2012-13 York College Wrestling News

March 17, 2013
Spartans Receive Academic Honors
The York College wrestling team is proud to announce that they have received Scholar All-American status from the Division III Wrestling Coaches Association. The Spartans finished the 2012-13 season with a team GPA of 3.26, which ranks 18th in the nation.

March 16, 2013
All-American Pisani Finishes Fourth at NCAA Championships
York College wrestling senior Vinny Pisani closed out his career as an All-American with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA DIII National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Ia. on Saturday.

March 15, 2013
Pisani Punches Ticket to the National Semifinals with Two Friday Wins
York College senior 149-pounder Vinny Pisani won both of his matches during the first two sessions of the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

March 14, 2013
Watch Kessler and Bastress Enter NWCA Hall of Fame
York College head coach Tom Kessler and assistant coach Duane Bastress will be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Thursday night in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

March 13, 2013
Spartans Send Three To Nationals
Wrestlers from all over the country will be converging on the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena in Cedar Rapid, Iowa for the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship this Friday, March 15. The York College wrestling team will be well represented this weekend at the championships, sending senior Vinny Pisani, junior Chuck Glatz and sophomore Joey Giaccio to compete.

March 2, 2013
Three Spartans Earn Spot in 2013 NCAA National Championships
York College senior Vinny Pisani and sophomore Joey Giaccio both earned a berth in the 2013 NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championship tournament after winning their respective weight classes at Saturday’s NCAA Division III Mideast Regional in Ada, Ohio.

February 15, 2013
Blue Jays Upend #15 Spartans in Regular Season Finale
The 15th ranked York College wrestling squad closed out their regular season with a 25-19 loss at Elizabethtown College on Friday night in Elizabethtown, Pa.

February 7, 2013
Duane Bastress Named Head Wrestling Coach
York College Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation, Paul Saikia, has announced that current assistant wrestling coach Duane Bastress has been named the Spartans’ new head wrestling coach effective the end of the 2012-13 season. He replaces long-time head coach Tom Kessler who has announced he is stepping away from the program at the end of the campaign.

February 2, 2013
Spartans Finish 2-1 on Senior Day
The York College wrestling squad finished 2-1 on senior day on Saturday afternoon at York College. The Spartans beat both PSU-Mont Alto and Thaddeus Stevens 58-0, but fell 6-31 to extremely talented #3 Cortland.

January 19, 2013
Spartans Go Back-To-Back at Mid Penn Duals
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. - The York College wrestling squad won the Mid Penn Duals for the second year in a row on Saturday afternoon at Millersville University.

January 12, 2013
Spartans Take 3rd at Budd Whitehall Duals
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The York College wrestling squad went 1-1 on Saturday and took home a third place finish at the Budd Whitehall Duals in Williamsport, Pa. The Spartans fell to a strong Wisconsin-Stevens Point team 25-11, but rebounded with a 24-13 win over Wabash.

January 11, 2013
Spartans Go 3-0 and Advance to Whitehill Semifinals
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The York College wrestling squad won all three of its matches on the first day of the Budd Whitehill Duals Friday at Lycoming College. The Spartans defeated Thiel 25-15, then clobbered Case Western Reserve 49-0. In the Green and White’s final match of the day, York beat TCNJ 17-16 in an extremely close battle.

January 5, 2013
3-1 Finish For The Spartans At The North/South Duals
The York College wrestling squad earned themselves three victories at the North/South Duals hosted by Ursinus College on Saturday in Collegeville, Pa.

December 7, 2012
Minogue and Spencer Power Spartans' Come-from-Behind Win over Messiah
The York College wrestling squad notched a thrilling come-from-behind 22-19 win over Messiah College in a battle of nationally ranked squads on Friday night at Charles Wolf Gymnasium in York.

December 5, 2012
Spartans Takedown Gettysburg
The York College wrestling squad earned a 25-14 win over the Bullets on Wednesday evening in Gettysburg, Pa.

December 1, 2012
Spartan Wrestling Finishes Third at Loaded New Standard Corporation Invitational
The York College Spartans finished third of 13 teams at the 2012 New Standard Corporation Invitational held at York College on Saturday. The Spartans picked up 66.5 points, edging Elizabethtown for third place as the Blue Jays recorded 66 points.

November 28, 2012
Spartan Wrestling Set to Host Loaded New Standard Corporation Invitational
The York College wrestling team welcomes 13 squads to the M&T Bank Field House on Saturday, December 1 for the annual New Standard Corporation Invitational in York. This year’s edition of the tournament features four ranked squads and 13 nationally ranked wrestlers.

November 17, 2012
Wrestlers Go 1-2 at Challenging Lake Erie Quad
The York College wrestling squad went 1-2 at the challenging Lake Erie College Quad on Saturday afternoon in Painesville, Ohio. The Spartans defeated Waynesburg before falling to Division II Tiffin University and to Lake Erie.

November 15, 2012
Spartans Clobber Warriors 35-9 in Home Opener
The York College wrestling squad cruised to a 35-9 win over the visiting Lycoming Warriors on Thursday evening in the Spartans’ 2012-13 home opener. The Spartans improve to 4-1 overall while the Warriors fall to 1-1.

November 13, 2012
Tom Kessler to Step Away from Wrestling Program at the End of 2012-13
Longtime York College head wrestling Coach Tom Kessler has announced 2012-13 will be his last season at the helm of the Spartans. Coach Kessler is entering his 21st season as a highly successful coach as he owns a career record of 304-133-3.

November 10, 2012
Spartans Wrestlers Go 3-1 at John Reese Duals
The York College wrestling squad rolled to a trio of victories at the John Reese Duals hosted by Wilkes University on Saturday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The Spartans defeated Kings 34-7 before suffering their lone loss of the day, a 23-12 setback to eighth ranked Centenary. The Spartans bounced back by drilling New York University 37-3 and Oneonta 33-9.

November 3, 2012
Signorelli and Spencer Earn Titles; Spartans Finish Third at Kings
The York College wrestling squad took home a third place finish at the season-opening King’s College Monarch Invitational on Saturday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The Spartans accumulated 134.5 points to finish 2.5 points back of second-place Wilkes. SUNY Cortland won the tournament with a total score of 147.

November 2, 2012
2012-13 York College Wrestling Preview
The York College wrestling squad opens their 2012-13 season on Saturday. Head coach Tom Kessler must replace four national qualifiers and three All-Americans as the Spartans posted a school record 25 wins last year.

June 12, 2012
Wrestling Assistant Cory King Earns NWCA Accolade
York College assistant wrestling coach Cory King has earned a scholarship for this year’s National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on August 2-5.