Swartz replaces Ruth at NWCA All-Star Classic

Penn State's Ed Ruth, the nation's top-ranked 184-pound wrestler, is out of the 2013 NWCA All-Star Classic, it was announced on Friday.

The 2013 NWCA All-Star Classic takes place Saturday, Nov. 2, on the campus of George Mason University.

Jake Swartz
Fifth-ranked Jake Swartz of Boise State will replace Ruth. His opponent will be No. 3 Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland. Sheptock defeated Swartz 3-2 at the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

"Jake Swartz is very tough, so Jimmy Sheptock will have his hands full with him," George Mason head wrestling coach Joe Russell told Takedown's Scott Casber on Friday.

Swartz is a three-time NCAA qualifier. Last season he compiled a 33-5 record and reached the round of 12.


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