UW Health Sports Medicine 

Rutt earns victory by decision

Travis Rutt has earned a matchup against No. 1 seed Kirk Smith of Boise State after taking care of Nathan Schiedel of Binghamton, 7-3, at 184 lbs.

The first period had no score, but Rutt earned an escape two seconds into the second period to take a 1-0 lead. With 1:26 left, Rutt earned his first takedown to move ahead 3-0. Leading 3-1, Rutt earned another takedown with 12 seconds left in the second to go ahead 5-1.

In the final period, Schiedel escaped with 1:36 remaining, but Rutt earned his third takedown of the match with 1:05 left. One more escape from Schiedel came with 48 seconds remaining, but it was too late as Rutt advanced with a 7-3 decision.