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Taylor vs Nolf vs Joseph vs Ruth vs Retherford

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Pound-for-Pound, I think Ed Ruth his RS Sophomore year at 174 was the best PSU wrestler of all time. He consistently destroyed very good wrestlers in a manner that resembled a cat playing with a mouse. Still remember him giving his post championships match interview and he wasn't even winded, talked like he just got done with some light drilling.

 

Zain his Junior year was a close second. 

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Pound-for-Pound, I think Ed Ruth his RS Sophomore year at 174 was the best PSU wrestler of all time. He consistently destroyed very good wrestlers in a manner that resembled a cat playing with a mouse. Still remember him giving his post championships match interview and he wasn't even winded, talked like he just got done with some light drilling.

 

Zain his Junior year was a close second. 

 

This is interesting.  Zain was such a monster as a junior, but the weight class wasn't as good as Ruth's.  I think Ruth gets a little short shrift in talks about Penn State because David Taylor is the bigger name and they were exact contemporaries, so Ruth was always a bit in Taylor's shado, but I think Ruth was as good in college, maye better against better competition.

 

I think I would rank the wrestlers, at their peaks, like this:

 

1.  Ed Ruth, sophomore

2.  Zain Retherford, junior

3.  David Taylor, senior

4.  Jason Nolf, sophomore

5.  Vincenzo Joseph, sophomore

 

Junior Nickal has an argument to be right there with Taylor.

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Mr. Taylor is on track for 2020...Mr. Ruth is doing fine with MMA...Mr. Retherford same as Mr. Taylor...Mr. Nolf and Mr. Joseph have some NCAA business to complete but will be a factor for 2020 as well...You can add in Mr. Nickal and Mr. Hall...Happy Labor Day folks!!!

 

P.S. The PSU "Train"!!!

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Mr. Taylor is on track for 2020...Mr. Ruth is doing fine with MMA...Mr. Retherford same as Mr. Taylor...Mr. Nolf and Mr. Joseph have some NCAA business to complete but will be a factor for 2020 as well...You can add in Mr. Nickal and Mr. Hall...Happy Labor Day folks!!!

 

P.S. The PSU "Train"!!!

 

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