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Travis Rutt
Travis Rutt


New Prague, Minn.

High School:
New Prague

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 184


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

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 ... tok 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

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

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

High School: 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

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

Why Wisconsin?

Great school, great coaches.



Food: Pizza ... Athlete: Justin Morneau ...TV show: "Friends" ... Movie: Tombstone ... Pro sports team: Denver Broncos ... Vacation spot: Fargo ... Wrestler: Trey Bertram

First started wrestling: Kindergarten
Most memorable match: Wrestling Cole Schmitt at the schoolboy duals
In the off-season, I worked on: Greco-roman wrestling
The best thing about Madison is: The people
Dream job/career: Crime scene investigator
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Sky diving
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be: Hawaii
If you could bring one thing from your hometown, it would be: My friends
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Carbonation machine
Greatest fear: Snakes
Which fictional or historical figure would you like to meet? Lord Voldemort (from Harry Potter)
Most famous person I've met: Andrew Howe
If you could have one superpower what would it be? Invisibility
If I had a million dollars, I would... Buy a fast food restaurant chain
Worst habit: Biting fingernails

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