Charles A. (Endrun) Sacavage

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Charles Sacavage was a terrific football and track competitor at Mt. Carmel High School and Gettysburg College; but it was a wrestler where he gained most prominence.

He was the District IV Long Jump Champion and once scored two touchdowns in less than two minutes, testimony to his performance in those sports. But as a wrestler, he had no parallel.

He was involved in wrestling continuously from 1934 to 1989 either as a wrestler, coach or official. He was undefeated throughout his career at Mt. Carmel; and then went on to become a Three-Time Middle Atlantic Champion at Gettysburg.

After completing his college career he turned to teaching and coaching. He coached at Lansdowne and Wiconisco High Schools throughout 1947. At Wiconisco he was head coach in football, basketball and baseball.

He returned to Mt. Carmel in 1948 as an assistant to Mike Terry. From 1952 through 1964 he was head wrestling coach at his alma mater.

From 1940 through 1990 Sacavage was licensed PIAA Wrestling Official and was one of the founding members of the Keystone Chapter of Wrestling Officials.

His three sons: Charles Jr., Bob and Greg competed with outstanding success as both football players and wrestlers at Mount Carmel. He joins his sons Bob as a member of the Hall of Fame. Bob, a State Champion, was inducted in 1983.

Categories: 1991 Hall of Fame