Maryland Wrestling BIO
Lou Ruland
Player Profile:

As a Senior (2010-11): Went 21-10 as the starter at 133 pounds...finished at 4-1 in ACC bouts...placed third at the ACC Tournament after topping North Carolina's Pat Owens 5-3 in the consolation finals...fastest pin came in 1:31 against Virginia's Joe Spisak.

As a Junior (2009-10): Went 7-5 on the season, splitting time at 125 and 133 pounds ... went 3-0 and took the 133-pound title at the National Collegiate Open on Feb. 20, his only matches at that weight.

As a Sophomore (2008-09): Posted impressive 21-10 mark at 125 pounds as Brendan Byrne's back-up ... won only dual match against Princeton, winning by fall ... won championship at "Shorty" Hitchcock Memorial Classic ... also placed second at Nittany Lion Open ... went 14-6 in decisions and won seven matches by fall ... had season's second-fastest fall at 38 seconds.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2007-08): Won two matches ... both wins came by decision.

As a Freshman (2006-07): Redshirted the season ... won nine matches in tournament action ... finished fourth at the Wilkes Open (12/28/06).

Before Maryland: Four-year letterwinner as a wrestler and two-year letterwinner in lacrosse ... notched a career record of 158-25 and was named the MVP of the team all four years ... three-time all-county and two-time all-state selection ... runner-up at the MIAA twice and was the MIAA champion as a senior ... two-time state runner-up ... finished third and fifth at the national preps and was named to the all-academic team twice.

Personal: Louis Joseph Ruland ... son of Beth and Louis Ruland III ... has one brother, Chris, and two sisters, Taylor and Leigh ... lists his parents as the people he most admires and chose Maryland for its great academics and athletic opportunity ... majoring in biology.

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