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  Melvin Lofton
Melvin Lofton
Player Profile

Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Tulsa Webster

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 141


2001-02: Claimed the championship at 141 pounds at the Oklahoma Gold Classic.

2000-01: Began the season as Witt Durden's backup at 133 pounds but saw all of his action at 141 pounds...Did not compete until the Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals because of injury...Was forced into the lineup at the National Duals due to an injury to Michael Lightner...Lost his first four matches before winning his next four...Placed second at the Jack Hancock Invitational.

1999-00: Joined the Sooner squad at the beginning of the second semester...Compiled a 1-1 dual record...Matches came at 141 pounds...Placed fourth at the Glen Brand Open at 133 pounds...Finished 5-3 overall.

HIGH SCHOOL: Compiled a 120-13 record while wrestling for Mike Ryan at Tulsa Webster...1998 Oklahoma state champion...Finished as the runner-up in 1997 and fourth in 1996...Named to the Oklahoma All-State team...Lettered four years in wrestling and served as team captain for two seasons...Also lettered in football.

OTHER INFORMATION: A member of the honor roll two years in high school...Attended Langston before transferring to OU...Recruited by Harvard, Oklahoma State and Minnesota out of high school...Also played one year of football in high school...Majoring in sociology.

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