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In 1939, Frank McCorkel represented Hershey.  In 1973, Don McCorkel won for Hershey.  Don McCorkel was a beast.  I saw him wrestle a lot back then cause I lived out in District 3 in the early 70's.  He ran roughshod at states, a major and two pins, and he was built like a monster.  He just bulled people into submission.
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Wade McCorkel also took 8th at states for Hershey in 2006


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Excellent work by all involved......Well done fellas, well done.
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Awesome job, going thru those old brackets really brings back some great memories!
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Lower Merion had 3 state finalists in 1941. That team has to be up there for greatest of all time teams. Maybe only D1 team ever to have 3 state finalists.
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Originally posted by Berwyn Berwyn wrote:

Lower Merion had 3 state finalists in 1941. That team has to be up there for greatest of all time teams. Maybe only D1 team ever to have 3 state finalists.

Of course I had to look this up, LOL...

Three D1 teams have had 3 finalists in the same year.  Lower Merion in 1941 is one of those teams.  Anyone want to guess on the other 2 teams??

Eight D1 teams have had 2 finalists in the same year (excluding the 3 that had 3 in the same year).  Anyone want to guess those?

Maybe I'll eventually make this kind of stat a report to view.


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Teams with 3 finalists-
1939  Cheltenham - 1-1st  2-2nd
1941  Lower Merion - 3-2nd
2005  Council Rock South - 2-1st  1-2nd


Teams with 2 finalists-
1977  Council Rock 2-1st
1987  North Penn 2-1st
1999  Council Rock 2-2nd
2004  Pennridge 2-2nd
2006  Upper Perk 2-1st
2006  Boyertown 2-2nd
2013  Norristown 2-2nd

Missing one.  I'll try to figure it out.

Council Rock has been carrying District One's water since 1977.  They've won 2 state titles (1977, 2005) and have had numerous state finalists over the years  



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Impressive OC!

The missing team is Quakertown from 2005...with two 2nds.
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Someone emailed me tonight with a correction, and it involved a unique stat.

There are 2 guys in PIAA history to make it to the finals all 4 years but fail to win the title.

Sam Coursen from Forty Fort, class of 1949
Bob Simpson from Warrior Run, class of 1988

Assuming no other major typos/mistakes with the data, there are 29 wrestlers who were 4x finalists.  
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Part way through entering the data, I posted some stats on number of wrestlers who competed at states, medalists, and champions.  Here are the final numbers now that everything is in...

Total wrestlers to compete at states: 13,175

Total wrestlers with medals:
Any medal count: 5,438 (41.275%)
1 medal: 3,506 (26.611%)
2 medals: 1,386 (10.520%)
3 medals: 405 (3.074%)
4 medals: 141 (1.070%)

Total wrestlers with championships:
Any champ count: 1,197 (9.085%)
1 championship: 955 (7.249%)
2 championships: 187 (1.419%)
3 championships: 43 (0.326%)
4 championships: 12 (0.091%)


There might be a few more corrections but it shouldn't change the numbers all that much.
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Originally posted by MTLeister MTLeister wrote:

Part way through entering the data, I posted some stats on number of wrestlers who competed at states, medalists, and champions.  Here are the final numbers now that everything is in...

Total wrestlers to compete at states: 13,175

Total wrestlers with medals:
Any medal count: 5,438 (41.275%)
1 medal: 3,506 (26.611%)
2 medals: 1,386 (10.520%)
3 medals: 405 (3.074%)
4 medals: 141 (1.070%)

Total wrestlers with championships:
Any champ count: 1,197 (9.085%)
1 championship: 955 (7.249%)
2 championships: 187 (1.419%)
3 championships: 43 (0.326%)
4 championships: 12 (0.091%)


There might be a few more corrections but it shouldn't change the numbers all that much.

Mike looking at these numbers I was taken aback by the % of competitors who won a medal.  Then I realized for so many years only 4 guys qualified and the semifinal losers were given 3rd place.

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Yeah that's true.  I should run the numbers from 1974 to present and see how it ends up.  Probably be way different.
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Originally posted by NCAARef NCAARef wrote:

Originally posted by MTLeister MTLeister wrote:

Part way through entering the data, I posted some stats on number of wrestlers who competed at states, medalists, and champions.  Here are the final numbers now that everything is in...

Total wrestlers to compete at states: 13,175

Total wrestlers with medals:
Any medal count: 5,438 (41.275%)
1 medal: 3,506 (26.611%)
2 medals: 1,386 (10.520%)
3 medals: 405 (3.074%)
4 medals: 141 (1.070%)

Total wrestlers with championships:
Any champ count: 1,197 (9.085%)
1 championship: 955 (7.249%)
2 championships: 187 (1.419%)
3 championships: 43 (0.326%)
4 championships: 12 (0.091%)


There might be a few more corrections but it shouldn't change the numbers all that much.

Mike looking at these numbers I was taken aback by the % of competitors who won a medal.  Then I realized for so many years only 4 guys qualified and the semifinal losers were given 3rd place.


Ref:  I don't think you're quite accurate on that one.  You are right that only 4 guys qualified for many years.  However, for as long as I can remember, there were no 3rd place awards.  I'm an eye witness.


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