2012-13 York College Wrestling News

  • Spartans Receive Academic Honors
    March 17, 2013
    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.
  • All-American Pisani Finishes Fourth at NCAA Championships
    March 16, 2013
    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.
  • Pisani Punches Ticket to the National Semifinals with Two Friday Wins
    March 15, 2013
    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.
  • Watch Kessler and Bastress Enter NWCA Hall of Fame
    March 14, 2013
    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.
  • Spartans Send Three To Nationals
    March 13, 2013
    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.
  • Three Spartans Earn Spot in 2013 NCAA National Championships
    March 02, 2013
    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.
  • Blue Jays Upend #15 Spartans in Regular Season Finale
    February 15, 2013
    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.
  • Duane Bastress Named Head Wrestling Coach
    February 07, 2013
    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.
  • Spartans Finish 2-1 on Senior Day
    February 02, 2013
    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.
  • Spartans Go Back-To-Back at Mid Penn Duals
    January 19, 2013
    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.
  • Spartans Take 3rd at Budd Whitehall Duals
    January 12, 2013
    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.
  • Spartans Go 3-0 and Advance to Whitehill Semifinals
    January 11, 2013
    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.
  • 3-1 Finish For The Spartans At The North/South Duals
    January 05, 2013
    The York College wrestling squad earned themselves three victories at the North/South Duals hosted by Ursinus College on Saturday in Collegeville, Pa.
  • Minogue and Spencer Power Spartans' Come-from-Behind Win over Messiah
    December 07, 2012
    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.
  • Spartans Takedown Gettysburg
    December 05, 2012
    The York College wrestling squad earned a 25-14 win over the Bullets on Wednesday evening in Gettysburg, Pa.
  • Spartan Wrestling Finishes Third at Loaded New Standard Corporation Invitational
    December 01, 2012
    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.
  • Spartan Wrestling Set to Host Loaded New Standard Corporation Invitational
    November 28, 2012
    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.
  • Wrestlers Go 1-2 at Challenging Lake Erie Quad
    November 17, 2012
    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.
  • Spartans Clobber Warriors 35-9 in Home Opener
    November 15, 2012
    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.
  • Tom Kessler to Step Away from Wrestling Program at the End of 2012-13
    November 13, 2012
    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.
  • Spartans Wrestlers Go 3-1 at John Reese Duals
    November 10, 2012
    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.
  • Signorelli and Spencer Earn Titles; Spartans Finish Third at Kings
    November 03, 2012
    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.
  • 2012-13 York College Wrestling Preview
    November 02, 2012
    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.
  • Wrestling Assistant Cory King Earns NWCA Accolade
    June 12, 2012
    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.