Wrestling overview

Welcome to the official home of La Salle Explorer Wrestling!

La Salle Wrestling has a winning tradition with multiple state and national placers. The coaching staff looks to continue this tradition, while preparing our young men at La Salle for a rigorous college schedule. Wrestling is a great sport teaching many values of discipline, commitment, and determination. We are looking for student-athletes to continue the great tradition of La Salle Wrestling.

La Salle wrestling has produced over 90 PCL champions in the last 30 yeas, and 45 individual PCL Champions since 2009. La Salle has won 6 of the last 7 PCL and District 12 Titles.

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For those of you who will be 18 by June 15th and have an interest in helping young people with special needs, there are summer counselor employment opportunities at Carousel Farm's Rainbow Academy in Ivyland this summer. This would also be a fine experience if you wish to someday be a teacher, social worker, or counselor. If interested, please see Mr. Cassidy.

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The Men of LaSalle are looking for volunteers to help with gardening work over the next few weeks. The Face-to-Face Community Garden is a viable "garden to table" producer of healthy food for the Face-to-Face Kitchen and its clients. We have several opportunities to volunteer. On Saturday, April 24th we will prep the garden and on May 8th, May 15th and May 22nd we will do some planting. Please consider volunteering with your Student to help this worthy cause. For more detailed information and sign-up, please click the link below. Thank you for your consideration of this service opportunity to assist those in need.

Signup Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c48a8aa2fa4ff2-facetoface1

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La Salle's Fine Arts Department has made beautiful, original ceramics that will be available before the concert on Monday, April 26th. For a small cash donation, an original ceramic student artwork can be yours, while also supporting a great cause. Representatives from the Fine Arts Department will be in front of the main entrance of La Salle starting at 5:30pm on April 26th, please consider stopping by to support this great cause, even if you're not attending the concert. See the below link for additional details.

Read more about New Opportunity to Support Face to Face

For anyone interested in pursuing Veterinary Medicine or working with animals, Montgomery Animal Hospital in Flourtown has some part-time positions available in their kennel for after school and/or during the summer. Please see Mr. Cassidy at your first opportunity.

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All Seniors will be taking a class panoramic photo on Friday, April 23rd. Photo will take place during homeroom in the gym. Photo flyers will be going home to purchase the photo. Bring your order form and payment with you on Friday.

Students MUST be in school uniform (shirt and tie) for the photo.

Any questions, see Mrs. Stott.

Read more about Senior Panoramic Photo

The Mother's Club Board is proud to continue a rewarding service opportunity for mothers/primary caregivers and sons on Sunday, April 25th from 10:30am -1:00pm. The service includes preparing and distributing to-go meals as well as groceries from the pantry to the community members in need. We encourage you and your sons to wear your La Salle apparel and to bring a donation for the food pantryif you are able. Please refer to Manna's website for a current list of most needed items. http://www.mannaonmain.org

This weekend request is in need of ten (10) volunteers, (5) mother/son teams. If you and your son have not experienced this wonderful opportunity, we look forward to you joining us! If you are serving again we welcome you back. Thank you for your support of this wonderful organization. Sign up link below.


Read more about MOTHER/SON SERVICE at MANNA ON MAIN STREET - Sunday, April 25th

Galleli Formal Wear will be on campus on April 29th and April 30th from 11:00am to 2:00pm to fit any student who is interested in renting a tuxedo for prom! The cost is $125.00 and includes any style Tuxedo, Tie, Vest and Shoes. Payment can be cash, check or credit card. Tuxedos will be able to picked up and dropped off at La Salle. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Read more about Tuxedo Fittings for Prom

In order for your information to be included in the graduation program, all seniors who receive any scholarship or grant awards from any organization or college (whether or not they intend to enroll) must forward a copy of the award letter to our College Counseling Assistant, Mrs. Palopoli palopolik@lschs.org by Friday, April 23rd. Seniors, please remember to also forward all college acceptance letters to Mrs. Palopoli.

Read more about Seniors - Scholarship Recognition in Graduation Program
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Takedown Club

Who We Are

La Salle Wrestling consistently gives La Salle College High School a winning season. If you've ever been to a match, you know it's one of the most exciting and inspiring activities at La Salle. The Takedown Club works very hard behind the scenes to provide the encouragement and financial support to insure the continued success of this program. The camaraderie of the team members, parents, coaches, and faculty is perhaps greater than any other sport.

Every year the Takedown Club raises money to support and reward our kids for their hard work. We are a non-profit organization and spend all money raised on our wrestlers. Travel expenses, tournament fees, trophies, and jackets are only a few of the items we support. We need your help to continue our team's tradition of excellence.

Current Board


Kevin Lotsis

Vice President

Dave Gutekunst


Tim O'Toole

TreasurerColleen McLaren

2017-18 Committees

Volunteers are needed and always welcome. Listed below are committees that help raise money and perform necessary functions to make wrestling at La Salle a unique experience. Please contact any member of the Takedown Club to volunteer to help our wrestling program by serving on one of the following committees:

Travis Manion Tournament
JV Tournament
PJW Tournament
Snack Stand
Senior Night
Annual Picnic
Clothing Sales
Family Liturgy
Senior Night
Video Taping

La Salle tournaments

1st Lt. Travis Manion '99 Memorial Wrestling Tournament - Saturday, December 9, 2017

This tournament was named in honor of 1st Lieutenant Travis Manion '99, an outstanding La Salle and US Naval Academy wrestler, who was killed in combat in Iraq on April 29, 2007. For more information about Travis’s life, influence, and legacy, please visit http://www.travismanion.org/about-travis/.

For further information, please contact:

Coach Thaddeus Kavanagh (kavanaght@lschs.org)

Wrestling alumni

Travis Manion 1999 United States Naval Academy

Brandon Black 2002 Shippensburg University

Brendan Whitaker 2002 James Madison University

Max Courtney 2003 Washington and Lee University

Trevor Needham 2003 Scranton University

Andrew Cotlov 2005 New York University

Ed Valentino 2005 Lehigh University

Rob Stott 2006 Duquesne University

John Whitham 2007 Ursinus College

Andrew Furlong 2007 Kutztown University

Jack Carmody 2010 Kings College

Joey Mazzi 2011 Iowa Central College

Bryan Pflanz 2012 Elizabethtown College

Matt Cimato 2012 Drexel University

Casey Kent 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Antonio Pelusi 2014 Franklin & Marshall

Vincenzo Pelusi 2017 Drexel University

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