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1961-62 Corning Free Academy Bulldogs

Varsity Coach: Mr. Joe Corcoran
JV Coach: Mr. Charles Adams

Varsity Record: 14 Wins, 0 Losses

 


1961-62 Corning Free Academy Bulldogs Varsity Wrestling Team
FRONT ROW: Butch Tuttle, Ed Saxbury, Mike Mihalko, Fred Tarantelli, Dick Galusha, Bud Thurber. BACK ROW: Bob Sproule, Loren Barker, Ron Snyder, Bill Stebbins, Neal Pipe, Bob Turner, Coach Corcoran. (SOURCE: Corning Free Academy yearbook, 1962)

 

The C.F.A. wrestling squad proved to be, once again, one of the outstanding athletic teams of the year. Turning in its second undefeated season in a row, and the fourth in seven years of the sport at school, with 14 wins and no losses. The varsity grapplers extended their win streak to a record-breaking 27 consecutive matches. C.F.A.'s previous standard of 25 straight victories was halted by Northside, so it was sweet revenge for the Bulldogs when they overpowered the Tigers for the second time near the end of the season. The team's overall record is now an astounding 70-10 for seven years.

Only one team scored more than 20 points against the varsity boys, who downed many rugged teams by favorable margins. Some of the toughest competitors were Elmira Southside, Horseheads, Seneca Falls, and Geneva, although the scores of the matches may not show this. In the Hornell Holiday Wrestling Tournament at Christmas time, Bud Thurber and Neal Pipe won first place trophies and Mike Mihalko, Fred Tarantelli, and Bob Turner took second places. Eleven schools participated in the competition.

The outstanding wrestler of the season was unbeaten senior Bud Thurber, who finished with a 17-0 record. Seniors Dick Galusha, 16-1, and Bob Turner, 15-1-1, also showed impressive records, each dropping his only match of the year in the Holiday Tournament. Sophomore Neal Pipe lost the last match of the year but won all of his other 17 matches, 15 by pins.

The junior varsity wrestlers put in a very good season under the coaching of Charles Adams. With six varsity men and a number of excellent junior varsity grapplers returning next year, Coach Joe Corcoran may confidently expect another superb season.

 


1961-62 C.F.A. Bulldogs JV Team
PHOTO 1 of 3 ― FRONT ROW: Jay Richards, Chauncey Depree. ROW 2: Jim Nessle, Bryan Hill. ROW 3: George Sproule, Ed Wheaton, David Telehany. ROW 4: Tom Poland, Ken Muller, Dave Carroll. (SOURCE: Corning Free Academy yearbook, 1962)

1961-62 C.F.A. Bulldogs JV Team
PHOTO 2 of 3 ― Steve Jones. ROW 2: Mike Kandrok, Dick Chowning. ROW 3: Ken Wheeler, Ben Younker. ROW 4. Crighton Lawhead, Jim Gethler. ROW 5: Dave Youngstrom, Roy Schroever. ROW 6: Dick McLaughlin, Jim Mattison. ROW 7: Hudson Marts. (SOURCE: Corning Free Academy yearbook, 1962)

1961-62 C.F.A. Bulldogs JV Team
PHOTO 3 of 3 ― FRONT ROW: Jack Wheeler, Larry Nichols. ROW 2: Tim Bobrick, Steve Pryslopski. ROW 3: Bill Hanley. (SOURCE: Corning Free Academy yearbook, 1962)

J.V. Coach Charles Adams
Photo scans courtesy of Jeff Turner.

 

Tournaments


Hornell Holiday Tournament
Steuben-Allegany Class A Championship
Class A Sectionals @ Corning Glass Center

 

Dual Meets

 

C.F.A. 36, Elmira Free Academy 16
C.F.A. 36, Mynderse 15
C.F.A. 35, Elmira Heights 9
C.F.A. 37, Corning Northside 13
C.F.A. 34, Dansville 12
C.F.A. 24, Elmira Southside 21
C.F.A. 49, Canisteo 3
C.F.A. 35, Haverling 9
C.F.A. 39, Hornell 8
C.F.A. 31, Horseheads 11
C.F.A. 51, Painted Post 2
C.F.A. 51, Wellsville 3
C.F.A. 31, Corning Northside 11
C.F.A. 28, Geneva 15


VARSITY WRESTLERS ― ROW 1: Butch Tuttle, Neil Pipe, Bob Turner, Bud Thurber. ROW 2: Bob Sproule, Ron Snyder, Loren Barker, Bill Stebbins. ROW 3: Ed Saxbury, Dick Galusha, Fred Tarantelli, Mike Mihalko.