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1975 - 76 Season

13th Season 9-5 (132-39-3 career record);

Team Captains Tim Danner and Dave Tripp

From the yearbook:

Eagles Continue Winning Ways

Our Blue Eagle wrestling squad compiled a season record of 9-5. Although preseason optimism abounded as the grapplers sought to improve on last year's identical 9-5 record, the season can hardly be called a disappointment. Four of the losses came at the hands of Easton, Saucon Valley, Council Rock, and Liberty, all of whom finished among the top twenty teams in the state. The other defeat came in a very close meet, which unfortunately, was marred with controversy. The mat squad also placed third in the Bethlehem Catholic Christmas City tournament, behind powerful teams Becahi and Parkland.

Dual Meet Results:

  • Nazareth 43 Salisbury 11
  • Nazareth 30 Lehighton 23
  • Nazareth 44 Palisades 3
  • Nazareth 11 Easton 26
  • Nazareth 44 Wilson 7
  • Nazareth 18 Freedom 25
  • Nazareth 13 Saucon Valley 32
  • Nazareth 45 Pen Argyl 6
  • Nazareth 53 Northampton 3
  • Nazareth 18 Liberty 29
  • Nazareth 34 Bangor 11
  • Nazareth 11 Council Rock 29
  • Nazareth 50 Solehi 7
  • Nazareth 44 Catasauqua 12

Nazareth finishes 2nd in the Lehigh Northampton League.

At Heavyweight Mike Schutts is District XI runner-up to George Atiyeh of Dieruff by fall in 3:43.

Tim Danner finishes 3rd in Districts.

Graduating in 1976 for the Blue Eagles (with 30 or more career wins):

  • Mark Schutts 31-14-1 with 11 pins
  • Dave Tripp 31-13-1 with 15 pins

Individual Results:

  • R. Manini (Exhibition): 6-1-1
  • K. Fairman: 1-0-0
  • R. Albert: 7-6-1
  • J. Tripp: 14-5
  • B. Boyer: 0-1
  • T. Franczak: 5-5
  • K. Kulp: 3-4-1
  • J. Evanko: 14-7
  • B. Stettler: 0-1
  • G. Rader: 11-7-1
  • M. Uhler: 1-0
  • S. Rodger: 1-0
  • G. Dewalt: 4-5-1
  • C. Miller: 2-4
  • D. Tripp: 15-6
  • F. Castellucci: 0-1
  • T. Danner: 20-4-2
  • D. Siegfried: 3-4
  • A. Melick: 1-6-2
  • R. Gross: 12-8-2
  • T. Davis: 7-10-1
  • M. Schutts: 19-6

Dave Tripp and Mark Schutts finish tied for 9th in school history for most wins at 31-13 and 31-14, respectively.

Dave Tripp is 6th (15) for most career pins. Tim Danner has the 7th most wins per season (20) and Mark Shutts is 8th (19). Tim Danner ties for 2nd (35) in school history for takedowns in a season and Jim Evanko is tied for 6th (25). Mark Schutts is tied for 5th (10) for pins per season.