March 10, 2009
Spartan Wrestlers Get it Done on the Mat and in the Classroom
The York College wrestling team nabbed yet another post season honor following the 2008-2009 campaign as the Spartans have finished 11th in the nation this season in the Scholar Academic Team national standings. Eleven members of the Spartan squad posted a cumulative 3.357 grade point average, good for the 11th-place ranking.
March 7, 2009
All-American Thomason Finishes 8th at Nationals
York College junior wrestler Brian Thomason capped his stellar 2008-2009 campaign Saturday at the NCAA wrestling championships after collecting All-American honors on Friday. Thomason, who came in eighth-place at the national tournament, finishes the year with an outstanding 30-7 record.
March 6, 2009
All-American Honors for Thomason
York College junior wrestler Brian Thomason made his mark at the 2009 NCAA Championships Friday as the 174-pounder planted his name firmly into Yorks record books becoming the Spartans 20th All-American.
February 22, 2009
Thomason Heading to Nationals as Spartans Take Third at Metro Conference Championships
The York College wrestling team place third of nine squads at the 2009 Metro Conference Championships this Sunday with 58.5 points. Junior 174-pound Brian Thomason was selected by the coaches to receive an at-large berth into the NCAA National Tournament
February 20, 2009
Spartans Set to Host Metropolitan Conference Championships
York College will host the 2009 Metropolitan Wrestling Conference Championship on Sunday, February 22 in the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center. The action kicks off at 9:30 with nine teams and 90 individual wrestlers.
February 13, 2009
Seniors Shine But Spartans Fall to Kutztown
York College seniors Kyle Flickinger and John Niedrich recorded wins but the Spartans fell to Kutztown 30-13 in the regular season finale at Wolf Gymnasium on Friday night.
February 7, 2009
Kessler Picks Up Win #250 as Spartans Go 2-1 Saturday
Spartan head wrestling coach Tom Kessler picked up his 250th career victory as his York College wrestling squad went 2-1 on their Saturday quad meet against Hunter, Elizabethtown, and Cortland. The Spartans defeated Hunter and Etown before falling to Cortland in the nightcap.
February 4, 2009
Spartans Top Thaddeus Stevens 33-7
The York College wrestling team procured their 13th win of the season Wednesday evening courtesy of a 33-7 result over Thaddeus Stevens. The #24 Spartans, who bested Stevens by a 41-3 count on December 13, improve their season mark to 13-10-1.
January 29, 2009
#24 Spartans Fall at Division II Millersville
The York College wrestling squad had their three-match win streak snapped on a Thursday night as the depleted Spartans dropped a 35-9 decision at Division II Millersville University. The Spartans fall to 12-10-1 for the campaign with the loss.
January 29, 2009
Thomason Named d3wrestle.com/ WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week
York College wrestler Brian Thomason has been named the d3wrestle/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week. Thomason is currently 25-3 for the 24th ranked Spartans and has not lost since December 6 a the Spartan Invitational in York.
January 24, 2009
Spartans Sweep NYU Quad Saturday
The York College put together a strong performance Saturday as they swept the New York University quad meet in New York City. The Spartans knocked off King's College, 31-6, Rhode Island College, 19-15, and the host Violets, 22-13. The Spartans improve to 12-9-1 with the sweep.
January 17, 2009
Spartans Defeat Centenary; Narrowly Miss Upset Over TCNJ
The York College wrestling team captured an early 24-16 decision over Centenary College before falling to #18 The College of New Jersey by a narrow 18-17 margin. The Spartan record now stands at 9-9-1 for the season.
January 16, 2009
Spartans Fall to Wilkes in Battle of Nationally Ranked Squads
The York College wrestling squad dropped a 28-9 decision to #19 Wilkes University on Friday evening in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Spartans, who are ranked 28th in the country, fall to 8-8-1 overall with the loss.
January 10, 2009
Spartans Split Second Day at Whitehill Duals
The York College wrestling squad took at tough 18-14 loss to John Carroll University Saturday morning before besting #17 Cortland 22-17 later in the day. The split moves the Spartans 2008-09 mark to 8-7-1.
January 9, 2009
Spartans top RIT; Fall to Whitewater at Budd Whitehill Duals
The #29 York College wrestling team split a pair of matches at the annual Budd Whitehill Duals Friday afternoon. The Green and White defeated RIT 30-7 before falling to #5 University of Wisconsin Whitewater by a 30-9 tally. The split moves Yorks record to 7-6-1 on the season.
January 5, 2009
Spartans Split at North/South Duals
The York College wrestling team competed in the North/South Duals Saturday hosted by Ursinus College. The #28 Spartans went 2-2 on the day, moving their 2008-09 mark to 6-5-1. During the duals, senior captain Kyle Flickinger notched his 100th career victory.
December 13, 2008
Spartans Go 2-1 in Grappling Quad
The York College wrestling team picked up a pair of victories at the York College quad meet Saturday afternoon. After an opening loss to Messiah College, 21-16, the Spartans rolled to two straight wins courtesy of a 38-6 result against Gettysburg and 41-3 victory over Thaddeus Stevens.
December 6, 2008
Six Spartans Place at Spartan Invitational
The York College wrestling team saw six Spartans place in the top four of their respective weight classes Saturday afternoon at the annual Spartan Invitational. With ten squads in attendance, the green and white nabbed a fourth-place team finish with 59.5 points.
December 3, 2008
York Hosts Spartan Invitational
The York College wrestling team takes to the mat this Saturday as hosts of the 2008 Spartan Invitational. Four of Division IIIs ranked squads will be in attendance in addition to a pair of Division I institutions. The wrestling action is slated for a 9:30 am start this Saturday from the M&T Bank Field House at Yorks Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center.
November 22, 2008
Spartans Go 1-2 at Messiah Duals
The York College wrestling team went 1-2 at the Messiah College duals on Saturday in Grantham, Pa. The Spartans lost close decisions to Lycoming and Waynesburg while they posted a 21-12 win over Seton Hill in their other match of the day.
November 12, 2008
Spartans Jump Out to Early Lead But Tie #20 Shippensburg
The York College wrestling team battled Division II Shippensburg University to an 18-18 stalemate Wednesday evening at Yorks Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The Spartans move to 1-0-1 while the #20 Red Raiders open their dual meet season with a 0-0-1 mark.
November 8, 2008
Four Spartans Capture Titles as York Wins Kings College Monarch Invitational
The York College wrestling team captured the team title at the Kings College Monarch Invitational on Saturday in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Spartans had four individuals win their respective weight classes en route to the tournament title.
November 7, 2008
2008-09 York College Wrestling Preview
The 2008-2009 edition of the York College wrestling team is primed for another strong campaign under the direction of head coach Tom Kessler. Kessler, the most winning coach in the wrestling programs nearly 40-year history, enters his seventeenth season at the helm of the Spartan squad looking for it to be one of the best to date.
November 5, 2008
Spartans Roll to Season Opening Win at McDaniel
The York College wrestling squad rolled to a 31-18 season opening win at McDaniel College on Wednesday night in Westminster, MD. The Spartans received four major decision victories and one pin fall en route to the non-conference victory.
June 25, 2008
York College Announces 2008-09 Winter Schedule
The York College athletic department has released their 2008-09 winter schedules on Wednesday. The Spartans winter sports include men and womens basketball, wrestling, and men and womens swimming. A following is a look at the upcoming Spartan winter contests.