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Share our heritage: 1966 District 6 wrestling champions

Pictured after winning the district title are Penns Valley wrestlers: bottom row, Barry Williams and Marty Ilgen; back, Jack Reigel, coach Joe Hammaker and Sam Reish.
Pictured after winning the district title are Penns Valley wrestlers: bottom row, Barry Williams and Marty Ilgen; back, Jack Reigel, coach Joe Hammaker and Sam Reish. Photo provided

Today’s photos are from Scott Vogt.

They are of District 6 wrestling champions in 1966 and appeared in the CDT in March 1966.

Vogt writes: “The championship tournament was held at the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona. My grandfather, Curtis Watts, was superintendent of the Penns Valley School District and also a member of the District 6 committee. He proudly presented the championship trophy to coach Hammaker who accepted it on behalf of the entire wrestling team, which was also undefeated that year.”

ABOUT THIS SERIES

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past.

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