"Once I saw all the benefits of the National Guard, I knew I wanted to do it. "Even if it doesn't happen, I'll still be ready for the college season. The Bald Eagles' wrestling program will have two camps at Liberty Arena in Williamsport. However, the strides Dressler has shown since returning from basic training are evidence he could be primed for a huge senior season. He'll also earn just over $1,000 a month between his ROTC stipend, National Guard pay and the GI Bill. He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Erin, two daughters, Zoe and Gracie and youngest son, Ryder. 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. We offer a wide variety of Lock Haven University apparel, merchandise, and student supplies at our convenient on campus location as well as online. 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. List of Pennsylvania State University Olympians, United States Men's Freestyle Wrestling Team from 1997–2001, "Cary Kolat - Head Coach - Staff Directory", "Kolat named head wrestling coach at Campbell University", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cary_Kolat&oldid=957895189, West Virginia Mountaineers wrestling coaches, North Carolina Tar Heels wrestling coaches, Campbell Fighting Camels wrestling coaches, Pan American Games gold medalists for the United States, Pan American Games medalists in wrestling, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 May 2020, at 00:56. 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. He also wanted to go to school fairly close to home and his National Guard training site in Elizabethtown. 1 in her class. 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. 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. Dressler entered training weighing 180 pounds and came home at 160. 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 already has 82 career wins entering his senior season. 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. 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. 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. Dressler had only been back from basic training for a few weeks at the time. 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! We offer a wide variety of Lock Haven University apparel, merchandise, and student supplies at our convenient on campus location as well as online. Got to do a lot of new things.". Welcome to the Lock Haven University Camps and Clinics page. "I used to not talk to a lot of people, but now I can hold a conversation. 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. They then are required to spend one weekend a month training with a National Guard unit their senior year and throughout college. 562 likes. LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Lock Haven University has announced plans to add women's wrestling as a varsity sport. Dressler can officially sign with Lock Haven on Nov. 11 but has already been accepted into the school and its ROTC program. So that's concerning, but the training they receive is top-notch and they both take it seriously. "He's a mat rat," Spring Grove head coach Tyke Conover said of Dressler. But after communicating with Sgt. 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. 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. 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. Of course, there is no guarantee that Dressler will get a chance to compete for a state title this season. The Lock Haven Fall Classic is one of the Nation's premier preseason wrestling tournaments. But he also was glad to meet people from different backgrounds and get to know them. "With the way the world is, there is a chance they will at some point be in harm's way. This is the Lock Haven University Wrestling scholarship and program info page. 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. Field hockey and wrestling participate in NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference and Mid-American … "If I stay regimented and stay in contact with teachers and coaches, I can definitely work through a normal day. 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. The Bald Eagles wrestling team is a Division I program in the Mid-American Conference and is typically competitive on a national level. 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. Find customizable apparel, including t-shifts, sweatshirts, hats, and more merchandise and gear. Kolat was born in Rices Landing, Pennsylvania. He can be reached at 717-881-8221, mallibone@ydr.com or on Twitter at @bad2theallibone. Use OR between terms to find items with any the terms. "I'm just really hoping for a season," Dressler said. "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. "It was like having a wet paper bag over my face. As of April 2012, he has also qualified for the 2012 US Olympic Trials. "We were trying to get everybody's perspective because Tommy has friends at all three academies, and we wanted to weigh all the benefits. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He ended his college wrestling career with an impressive .941 winning percentage (111-7) and 53 career falls. The West York senior became the first wrestler to join the Lock Haven women's wrestling team's first recruiting class. Everything happened fast for Tommy. Dressler turned 17 this past March and officially signed up for the split-option program three weeks later, shortly after the coronavirus pandemic began. Lock Haven University Fall Classic. They are paid for that time. SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS. "Seeing them for the first time in months, I felt like I changed a lot but they were the same people I remember. 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. 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. He flew out for two months of basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia in the middle of June. 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. Dressler also had to wear a mask during drills due to COVID-19, even when completing a 12-mile run. The Lock Haven University Store is a non-profit affiliate of Lock Haven University, dedicated to supporting University programs and student life. [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. "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. The Official YouTube Page of Lock Haven Wrestling. He ended his sophomore season 39-1.[4]. I'll be able to stay in touch with my family (at Lock Haven).". Date is Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 2016 L MD. 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. Thomas Fieldhouse 46 Campus Drive Lock Haven, PA 17745 US 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. "We ran it by his guidance counselor and the (ROTC) Cadre at Lock Haven," said Ed Dressler, Tommy's father. He's got tremendous upside.". [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. 1 in her class, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. "I thought he'd be a state (medalist) last year, but he's had a great offseason even with going to basic training. He said he was committed and focused on the sport right away and quickly found success with local youth and club teams. After his college wrestling career ended, Kolat finished his degree in criminal justice at Lock Haven, graduating in July 2003. The numbers continue to skyrocket in Pennsylvania. He received recruiting attention from Army, Navy, the Citadel, Clarion and Lock Haven after a standout junior season. 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 During this time he was named Outstanding Wrestler four times at state meets, an honor no one else had achieved even twice. 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. Between his athletic scholarship, military scholarships and a merit scholarship, Dressler will earn a full-ride at Lock Haven. The Haven—an unbeatable combination of quality, affordability, and value serving our region, the Commonwealth, and beyond since 1870. Of course, Dressler won't have a particularly typical college experience. Learning about 120 guys in my company and becoming friends with them in a few months helped me a lot. 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. "It's obviously going to be stacked," Dressler said of his schedule. 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. That made Lock Haven a perfect fit. 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. Lock Haven wrestling roster, schedule, eligibility breakdown, depth chart, ranking history and general team information. Added Tommy: "Everyone in the military could be in harm's way, but it's part of the job. You have to understand that, push through it and not be afraid.". PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven wrestling coach Scott Moore looks on during a match last year. 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. We appreciate your support as we look to keep Lock Haven in the Top 25 Nationally. In April 2014, Kolat was named the head coach of Campbell University's wrestling program. He's a normal Spring Grove wrestler with a blue-collar work ethic who puts his head down and gets the job done. This is the Lock Haven University Women's Wrestling scholarship and program details page. He also won a Cadet world silver medal at 55kg in 1989. "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. 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