Spartans Receive Academic HonorsThe 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.
Spartans Send Three To NationalsWrestlers 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.
Three Spartans Earn Spot in 2013 NCAA National ChampionshipsYork 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.
Duane Bastress Named Head Wrestling CoachYork 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.
Spartans Finish 2-1 on Senior DayThe 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.
Spartans Take 3rd at Budd Whitehall DualsWILLIAMSPORT, 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.
Spartans Go 3-0 and Advance to Whitehill SemifinalsWILLIAMSPORT, 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.
Wrestlers Go 1-2 at Challenging Lake Erie QuadThe 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.
Spartans Clobber Warriors 35-9 in Home OpenerThe 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.
Spartans Wrestlers Go 3-1 at John Reese DualsThe 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.
Signorelli and Spencer Earn Titles; Spartans Finish Third at KingsThe 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.
2012-13 York College Wrestling PreviewThe 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.