Boise State’s Jake Swartz selected to replace Ed Ruth at NWCA All-Star Classic

By Jason Bryant

Two-time Pac-12 champion Jake Swartz of Boise State has been selected to replace Ed Ruth at the 2013 NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the Marines at George Mason University on Saturday, November 2.

Swartz comes in ranked sixth in the country by Amateur Wrestling News and is a three-time NCAA Division I qualifier. He finished in the Round of 12 during the 2013 NCAA Division I championships.

Swartz finished last season with a 33-5 record and comes in with a career record of 74-27. He will face third-ranked Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland at 184 pounds. It will be the second straight year a Boise State wrestler has competed in the NWCA All-Star Classic. Last season, Jason Chamberlain defeated Oklahoma’s Nick Lester 6-3 at 149 pounds.

Swartz and Sheptock combined for 73 wins last season. Sheptock edged Swartz 3-2 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Sheptock would finish in sixth place.

Confirmed Matchups

Rankings by Amateur Wrestling News

125: #3 Nahshon Garrett, So. (Cornell) vs. #6 Jarrod Patterson, Sr. (Oklahoma)

133: #3 A.J. Schopp, Jr. (Edinboro) vs. #10 Mason Beckman, So. (Lehigh)

141: #1 (at 133) Tony Ramos, Sr. (Iowa) vs. #3 Devin Carter, Jr. (Virginia Tech)

149: #1 (at 141) Logan Stieber, Jr. (Ohio State) vs. #1 Kendric Maple, Sr. (Oklahoma)

157: #1 Derek St. John, Sr. (Iowa) vs. #11 Nestor Taffur, Sr. (Boston U.)

165: #1 David Taylor, Sr. (Penn State) vs. #3 Michael Moreno, Jr. (Iowa State)

174: #2 Andrew Howe, Sr. (Oklahoma) vs. #3 Matt Brown, Jr. (Penn State)

184: #3 Jimmy Sheptock, Sr. (Maryland) vs. #6 Jake Swartz, Sr. (Boise State)

197: #1 Taylor Meeks, Jr. (Oregon State) vs. #2 Scott Schiller, Jr. (Minnesota)

285: #1 Tony Nelson, Sr. (Minnesota) vs. #2 Mike McMullan, Jr. (Northwestern)

The NWCA All-Star Classic, presented by the United States Marine Corps, will take place on November 2 at 7:15 p.m. on the campus of George Mason University.  To purchase tickets to the event, visit the Ticketmaster website.  For more information on the All-Star Classic, visit the NWCA website and follow the NWCA on Facebook and Twitter.