2008-09: Finished second in the Pointer Open winning three matches ... finished in first place at the "Flash" Flanagan Open earning two falls and two decisions for four victories ... earned six decisions throughout the year as well as three pins ... longest win streak of the season was four ... won 10 matches as a red shirt junior in the 141 pound weight class.
2007-08: Won four out of his first five matches at the Cyclone Open... recorded a 10-5 overall record, with two falls and two major decisions... finished fourth at the Duhawk Open while picking up one major decision and one fall in three victories... earned a major decision over Zac Holland of Augustana... won two matches at the "Flash" Flanagan Open, including one by fall.
2006-07: Went 12-12 with one pin at 141-pounds... did not compete in any MAC dual matches, then made an improbable run at MAC title, advancing to the championship match... finished third in MAC Championships as a freshman... placed fourth at Pointer Open at 141-pounds... registered a fifth-place finish at the Dan Gable Open at 141-pounds.
2005-06 (Redshirt): Picked up his first collegiate victory in an match at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Pointer Open in the 141-pound class... posted a 5-4 record in open competition on the season.
High School: A four-time IHSA State Championship qualifier and two-time all-America selection... finished fifth at the Fila Cadet National in 2004... placed in regionals and sectionals four times... earned NHSCA All-American Honors with a sixth place national finish.
Personal: Son of Kelly and Tim Ruettiger... born March 20, 1987... nephew of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger who was depicted in the 1993 motion picture "Rudy."
Year W L Pins
2005-06 5 4 1
2006-07 12 12 1
Career 17 16 2