Keller feeling mixed emotions over abrupt ending
March 22, 2020


NCAA WRESTLING: COVID-19 costs NT native shot at national title.

Troy Keller lives for the hunt. Mainly deer, as signified by the antlers tattooed across his back, but also turkey, duck, goose, squirrel, rabbit.

And wrestling championships.

In past title-hunting seasons, Keller won Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Section VI championships and was a state finalist during his senior year at North Tonawanda High School. He went on to become a two-time All-American and national champion at Niagara County Community College. Over the past two years competing for the University at Buffalo, Keller claimed consecutive Mid-American Conference championships.

Keller’s pursuit of an NCAA title, however, was foiled by an opponent nobody has been able to pin down yet — the global coronavirus outbreak.