Dalton Leightner

Dalton Leightner

  • Year:
    Jr.
  • Hometown:
    Ravenna
  • High School:
    Rootstown
  • Major:
    Undecided

2019-2020:

  • Named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-American first-team
  • NCAA Division III National Tournament qualifier at 157 pounds
  • Named to National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American team (second straight season)
  • Finished second at the NCAA Division III Central Region Tournament
  • Earned All-Central Region honors (Top-3 in each weight class)
  • Defeated #6-ranked wrestler in Div. III at Central Region Tournament
  • Compiled a perfect 5-0 record at the 2020 NWCA Div. III National Duals in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Named OAC Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 13, 2020
  • Compiled a 28-10 record
  • Had five pins, six technical falls and six major decisions
  • Also had 24 takedowns, 27 escapes, 10 reversals and 38 near falls
  • His 38 nears falls led the team
  • Earned his third varsity letter

2018-2019:

  • 2019 National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American selection
  • Won the 149-pound individual title at the 2019 John Carroll University Open Tournament
  • Compiled a 34-12 record
  • His 34 victories and 17 pins led the team
  • 17 pins, six technical falls and two major decisions
  • Named OAC Wrestler of the Week on February 11, 2019
  • Earned his second varsity letter

2017-2018:

  • Wrestled at 141, 149 or 157 pounds
  • Compiled a 13-10 record
  • Recorded four pins, four technical fall and three major decisions
  • Earned his first varsity letter

High School Information:

  • Competed and earned four varsity letters in wrestling
  • Two-time Portage Trail Conference champion
  • Two-time OHSAA District Champion
  • Three-time OHSAA Sectional Champion
  • Three-time OHSAA State Tournament qualifier
  • Placed seventh at the 2016 OHSAA State Tournament at 113 pounds
  • Placed fourth at the 2017 OHSAA State Tournament at 120 pounds
  • An Honor Roll student

Personal Information:

  • Athletic Training Major
  • Carries a 3.47 grade point average
  • Son of Jeff and Helene Leightner
This page was last updated on April 8, 2020