Wrestling champion starts out strong

Knox wrestler Jaran Rutledge begins his senior season with strong start.

Excerpt from the Galesburg Register Mail:

Knox College wrestler Jaran Rutledge won all four of his matches to claim the heavyweight championship at the Knox Invitational on Saturday.

Rutledge, the top-ranked heavyweight in NCAA Division III, pinned his first three opponents in 19 seconds, 3:36 and 45 seconds to reach the championship. Once there, he defeated his Rend Lake Community College opponent 5-3.

A total of six Prairie Fire wrestlers placed in the top six.