The Lock Haven University Store is a non-profit affiliate of Lock Haven University, dedicated to supporting University programs and student life. [5] Kolat replaced Joe Boardwine and, after Dave Auble, is the second Olympian wrestler to serve as Campbell's head coach. After his college wrestling career ended, Kolat finished his degree in criminal justice at Lock Haven, graduating in July 2003. 11/23 Navy Classic. This is the Lock Haven University Women's Wrestling scholarship and program details page. As of April 2012, he has also qualified for the 2012 US Olympic Trials. His achievements led to him being profiled in Sports Illustrated in April 1992. The Spring Grove senior verbally committed to the Bald Eagles in September after signing up for the National Guard's split-option program this past spring. 1 in her class. Lock Haven athletics photo Dan Neff, Solanco Neff was a four-time NCAA qualifier and the 11th-winningest wrestler in Lock Haven history with a 109-46 career record. The first thing that caught Tommy Dressler's eye was the uniform. Thomas Fieldhouse 46 Campus Drive Lock Haven, PA 17745 US Kolat was also a three-time World Cup gold medalist (1998, 1999, 2000) and World Cup silver medalist in 2001. Field hockey and wrestling participate in NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference and Mid-American … During that time he won silver and bronze medals at the 1997 Krasnoyarsk and 1998 Tehran FILA Wrestling World Championships as … He was also a Pan American Games gold medalist in 1999 and a Pan American gold medalist in 2000.[4]. Kennard-Dale legend and four-time PIAA gold medalist Chance Marsteller earned back-to-back All-American honors at Lock Haven in 2018 and 2019. He's got tremendous upside.". As a young child, Kolat held up the Iowa wrestler Dan Gable as an inspiration. Lock Haven University Bald Eagles Sideline Store. Find customizable apparel, including t-shifts, sweatshirts, hats, and more merchandise and gear. Dressler plans to major in political science and will be required to spend at least six years in the Army after he graduates as a second lieutenant. "If I stay regimented and stay in contact with teachers and coaches, I can definitely work through a normal day. ©2020 SportsEngine, Inc. But that won't be the extent of Dressler's military commitment throughout his college years. He flew out for two months of basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia in the middle of June. That means he could graduate from an ROTC program as a second lieutenant with five-plus years of military service already on his resume. The PIAA has said the 2020-21 winter season is still on schedule, but there is no guarantee that those sports — especially a high-contact one like wrestling — will take place or be completed due to the pandemic. Taking a mental break can sometimes be good for a high-level athlete.". During that time he won a silver and a bronze medal, respectively, at the 1997 Krasnoyarsk and 1998 Tehran FILA Wrestling World Championships. "Even if it doesn't happen, I'll still be ready for the college season. Competing at the Olympic Club Duals in State College on Sept. 12, Dressler beat three former state medalists, including 2019 state champion and Virginia Tech commit Trey Kibe from Mifflin County. Got to do a lot of new things.". "When I got off the plane in Harrisburg, the first people I saw were my little sister and my mom," said Dressler, who completed basic training in August but had to stay for an extra week to quarantine. He already has 82 career wins entering his senior season. We have had much success over the last couple LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Lock Haven University has announced plans to add women's wrestling as a varsity sport. 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Between his athletic scholarship, military scholarships and a merit scholarship, Dressler will earn a full-ride at Lock Haven. West Point in New York felt a little too far. Cadets who graduate from service academies as lieutenants don't have that additional benefit. Wrestling; Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania; Yearbook; All-American Page 116 from 1958 "Praeco" yearbook, with action photos of Hammaker and Clark; group photo of 1958 Teachers College Conference Wrestling Champions, including Gallucci, Hammaker, Clark, Shaw and Benson "I was always supportive of the Army," Dressler said. Mat-Town Wrestling Club and its staff will be running the event alongside tournament director Chad Delattre. We appreciate your support as we look to keep Lock Haven in the Top 25 Nationally. Dressler has since gained back the weight he lost and hopes to compete at 189 pounds this season. He then coached at Lock Haven, Lehigh, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and North Carolina. #HavenNation #MatTownUSA She'll be doing basic training next summer and will actually outrank her brother, initially. 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. Most serious competitors in Pennsylvania talk about winning state championships, but few are able to achieve the goal in one of the country's top wrestling states. He's interested in working in the intelligence community later in his life. Kolat is currently the head wrestling coach at USNA.[2]. He said he was committed and focused on the sport right away and quickly found success with local youth and club teams. That will mean a lot of early mornings and late nights, but Dressler is fine with that. Now a senior, Dressler has chosen both the military and the wrestling path. I'll be able to stay in touch with my family (at Lock Haven).". He also won a Cadet world silver medal at 55kg in 1989. Then there will be the one weekend a month when he drives to Elizabethtown for training. The following year, Kolat earned All-America honors for the second straight season and at 134 pounds was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year. Dallastown wrestler ready for a life of service after committing to U.S. Air Force Academy, West York football player’s commitment to Division 1 Army is a commitment to service, Chance Marsteller earned back-to-back All-American honors, Pa. West Point grad gets shout-out from President Trump for being No. This is the Lock Haven University Wrestling scholarship and program info page. SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS. ... Central Michigan - Lock Haven Dual. Learning about 120 guys in my company and becoming friends with them in a few months helped me a lot. Coach Office: 570-484-2805 You have received this email from Lock Haven University Men's Wrestling. But it was actually pretty cool for the most part. During this time he was named Outstanding Wrestler four times at state meets, an honor no one else had achieved even twice. "It's a great chance to advance their careers and make them better people, but as a parent you always sweat when you don't know if they're going to be called to duty," he said, while adding he knows his kids can't be deployed while in school. The Official YouTube Page of Lock Haven Wrestling. He's already completed basic training and is a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. "I tell people it's like riding a bike," said Conover about not being surprised by Dressler's performance. Our campus, located near quaint, historical downtown Lock Haven, is surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty and outdoor adventure of the Susquehanna River and the Bald Eagle Mountain range. Spring Grove senior Tommy Dressler is already a member of the U.S. National Guard and will participate in ROTC while wrestling for Lock Haven. [1] He began wrestling at age five and by age seven, he had won his first national championship, an AAU age-group competition in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dressler has dealt with that uncertainty by competing in club tournaments so that he can get in plenty of matches even if the PIAA wrestling season is altered or canceled. The Lock Haven Bald Eagles are the intercollegiate sports teams of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.LHU participates in NCAA Division II as a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) for most sports. He ended his sophomore season 39-1.[4]. The Bald Eagles' wrestling program will have two camps at Liberty Arena in Williamsport. He would dream about getting to wear a similar uniform one day. Welcome to the Lock Haven University Camps and Clinics page. But after communicating with Sgt. Dressler had only been back from basic training for a few weeks at the time. He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Erin, two daughters, Zoe and Gracie and youngest son, Ryder. "I'm just really hoping for a season," Dressler said. Dressler's original plan was to either try to wrestle for a service academy or go the ROTC route at another Division I school. Lock Haven’s Corey Hazel, a 2015 Penns Valley grad, isn’t letting a little soreness or a loss Thursday to an undefeated two-time national finalist put a stop to his goal this season. Kolat was born in Rices Landing, Pennsylvania. 562 likes. "I liked the coaching staff and how close it was, only about two hours from where I live. He wrestled varsity as a freshman and qualified for states as a sophomore. "I used to not talk to a lot of people, but now I can hold a conversation. Dressler enjoyed learning about infantry combat and rifle skills, among other things. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Lock Haven University Store is a non-profit affiliate of Lock Haven University, dedicated to supporting University programs and student life. He said Hinson and Updegraff shaved his head the night before he left, and the next thing he knew, he was on a bus getting yelled at by a drill sergeant. He can be reached at 717-881-8221, or on Twitter at @bad2theallibone. He won a match at the state tournament and came one point away from winning a second. In March 2020, he was hired as head coach at the U.S. "He's a very hard worker but not very vocal about it. His older sister, Ashley, is a nursing student at York College and has enlisted in the National Guard as a combat medic. He received recruiting attention from Army, Navy, the Citadel, Clarion and Lock Haven after a standout junior season. "Once I saw all the benefits of the National Guard, I knew I wanted to do it. Kolat picked up his first undefeated season in 1996–97 going 25-0 at 142 pounds leading to his second straight national title. We offer a wide variety of Lock Haven University apparel, merchandise, and student supplies at our convenient on campus location as well as online. LHU Wrestling vs Edinboro. Here you will get information regarding the college and information on their Women's Wrestling program like who to contact about recruitment, names of past alumni, what scholarship opportunities can be had and how to start the recruiting process. I'm still going to be lifting, running and improving myself.". However, the strides Dressler has shown since returning from basic training are evidence he could be primed for a huge senior season. Patrick Stevens, who recruits military candidates at a number of York County schools, the Dressler family learned of the Army National Guard's split-training option — which allows students to enlist in the reserves while still in high school. We offer a wide variety of Lock Haven University apparel, merchandise, and student supplies at our convenient on campus location as well as online. Click dropdown to add fields to your search. PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven wrestling coach Scott Moore looks on during a match last year. ", More:Dallastown wrestler ready for a life of service after committing to U.S. Air Force Academy, More:West York football player’s commitment to Division 1 Army is a commitment to service. Here you will get information about the school and details on their Wrestling program like who to make contact with about recruitment, names of past alumni, what scholarship opportunities can be had and how to start the recruiting process. "Lock Haven finished in the top-15 in the country last year, so it's always going to be a strong opponent," head coach Steve Martin said after the win. "Especially with COVID, that was one hell of a summer job," Ed Dressler said of his son's experience. The numbers continue to skyrocket in Pennsylvania. "Ugh ... not ... not fun," Dressler said when asked to describe that run. "He's a mat rat," Spring Grove head coach Tyke Conover said of Dressler. The Lock Haven Fall Classic is one of the Nation's premier preseason wrestling tournaments. Students who participate in the program complete basic training the summer between their junior and senior years of high school. Lock Haven University sports news and features, including conference, nickname, location and official social media handles. Dressler is also close friends with Hershey wrestler and Lock Haven commit Tanner Updegraff. All Day Event Location: Rogers Gymnasium, Campus Drive, Lock Haven, PA 17745; ... (SRM) software, but is owned by and subject to the USA Wrestling DC - Wrestling Coalition of the District of Columbia privacy policy. Added Tommy: "Everyone in the military could be in harm's way, but it's part of the job. Story Links NORFOLK, Va. –In its first home match of the season, the Old Dominion wrestling team (4-7, 2-1 MAC) earned a 28-7 victory over Lock Haven (5-4, 1-2 MAC) in a Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division showdown. Dressler first got into wrestling at the age of 7, when he and his father had a conversation with a group of Spring Grove wrestlers at Genova's Pizza after leaving a youth football practice. Tommy talked to former Spring Grove teammate and current Air Force wrestler Anthony Hinson and decided he wanted a more typical college experience rather than attend a service academy. Dressler can officially sign with Lock Haven on Nov. 11 but has already been accepted into the school and its ROTC program. L MD. Lock Haven Fall Classic. 1957-1958: State 1st 1958-1959: State 1st 1959-1960: State 1st 1960-1961: State 1st In 1993, Kolat began his collegiate career at Pennsylvania State University, where he went 22-5 as a freshman and advanced to the NCAA title bout before falling to T. J. Jaworksy from University of North Carolina. LOCK HAVEN — Excitement is building for the 2020-2021 Lock Haven University wrestling season as coach Scott Moore looks to solidify an already stout team with a strong 2020 recruiting class. "Seeing them for the first time in months, I felt like I changed a lot but they were the same people I remember. In April 2014, Kolat was named the head coach of Campbell University's wrestling program. Use OR between terms to find items with any the terms. Of course, there is no guarantee that Dressler will get a chance to compete for a state title this season. [4] He now runs a wrestling instructional website called He's a normal Spring Grove wrestler with a blue-collar work ethic who puts his head down and gets the job done. "It was obviously really different than home life and a regular summer. "With the way the world is, there is a chance they will at some point be in harm's way. 1 in her class, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. After two years at Penn State, Kolat transferred to Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania where he won his first national championship in 1996, and ended the year 25-1. "It's obviously going to be stacked," Dressler said of his schedule. They are paid for that time. Use AND between terms to find items with all the terms. The Haven—an unbeatable combination of quality, affordability, and value serving our region, the Commonwealth, and beyond since 1870. "It gave him something to do, though.". After college Kolat participated in 13 international events for the United States, as member of the United States Men's Freestyle Wrestling Team from 1997–2001 at 63 kg. But he also was glad to meet people from different backgrounds and get to know them. Date is Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 2016 The official Wrestling page for the Lock Haven University Bald Eagles "It was like having a wet paper bag over my face. Cary Joseph Kolat (born May 19, 1973) is an American wrestler and wrestling coach who earned two NCAA championships in 1996 and 1997 for Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the United States Men's Freestyle Wrestling Team from 1997–2001. And here was the most enticing part for Dressler: Individuals who enter the program earn time toward the U.S. military's 20-year retirement mark. "I thought he'd be a state (medalist) last year, but he's had a great offseason even with going to basic training. He also competed for the United States in freestyle wrestling for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where he finished ninth. He also wanted to go to school fairly close to home and his National Guard training site in Elizabethtown. Lock Haven University Fall Classic. ", More:Pa. West Point grad gets shout-out from President Trump for being No. Lock Haven wrestling roster, schedule, eligibility breakdown, depth chart, ranking history and general team information. "They've always been a powerhouse with a good tradition and I've known local wrestlers who've gone there," Dressler said of why he chose Lock Haven. He'll also earn just over $1,000 a month between his ROTC stipend, National Guard pay and the GI Bill. This past season, he went 32-7 and reached the District 3 Class 3A title match at 170 pounds, but had to forfeit due to injury to Gettysburg star Dylan Reinert. He ended his college wrestling career with an impressive .941 winning percentage (111-7) and 53 career falls. Every two to three hours there was an ice truck that would drive up, and we'd dunk our arms to avoid heat stroke. He learned more about serving in the military as he grew up and spoke with numerous family members who had served. 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. Matt Allibone is a sports reporter for GameTimePA. The Mat Talk Online Division I Championship Preview Guide gives you, the wrestling fan, broadcaster, journalist or general aficionado the quick access to everything you need to quickly get information about your favorite wrestlers. Dressler also had to wear a mask during drills due to COVID-19, even when completing a 12-mile run. By using the links below, you will be able to browse the various camps and clinics offered at LHU, learn details of each, and register your son or daughter for their favorite LHU camps and clinics! He has verbally committed to wrestle at Division I Lock Haven University and will be a part of the school's Army ROTC program. He'll have a minimum of seven ROTC hours a week in addition to two wrestling sessions a day and a full slate of classes. The West York senior became the first wrestler to join the Lock Haven women's wrestling team's first recruiting class. Dressler entered training weighing 180 pounds and came home at 160. Pennsylvania added 15,100 cases over the past two days — 7,213 for Sunday and 7,887 Monday — bringing the statewide total to 563,589. He digested the information about all the challenges that come with it while contemplating what he wanted to do with his life. Of course, Dressler won't have a particularly typical college experience. They then are required to spend one weekend a month training with a National Guard unit their senior year and throughout college. As a kid, Dressler would attend the Memorial Day Parade in Hanover and watch with pride as his grandfather, Alan Cashman, marched with his fellow veterans in his Navy whites. 18 - 5 #15 Heil, Josh #19 Campbell. Cary Joseph Kolat (born May 19, 1973)[1] is an American wrestler and wrestling coach who earned two NCAA championships in 1996 and 1997 for Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the United States Men's Freestyle Wrestling Team from 1997–2001. That made Lock Haven a perfect fit. Ed Dressler, whose father also served in the Army, said he's proud of his children but understands their jobs will not be easy. During his attendance at Lock Haven, Kolat was a two-time PSAC champion (1996–97) and an Eastern Wrestling League champion in 1996–97 as well as being named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships in both his junior and senior seasons. You have to understand that, push through it and not be afraid.". He understands he has bigger things — wrestling and otherwise — waiting for him after high school. Lock Haven Wrestling Alumni and Supporters,We are working hard to plan for the future and put the resources in place for our student-athletes during these uncertain times. Fantasy College Wrestling; Pick'Em; Tourney Pool; WrestleTrak. Dressler turned 17 this past March and officially signed up for the split-option program three weeks later, shortly after the coronavirus pandemic began. The Bald Eagles wrestling team is a Division I program in the Mid-American Conference and is typically competitive on a national level. My WrestleTrak; Add … So that's concerning, but the training they receive is top-notch and they both take it seriously. After much time off, Kolat returned to national freestyle competition in early 2011 at the Asics US Open, where he finished 2nd behind Teyon Ware, losing 1-0, 0-4, 1-1. All while developing into a standout wrestler at Spring Grove Area High School. "We were trying to get everybody's perspective because Tommy has friends at all three academies, and we wanted to weigh all the benefits. But the most challenging aspect was the Georgia heat, with temperatures sometimes over 100 degrees. But it was a pretty quick turnaround.". Everything happened fast for Tommy. He also won't be the only member of his immediate family serving in the military. Click here to unsubscribe. Then came the 5 a.m. wakeup calls, grueling workouts and bad food. Ronnie Perry Volunteer Wrestling Coach Mat-Town Asst. During that time he won silver and bronze medals at the 1997 Krasnoyarsk and 1998 Tehran FILA Wrestling World Championships as well as competing for the United States in freestyle wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he placed 9th. [3] Kolat competed successfully in high school and international tournaments, finishing his career at Jefferson-Morgan High School with an undefeated (137-0) record and four Pennsylvania state titles. "We ran it by his guidance counselor and the (ROTC) Cadre at Lock Haven," said Ed Dressler, Tommy's father.

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