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Travis Rutt
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Travis Rutt 1373039
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 184
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: New Prague, Minn.

Finished career with an 85-39 mark … 2011 All-American at 184 pounds while at Wisconsin … Three-time NCAA qualifier … Academic All-Big 12 (2014) … NWCA Division I All-Academic Team (2014).

Automatic qualifier for NCAA Championships after finishing second at Big 12 Championship to Iowa State’s Kyven Gadson, 4-3, after two tiebreakers … Received the No. 7 seed at the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City … Tallied a 22-7 record in his only competition season with the Sooners, including a 12-4 dual mark … Saw his career come to a close after suffering a concussion against Conner Hartmann of Duke, leading to an injury default against No. 9 seed Christian Boley of Maryland … Finished NCAAs with 1-2 record … Took the title at Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational as OU won its 15th straight title at the event … Won the 197-pound title at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational after beating American’s Daniel Mitchell by a 6-4 decision in the finals, helping the Sooners to a team victory at the event … Honored as Big 12 Wrestler of the Month for action from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1 following his 12-3 major decision of Oklahoma State’s Blake Rosholt, which proved to be the deciding point in OU’s 16-15 victory … Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Placed on NWCA Division I All-Academic Team.

Big Ten Wrestler of the Week...2010 Midlands Champion at 184 lbs....2011 All-American at 184 lbs. (seventh place)

AS A SENIOR (2011-12):
Olympic Redshirt

AS A JUNIOR (2010-11):
Wisconsin's starter at 184 lbs. (ranked in the top 12 all season and as high as third)...34-4 record on the season (excludes open tournaments)...17-0 record in duals...had one win by pin and five by major decision...won the Loras Open at 184 lbs. with a 3-0 record...took second place at 184 lbs. at the Cliff Keen Invite with a 5-1 record...placed first at the Midlands Championships...went 4-0 at the NWCA National Duals...took third place at the Big ten Championships at 184 lbs. with a 4-1 record...took seventh place at the NCAA Division I Championships with a 4-2 record, earning All-America honors

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10):
Wisconsin's starter at 184 lbs. (ranked as high as 16th)...17-13 record on the season...4-4 record in the Big Ten...had three wins by pin and one by major decision...went 4-1 at the NWCA National Duals...finished in fifth place at the Big Ten Championships with a 4-2 record...went 1-2 at the NCAA Division I Championships

Summer 2009:
Wrestled at the 2009 FILA Junior World Team Trials and took first in the 84 kg/185 lbs. Greco-Roman competition...wrestled at 2009 Junior World Championships in Ankara, Turkey...also competed at U.S. Junior Nationals in the 84 kg/185 lbs. freestyle division

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09):
One of four true freshmen starting for Wisconsin...starter at 174 lbs....went 9-15 overall, 5-9 in duals and 1-7 in Big Ten duals...scored 15 dual points on the season...defeated his first ranked opponent when he upset No. 12 Trevor Perry from Indiana, 8-5...went 8-3 while wrestling unattached...finished second at the Stevens Point Open

Two-time Minnesota state-champion...finished fourth at state his freshman year and third his sophomore year...2006 Cadet Freestyle All-American...finished first at 2008 Junior Greco-Roman National Championships and fourth in the freestyle competition... compiled a 181-12 record over four years at New Prague High School...a part of state championship team his senior year...two-time Academic All-State...winner of Minnesota State Tournament Outstanding Wrestler Award in 2008...ranked No. 12 at 171 lbs. in the InterMat Final All-Class High School Rankings of the 2007-08 school year

Parents are John and Cathy Rutt...is the oldest of four children, Natalie, Tanner and Nicole

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