Luke Pletcher

133 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Latrobe, Pa.
  • High School Greater Latrobe
  • Year Senior
  • Weight 133

CAREER HONORS
• All-American (2018, 2019)
• Big Ten finalist (2018, 2019)
• Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Champion (2017)
• NCAA qualifier (2017, 2018, 2019)
• TheOpenMat.com Freshman All-American team
• NWCA Scholar All-American (2018, 2019)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017, 2018, 2019)

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2018-19 (Junior)
• Returned to the All-America podium by placing fourth at the NCAA Championships
• Also made another appearance in the Big Ten Championships finals
• Significant increase on bonus rate — posting six major decisions, three pins and two tech falls in 27 victories
• Season mark of 27-7 included a 7-2 B1G dual record and nine wins over top-20 opponents (six vs. top-10 foes)
• Ohio Intercollegiate Open Champion, Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Runner-up

2017-18 (Sophomore)
• Climbed the All-America podium with a fourth-place showing at the NCAA Championships
• Racked up 30 wins, posting a 30-3 overall record with two major decisions and two pins
• Went 13-1 in dual competition (+44 team point differential) and 7-1 during the Big Ten slate
• Big Ten Championships runner-up
• Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational champion
• Princeton Open champion
• Tallied a 9-3 ledger versus nationally-ranked opponents
• Started the season with 22 straight wins
• Grinded out 17 victories by three points or less

2016-17 (Freshman)
• Advanced to the Round of 16 at NCAA Championships
• Finished with a 25-9 record
• Fourth at the Big Ten Championships
• Co-champion of the Eastern Michigan Open and champion of the Michigan State Open
• 8-3 in duals and 6-3 against Big Ten foes
• 6-6 against ranked opponents
• 17-9 after moving up from 133 lbs. to 141 lbs.
• Competed at the Midland Championships, going 3-2

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Three-time Pennsylvania state champion and four-time finalist
• Two-time Super 32 champion
• FloNational champ
• Consensus top-10 ranked recruit
• Rated as the No. 6 overall recruit nationally and No. 2 at 132 lbs. by FloWrestling
• No. 8 overall prospect by InterMat
• Top-ranked recruit from the state of Pennsylvania
• Defeated 2015 Cadet World champion Yianni Diakomilhalis at the Who’s #1 event
• Began his senior season with a record of 166-5
• Won the PIAA state title as a freshman at 106 lbs. and then knocked off the defending champion in the 2014 state finals at 120 lbs. (in overtime)
• State finalist as a junior
• Went 41-2 as a freshman, 43-0 as a sophomore, 39-2 as a junior and 43-1 as a senior
• Fifth at the 2015 UWW Junior Nationals