Buckeyes’ Pletcher and Boilermakers’ Coleman each claim titles at MSU Open, share Wrestler of the Week plaudit

Co-Wrestlers of the Week

Luke Pletcher, Ohio State

141 pounds – Sr. – Latrobe, Pa. – Greater Latrobe – Sport Industry

 

  • Opened his senior campaign with a 5-0 record, including a pair of ranked wins, and the 141-pound crown at the Michigan State Open
  • Dethroned No. 1 Dom Demas of Oklahoma in the championship bout with an escape on his turn in the referee’s position before riding Demas for the complete 30 seconds and securing a 2-1 win
  • Posted a 15-5 major decision over the 12th-ranked 133-pounder in the country, Dylan Duncan of Illinois, in the semifinals
  • Garnered bonus points, including a pair of pins in 3:20 and 6:56, in his first three bouts
  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the first Wrestler of the Week Award of his career
  • Last Ohio State Wrestler of the Week: Kollin Moore (Feb. 19, 2019)

 

 

Kendall Coleman, Purdue

157 pounds – Fr. – South Holland, Ill. – Mount Carmel – Undecided

 

  • Made his collegiate debut at the Michigan State Open, earning 19 takedowns in five matches en route to the 157-pound title
  • Earned the first two falls of his varsity career against Tiffin’s Hunter Langeloh (6:42) in the opening round and Ohio’s Zac Carson (6:16) in the semifinals
  • Took out a pair of ranked opponents, defeating No. 15 Eric Barone of Illinois (13-7) and Penn’s No. 9 Anthony Artalona (10-7) in the finals to become one of three freshmen to earn titles in the open division
  • Earns the first Wrestler of the Week Award of his career
  • Last Purdue Wrestler of the Week: Danny Sabatello (Jan. 20, 2015)