YearTeam ChampionSummary
1966EastonAfter years of traveling to Boiling Springs, Easton started a holiday tournament to raise scholarship funds in memory of former football coach Pat Reilly. Upper Darby had 10 semi-finalists, but he hosts roared back to win with four champs. Terry Gibson scored upset wins via fall in the semi’s and finals at 133 to pace the Rovers.
1967EastonEaston cruised to the team title with 5 champions while other local teams struggled in the 8-team field.
1968Manheim Twp.Manheim had 6 finalists to win the team title to clip a very strong Easton team who had 3 champs. Dieruff and Freedom each had 2 winners.
1969Manheim Twp.In a balance tourney, Manheim crowned 3 champs to repeat as team champion. Hellertown (3 champs), Easton (2), Freedom (2) and Dieruff (2) rounded out the top 5. Chico Lutes won his 3rd title and was named OW. Manheim’s Don Blakinger downed Easton’s Ed Gigliotti in a battle of regional champs at 103.
1970Saucon ValleyThe Panthers had 6 finalists and 4 champs to outpoint Manheim Twp. & Easton by a good margin. Easton’s Rocky Creazzo won by referee’s decision over Saucon’s Rocky Chunko at 103 & Freedom’s Lance Leonhardt nipped Easton’s Brad Weaver 3-2 at 112.
1971West YorkWest York and Freedom each had 9 semi-finalists. West York had 4 champs to claim the team title while Saucon Valley had 3 and Freedom had 2. Don Rohn won his 3rd title and was named OW.
1972EastonEaston had 5 champions to outdistance Saucon Valley and West York who tied for 2nd.
1973EastonThe Rovers set records for most champs with 7 and team points. Saucon Valley was 2nd with 3 champions.
1974EastonEaston cruises to 3rd straight title with 6 champs and 10 place winners.
1975EastonCoach Bob Zarbatany’s squad won for the 4th year in a row. Bobby Weaver defended his title and won both the OW and Most Aggressive Wrestler awards.
1976Council RockCouncil Rock had 5 champions to prevent the Rovers from winning their 5th straight team title. Easton finished 2nd with 3 champs.
1977EastonWith 3 titlists and 7 more wrestlers in the top 3, Easton reclaimed the top spot by outdistancing Wilkes-Barre Meyeres and Council Rock.
1978EastonEaston dominated the action with 4 champions to repeat as team champion.
1979EastonEaston placed 10 wrestlers and had 3 champs to win over Northwestern who also crowned 3 champs. John Cuvo defeated Kurt Wentz 9-4 at 105 while Greg Stewart nipped Randy Ascani 4-4, 3-0 OT at 119.
1980 (Jan 1981)EastonBoth Easton and Bethlehem Catholic were able to do double duty as the Easton tournament shifted to the first weekend in January. They were joined by a tough Hazleton team as well. Easton was still able to easily win with 6 champs and 4 runner-ups.
1981Bethlehem CatholicWith the tourney shifting to early December, the competition was keen. The Hawks had 2 champs to win the team title while Saucon Valley led all teams with 3 titlists. Easton frosh Jack Cuvo won a wild 11-10 bout over Emmaus’ Dave Andrews. Pocono Mt.’s Barry Yocum and Freedom’s Scott Turner battled to a stalemate on the scoreboard, but Turner won on criteria.
1982EastonEaston had 4 champs in the first five weights to outdistance Bethlehem Catholic.
1983EastonEaston again took the top spot with 3 champs. Emmaus’ Rusty Moyer upset both defending state champ Mickey Torres 4-0 and Allen’s Felix Rosado 5-4 to win at 126. Northampton’s Sean Finkbeiner defeated NJ state runner-up, Mike Barna, 7-1 at 155 after Barna had defeated Allen’s Scott Schleicher 4-2.
1984Dual Invitational