This Year's Lancer Wrestling Warriors All about the Lancer Wrestling Coaches What's Up In the World of Wrestling ! Lancer Wrestling Champions and Team Records Past Lancer Wrestling Teams
Photos of Past and Present Lancer Wrestlers. The All-Time Best Lancer Team. Future Lancer Wrestling Stars The Little Wrestlers Program Links to Other Wrestling and Related Web Sites



News from September...2001

Two Former Wrestlers Inducted Into GM Hall of Fame

Two former wrestlers were inducted into the General McLane Hall of Fame. The GM Athletic Booster Club will hold it's annual Hall of Fame ceremony on Aug. 31st at the first home football game. Four new members will be formally inducted during the halftime ceremony. The two former wrestlers to be inducted are:

Bill Kirdahy

Bill Kirdahy is a 1981 graduate of General McLane. He was a standout wrestler. Kirdahy was a 4 year letter winner, 4 time All-ECL selection, 2 time Sectional runner-up, 2 time sectional champ, 3 time District 10 champ, 3 time regional runner-up, 3 time PIAA quarterfinalist, 3 time GM Christmas Tournament champ, 3 time ECL champ and winner of the ECL Oustanding Wrestler award in 1980.

Kirdahy finished his wrestling career with an outstanding 104-16 record, including 50 pins. He wrestled for West Virginia and received a B.S. in business administration. Kirdahy resides in Saegertown with his wife and two children. He is a senior marketing specialist for the Thomas Publishing Co. and is president of W.R. Kirdahy Associates, Inc.

Gary Paul Gilbert

Gary P. Gilbert was a 1989 graduate of General McLane. He played football and was a member of the wrestling team. As a senior, he was unbeaten and was a unanimous selection to the All-ECL wrestling team. He was voted the wrestling team's most outstanding wrestler in his junior and senior years.

He was also a standout on the football squad, rushing for 1,141 yards as a senior. He was also selected to the All-ECL football squad that same year. He was also selected to play in the Save-An-Eye Football Game and was a Lions Club and Channel 24 athlete of the week.

Gilbert resides in Little Valley N.Y. with his wife, where he teaches science and coaches wrestling.

Other Inductees

There were also two other inductees to this year's Hall of Fame. Melanie Dunn Ross and Dr. Matt Walker.
Ross, a 1988 graduate, played basketball and softball at GM. Ross,is a softline manager at K-Mart and lives in Erie, with her husband.

Walker graduated in 1990 and played football, basketball and track. He resides in Maryville MO. with his wife and son, where he is an assistant professor in the Communications and Theatre Arts Dept. at Northwest Missouri State.

More details can be found in the August 26th 2001 issue of the Independent Enterprise.




© 2001 All rights reserved.
Thanks to Blue Sparks for use of the Blue Send script.