Westhill Warriors


Coach John Ryan started the Westhill High School wrestling program with six wrestlers. With the help of Assistant Coach Bill Kersten, the program peeked at almost 100 participants each season. John coached the Westhill Warrior Varsity Wrestling team from 1963-76 during which he earned over 100 wins. Among his many accomplishments were three-time OCHSL Champions and Coach of the Year honors three times. His 1966-67 team was undefeated at 15-0. Johns Westhill teams wrestled perennial powers Baldwinsville, Fulton, North Syracuse, ESM, West Genesee, Liverpool, Jordan-Elbridge and Jasmesville-DeWitt. In 1971 John coached Eric Bratt to the NYS Championship at 171 pounds. Coach Ryan followed that with two additional Section III Champions Joe Davitt in 1973 and David Hudson in 1976. Congratulations to Coach John Ryan on his induction into the Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame.

OCHSL (Onondaga County High School League) Undefeated Southern Division Champions 1963-1964 season
OCHSL combined Northern & Southern Divisions Coach of the Year 1966-1967 Season (Record 15-0-0)
OCHSL Southern Division Champions 1969-1970 season
OCHSL Southern Division Coach of the Year 1970-1971 season
1970-71 Class C Team Champions
OCHSL Southern Division Champions 1971-1972 season
OCHSL Southern Division Coach of the Year 1972-1973 season
Recorded 100th victory as head coach 1974-1975 season