Ed Ruth - ASICS Wrestling Athlete

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Birthday: 10/21/1990
Place of Birth: Harrisburg, PA
College: Penn State
Residence: State College, PA
Weight Class: 86 kg
Height: 6'1"

Facebook: @edward.l.ruth
Twitter: @edwardleeruth
Instagram: @Edruth67

Career Highlights

  • World Team Trials Champion (2014)
  • Bronze Medalist in Golden Grand Prix (2014)
  • University Nationals Champion (2013)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier
  • Junior World Championships Place Winner (8th 2007)
  • 3X NCAA National Champion (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 4X NCAA All American
  • 4X BIG Ten Champion
  • BIG Ten Wrestler Of The Year (2013)
  • NHSCA High School Junior National Champion (2008)


Ed Ruth was born on October 21, 1990 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to parents Eddie and Thanayi Ruth. He attended Susquehanna Township High School and transferred to New Jersey’s Blair Academy his senior year. He received All-American honors as well as being the top-ranked recruit nationally in his weight class.

Ed attended Penn State where he had an extremely successful collegiate career. He was a three-time NCAA National champion as well as being a member of four NCAA championship teams. Ed was a four-time Big Ten champion and named 2013 Big Ten Wrestler of the year. He earned his bachelor degree in communications.

Ed is currently a member of Team USA where he is ranked no. 1 at 86 KG/ 189lbs. In his first year on the National Team, Ed was named U.S. World Team Trials champion and has placed third in both the Golden Grand Prix and U.S. Open.