Jacob Ruiz, Spanish Springs wrestling
The odds were stacked up against Ruiz on Saturday afternoon. After already losing to Las Vegas High’s Antonio Saldate twice this year, it was Saldate, a two-time state champ, who stood between Ruiz and the 120-pound 4A state title. Ruiz changed his approach and it resulted in a resounding 9-3 victory. Ruiz and the Cougs finished second at the state tournament, which Spanish Springs hosted.
The Scheels Athlete of the Week is announced every Tuesday throughout the athletic calendar. The winner receives a $50 gift card to Scheels.