Pennsylvania Collegiate Wrestler for the 2013 Season



  At the conclusion of each college wrestling season, WrestlingReport.com selects its Pennsylvania Collegiate Wrestler(s) of the Year.  This annual recognition goes to a wrestler who is both a Pennsylvania native and competed for a Pennsylvania college or university.


  WrestlingReport, under the direction of Bruce Closson, today announced that the Pennsylvania Collegiate Wrestler(s) of the Year for the 2013 season are Ed Ruth and Quentin Wright.  Ruth, from Harrisburg, is a junior at Penn State University.  Wright, from Wingate, is a senior at Penn State.  Together they led Penn State to the 2013 NCAA Tournament team championship, the third NCAA title in a row for Coach Cael Sanderson’s Nittany Lions.


  Ed Ruth had a spectacular 2013 season.  He won his second NCAA championship, this year at 184 pounds.  Mr. Ruth won the Penn State Open, the Southern Scuffle, battled undefeated through the dual-meet season, won the Big Ten Tournament, the 2013 NCAA’s and completed the year with a W/L record of 33-0.


  Quentin Wright also had a fantastic 2013 season, this year competing at 197 pounds and winning his second NCAA championship.  Mr. Wright won the Penn State Open, the Southern Scuffle, battled undefeated through the dual meet campaign, took the Big Ten tournament crown, won his second NCAA title (this time at 197 pounds) and concluded his 2013 campaign at 32-0.


  Congratulations to Ed Ruth and Quentin Wright, WrestlingReport.com’s Pennsylvania Collegiate Wrestlers of the Year for 2013.  Past winners of this WR.com recognition were:  Penn State’s Jeremy Hunter for the 2000 wrestling season; Edinboro University’s Josh Koscheck for 2001; Lehigh University team mates Rob Rohn and Jon Trenge (tie vote) for 2002; Lehigh University’s Troy Letters for both 2003 and 2004; Pitt-Johnstown’s Thad Benton for 2005; Phil Davis of Penn State for 2006; Pittsburgh’s Keith Gavin for 2007 and 2008; Edinboro’s Jarrod King for 2009 and 2010; Penn State’s Quentin Wright for 2011; and Penn State’s Ed Ruth for the 2012 wrestling season.