Penn State's Ruth Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Jan. 4, 2011
Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Penn State freshman Ed Ruth earns Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors after winning five bouts, including decisions over top-ranked Mack Lewnes of Cornell and No. 2 Chris Henrich of Virginia, en route to the 174-pound title at the Southern Scuffle last week. Ruth's performance led the Nittany Lions to a tie for first place in the 34-team field and earned him the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler award. Ruth, ranked 10th in the country at 174, opened the tournament by pinning Army's Robert Doyle in 2:11, followed by an 11-3 major decision over Michigan's Justin Zeerip. He earned his second pin of the event against Lock Haven's Michael Khoury, scoring the fall in 1:07. Ruth then defeated Lewnes by an 11-5 decision in the semifinals before earning a 7-2 decision over Henrich to take home the title. Ruth now holds a 17-1 record this season.
Last Penn State Wrestler of the Week: Cyler Sanderson (Dec. 22, 2009)
2010-11 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Week