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Travis Rutt
Travis Rutt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Prague, Minn.

High School:
New Prague

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 184

Experience:
2V

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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

Personal:
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.

OFF THE MAT WITH TRAVIS RUTT

Favorites:

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

ON WISCONSIN
Wisconsin vs. Purdue
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