• 2014 Annual Larry Fornicola

    Holiday Tournament

    SATURDAY, December 20, 2014

    Newly renovated facility - 6 to 8 Mats - Top 100 - OTofC Qualifier - Great competition - Double Elimination - Jr High Div



    *A special rate has been set up with the Penn Stater Hotel/Conference Center 814-863-5050..  About 10 miles from BHS right off I99.  Very nice and easy to get to.  Mention the Fornicola Wrestling Tournament for the special rate.

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    What about Larry Fornicola? Who is he?

    Larry was most recognized accomplishment is winning an NCAA title 1955 @ 137 lbs. His Career record at BHS was 32-7  & won D6 titles in 1950 and 1951.

    In addition, Larry is recognized for his distinguished, life-long career as both an athlete and coach in wrestling.

    Other accomplishments:

    -           Coach at Keystone for 25 years and compiled a record of 216-151-5 during his tenure.

    -           3 X NJCAA wrestling Coach of the Year & his teams produced three national champions, 31 district champions and over 60 All-Region selections. 

    -           inducted into the NJCAA National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1980.

    -           Lifetime Service to Wrestling Honoree, which recognizes his years of dedication to the development and leadership in youth through the sport of wrestling.

    -           won the Wilkes Open Tournament title four consecutive years (one of only four men to have won four titles)

    -           selected for the first all Penn State Wrestling Team. 

    -           Larry was 4th in the 1956 Olympic Greco-Roman TRIALS.. He was 2nd that year in the National AAUs.

    -           He coached at Keystone Junior College with a coaching record of 216-150-5. He was a three-time NJCAA Coach of the Year.

    Larry's wrestling knowledge was rewarded in 1968 when he was appointed head coach for Junior College Olympic tryouts, and in 1978 when he was named head coach of the U.S. Greco Roman team for the Pan Am Games.

Last Modified on December 1, 2018