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1979 - 80 Season

17th Season 9-6-1 (177-56-4 career record);

Team Captains Jody Pettis and Bruce Shoemaker

From the Yearbook:

Wrestling Team Pins Down a Winning Season

This year's wrestling squad performed exceptionally well throughout the season - both individually and as a team. With only one loss to Saucon Valley in an extremely close match, the Blue Eagles placed second in the Colonial League. Their league record was 7-1, and their overall record was 9-6-1 with most of their losses coming from non-league opponents.

Our Blue Eagles also performed impressively outside of the regularly scheduled matches. In the league tournament at Saucon Valley, Bruce Shoemaker took a first place. Greg Noll, Jim Albanese, and Brett Fehnel came in second, and Jody Pettis, Lee Ashenfelder, and Ernie Arduini took third places at their respective weights. In the Christmas City tournament, Mark Daney, Albanese, and Shoemaker came in third. Finally, in district competition, Shoemaker and Fehnel took third places while Pettis came in fourth.

With only four seniors graduating, next year's wrestling squad should again prove to be one of the toughtest and most respected teams in the area.                      

Dual Meet Results:

  • Nazareth 50; Dieruff 15
  • Nazareth 45; Salisbury 16
  • Nazareth 39; Lehighton 17
  • Nazareth 32; Palisades 17
  • Nazareth 3; Easton 51
  • Nazareth 44; Catasauqua 13
  • Nazareth 30; Wilson 17
  • Nazareth 15; Freedom 35
  • Nazareth 20; Saucon Valley 28 (the last time Nazareth would lose to a Colonial League team while in the conference)
  • Nazareth 42; Pen Argyl 13
  • Nazareth 25; Northampton 26
  • Nazareth 21; Maple Point 27
  • Nazareth 22; Liberty 22
  • Nazareth 38; Bangor 14
  • Nazareth 17; Parkland 30
  • Nazareth 45; Southern Lehigh 11

Staff:

JV Coach, Rich Israel; Head Jr. High Coach, Steve Kulicki; Asst. Jr. High Coach Sebastian Rampulla; Cheerleader Coach, Ruth Ann McCay. 

Bruce Shoemaker and Brett Fehnel finish 3rd in the District XI AAA tournament and advance to regionals.

Jody Pettis is 4th. Lee Ashenfelder advanced to the quarterfinals.

Individual Results:

  • J. Albanese: 11-8-1
  • E. Arduini: 2-3
  • M. Dlugos: 1-6-1
  • W. Getz: 3-1
  • D. Hickswa: 0-1
  • G. Noll: 14-3-2
  • M. Siegfried: 2-9
  • L. Ashenfelder: 10-8
  • M. Daney: 12-10-1
  • B. Fehnel: 19-9-2
  • T. Fenon: 6-5-1
  • J. Fulmor: 2-1
  • R. Noll: 7-8-1
  • B. Shoemaker: 20-6-1
  • D. Tress: 0-1
  • D. Werkheiser: 8-11-1
  • M. Hardy: 3-4
  • L. Ihle: 7-6
  • J. Pettis: 18-8-1
  • R. Stier: 2-10-1
  • B. Stout: 3-2

Bruce Shoemaker was 4th (45) all time for takedowns in a season.

Mark Daney, Jim Albanese and Bruce Shoemaker each took 3rd in the Christmas City Tournament.

Nazareth finished in 2nd place in the Colonial League Tournament to Saucon Valley 126.5 - 105. Wayne Getz and Bruce Shoemaker were League Tournament Champions, Greg Noll, Jim Albanese, and Brett Fehnel were Runners-up and Jody Pettis, Lee Ashenfelder and Ernie Arduini finished in 3rd.

Mat Maids:

  • Sue Dlugos
  • Lisa Mondschein
  • Tammy Bajan
  • Ann Belkey
  • Wendy Fairman
  • Kay Hess
  • Tina Audenreid
  • Lisa Enstrasser
  • Sue Pritko