#HavenNation #MatTownUSA That's a good way to describe it. Date is Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 2016 Other Seasons. W DEC. 7 - 3 #159 Jones, Hunter #57 West Virginia. Fantasy College Wrestling blog from Tony DiMarco aka Gene Parmesan; Fantasy College Wrestling from Jacob Hewgley and HMAWrestling.com ; Isaac Reid | Profile Isaac Reid | Profile. Season Summaries. Sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe. Before there was an NCAA, the Amateur Athletic Union conducted national tournaments, though the participants tended to be only elite Eastern schools. It's a chess match. Recruits Add Event Add Wrestler Add Recruit. It wasn't until the late 1920s and early 1930s that high school and college wrestling boomed, especially in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Iowa. Kutztown. 12/09 Patriots Open. More of the city's 9,000-plus residents - down from 11,748 in 1960 - now work in social services, health care, and education than in factories. Perhaps the best Lock Haven High wrestler - and one of the best at that level in U.S. history - was Mike "Bobcat" Johnson, who went 84-0 in the late 1950s and early 1960s, won the state title four years running, and never was taken down. "Penn State, Lehigh, and the other [Pennsylvania] schools have had lots of individual champions, but for whatever reason they don't seem to be as deep as the Iowa and Oklahoma schools," Elling said. 2023 Profile 2022 Profile Current Profile 2020 Profile 2019 Profile. 6 Houston | Preview, California residents do not sell my data request. Lock Haven's wrestling team will not have to make any schedule changes so the Feb. 13 date at Penn State will not be affected. THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Baseball Baseball: Facebook Baseball: Twitter Baseball: Instagram Baseball: Schedule Baseball: Roster Baseball: News Basketball Basketball: Twitter Basketball: Instagram Basketball: Schedule Basketball: Roster Basketball: News Cross Country … By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express PITTSBURGH- The last two seasons of Lock Haven University wrestling have featured some remarkable results. ), Perhaps nowhere is this small-town popularity more apparent than here in Lock Haven, which unofficially has adopted the name a national wrestling magazine hung on it many years ago, "Mat Town.". The university's wrestlers and coaches - men like Simons, a two-time NCAA champion and 1964 Olympian - have gone on to coach and mentor younger coaches across the country. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Its light-aircraft plant and nearby paper mill shuttered, its Victorian downtown festooned with silk-screened photos of Clinton County's war veterans, its tallest structures a Civil War monument and a twin-spired courthouse built in 1869, Lock Haven survives more on memory than hope. In establishing the state's first college, Benjamin Franklin urged that wrestling be an integral part of what became the University of Pennsylvania. Season Summaries. "When you see a great like Gray Simons wrestle, you realize that for his opponents, it's like trying to catch fog.". ", (Curiously, while the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla., is teeming with Pennsylvanians, Penn State remains the only Pennsylvania school - the only Eastern school, in fact - to win an NCAA team championship. Isaac Reid Edit 285 Rankings Compare Isaac Reid to... Other Seasons. Despite its remote locale and an enrollment of just 5,000-plus, the university's 2011 wrestling schedule is loaded with larger, sexier universities - Penn State, North Carolina, Michigan State, Pitt, and Illinois. Founded by ex-Lock Haven University coach Neil Turner, the facility has more than 6,000 square feet of mats and a faculty of the region's top coaches. Wrestling is the sport at both Central Mountain High - which merged Lock Haven, Bald Eagle, and Sugar Valley high schools a decade ago - and Lock Haven University. More recently, in 2010, Central Mountain, annually ranked among the nation's best, won the Pennsylvania AAA championship. "It's like a football team that no one ever scored on." And it's in remote locales like Lock Haven, where a good high school or college match can occasionally generate NFL-like electricity, that the ancient sport is more culture than cult. Mayo, Stephon. "They're usually very good on their feet and very aggressive," said Tom Elling, an ex-coach and guidance counselor at now-defunct Lock Haven High and a wrestling fanatic. Come Home To The Haven. Wrestler Links. ASU Wrestling: #10 Arizona State comes up short against #24 Lock Haven The team will have a chance to get back in the win column tomorrow. Personal. Like its football players, Pennsylvania's wrestlers have tended to be tough as the hard-bitten, hard-times towns that produced them. At the 2002 NCAA event, for example, 64 of the 330 competitors were Pennsylvanians. School Links. 1 wrestler in the country at the women's 138-pound weight class. His reputation was such that tiny Lehigh hosted four NCAA tournaments, finishing second in 1938. "It should have no effect on our current student-athletes," Taylor said. The official 2019-20 Wrestling schedule for the Lock Haven University Bald Eagles CCached LLive AAdmin. All-Time Coaches Records All-Time Dual Series History Individual Awards/Honors Individual Career Records Individual Season Records LHU in the EWL I just think wrestling was a natural way for these kids and these towns to let off some steam. Lock Haven University & Kutztown University partner for accelerated programs in psychology & sport science Soaring Higher: LHU’s COVID Institutional Response team and contact tracers lead the way in effective virus mitigation More News From The Haven. He writes for several national publications and his house is filled with yellowed newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and photos of him posing with such legendary figures as Davis and Dan Gable. Anyone following wrestling for a time is certainly aware of Gable, who back in the 1970s was on the staff of Bob Larson’s YMCA wrestling clinic right here in Lock Haven. In Lock Haven, as in so many played-out small- and medium-size Pennsylvania towns, wrestling maintains a surprisingly powerful grip. 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