Audio Interview: Mike Letts

Scott Casber

12/8/2010
Scott Casber, Takedown Radio
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Where Hudson Taylor left off Maryland's Mike Letts has continued and does so with Takedown Wrestling Radio. The affable and driven criminology major sits on an almost perfect year (15-1) after a weekend of great competition back home in PA. This is our first interview with Mike, hopefully there will be more with this fine young man. - Scott Casber

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mike Letts has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week for the second consecutive week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Letts, a senior, won the 174-pound title at the Nittany Lion Open on Sunday by going 6-0, including a 9-4 decision over No. 14 Ed Ruth of Penn State. Letts, currently ranked ninth by Intermat, is 3-1 against top-15 opponents.

The Parkesburg, Pa., native started the open tournament with a 16-0 technical fall over Virginia Tech's Angel Malvestuto followed by a 10-2 major decision over Shane Stark of Lehigh. After topping J.C. Oddo of Citadel, 3-1, Letts advanced to the finals thanks to a decision over No. 18 Alex Caruso of Rutgers.

On the season, Letts is 15-1 with his only loss coming in overtime to then-No. 8 Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma.

Maryland has won three of the five ACC Wrestler of the Week awards this season. Josh Asper won the award on Nov. 16.

Letts is expected to take on No. 16 Ryan Patrovich this weekend when the Terps travel to Hofstra for a duals meet.