• Went 13-10 on the year with two pins
• Placed fourth at the Brute Invitational, going 5-2 with a major decision
• Went 10-11 with four pins and one major decision
• Was redshirted
• Claimed a fourth place at Simonson Open, going 5-2 with two major decisions.
Prior to Kent State
• Placed eighth at Pennsylvania state tournament at 152 pounds
• Was a district and regional champion as a senior, finishing with a 36-8 record
• Went 28-10 as a junior with a fourth place finish at the district tournament
• Placed sixth at districts as a sophomore, completing a 30-10 season
• Grabbed a fifth place finish at district tournament as a freshman, concluding a 30-8 year
• Earned Inter-County All-Star accolades as a senior and honorable mention during freshman and junior seasons
• Was a three-time member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association All-Academic Team
• Was a member of three district championship teams at Westmont Hilltop
• The Hilltoppers won a conference title during his sophomore season and were ranked fifth in the state his senior year
• Earned 11 varsity letters at Hilltop: four in wrestling, four in baseball and three in football
• Named Outstanding Male Athlete at Hilltop following his senior year
• Earned all-state honors in football as a senior.
• Full name is Thaddeus James Keklak
• Is the son of Alex and Kerry Keklak
• Has a brother Nick and a sister Steph
• Majoring in exercise science
• Hopes to get a master's degree in athletic training and become a certified athletic trainer.