Troy Letters, Lehigh University, Class of 2006
Troy Letters is a 2001 graduate of Shaler High School, where he twice won the Pennsylvania high school wrestling championship. As a senior, he was ranked number one nationally at 160 pounds and was a first team High School All-American
Troy went on to study and wrestle at Lehigh University where he became a three-time EIWA champion, as well as a three-time All-American for the Mountain Hawks. He was the NCAA runner-up at 165 pounds in 2003 as a freshman. In 2004, Troy won the NCAA title at 165 by defeating the only wrestler to beat him during the regular season, Oklahoma State’s Tyrone Lewis, 5-2, in the finals. Troy placed third at the 2005 NCAAs. He was named Lehigh’s best overall athlete in 2005.
As a senior in 2006, Troy was slowed by a serious injury that kept him from gaining his fourth EIWA crown and All-America honors. During his college career, Troy built a 115-9 overall record including an outstanding 65-2 dual meet record. Prior to his injury-hampered senior year, he amassed a 97-4 win-loss record.
Upon graduation from Lehigh, Troy worked as an assistant coach at Princeton University and later at Penn State. From there he moved on to Clarion University where he was an assistant for the 2012 season and head coach during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In 2011 Troy was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Troy currently works in private industry in logistics and operations. He resides in Clarion with his wife and two daughters.