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Senior Nick Ruggear heads into the 2014-15 season ready to compete for the starting heavyweight spot once again for the Nittany Lions. Ruggear went 6-4 a year ago and wrestled in one dual for the Nittany Lions. The Oxford, Pa., native has 27 career wins. Parents: Colleen and Anthony Ruggear -- Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services
Posted 6-4 overall record...had three majors and one pin...raised career record to 27-11...posted 3-2 mark at Bearcat Open on 11/10...went 3-1 at ESU Open on 11/17 to take third...lost tough 5-1 decision to #7 Mike McClure in dual meet on 1/31.
Posted 6-3 mark in open tournaments...went 2-2 at Southern Scuffle in heavyweight debut...runner-up at Hitchcock Invitational on 1/20, going 4-1...had two pins and two majors.
First year collegiate action.
Went 5-1 to take third at 197 at Washington and Jefferson Open on 11/13, wrestling unattached....made Penn State dual meet debut with 12-1 major over Harvard's Bryan Panzano on 11/21, part of solid 2-1 showing at Sprawl and Brawl Duals...went 5-2 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/5 to take seventh place...downed Lock Haven's Derrick Caldwell 8-6 on 12/12...went 1-2 at Southern Scuffle on 12/29...beat Pitt's Paul Sorentino in dual on 1/21, the lost to #6 Matt Powless of Indiana on 1/23...dropped 12-3 major to #10 Anthony Biondo on 2/6....went 0-2 at 197 in the 2011 Big Ten Championships on 3/5.
Nick had a strong career at Oxford High School. He took third at PIAAs at 215 this past season and placed fifth at high school nationals earlier in the spring. The Oxford High School grad went 40-4 this past season for the Hornets and left Oxford with a 120-30 career record with 49 pins.
|YEAR||OVERALL||DUALS (B10)||TRN (B10/NCAA)||F||TF||M||Pts.|
|2010-11||15-4||4-7 (0-6)||11-7 (0-2/0-0)||0-1||1-1||3-4||13|
|2012-13||6-3||0-0 (0-0)||6-3 (0-0/0-0)||2-0||0-0||2-0||0|
|2013-14||6-4||0-1 (0-1)||6-3 (0-0/0-0)||1-1||1-0||3-0||0|
|Career||27-21||4-8 (0-7)||23-13 (0-2/0-0)||3-2||2-1||8-4||13|
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