Jeff Upson Owner

Jeff Upson
Owner & Operator

Jeff Upson became involved in the sport of wrestling at age ten and created the Pennsylvania rankings website “PaPowerRankings” five years later in December 2004. Jeff wrestled for the Central Dauphin Youth Program, the Central Dauphin Junior High Program, and eventually the Central Dauphin High School Program coached by Jeff Sweigard. Despite not having a glorified varsity career, Jeff explains that “the sport of wrestling has taught me discipline, respect and intensity. I did not walk out of the Central Dauphin High School wrestling room with state, region, or sectional medals but I did take with me lifelong friendships.” Jeff graduated from West Virginia University in May 2010 with a BA degree in Criminology and Investigations. Jeff then spent one year in London, England where he completed a MA degree in International Criminology, maintaining his website throughout. Throughout all of these different roads Jeff continued to provide PA State Rankings and coverage of wrestling. Jeff resides in Pittsburgh, PA where he is a Police Officer for the City of Pittsburgh.

Thomas Shovlin

Thomas Shovlin
Finance & Marketing

Thomas Shovlin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he wrestled for the Quakers and earned a B.A. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. At UPenn, Thomas was an NCAA Division I National qualifier at 197 LBS in 2008. In high school, Thomas was a PIAA State runner-up his senior season at 189 LBS and third place finisher at 171 LBS his junior year at Central Dauphin High School. Thomas was a member of the “Patriot News Big 14 Team” three out of four years and compiled a career record of 141-11. Thomas resides in Philadelphia, PA where he works in the Healthcare industry.

Tom Upson

Tom Upson
Historian & Promoter

Tom Upson is the father of Jeff Upson and has spent the past 50 years following Pennsylvania Wrestling. Tom was a 1963 graduate of Trinity High School in Washington Pennsylvania where he wrestled. Tom later helped coach the wrestling team at Washington High School with PA Legend Stan Mousetis. Throughout his adult life Tom has followed Pennsylvania Wrestling closely, attending matches and tournaments across the State each year. Tom resides in Harrisburg, PA where he is retired and enjoys playing golf and pickleball.

Chuck Johnson
State/Regional Class AA Correspondent

2 time PIAA State Qualifier (1993/1994 Mifflinburg High School)
4 year letter winner (Bucknell University 1995-1998)
Assistant Wrestling Coach (East Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, NC 1998-1999)
Head Wrestling Coach (Line Mountain High School, 1999-2001)
Assistant Wrestling Coach (Mifflinburg High School, 2001-2003)
Assistant Wrestling Coach (Line Mountain High School, 2003 – Present)

Owner/Operator of PA Wrestling Rankings (2004 – 2012)
Owner/Operator of www.d4wrestling.com (2001 – Present)
Partner of Bison Legend Wrestling Tournaments (2006 – Present) (12 different events at 3 different locations)

Chuck currently resides in Lewisburg, Pa and is employed as an elementary school teacher.

PHILLIPS

Josh Phillips
Class AA/AAA Regional Correspondent

Josh Phillips graduated from Shikellamy High School in 2000 where he was a three year starter and two time District Champion for the Braves. He went on to Lock Haven University where he wrestled for two years and graduated in 2005. Josh has been a volunteer wrestling coach at Line Mountain High School since 2006 where the Eagles have had 15 state place winners including four State Champions during that time. He has also been the Line Mountain High School tournament director for the past two seasons. Josh has been provided the AAA portion of Pennsylvania Wrestling Rankings and the District Four rankings since 2006. He resides in Dalmatia, PA and is employed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Ian Crampton

Ian Crampton
District 1 Correspondant

Ian graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with a BS degree in Psychology and Film Studies with minors in Economics and Political Science. He is also a 2006 graduate of Unionville High School where he was a 4 year varsity starter and team captain his senior year. Despite an elbow injury that all but ended his competitive wrestling career, the sport never strayed far from his heart and he returned to District One as a coach in 2010. He believes that wrestling has taught him the skills necessary to succeed in all other aspects of his life and will always cherish the friendships he’s formed through this amazing sport. He is a firm believer in Dan Gable’s quote that “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” Ian is currently an assistant coach at Unionville High School.