YearTeam ChampionSummary
1969Bethlehem CatholicHost Hawks have 6 champs to dominate inaugural tournament. The first tournament featured primarily catholic schools, including the local hosts, Notre Dame and Allentown Central Catholic. 3 of 9 teams were unable to participate due to inclement weather after the tourney was delayed for a day.
1970Bethlehem CatholicWith 5 champs, Becahi outdistanced new entrant Northampton, who had 3 champs for the crown.
1971Bethlehem CatholicHawks dominated the action by claiming 7 titles to win easily over Notre Dame.
1972Bethlehem CatholicWith the field expanding to 15 teams, Parkland in their 2nd year & Northampton challenged the hosts early. Becahi won again with 5 champs.
1973NazarethNazareth and Freedom joined the field and immediately provided increased competition. The Blue Eagles had 5 champs to dethrone the Hawks.
1974NazarethThe Blue Eagles led early with 8 semi-finalists and repeated by a 102-88 count over the hosts. Freedom's Rich McIntyre was OW.
1975Bethlehem CatholicParkland led early, but Bethlehem Catholic had five champions to win the team title.
1976FreedomPort Jervis, NY and the Banach brothers were the highlight of the tournament as Ed, Steve and Lou all won titles. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic each had 3 champs to match Port Jervis, but it was Freedom and great team balance that claimed the top spot.
1977Port Jervis NYEd and Lou Banach led a group of 5 champs for Port Jervis who finished 1st. Nazareth and Bethlehem Catholic each had 3 champs to finish 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
1978Bethlehem CatholicRich Santoro won the toughest weight class by defeating Notre Dame's Doug Collina and Freedom's Rick Negrete. The Hawks had 2 more champs to outpace Port Jervis. Parkland had 3 champs.
1979FreedomWith one champ & 4 runner-ups, Freedom nipped Becahi by 1 point to win the team title. Northampton's Dave Kistler was named OW after defeating Freedom's Charlie Brita 15-13 at 126.
1980Bethlehem CatholicThe hosts had 4 champions to run away with the team race. Freedom and Allen each had two champs.
1981Bethlehem CatholicThe Hawks were matched by Freedom with 3 champs, but they still managed to easily win the team title.
1982Bethlehem CatholicWith Becahi and Northern Lehigh locked in a tight battle for the top spot, Pat Santoro's upset of Jim Milot at 112 was a key to the Hawks winning their 3rd team title in a row. Northern Lehigh's Larry Rehrig upended the #1, #2 and #4 seeds at 105 to the title.
1983AllenCoach Don Schleicher's Canaries were the surprise winner with 4 finalists and 2 champs. Northampton's Joe Billy defeated Allen's Felix Rosado 5-5, 3-0 OT at 119, and Matt Gerhard defeated Bullis' National Prep School runner-up, Mike Wittenburg, 10-5.
1984NazarethThe Blue Eagles won their 1st team title in 10 years as they edged Salesianum, DE, Allen & Northampton. Nazareth had 3 champs and got an assist from Catty's Chris Henry.
1985NorthamptonThe Kids captured their first Xmas City title with 6 runner-ups to edge Nazareth as the classic rivalry between the teams was emerging. Allen and Northern Lehigh each crowned 3 champs.
1986NorthamptonNorthampton had 4 champs to cruise to the team title. Upper Perk crowned champs in the 1st 3 weights.
1987NorthamptonNazareth won the head-to-head match ups 3-2, but Northampton won the team title 235-217 as they crowned a total of 4 champs.
1988NazarethThe Blue Eagles broke the Kids' streak by outscoring them 225-209 despite the Kids crowning 6 champs. The finals featured a series of upsets - Rian Youwakim over Upper Perk state runner-up, Jason Marks, 7-4 at 112; UP’s Brad Rozanski escaped with one second left to upset Nazareth state champ, Brad Silimperi, 3-2 at 119; and the Kids' Don Suranofky topped two-time state champ, Dave Foley, 8-7 at 125.
1989NazarethNazareth's strong senior class led the way as the Blue Eagles had 5 champs to repeat as team champs.
1990NorthamptonThe rivalry continued as the Kids nipped Nazareth by ½ point to win the team title with 8 placers. The Blue Eagles had the most champs with 3 while the Werkheiser brothers won titles as Wilson was 3rd with Kyle nipping Steve Herceg 4-3.
1991NazarethWith 5 champs, the Blue Eagles outpaced the Kids by almost 40 points for the title while Tri-Valley and Dieruff were a surpising 3rd and 4th. At 125, Dan Tashner trailed Wilson’s Brian Klass 9-3 before roaring back with a five-point play and takedown with five seconds left to win 11-10.
1992NorthamptonWith 8 finalists and 6 champs, Northampton took the team title. The finals were among the most exciting in tournament history with a series of fantastic finishes and upsets.
1993NorthamptonNorthampton had a strong team performance by placing 12 of 13 wrestlers, nine finalists and six champions. Nazareth surpassed rookie Coach Pete Stoelzl's Pen Argyl squad for 2nd place.
1994NazarethWith Northampton jumping to the newly formed Bethlehem Holiday Classic, the 10 year rivalry in the Christmas City tournament between the Kids and Blue Eagles ended. Nazareth crowned 9 champs and scored almost 300 points. Bangor was 2nd.
1995Tri-ValleyWith Nazareth not competing due to an ambitious dual schedule, it was a wide open field for who would claim the '95 team title. Tri-Valley rallied from 4th to take the title over Stroudsburg.
1996Northern LehighNorthern Lehigh won their 1st team title with three champs to outpoint Schuylkill Valley and Tr-Valley.
1997Northern LehighThe Bulldogs repeated with five champs as Josh Herzog, Keith Blose & Cory DeBias all repeated.
1998Northern LehighAfter crowning a combined 8 champs the prior two years, the Bulldogs were still able to win the team title with no champs but a balanced performance. Octorara was 2nd, and Dieruff was 3rd with 2 champs including the only champ to repeat in Andy Storck.
1999Blue Mountain3-time defending champ, Northern Lehigh, moved across town to the Hurricane Classic. It was Blue Mountain who filled the void and easily won the team title with 3 champs. Bangor was 2nd.
2000StroudsburgStroudsburg's Andy Ludlow (189) and Mike Yetter (Hwt) won titles as the Mounties defeated Lehighton 146-138 for the team title in the 31-team field.
2001BangorScott Heckman's title and team depth led the Slaters to be the 4th different team champ in 4 years. Emmaus, Blue Mountain, Quakertown & Stroudsburg finished within 5 points of each other in the next 4 spots.
2002EmmausEmmaus had 2 champs to win its 1st ever Christmas City title as they edged West Scranton and East Stroudsburg South in the team race.
2003QuakertownQuakertown led Schuylkill Valley by a single point entering the finals, but went 5-for-5 in the final round to pull away & win the title.
2004Schuylkill ValleySchuylkill Valley was the 7th different team champ in 7 years. Port Jervis was 2nd and host Bethlehem Catholic was 3rd with champs in the 1st 4 weights.
2005Port Jervis NYAfter a 2nd place finish the year before, Port Jervis, won the team title - a fete they had not accomplished since the Banach brothers were on the roster. Port Jervis had 4 finalists; East Stroudsburg South was 2nd.
2006Bethlehem CatholicThe hosts were back and won their 1st tourney since 1982 with 4 champions. LaSalle College HS was 2nd.
2007Schuylkill ValleyThe Panthers cruised to the team title and saw soph Colin Shober named OW. Port Jervis was a solid 2nd followed by Bethlehem Catholic and East Stroudsburg South.
2008Schuylkill ValleyS.V. repeated with 4 champions, and Colin Shober won his 3rd OW award. Becahi, under 1st year Coach Jeff Karam, also had 4 champions (including freshmen Randy Cruz & Elliot Riddick) to place 2nd.
2009Bethlehem CatholicBethlehem Catholic's youth prevailed in a tight battle with 2-time defending champ Schuylkill Valley. The Hawks had 5 champions while the Panthers had 3 champs including Colin Shober who won his 4th. Whitehall had 2 champs to finish 3rd.
2010Bethlehem CatholicThe Hawks won 8 of 9 final bouts to easily take the team title in the 21-team field. Schuylkill Valley was again 2nd.
2011Bethlehem CatholicWith 7 champs, Becahi easily won the tourney for the 3rd year in a row. Palmerton was 2nd. Randy Cruz upended 2009 state champ Arty Walsh of Schuylkill Valley 1-0. Dieruff's Jovon Reyes won the Huskies’ 1st individual title since the mid-90’s.
2012Bethlehem CatholicIn another dominate performance, the Golden Hawks had 8 champs (including the Karam twins) and 12 finalists in all. Becahi more than doubled runner-up Schuylkill Valley in the team score.
2013Bethlehem CatholicThe hosts won their 5th straight title with 5 champs including OW Zeke Moisey. Dieruff surprised with a strong performance to finish 2nd with 3 champions.
2014Bethlehem CatholicThe Hawks went 7-for-7 in the finals to easily win the team title. Upper Perkiomen finished 2nd.
2015Bethlehem CatholicFans remembered Becahi tournament founder/namesake and former coach Tony Iasiello who passed away the previous July. The Hawks honored TI by winning their 7th straight title with 8 champs. They were followed by Cranford and Blair Academy in the team standings.
2016Bethlehem CatholicBecahi had 5 champs including Cole Handlovic who beat ESS' Patrick Gould in the 126-pound final. Athens & Cranford rounded out the top 3.
2017Bethlehem CatholicWith 11 finalists and 6 champs, host Becahi cruised to the team title. East Stroudsburg South was 2nd.
2018Bethlehem CatholicThe Hawks made it 10 in a row as they crowned 6 champions to more than double up 2nd place Emmaus.
2019Bethlehem CatholicWith 7 champs including a quartet from 132-152, Bethlehem Catholic won another title. Faith Christian was 2nd.