Justin Ruffin
Justin Ruffin
Weight: 157
Year: Freshman
Hometown: McDonough, Ga.
High School: Union Grove HS

2018-19: Defeated North Carolina's Joshua McClure in the consolation round before dropping a 7-5 sudden victory match to No. 10-ranked Steve Bleise at the NCAA Division I Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Earned automatic qualification to the NCAA Championships with a fourth-place finish at 157 pounds at the Mid-American Conference Championships ... After dropping opening-round match, he came back to defeat Kent State's Richard Jackson 6-0 and Buffalo's Alex Smythe 13-2 at the MAC Championships ... Pieced together a five-match winning streak midseason with wins over wrestlers from Michigan State, Kent State, Virginia, Wyoming and Buffalo ... His 5-3 decision over Smythe in a dual match helped the Cougars to their first-ever MAC team dual victory ... First collegiate match was a 5-1 decision over Indiana's Jake Danishek.

Prep: Four-time state champion in Georgia for Union Grove High School ... State winner of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA) given to the state's top senior wrestler for excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service ... Completed senior season with a perfect 53-0 record ... Three-time Fargo All-American and two-time Super 32 All-American ... Ranked 25th nationally by FloWrestling.com in all weight classes ... Son of Lloyd and Sidnie Ruffin.