While Taylor and Ruth both have a year left, I think it's fair to say that Taylor, Ruth, and Wright might be 3 of the best 5 PSU wrestlers in history. I only say might be because things can happen to favorites their senior year (McDonough, Letters, Randy Lewis). But if their senior year goes chalk, and they are national champions, they definitely deserve to be on the list.

I would put the list as this (in no order)

Andy Matter- First 2x national champ (couldn't compete as freshman). 3x EIWA champ. 58-2 career record.

Kerry McCoy- (NCAA 1,3,1) Big Ten (6,1,1,1). Went 22-18 as a freshman at 190. Moved up to heavyweight and went 137-1 the rest of his career.

Quentin Wright- (NCAA 7,1,2,1) Joined David Taylor as first 3x finalists in PSU history this season.

Ed Ruth (NCAA 3,1,1,?) 3 Big Ten and 2 NCAA titles in first 3 seasons. Only 2 career losses to this point.

David Taylor (NCAA 2,1,2,?) Could become PSU's first 4x finalist. With Wright became PSU's first 3x finalists this season. Hodge trophy winner. 3 Big Ten and 1 NCAA title in first 3 seasons. 3 career losses to date. Has only failed to score bonus in something like 11 of his career matches.


That is the (potential) Top 5 for me, with guys like Phil Davis (NCAA 7,2,5,1), Sunny Abe (NCAA 4,3,2,1), Jeff Prescott (NCAA 5,1,1), Jim Martin (career 155-9, NCAA 4,2,1,3) coming in just behind them.