History


Bethlehem Catholic will be making their 11th appearance at Escape the Rock.  The Golden Hawks have won 5 ETR championships in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2018 & 2019.


Bethlehem Catholic has a rich tradition of success in Pennsylvania wrestling, having won six PA state tournament titles and seven PA state dual championships, the last coming in 2019.  Bethlehem Catholic has won eight District XI dual championships in its history.


BECA has sent 162 wrestlers to the PA state tournament in their history and won 87 medals, 8th all-time in Pennsylvania history.  The Golden Hawks 27 state champions rank them 7th on the PA all-time list, and they have crowned a state champion in each of the last eight (8) seasons.

2018-19 Highlights


  • PA State Dual Champs
  • ​PA State Tournament Champs
  • Northeast Regional Champs
  • District XI Dual Champs
  • Escape the Rock Champs
  • Beast of the East 5th
  • Ironman 3rd
  • Christmas City Champs

Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks

top wrestlers for 2020


​106 - Cael McIntyre, FR

  • ​PJW Medalist

113 - Dante Frinzi, SO

  • ​PA State Qualifier

120 - Andrew Harmon, FR

  • PJW Finalist, Super 32 Middle School All American

126 - Matt Mayer, JR

  • ​2x PJW State Medalist

132 - Evan Gleason, JR

  • ​PA State Qualifier, Beast, Hurricane and Cumberland Valley Medalist

138 - Kenny Herrmann, SR

  • PA State Finalist & 3x Medalist; Escape the Rock, Super 32, Beast & NHSCA Finalist; Ironman 3rd

145 - Matt Lackman, SR

  • ​Escape the Rock, Beast & Ironman Medalist

152 - Cole Handlovic, SR

  • ​2x PA State Medalist, 2x Escape the Rock & Beast Finalist, Ironman Medalist, NHSCA Champ

170 - Anthony DeRosa, JR

  • NJ State Qualifier



Bethlehem, pa


PIAA AAA

Northeast Region

District XI

East Penn Conference


Head Coach

Jeff Karam

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