History


Bethlehem Catholic will be making their 10th appearance at Escape the Rock.  The Golden Hawks have won 3 ETR championships in 2011, 2012 & 2018.


Bethlehem Catholic has a rich tradition of success in Pennsylvania wrestling, having won five PA state tournament titles and six PA state dual championships, the last coming in 2018.  Bethlehem Catholic has won seven District XI dual championships in its history.


BECA has sent 155 wrestlers to the PA state tournament in their history and won 82 medals, 8th all-time in Pennsylvania history.  The Golden Hawks 26 state champions rank them 7th on the PA all-time list, and they have crowned a state champion in each of the last seven seasons.

2017-18 Highlights


  • Nationally ranked #12 by FLO
  • PA State Dual Champs
  • ​PA State Tournament 3rd
  • Northeast Regional Champs
  • District XI Tournament Champs
  • District XI Dual Champs
  • Escape the Rock Champs
  • Beast of the East 11th
  • Ironman 11th
  • Christmas City Champs

Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks

Bethlehem, pa


PIAA AAA

Northeast Region

District XI

East Penn Conference


Head Coach


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top wrestlers for 2019


145 - Ryan Anderson, SR*

  • PA State Champ, Super 32 Champ,  Escape the Rock Finalist, Ironman Champ, Beast Champ

152 - Cole Handlovic, JR*

  • PA State 6th, NHSCA Soph Champ, Escape the Rock Finalist, Beast Finalist, Ironman Medalist

132 - Kenny Herrmann, JR*

  • PA State 4th, NHSCA Soph Finalist, Escape the Rock 5th, Beast 4th, Ironman Medalist, Super 32 Medalist

138 - Matt Lackman, JR*

  • 2x Ironman & Beast Medalist

160 - Luca Frinzi, SR

  • ​PA State 7th, Escape the Rock Finalist, Beast Medalist NHSCA All American, Fargo All American

120 - Matt Mayer, SO

  • PA State 4th

195 - Joey Kurtz, SR

  • Region Medalist

​285 - Jase Crouse, SR

  • Region Medalist, Escape the Rock Medalist, Beast Medalist

106 - Dante Frinzi, FR

  • PA JR High 3rd

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*Nationally ranked wrestler