He digested the information about all the challenges that come with it while contemplating what he wanted to do with his life. He understands he has bigger things — wrestling and otherwise — waiting for him after high school. He flew out for two months of basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia in the middle of June. "I liked the coaching staff and how close it was, only about two hours from where I live. "I thought he'd be a state (medalist) last year, but he's had a great offseason even with going to basic training. Ed Dressler, whose father also served in the Army, said he's proud of his children but understands their jobs will not be easy. Date is Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 2016 Everything happened fast for Tommy. The first thing that caught Tommy Dressler's eye was the uniform. The Lock Haven University Store is a non-profit affiliate of Lock Haven University, dedicated to supporting University programs and student life. This is the Lock Haven University Wrestling scholarship and program info page. 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. 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. 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. The Bald Eagles' wrestling program will have two camps at Liberty Arena in Williamsport. That made Lock Haven a perfect fit. You have to understand that, push through it and not be afraid.". 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. PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven wrestling coach Scott Moore looks on during a match last year. During this time he was named Outstanding Wrestler four times at state meets, an honor no one else had achieved even twice. "He's a mat rat," Spring Grove head coach Tyke Conover said of Dressler. He's interested in working in the intelligence community later in his life. 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. Then there will be the one weekend a month when he drives to Elizabethtown for training. During that time he won silver and bronze medals at the 1997 Krasnoyarsk and 1998 Tehran FILA Wrestling World Championships as … Kolat was born in Rices Landing, Pennsylvania. LHU Wrestling vs Edinboro. Field hockey and wrestling participate in NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference and Mid-American … 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. 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. "Seeing them for the first time in months, I felt like I changed a lot but they were the same people I remember. He wrestled varsity as a freshman and qualified for states as a sophomore. "Once I saw all the benefits of the National Guard, I knew I wanted to do it. 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. Kolat is currently the head wrestling coach at USNA.[2]. 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. He won a match at the state tournament and came one point away from winning a second. 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. 562 likes. He already has 82 career wins entering his senior season. Of course, Dressler won't have a particularly typical college experience. Between his athletic scholarship, military scholarships and a merit scholarship, Dressler will earn a full-ride at Lock Haven. 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. Now a senior, Dressler has chosen both the military and the wrestling path. Dressler entered training weighing 180 pounds and came home at 160. As of April 2012, he has also qualified for the 2012 US Olympic Trials. Ronnie Perry Volunteer Wrestling Coach Mat-Town Asst. West Point in New York felt a little too far. 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. His achievements led to him being profiled in Sports Illustrated in April 1992. He also competed for the United States in freestyle wrestling for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where he finished ninth. But the most challenging aspect was the Georgia heat, with temperatures sometimes over 100 degrees. Lock Haven wrestling roster, schedule, eligibility breakdown, depth chart, ranking history and general team information. 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. "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. 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. So that's concerning, but the training they receive is top-notch and they both take it seriously. He also wanted to go to school fairly close to home and his National Guard training site in Elizabethtown. 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. 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. But it was a pretty quick turnaround.". "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. 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. 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. Lock Haven Fall Classic. He ended his college wrestling career with an impressive .941 winning percentage (111-7) and 53 career falls. He's a normal Spring Grove wrestler with a blue-collar work ethic who puts his head down and gets the job done. Use OR between terms to find items with any the terms. 1957-1958: State 1st 1958-1959: State 1st 1959-1960: State 1st 1960-1961: State 1st That means he could graduate from an ROTC program as a second lieutenant with five-plus years of military service already on his resume. 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. 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. He said he was committed and focused on the sport right away and quickly found success with local youth and club teams. However, the strides Dressler has shown since returning from basic training are evidence he could be primed for a huge senior season. The West York senior became the first wrestler to join the Lock Haven women's wrestling team's first recruiting class. Kolat picked up his first undefeated season in 1996–97 going 25-0 at 142 pounds leading to his second straight national title. 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. Lock Haven University Bald Eagles Sideline Store. "I'm just really hoping for a season," Dressler said. He also won't be the only member of his immediate family serving in the military. SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS. We appreciate your support as we look to keep Lock Haven in the Top 25 Nationally. ", 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. 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 Dressler also had to wear a mask during drills due to COVID-19, even when completing a 12-mile run. ", More:Pa. West Point grad gets shout-out from President Trump for being No. During that time he won a silver and a bronze medal, respectively, at the 1997 Krasnoyarsk and 1998 Tehran FILA Wrestling World Championships. As admittedly quiet person, Dressler said he's become a much better communicator after going through basic training. They then are required to spend one weekend a month training with a National Guard unit their senior year and throughout college. ... Central Michigan - Lock Haven Dual. "It gave him something to do, though.". But he also was glad to meet people from different backgrounds and get to know them. "I was always supportive of the Army," Dressler said. "I used to not talk to a lot of people, but now I can hold a conversation. 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. After his college wrestling career ended, Kolat finished his degree in criminal justice at Lock Haven, graduating in July 2003. "You might put it in the shed for a few months, but you learn to ride pretty quickly. But it was actually pretty cool for the most part. They are paid for that time. My WrestleTrak; Add … The numbers continue to skyrocket in 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. Every two to three hours there was an ice truck that would drive up, and we'd dunk our arms to avoid heat stroke. 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. "It was obviously really different than home life and a regular summer. [5] Kolat replaced Joe Boardwine and, after Dave Auble, is the second Olympian wrestler to serve as Campbell's head coach. Click here to unsubscribe. He's already completed basic training and is a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. All while developing into a standout wrestler at Spring Grove Area High School. We have had much success over the last couple He learned more about serving in the military as he grew up and spoke with numerous family members who had served. He'll also earn just over $1,000 a month between his ROTC stipend, National Guard pay and the GI Bill. 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. The official Wrestling page for the Lock Haven University Bald Eagles 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. His older sister, Ashley, is a nursing student at York College and has enlisted in the National Guard as a combat medic. He can be reached at 717-881-8221, mallibone@ydr.com or on Twitter at @bad2theallibone. Find customizable apparel, including t-shifts, sweatshirts, hats, and more merchandise and gear. In March 2020, he was hired as head coach at the U.S. Thomas Fieldhouse 46 Campus Drive Lock Haven, PA 17745 US "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. 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. "I tell people it's like riding a bike," said Conover about not being surprised by Dressler's performance. But after communicating with Sgt. Added Tommy: "Everyone in the military could be in harm's way, but it's part of the job. That will mean a lot of early mornings and late nights, but Dressler is fine with that. His big goal will to be a state champ, and he absolutely can accomplish that. Students who participate in the program complete basic training the summer between their junior and senior years of high school. "Ugh ... not ... not fun," Dressler said when asked to describe that run. Lock Haven University sports news and features, including conference, nickname, location and official social media handles. 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. Dressler's original plan was to either try to wrestle for a service academy or go the ROTC route at another Division I school. 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. Dressler is also close friends with Hershey wrestler and Lock Haven commit Tanner Updegraff. 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. Dressler had only been back from basic training for a few weeks at the time. Got to do a lot of new things.". In April 2014, Kolat was named the head coach of Campbell University's wrestling program. 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