Southwestern Pennsylvania wrestling
Hall of Fame


1996 Honorees


Kurt S. Angle
Gene Bowman
Ken Lockey
Raymond Murdoch
Robert J. O'Donnell
Sue Siar


Mike Babyak

John Dasta
Michael DeAugustino
Thomas E. Dolde
Ronald Garrison
Pat Santoro

Paul William "Bill" Bane Jr.
Graduate of Trinity High School and Indiana University of Bloomington... Four-year letterman at Trinity, compiling a 56-3 record...Two-time WPIAL champion (1953-54)...PIAA champion (1954)...Three-time Big Ten Conference placewinner at Indiana...Finalist for 1956 Olympic Trials...Compiled a 77-7 record as head coach in Indianapolis at Southport High School (8 years) and Beech Grove High School (7 years)... Credited with starting the Indiana state tournament, and was tournament director for eight years...Indiana state rules interpreter for three years... Inductee into the Indiana Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Ray Brinzer
Graduate of North Allegheny High School...Compiled a 143-5-1 record at North Allegheny, which included 109 consecutive wins...Three-time Southwestern Regional Class AAA champion (1988-90)...Three-time PIAA Class AAA champion (1988-90)...Asics Tiger Scholastic National Wrestler of the Year in 1990...Three-time Junior National Champion...Compiled a 60-22 record in college, three years at University of Iowa (1993-95) and one year at Oklahoma State (1991)...Two-time Big Ten Conference champion (1994-95) and one-time Big Eight Conference champ (1991)...Placed third in the NCAA Division I Tournament tw
ice (1993, 1995).

Arthur "Bucky" Maughan
Graduate of Canonsburg High School, Moorhead State University, and North Dakota State...Three-time WPIAL champion (1957-59)... One-time PIAA champion (1959) and two-time runner-up (1957-58)...One of the few wrestlers in collegiate history to win two national titles in one year--NAIA 123-pound title and the NCAA Division I 115-pound crown in 1963...Also won NAIA 123-pound title in 1962...Began coaching career in 1964 at North Dakota State and has a 320-87-9 record in 31 seasons, including 26 straight winning seasons, going into this season...Coached team to NCAA Division II title in 1988 and four second-place finishes.

Tynan "Ty" Moore
Graduate of North Allegheny High School and University of North Carolina...Set WPIAL record for career wins (which has since been broken) by compiling a 146-1 record at North Allegheny...Owns PIAA record for the most career pins with 113, which includes 34 in 1990... One of only eight wrestlers who have won four PIAA titles (1987-1990)... Three-time Southwest Regional champion (1987-88,90)...Four-year starter at North Carolina and compiled an 80-31-2 record, including 26 pins...Three-time NCAA Division I qualifier (1991-92,94)...Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up (1991-92).

John "Buzz" Walters
Graduate of Mapletown High School and Waynesburg College...Compiled a 20-2 record as a two-year starter at Mapletown...Compiled a 24-5 record as a four-year starter at Waynesburg...Qualified for NAIA tournament as a junior...Took over as head coach at West Greene High School in the second year of the program's existence and coached there for 29 years, which included 28 winning seasons...Has a career record of 300-143-4, which includes two years at Beth-Center...Was also an assistant at Clay-Battelle High School for two years and took over as head coach this year...WPIAL Class AA Coach of the Year in 1974.


                        COMMITTEE MEMBERS  

                                       Ken Lockey (President)                                                     WPIAL Coaches Association
                                      William Hufnagel (Treasurer)                                               Seneca Valley Wrestling
                                       Ken Wunderley (Secretary)                                                Keystone Oaks Wrestling
                                       Mike Babyak                                                                     Quigley Wrestling
                                       Ed Driscoll                                                                         Steel Valley Wrestling
                                       Ron Frank                                                                         Fox Chapel Wrestling
                                       Ron Garrison                                                                     Connellsville Wrestling
                                       Jim Hosek                                                                          Cameron Coca-Cola
                                       Dave Kling                                                                         Brotherhood of Wrestling
                                       Jim Kriek                                                                           

                                       Stan Mousetis                                                                   
                                       Kraig Nellis                                                                      
                                       Alan Robinson                                                                   
                                       Joe Tuscano                                                                      


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