YearTeam ChampionSummary
1970Manheim CentralThe hosts crowned 6 champions to easily win the 1st tournament in their home gym. Reading was 2nd.
1971Bald Eagle AreaBald Eagle had 4 champs and outdistanced Manheim Central (who had 2 champs) by 6.5 points.
1972HersheyHershey crowned 4 champs including OW and future Lehigh star Don McCorkel to win the team title. Defending champ, Bald Eagle Area, was 2nd with 3 champs.
1973HersheyHershey repeated their team title with 6 champions and finished well ahead of 2nd place Upper Darby.
1974HersheyIn a tightly contested team race, Hershey nipped Bald Eagle Area by 1 point. Manheim Central was 3rd 3.5 points behind. Hershey won 4 titles including 3 in a row from 155-185.
1975Bald Eagle AreaBald Eagle Area outdistanced 2nd place Manheim Central and rest of the field with 4 champs. 3-time defending champ Hershey moved to the Millionaire Top Hat tourney.
1976Bald Eagle AreaA balanced team effort led to BEA repeating as team champ. Manheim Central was 2nd and North Schuylkill was 3rd.
1977PhillipsburgFormer Manheim Central wrestler and now P-Burg Coach Jan Dutt brought his Stateliners to the tourney for the 1st time. The Liners had 3 champs and clipped J.P. McCaskey and North Schuylkill in a competitive year.
1978Bald Eagle AreaBEA won the team title handily with 4 finalists over 2nd place Caesar Rodney, who had 3 champs.
1979Mt. Saint Joseph’s MDMaryland powerhouse, Mt. Saint Joseph's had 4 champs to easily win the team title; Haverford was 2nd.
1980Bald Eagle AreaBEA was back on top with 1 champ and 6 additional placers. Mt. St. Joseph’s, led by future NCAA champ Rico Chiaparelli, tied for 2nd with Manheim Central who had 3 champs.
1981Erie PrepWith an expanding field and increased competition, Erie Prep emerged as the team champ with 4 titlists. North Schuylkill and Bald Eagle Area rounded out the top 3 teams.
1982Canon McMillanCanon McMillan romped to the team title over Bald Eagle Area. Dover’s Shaun Smith was named OW by defeating defending state champ, Joe Cesari, in OT.
1983DoverWith 4 finalists, Dover won the team title. Meadville and Canon McMillan finished 2nd and 3rd.
1984EastonEaston had 4 champs to edge Meadville for the team title.
1985Canon McMillanThe Mighty Macs won the team title while Easton was 6th despite 3 champs.
1986ShikellamyThe Braves had 3 champs to easily win the team title. Bald Eagle Area was 2nd while Easton was a 6th again but had no champs.
1987MeadvilleWith 4 champs, Meadville took the tourney title. Easton was 2nd with 1 champ and 8 total place winners.
1988EastonEaston and Shikellamy battled for the team title with the Rovers triumphing with 4 wrestlers winning titles. Two-time state champ Chris Kwortnik from North Penn was pushed to overtime by Erie Prep's Jeff Liebel at 189, but Kwortnik won 8-8, 4-1.
1989ShikellamyShikellamy cruised to the team title by almost 40 points with Meadville in 2nd. Easton had 3 champs but finished 5th.
1990ShikellamyWith the top 3 teams in Keystone Wrestling Rankings competing, Shikellamy held their #1 ranking with 3 champs. Bald Eagle Area, Easton, Canon McMillan & Meadville finished in a tight group.
1991Bald Eagle AreaBald Eagle Area upset Canon McMillan, ranked 5th nationally. Easton had 2 champs and placed 3rd.
1992EastonWith 3 champs and 6 others in the top 4, the Rovers handily outpaced Canon McMillan.
1993Canon McMillanThe Mighty Macs won a tightly contested tourney. Greensburg Salem and Easton (with 1 champ) rounded out the top 3.
1994EastonWith 10 semi-finalists and 3 champs, the Rovers clipped Canon McMillan by 10 points to win the title.
1995EastonEaston had five finalists. Only Willie Saylor was able to claim an individual title, but the Rovers were still able to win the team title over Canon-McMillan and Shikellamy.
1996EastonThe Rovers won their 3rd straight title and set a record for team points with 4 individual titlists.
1997Bald Eagle AreaBald Eagle Area broke the Rovers' string . Easton had 2 champs & 3 runner-ups to finish 2nd while Parkland was 3rd.
1998Bald Eagle AreaA loaded Manheim Lions Holiday Wrestling Tournament included 28 returning state qualifiers & 13 medal winners. Bald Eagle Area again outdistanced Easton and Parkland, who tied for 2nd place. In a rematch of the ’98 state final, Jon Trenge defeated Cumberland Valley's Jon Sauve 7-2 to win the 189-pound title.
1999EastonEaston turned in a dominant performance to win the 30th annual Manheim Lions Holiday Wrestling Tournament with six champions and ten placers. Parkland was 4th with Sean Jenkins (160) defeating Greensburg-Salem’s Greg Jones 5-3 to win the Outstanding Wrestler while Paul Velekei dropped a 3-2 decision to Cumberland Valley's Jon Sauve at 189.
2000EastonEaston had another dominant performance to again win the Tournament with five champions and twelve placers, which tied a tourney record. Gino Fortebuono was OW.
2001EastonThe Rovers had 6 champs, placed all their wrestlers and set a record for team points in winning their 3rd straight team title. Parkland was 2nd.
2002EastonEaston won their 4th straight title with 4 champions and 5 runner-ups.
2003EastonEaston had 5 champions to take their 5th title in a row over Cumberland Valley. Josh Oliver was named OW at 112 after edging CV's Morgan Baublitz 4-2.
2004EastonOW Seth Ciasulli led the Rovers to another Manheim title with 8 champions.
2005EastonReynolds was looking to dethrone the Rovers and held an 8.5 point lead the finals. OW Jordan Oliver won the 1st of 4 titles for Easton. JuJu Drummond's win over Reynolds’ Steve Nestor wrapped up the team title.
2006EastonWith no fewer than 6 teams battling for the team title, Easton pulled it out again topping Bald Eagle Area by 5 points. Jordan Oliver and Central Mt. frosh Dylan Alton shared OW honors.
2007EastonThe Rovers were again challenged by Reynolds and also Central Mountain. Easton had 3 champions to again pull out a team title. Jordan Oliver won his 4th title, had an amazing 37 takedowns during the tourney and was named OW.
2008ReynoldsAfter finishing 2nd each of the past 2 years, the 3rd time was the charm for Reynolds who edged Cumberland Valley by 3 points to end Easton's team title streak. The Rovers finished 3rd with 2 champs.
2009EastonEaston bounced back to wrestle the team title back from Reynolds by a 10-point margin. Each team crowned 3 champs.
2010EastonThe Rovers won 4 of 7 finals bouts and won the team title by over 80 points over J.W. Robinson and Reynolds.
2011EastonIn a much closer team race, Easton had 3 champs to finish ahead of Kiski Area. Reynolds’ Dylan D'Urso became only the 4th wrestler to win 4 titles.
2012EastonEaston won their 13th team championship in 14 years with 3 champs & 11 placers. They finished over 60 points ahead of 2nd place North Allegheny.
2013North AlleghenyNorth Allegheny was able to claim the top spot with 5 finalists and 2 champs over runner-up Kiski Area. Easton had 2 champs but finished 6th.
2014Spring FordSpring Ford had 7 finalists and crowned 2 champs to outpace Kiski Area. Easton had 3 champs and finished 3rd.
2015EastonThe Rovers were back in the top spot with 3 titlists from 138-152 including OW Evan Fidelibus. Shikellamy was 2nd.
2016MethactonAfter 32 years of competing, Easton left the Manheim Lions tourney to compete in the Bethlehem Holiday Classic. Methacton went from last to 1st to win the team title. Shikellamy nipped J.W. Robinson for 2nd.
2017Manheim CentralThe hosts won their 1st championship since the inaugural tourney with 7 finalists and 2 champs. Bald Eagle Area was 2nd and LV entrant Palisades was 6th. With declining participation, it appears that this was the last year of the tournament.