Rutt brings big credentials as new RCTC wrestling coach

Travis Rutt is taking over as the Rochester Community and Technical College’s head wrestling coach, Randy Rager stepping down after 15 impressive seasons on the job.

The motherload would be if Rochester Community and Technical College’s new wrestling coach Travis Rutt was actually eligible to wrestle in a few matches this season.

That’s not going to happen, but Rutt would scare the heck out of opponents. The 29-year-old Rutt was one of the best 184-pounders in the country while competing at the University of Wisconsin, and then among the country’s best 197-pounders after transferring to wrestling power University of Oklahoma.

But it isn’t Rutt’s physical powers that he calls on anymore. Now, it’s his wrestling teaching acumen and people skills that he leans on, and he’s hoping it can help carry RCTC to new heights.

Rutt is taking over for Randy Rager, who stepped down at the end of last season after 15 years as RCTC’s head wrestling coach. The 43-year-old Rager hands off a program that he built into one of junior college’s best. RCTC won non-scholarship division national championships in 2014, 2017 and this past season. Rager was named national non-scholarship division Coach of the Year each of those championship seasons. Continue reading at

Rutt Joins the Rochester Community and Technical College Coaching Staff

NCAA All-American Travis Rutt has joined the coaching staff at Rochester Community and Technical College for the 2018-2019 season.

“I am very excited to have Travis with our program next season. He brings a wealth of knowledge and is very well respected in the wrestling community. I know that he will have an immediate impact on our program,” said Coach Randy Rager.

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The Guillotine – October 25, 2013

The October 25, 2013 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: Stepping Forward - Border West | The Mat Grinder - A Look at Minnesota’s Top Ten Seniors | Brotherly Advice - Nathan Rose | One-On-One With Travis Rutt | The Transfer Debate - Many Shades of Gray.

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