Penn State's Ruth Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Jan. 4, 2011

Big Ten Wrestling Weekly Release

Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Ed Ruth, Penn State
Fr. - 174 - Harrisburg, Pa. - Susquehanna Township

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
Nov. 9: Ian Paddock, So., OSU
Nov. 16: Kyle Dooley, So., ILL; Sean Boyle, So., MICH
Nov. 23: Travis Rutt, Jr., WIS
Nov. 30: Paul Young, Sr., IND
Dec. 7: Kellen Russell, Jr., MICH
Dec. 14: Kevin Steinhaus, Fr., MINN
Dec. 21: Tony Dallago, Fr., ILL
Jan. 4: Ed Ruth, Fr., PSU