19th-straight home sell out to send off senior class in dual finale
Three years ago, the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling staff has added yet another National Champion to the fold as Troy Letters, Lehigh's last national champion, joined the staff as Director of Wrestling Operations. This year, Letters heads into his second season as an assistant coach for Cael Sanderson.
Letters was a three-time All-American for the Mountain Hawks and claimed Lehigh's last national championship as well. He was National Runner-Up at 165 in 2003 as a freshman, won the 2004 NCAA National Championship and placed third in 2005. As a senior in 2006, Letters was hampered by a serious injury that kept him from gaining his fourth All-America nod.
Letters was an assistant coach at Princeton University during the 2006-07 season and then started and ran his own wrestling club in eastern Pennsylvania. He left Lehigh as one of the school's most decorated wrestlers. Beyond the success at Nationals, Letters was a three-time EIWA Champion and collected a superb 115-9 overall record. He posted an amazing 65-2 dual meet record.
He and his wife Concepcion reside in State College with their newborn daughter Blythe.