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. As a young child, Kolat held up the Iowa wrestler Dan Gable as an inspiration. Find customizable apparel, including t-shifts, sweatshirts, hats, and more merchandise and gear. Got to do a lot of new things.". Cadets who graduate from service academies as lieutenants don't have that additional benefit. Fantasy College Wrestling; Pick'Em; Tourney Pool; WrestleTrak. The numbers continue to skyrocket in Pennsylvania. Students who participate in the program complete basic training the summer between their junior and senior years of high school. 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 "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. He wrestled varsity as a freshman and qualified for states as a sophomore. 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. Kolat was born in Rices Landing, Pennsylvania. We offer a wide variety of Lock Haven University apparel, merchandise, and student supplies at our convenient on campus location as well as online. Kolat picked up his first undefeated season in 1996–97 going 25-0 at 142 pounds leading to his second straight national title. 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. 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. 1957-1958: State 1st 1958-1959: State 1st 1959-1960: State 1st 1960-1961: State 1st He would dream about getting to wear a similar uniform one day. "You might put it in the shed for a few months, but you learn to ride pretty quickly. All while developing into a standout wrestler at Spring Grove Area High School. Dressler is also close friends with Hershey wrestler and Lock Haven commit Tanner Updegraff. He's a normal Spring Grove wrestler with a blue-collar work ethic who puts his head down and gets the job done. 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. The Lock Haven University Store is a non-profit affiliate of Lock Haven University, dedicated to supporting University programs and student life. As of April 2012, he has also qualified for the 2012 US Olympic Trials. 18 - 5 #15 Heil, Josh #19 Campbell. Dressler also had to wear a mask during drills due to COVID-19, even when completing a 12-mile run. He has verbally committed to wrestle at Division I Lock Haven University and will be a part of the school's Army ROTC program. 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. The Bald Eagles' wrestling program will have two camps at Liberty Arena in Williamsport. ", More:Pa. West Point grad gets shout-out from President Trump for being No. "I used to not talk to a lot of people, but now I can hold a conversation. ", 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. 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 following year, Kolat earned All-America honors for the second straight season and at 134 pounds was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. 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. He was also a Pan American Games gold medalist in 1999 and a Pan American gold medalist in 2000.[4]. 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. Dressler's original plan was to either try to wrestle for a service academy or go the ROTC route at another Division I school. But after communicating with Sgt. They then are required to spend one weekend a month training with a National Guard unit their senior year and throughout college. But it was a pretty quick turnaround.". The Official YouTube Page of Lock Haven Wrestling. [4] He now runs a wrestling instructional website called Kolat.com. 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. 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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. 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. 1 in her class, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. He can be reached at 717-881-8221, mallibone@ydr.com or on Twitter at @bad2theallibone. But the most challenging aspect was the Georgia heat, with temperatures sometimes over 100 degrees. We appreciate your support as we look to keep Lock Haven in the Top 25 Nationally. He ended his sophomore season 39-1.[4]. Learning about 120 guys in my company and becoming friends with them in a few months helped me a lot. 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. That made Lock Haven a perfect fit. Dressler can officially sign with Lock Haven on Nov. 11 but has already been accepted into the school and its ROTC program. 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. "It was like having a wet paper bag over my face. In March 2020, he was hired as head coach at the U.S. #HavenNation #MatTownUSA "He's a mat rat," Spring Grove head coach Tyke Conover said of Dressler. [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. PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven wrestling coach Scott Moore looks on during a match last year. Kolat is currently the head wrestling coach at USNA.[2]. "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 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. West Point in New York felt a little too far. "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. 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! "I liked the coaching staff and how close it was, only about two hours from where I live. 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. Dressler turned 17 this past March and officially signed up for the split-option program three weeks later, shortly after the coronavirus pandemic began. Kolat was also a three-time World Cup gold medalist (1998, 1999, 2000) and World Cup silver medalist in 2001. [5] Kolat replaced Joe Boardwine and, after Dave Auble, is the second Olympian wrestler to serve as Campbell's head coach. 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. Welcome to the Lock Haven University Camps and Clinics page. He'll also earn just over $1,000 a month between his ROTC stipend, National Guard pay and the GI Bill. Then came the 5 a.m. wakeup calls, grueling workouts and bad food. In April 2014, Kolat was named the head coach of Campbell University's wrestling program. But that won't be the extent of Dressler's military commitment throughout his college years. "Seeing them for the first time in months, I felt like I changed a lot but they were the same people I remember. L MD. He also won't be the only member of his immediate family serving in the military. Then there will be the one weekend a month when he drives to Elizabethtown for training. She'll be doing basic training next summer and will actually outrank her brother, initially. Ed Dressler, whose father also served in the Army, said he's proud of his children but understands their jobs will not be easy. They are paid for that time. 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