad will rely on many talented yet unproven student-athletes. “We will definitely be a young team this year,” Spartan head coach Tom Kessler said. “But that should have no bearing on whether or not we will be successful. The guys we have this year are very talented, and I see no reason why we should not be one of the top squads in the region.” Highlighting Coach Kessler’s optimism is the return of junior All-American Brian Thomason. The 174-pounder finished eighth in the nation last season while besting the tournament’s #1 and #3 seeded wrestlers at the NCAA national tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Thomason secured an impressive 30-7 record during the 2008-2009 campaign in garner’s York’s 23rd All-American honor. “Thomason had an outstanding season last year,” Kessler raved. “He is consistent and focused on the mat. This could truly be a prime year for him.” The Spartans begin the season with a starting lineup consisting of only one senior. The Green and White have six sophomores in starting roles, which bode well for the York squad not only for this season but also in years to come. “We are quite young, so there may be some growing pains” Kessler commented. “But at the same time, we are very excited to see them improve every day. They have an opportunity to do some special things, beginning with this season.” At 125 pounds, the Spartans are led by red-shirt freshman Aaron Repman and junior Jerrid Hartman as the pair will most likely battle for the starter’s role all season. Repman enters the year as York’s top wrestler in the weight class winning the position during the Spartan wrestle-offs. Hartman put together a strong 21-8 record last year finishing fourth at the Metropolitan Conference Tournament. Sophomore Matt McCollum and freshmen Will Forero and Jeff Snair will bolster York’s 125-pound class entering this season. Forero in particular, had a simply outstanding high school career, finishing his time at the prep level with a glimmering 112-30 record. The Green and White sport a slew of wrestlers in the 133-pound division as seven student-athletes will give York significant depth. Beginning the year, freshman Alex Paladino highlights this group as the two-time high school Delaware state runnerup secured the starter’s spot and will open as York’s top 133-pounder. Senior Josh Trainor and junior Aaron Formanek will look to bring along the young Spartans in this class. Sophomores Eric Bulger and

Shaun Wagner are joined by collegiate rookies Brandon Heffelfinger and Garrett Fellman, as each will look to battle for mat time throughout the season. Sophomore standout Taylor Ulm headlines the Spartans at 141 pounds. As a freshman, Ulm put together a 15-7 campaign while he finished fourth at the Metro Championships. With a solid year of collegiate experience firmly under his belt, Ulm is primed for a breakout season. Fellow sophomore Ronnie Sinclair, as well as freshmen Chris Gugliotti, Kevin Cassidy, Will Pumphrey, and Mike Golt provide York’s 141pound class with quality depth. “We really like what we have this year in our lighter weights,” Kessler said. “We have quality wrestlers up and down the depth chart from 125 through 141. As is the trend with this year’s team, we are young but loaded with potential.” Beginning at 149 pounds, York’s middleweights could provide numerous highlights this season. Dylan Giandalia, a sophomore, and freshmen Evan Ennis, Kerry Boughton, and Will Carr at 149 pounds will look to push each other during the 2009-2010 campaign. Ennis carries much promise heading into the year after finishing his high school career with a 121-59 record and finishing third in Maryland’s state tournament. Junior captain Eric Rush opens the season as the starter at 157 pounds. Following a sophomore year that saw him finish with a 10-9 record, including a championship at the annual Monarch Tournament, Rush is primed to become a regional standout. Jason Ecklof returns to the Spartan squad for his sophomore campaign after gaining quality experience last season at 157. Ecklof, as well as freshmen Alan Dyer and Ryan Milbourn will challenge the incumbent Rush for matches at 157 pounds. One of York’s thinnest, yet quite possibly most talented, weight classes is 165 pounds. Sophomore Matt Heisey garners the starting role to open the season while freshman Zach Downing is set to consistently push for mat time in just his rookie campaign. Heisey came on strong at the end of his freshman season, finishing the year with a 15-8 record and an impressive third-place finish at the Metro Conference Tournament. Downing, a Maryland state qualifier at Winters Mill High School, could provide the Green and White with some early returns this season. “The wrestlers we have at our middle weight levels are talented,” Kessler said. “Not only that, but they are also hard-workers who want to improve, who want to get better. As a coach you cannot ask for much more.” In the Spartans’ heavier divisions, the Green and


White may not sport as many numbers, yet will still be able to put quality wrestlers on the mat. Aside from Thomason at 174 pounds, the Spartans will look to sophomores Paul Richards and Andrew Senft to provide talented depth. Richards bumps up one weight class this season after finishing 5-4 at 165 one year ago. A wrestler with significant potential, battling against Thomason nearly every day will help Richards to consistently improve and realize that potential. Senft makes a big drop from 285 to 174 and looks to improve after a year on the mats last season. A pair of sophomores in Alex Martocello and J.C. Laughlin lead the 184-pound division as each could have breakout seasons. Martocello headlines the class at the beginning of the season as he increases his weight this season from 174 last year. As a rookie, Martocello saw action in 16 matches going a solid 10-6. Laughlin actually drops a weight class as he moves into the 184 category. At 197 last year, Laughlin showed incredible promise after finishing second at the Monarch Tournament and fourth at York’s Spartan Invitational. He then closed out his freshman campaign by taking fourth at the Metro Championships, finishing the season at 14-12. Junior John Page provides good depth at 184 as he will continually push his sophomore teammates. The Spartans sport a trio of wrestlers at 197 pounds, as each could start at any given point this year. Leading off the 2009-2010 campaign is sophomore George Saliba who garnered significant experience as a freshman last season. York’s main starter at 197 for much of last year, Saliba went 146 including a Monarch Tournament title. The strong and now experienced Saliba has a great opportunity to make some noise at the Metro Conference Championships in late February. Joining Saliba is Kossi Fiavi, another of York’s talented sophomores, as well as freshman John Starcevich. Another exceptionally strong studentathlete, Fiavi thinned out a bit this season dropping from the 285-pound division. After posting a 4-7 mark at heavyweight in 2008-2009, Fiavi will strive to make his mark at 197 this year. Starcevich was an outstanding prep wrestler winning over 110 matches and ranking among the top-12 in his class in New Jersey. Thomas Fitzpatrick, one York’s two seniors, sits atop York’s 285-pound weight class heading into the year. He spent a majority of his time at 197 as a junior but bumps up this season to bolster the heavyweight division. Fitzpatrick’s work over the off-season has resulted in early dividends as he garners the starting spot out of the gate this year. Shane Cooley looks to be close on Fitzpatrick’s

heels, after a strong sophomore campaign. Cooley managed a quality 19-13 record as the Spartans’ top 285-pounder and garnered top-five finishes at both the Monarch Tournament and Spartan Invitational. Freshman Matt Pagano adds quality depth to this weight class. Pagano joins the Spartan ranks from Hopewell Valley Central High School. The New Jersey product will look to push his teammates for mat time this season. “We, as a coaching staff, like where we are in the heavier weights,” Kessler said. “The wrestlers there are great competitors who know what it takes to be successful at the collegiate level.” Overall, the Green and White hold significant depth not only in numbers but more importantly in quality. “Having as much depth as we do this season, for the most part, will help each wrestler stay sharp throughout the grueling season,” Kessler said. “Sometimes if guys get too comfortable they will get a bit lazy and lose some of their edge. However, if you have someone working hard to take your spot, then you are more likely to be prepared and work hard every day.” The Spartans hold high expectations for 20092010 with this year’s combination of talent and youthful vigor. “We could have numerous weight classes compete for the Metro titles as well as move on to the national tournament,” Kessler said of what he expects from the York squad this season. “I think we could be right up there at the end.” But at the same time, the Spartans also know that hard work needs to be done in the practice room before any medals or trophies are handed out. “We have potential, I truly believe that,” Kessler said. “However, potential doesn’t mean anything on match day. That is when the work they put in shows one way or the other. As long as we go hard everyday and stay focused, we could have a special season.” The Spartans open the year with a trip to College Park, Maryland to battle Division I programs Drexel and Maryland – the 10th ranked team in the nation – as well as sending several wrestlers to the annual Monarch Tournament. York begins their home slate on Wednesday, November 11, as the Green and White host McDaniel. Start time from York’s Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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Jerrid Hartman Junior 125 pounds

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Jerrid Hartman embarks on his junior season with the Green and White, opening the year as one of York’s top 125-pounders. The scrappy and spry lightweight brings a tremendous amount of experience to the mat. Hartman, who possesses the ability to have a tremendous junior year, finished his last season with an 18-6 mark while taking top honors in his weight class at the Monarch Tournament. In 2009-2010, the junior will look to continue his strong performance from a season ago and become one of the Metropolitan Conference’s best at 125 pounds.

aaron repman Sophomore 125 pounds

hanover, pa. South western

Aaron Repman opens up the year looking to battle for York’s starting position at 125 pounds. A tough, no-nonsense studentathlete, Repman has the opportunity to post significant time on the mat this season. His tremendous work ethic both in the gym and the wrestling room should provide dividends for the young Spartan early in his career. Gifted with outstanding ability and a passion for the sport, Repman could become an exceptionally decorated wrestler by the completion of his collegiate career.

Josh Trainor Senior 133 pounds

manchester, md. north carroll

Josh Trainor, one of York’s two seniors on this year’s squad, enters 2009-2010 looking to provide quality depth at 133 pounds. A hard-working student-athlete who understands the Spartan program, Trainor will help his younger teammates to adjust to collegiate wrestling while constantly pushing for time on the mat. As one of the Spartans’ sparse group of upperclassmen, the Spartan coaching staff will look to Trainor to provide leadership both on and off the mat to the Green and White’s exceptionally young roster.


eric rush Junior 157 pounds

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Eric Rush embarks upon his third year with the Spartans and his first as a captain. Another gifted wrestler who has the potential for a breakout year, Rush is one of the few Spartans who sports multi-year experience heading into the 2009-2010 campaign. He has collected 25 wins over his 46 career matches, while notching ten wins and the Monarch Tournament crown just a season ago. A hard worker who understands what it takes to be successful at the collegiate level, Rush has a fantastic opportunity to break onto the national scene this season.

Matt Heisey Sophomore 165 pounds

harrisburg, pa. cedar crest

Matt Heisey opens his sophomore campaign as one of York’s most talented wrestlers - on a squad filled with talented wrestlers. As a rookie, Heisey compiled a 15-8 record and put together an excellent end to his freshman season including a third-place finish at the Metropolitan Conference Tournament. He worked hard over the offseason in preparation for a strong second year. Combining exceptional skill with tremendous work ethic and dedication, Heisey has the potential to vie for the Metro title at this year’s championships.

paul richards Sophomore 174 pounds

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Paul Richards comes into the year looking to battle for time at 174 pounds. Spending his time as a freshman at 165 pounds, Richards posted a 5-4 record while gaining invaluable experience not only in his nine matches but also in the practice room. This season, Richards bumps up one weight class as the Spartan coaching staff will look to him to provide York’s 174-pound division with not only excellent depth but a wrestler who can start and win points throughout the season. With continued hard work, Richards can become a top-notch wrestler.

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brian Thomason Junior 174 pounds

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Brian Thomason became York’s 23rd All-American after taking eighth at last season’s NCAA National Championships. As a sophomore, Thomason posted a tremendous 30-7 record in 2008, his first season with the Spartans, while taking second at the Metro Tournament and garnering an at-large bid to the NCAAs. Entering his junior year with seemingly limitless possibilities, Thomason has a great chance to notch his first Metropolitan Conference title and remain one of the country’s best at 174 pounds.

alex Martocello Sophomore 184 pounds

miller place, n.Y. miller place

Alex Martocello begins his second-year with the Spartan wrestling program sporting significant promise. Spending last season at 174 pounds, Martocello bumps up 10 pounds to the 184 division. An aggressive wrestler who consistently pushes the pace of a match, the Spartan junior exudes confidence on the mat. Combining an exceptional work ethic to his dynamic style, Martocello has an opportunity to post not only a stellar season but to become one of the country’s top Division III wrestlers at 184 pounds.

J.C. laughlin Sophomore 184 pounds

hanover, pa. South western

J.C. Laughlin enters the 2009-2010 season with an opportunity for a strong sophomore campaign. Laughlin, who sports a great attitude for college wrestling, finished 12-9 during his rookie year with the Spartans, as he wrestled a majority of his matches at 197 pounds. With the York squad needing increased depth at 184 this year, the sophomore worked hard over the offseason to prepare his body for the 13-pound decrease. That work shows as he comes into the year exceptionally fit and ready to push for mat time throughout the season.


George saliba Sophomore 197 pounds

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George Saliba enters his second season in the Green and White after a strong freshman year. In his rookie campaign, York’s 197-pounder registered an exceptional 14-6 mark while taking the title at the Monarch Tournament. One of the Spartans most dedicated workers, Saliba put a tremendous amount of time and effort into his offseason training. The valuable experience he collected as a freshman combined with his outstanding work ethic should result in numerous quality performances for Saliba throughout the year.

shane Cooley Junior 285 pounds

wrightsville, pa. eastern York

Shane Cooley begins his junior campaign as York’s top returner at 285 pounds. Last year as a sophomore, Cooley posted a solid 18-10 season as the Spartan starter at heavyweight. During the year he notched a third place finish at the Monarch Invitational while taking fourth at York’s Spartan Invitational. This season, Cooley will look to draw on that quality experience and once again hold down the starting spot at 285. After a full offseason of training and conditioning, Cooley is primed to post his best collegiate performance.

Tom fitzpatrick Senior 285 pounds

laplata, md. laplata

Tom Fitzpatrick opens his final year in the Green and White looking to push for mat time at 285 pounds. After spending last season at 197, Fitzpatrick bulked up significantly to prepare for the rigors of the heavyweight division. As a junior, he saw time in 12 matches which should provide Fitzpatrick with quality experience heading into this season. Additionally, as one of only two seniors on this season’s squad, Fitzpatrick will look to lead his younger teammates as they grow into exceptional Spartan wrestlers.

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Tom Kessler 18th Season (250-107-2) Tom Kessler enters his 18th season at the helm of the York College wrestling program. In 17 years, he has led the team to a 250-107-2 dual-meet record, earning his 200th career victory in the 35-12 win over Thiel on January 14, 2006. He has had the Spartans ranked as high as fifth in the national poll in addition to coaching one two-time national champion, 13 All-Americans, and 23 NWCA Scholar All-Americans. Academically, the Spartans finished the 2008-2009 season ranked eleventh in the nation with a GPA of 3.357. Kessler is the winningest coach in the illustrious history of the Spartans wrestling program. He led the Spartans to the school’s first Metropolitan Conference wrestling championship in 2006 and then led the Green and White to a fifth-place finish at the 2006 NCAA Division III National Championship tournament, the highest finish for a York College wrestling team at the tournament. For his efforts in 2006, Kessler was named the Metropolitan Conference Coach-of-the-Year and later selected as the NWCA Division III National Coach-of-the-Year. A 1985 graduate of York College, Kessler holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a secondary education teaching certificate, and a master’s degree in special education. A four-year letterwinner and team captain while at York College, Kessler compiled a 75-15 collegiate record and captured numerous championships. A three-time NCAA Division III National Qualifier, he is the only Spartan wrestler to win two NCAA Division III Eastern Regional titles and in his senior year earned All-American honors when he placed fourth at 126 pounds in the national tournament. He was also selected as an NWCA Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association as a result of his outstanding academic and wrestling record. Kessler, a York County 2007 Hall of Fame inductee, is a member of the York College Athletic Hall of Fame and also earned the Metropolitan Conference Coach-of-the-Year Award in 1996, 2004, and 2006.

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Their recordS Overall Record 45-20 184-106 250-107-2

Winning % .692 .634 .699


• First Spartan wrestling coach to earn National Coach-of-the-Year honors when he was selected as the 2005-06 NWCA Division III National Coach-of-the-Year. • Three-time Metropolitan Conference Coach-of-the-Year. • Winningest coach in the program’s history (250 wins). • Picked up his school-record 185th win on January 29, 2005, vs. JMU, breaking the previous record held by his mentor and York Athletic Hall-of-Fame Inductee Rich Achtzehn. • Coached 23 NWCA Scholar All-Americans. • Coached one two-time National Champion (Duane Bastress). • Coached 13 NCAA Division III All-Americans. • Just one of two Spartan head coaches that is also a York College graduate. • Averages 14.7 dual-meet victories per season, the highest win ratio in Spartan history.

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duane bastress Fourth Season

Duane Bastress enters his fourth year on the Spartan coaching staff after a three-year career that may go down as the best athletic career in York College history. Bastress won a pair of Division III National Championships in the Green and White, winning the tournament in 2005 and 2006. Bastress completed his senior year 40-0 and his three years at York College with a mark of 97-6. Including his one year stint at Bloomsburg, Bastress compiled a collegiate record of 114-21. He also ended his career with a 65-match winning streak. A hands-on coach, Bastress will continue to get on the mat and train with the Spartans, providing York’s wrestlers with a great example of dedication to the Spartan program. assistant Coach

Cory King Second Season

Cory King begins his second year on the Spartan coaching staff after spending two seasons as the assistant wrestling coach at Smithfield High School in Smithfield, Va. King, a Mercyhurst College graduate, brings plenty of experience to the Spartan staff. He posted a 30-17 career record at the Division II institution, missing several seasons due to redshirting and injury. King registerd a banner season in 2003-2004 as he was named Mercyhurst’s first Scholar All-American, finished fifth at Eastern Regionals, and was an alternate for the NCAA tournament that season. King will provide first-class instruction for the Spartans, drawing on his quality experience at the collegiate level. assistant Coach

brandon bailey First Season

Brandon Bailey joins Kessler’s staff for his first season as a Spartan assistant. Bailey is no stranger to the York program as he wrestled for the Green and White after transferring from Ursinus. A Jack Jaquet “Fighting Heart” Award winner, Bailey was a Spartan captain as a senior as well as an honor roll student while at YCP. Prior to joining Kessler’s staff, he was an assistant at Salesianum High School in Delaware for four seasons. While there, Bailey was chosen as the Division I Assistant Coach-of-the-Year following the 2006-2007 campaign.


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Opponent Result @ McDaniel W, 31-18 Monarch Tournament 1st of 7 Teams @ Kings College Shippensburg T, 18-18 vs. Lycoming L, 19-17 @ Messiah Duals vs. Seton Hill W, 21-12 @ Messiah Duals vs. Waynesburg L, 18-16 @ Messiah Duals Spartan Invitational 4th of 10 Teams Messiah L, 21-16 Gettysburg W, 38-6 Thaddeus Stevens W, 41-3 vs. Delaware Valley L, 40-0 @ North-South Duals vs. Johns Hopkins W, 37-0 @ North-South Duals vs. Merchant Marine L, 19-16 @ North-South Duals vs. Ursinus W, 29-12 @ North-South Duals vs. Wisconsin - Whitewater L, 30-9 @ Budd Whitehill Duals vs. RIT W, 30-7 @ Budd Whitehill Duals

Record 1-0

Date Jan. 10 Jan. 10

1-0-1 1-1-1 2-1-1

Jan. 16 Jan. 17 Jan. 17 Jan. 24

2-2-1 Jan. 24 2-3-1 3-3-1 4-3-1 4-4-1 5-4-1 5-5-1

Jan. 24 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 7 Feb. 7 Feb. 7 Feb. 13 Feb. 22

6-5-1 Mar. 6 6-6-1 Mar. 7 7-6-1

Opponent Result vs. John Carroll L, 18-14 @ Budd Whitehill Duals vs. Cortland W, 22-17 @ Budd Whitehill Duals @ Wilkes L, 28-9 Centenary W, 24-16 College of New Jersey L, 18-17 vs. King's W, 31-6 @ New York University Quad vs. Rhode Island W, 19-15 @ New York University Quad vs. New York University W, 22-13 @ New York University Quad @ Millersville L, 35-9 @ Thaddeus Stevens W, 33-7 Elizabethtown W, 24-9 Hunter W, 24-15 Cortland L, 27-13 Kutztown L, 30-13 Metropolitan Championships 3rd of 9 Teams @ York College NCAA Division III Championships @ Cedar Falls, IA NCAA Division III Championships @ Cedar Falls, IA

Record 7-7-1 8-7-1 8-8-1 9-8-1 9-9-1 10-9-1 11-9-1 12-9-1 12-10-1 13-10-1 14-10-1 15-10-1 15-11-1 15-12-1

2008-09 SparTan wreSTlinG recordS Wrestler Jerrid Hartman Gary Heckler Matt McCollum Sean Hightman Kyle Flickinger Matt Volpe Tyler Scarinzi Aaron Formanek Josh Trainor Eric Bulger Shaun Wagner Taylor Ulm Ron Sinclair Bryan Deuber Steve Adelson Albert Gleichauf Dylan Giandalia Eric Rush Jason Ecklof Aaron Samia

Year So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Weight 125 125 125 125 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 141 141 141 141 149 149 157 157 157

Wins 21 9 4 6 27 6 2 0 1 0 1 15 1 2 0 16 5 10 6 3

Losses 8 8 7 7 11 7 3 5 5 1 6 7 7 6 2 18 12 9 7 8

Wrestler John Niedrich Matt Heisey Paul Richards Jared Botchie Brian Thomason Alex Martocello Norman Pfeiffer Chris Elliott Hank Conklin Steve Flannery John Page George Saliba James Laughlin Kyle Minogue Tom Fitzpatrick Glenn Anderson Shane Cooley Joe Erb Kossi Fiavi Andrew Senft

Year Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Weight 165 165 165 165 174 174 174 184 184 184 184 197 197 197 197 197 285 285 285 285

Wins 29 15 5 1 30 10 4 20 7 2 1 14 14 10 4 0 19 10 4 0

Losses 8 8 4 1 7 6 6 14 6 2 1 6 12 7 8 0 13 7 7 2

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Joe Waltemeyer, Dallastown, Pa. Duane Bastress, East Berlin, Pa. Duane Bastress, East Berlin, Pa.

1973 1974 1974 1974 1975 1979 1983 1983 1984 1985 1993 1996 1996 1997 2004 2005 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2009

Pat McCaffery, Pennsville, N.J. Gary Papa, Collingswood, N.J. Joe Waltemeyer, Dallastown, Pa. Bill Lindsey, Lakewood, N.J. Joseph Borsa, York, Pa. Mark Miller, Dallastown, Pa. Billy Mays, Glen Rock, Pa. Dave Alemi, Audobon, N.J. Rich Wileczek, National Park, N.J. Tom Kessler, Dallastown, Pa. Darren Archangelo, Claymont, Del. Jared Goodman, Honey Brook, Pa. Rod Myers, Conestoga Valley, Va. Tom McAleer, Wenonah, N.J. Mike Troast, Pequannock, N.J. Duane Bastress, East Berlin, Pa. Duane Bastress, East Berlin, Pa. Jerry Bowne, Cherry Hill, N.J. Matt Chrzanowski, Marlton, N.J. Tim Bohlman, Pasadena, Md. Kyle Flickinger, New Oxford, Pa. Tim Bohlman, Pasadena, Md. Brian Thomason, Wernersville, Pa.

167 184 184

all-aMeriCans

150 134 167 150 177 177 190 150 126 126 134 190 150 167 133 184 184 165 197 141 125 149 174

1984 1985 1992 1992 1993 1994 1994 1995 1995 1996 1996 1996 1997 1997 1998 2001 2002 2002 2002 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2008

Randy Lewis, Glen Rock, Pa. HWT Tom Kessler, Dallastown, Pa. 126 Dan Deao, Charlotte Hall, Md. 126 Bobby Linker, West York, Pa. 134 Jared Goodman, Honey Brook, Pa. 177 Chris Dentler, Dover, Pa. 126 Jared Goodman, Honey Brook, Pa. 177 Chris Dentler, Dover, Pa. 118 Jared Goodman, Honey Brook, Pa. 177 Jared Goodman, Honey Brook, Pa. 190 Dan Garner, East Prospect, Pa. 177 Mike Ashley, Burlington, N.J. 167 Dan Garner, East Prospect, Pa. 177 Jason Gerondel, East Islip, N.Y. 158 Dan Garner, East Prospect, Pa. 190 Rob Jansen, Dallastown, Pa. 157 Mason Messinger, Nazareth, Pa. 141 Rob Jansen, Dallastown, Pa. 165 Ryan Michael, Hummelstown, Pa. 149 Gavin Luckman, West Islip, N.Y. 184 Jason Wagner, Columbia, Pa. 165 Josh Barrick, Carlisle, Pa. 125 Garrett Faulker, Dover, Del. 157 Tom Steffen, Voorhees, N.J. HWT Garrett Faulkner, Dover, Del. 157 Phil DeGaetano, Blue Point, N.Y. 149 John Niedrich, Freehold, N.J. 157

York colleGe aThleTic hall-oF-Fame wreSTlerS Joseph Borsa II Inducted in 1990

Patrick McCaffery Sr. Inducted in 1992

Gary Grim Inducted in 1997

Larry Fanelle Inducted in 1990

Richard Achtzehn Inducted in 1995

Jared Goodman Inducted in 2007

Joseph Waltemyer Inducted in 1991

Richard Wileczek Inducted in 1995

Tom McAleer Inducted in 2008

Mark Miller Inducted in 1991

Tom Kessler Inducted in 1996


2009-10 SparTan wreSTlinG roSTer ALPHABETICAL Name Kerry Boughton Eric Bulger Will Carr Kevin Cassidy Shane Cooley Zach Downing Alan Dyer Jason Ecklof Evan Ennis Garrett Fellman Kossi Fiavi Thomas Fitzpatrick Will Forero Aaron Formanek Dylan Giandalia Mike Golt Chris Gugliotti Jerrid Hartman Brandon Heffelfinger Matt Heisey James Laughlin Alex Martocello Ryan Milbourn Matt Pagano John Page Alex Paladino Will Pumphrey Aaron Repman Paul Richards Eric Rush George Saliba Drew Senft Richard Sinclair John Starcevich Brian Thomason Josh Trainor Taylor Ulm Shaun Wagner

WT 149 133 157 141 285 165 157 157 149 133 197 285 125 133 149 141 141 125 133 165 184 184 149 285 184 133 133 125 174 157 197 285 141 197 174 133 141 133

CL Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. So. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. So.

Hometown/High School Kingston, N.Y./Kingston Bowie, Md./Bowie Bethesda, Md./St. Andrews Episcopal Bel Air, Md./Bel Air Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York Westminster, Md./Winters Mill Laurel Springs, N.J./Camden Catholic Howell, N.J./Howell Jarrettsville, Md./Calvert Hall Pennsburg, Pa./Upper Perkiomen Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park LaPlata, Md./LaPlata Mineola, N.Y./Wheatley Owings Mills, Md./Pine-Richland Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York Hartly, Del./Dover Swoyersville, Pa./Pittston Area Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion Summit Hill, Pa./Panther Valley Harrisburg, Pa./Cedar Crest Hanover, Pa./South Western Miller Place, N.Y./Miller Place Carrollton, Va./Smithfield Hopewell, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central Germantown, Md./Northwest Magnolia, Del./Caesar Rodney Baltimore, Md./Old Mill Senior Hanover, Pa./South Western Hermon, Maine/Hermon Hershey, Pa./Milton Hershey Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central Dallastown, Pa./Dallastown Bowie, Md./Bowie Pennsville, N.J./Pennsville Memorial Wernersville, Pa./Schuylkill Valley Manchester, Md./North Carroll Great Meadows, N.J./Hackettstown Dover, Pa./Northeastern

WEIGHT CLASS Name Will Forero Jerrid Hartman Aaron Repman Eric Bulger Garrett Fellman Aaron Formanek Brandon Heffelfinger Alex Paladino Will Pumphrey Josh Trainor Shaun Wagner Kevin Cassidy Mike Golt Chris Gugliotti Richard Sinclair Taylor Ulm Kerry Boughton Evan Ennis Dylan Giandalia Ryan Milbourn Will Carr Alan Dyer Jason Ecklof Eric Rush Zach Downing Matt Heisey Paul Richards Brian Thomason James Laughlin Alex Martocello John Page Kossi Fiavi George Saliba John Starcevich Shane Cooley Thomas Fitzpatrick Matt Pagano Drew Senft

WT 125 125 125 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 133 141 141 141 141 141 149 149 149 149 157 157 157 157 165 165 174 174 184 184 184 197 197 197 285 285 285 285

CL Fr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. So. Jr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So.

Hometown/High School Mineola, N.Y./Wheatley Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion Hanover, Pa./South Western Bowie, Md./Bowie Pennsburg, Pa./Upper Perkiomen Owings Mills, Md./Pine-Richland Summit Hill, Pa./Panther Valley Magnolia, Del./Caesar Rodney Baltimore, Md./Old Mill Senior Manchester, Md./North Carroll Dover, Pa./Northeastern Bel Air, Md./Bel Air Hartly, Del./Dover Swoyersville, Pa./Pittston Area Bowie, Md./Bowie Great Meadows, N.J./Hackettstown Kingston, N.Y./Kingston Jarrettsville, Md./Calvert Hall Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York Carrollton, Va./Smithfield Bethesda, Md./St. Andrews Episcopal Laurel Springs, N.J./Camden Catholic Howell, N.J./Howell Hershey, Pa./Milton Hershey Westminster, Md./Winters Mill Harrisburg, Pa./Cedar Crest Hermon, Maine/Hermon Wernersville, Pa./Schuylkill Valley Hanover, Pa./South Western Miller Place, N.Y./Miller Place Germantown, Md./Northwest Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central Pennsville, N.J./Pennsville Memorial Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York LaPlata, Md./LaPlata Hopewell, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central Dallastown, Pa./Dallastown


2009-10 Spartan Wrestling Schedule Date

Opponent

Time

Nov. 7

@ Monarch Invitational @ Kings

9:30 pm

Nov. 7

@ University of Maryland

2:00 pm

Nov. 7

vs. Drexel @ Univ. of Maryland

4:00 pm

Nov. 11

McDaniel

7:00 pm

Nov. 14

@ John Reese Duals @ Kings

11:00 am

Nov. 21

@ Waynesburg Quad Meet

12:00 pm

Messiah/Baldwin Wallace/Waynesburg Dec. 5

New Standard Corporation Spartan Invitational 9:30 am

Dec. 12

York College Five-Team Meet

11:00 am

Junior Jerrid Hartman 125 Pounds

Wilkes/PSU-Dubois/Thaddeus Stevens/Muhlenberg Jan. 9

@ North/South Duals @ Ursinus

Jan. 12

@ TCNJ Tri-Match

10:00 am 4:00 pm

Centenary/The College of New Jersey Jan. 15

@ Budd Whitehill Duals @ Lycoming

9:00 am

Jan. 16

@ Budd Whitehill Duals @ Lycoming

9:00 am

Jan. 23

Kings

Jan. 28

@ Shippensburg

7:00 pm

Feb. 6

@ Hunter Tri-Meet

1:00 pm

12:00 pm

Elizabethtown/Hunter Feb. 12

@ Kutztown

7:00 pm

Feb. 21

Metropolitan Conference Championships

9:30 am

@ The College of New Jersey Mar. 5-6

Division III National Championships @ Cedar Rapids, Iowa - U.S. Cellular Center

Junior Eric Rush 157 Pounds

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2009 Wrestling Media Guide  

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Information about the York College wrestling program.

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