Wrestler of the Week: Kaleb Loht


The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Kaleb Loht of Messiah. Loht won the 141 lbs. bracket at the Pete Willson Wheaton Invitational for the second year in a row this past Saturday. After a first round bye, Loht scored a pair of major decisions to reach the semifinals where he defeated Layten Binion of North Central by a 6-1 score. This set up a rematch of the 2014 NCAA finals against Matt Adcock of Whitewater. Loht prevailed again over Adcock, winning by fall in the second period. Loht was named the George Olson Outstanding Wrestler at the tournament, running his record on the year to 30-0.

Loht, a senior from McClure, Pennsylvania, was the 141 lbs. NCAA champion in 2014 in his first trip to the NCAA Championships. He has been ranked #1 in the d3wrestle.com Rankings all season, and has won titles this year at the Messiah Invitational, Roger Williams Invitational, Middle Atlantic Conference Championships, and the Pete Willson Wheaton Invitational. Loht has not lost to a Division III opponent since the 2012-2013 season and currently has a career record of 147-12 with 43 falls. Loht and the rest of the Falcons will host York College in a dual tonight at 7pm.