May 19, 2020
Marysville, OH— RUDIS is proud to announce the signing of its newest sponsored athlete, Kollin Moore. Moore joins RUDIS at the culmination of a storied wrestling career at The Ohio State University, where he was a 3x NCAA All-American, a 2019 NCAA Finalist and the runner-up for the 2020 Hodge Trophy. On the international stage, Moore is a 2018 U23 World Silver Medalist, a 2017 Junior World Bronze Medalist and a member of the 2017 Junior World Championship team which edged out Russia by a single point.
RUDIS Co-Founder and President Jesse Leng speaks about Moore and the significance of his joining Team RUDIS.
“Kollin is a relentless competitor and a humble servant to our sport. Not only is he a remarkable athlete, but also an incredible human who uplifts the sport of wrestling. We couldn’t be happier that he’s joined our team.”
Moore started his wrestling career at the age of six at a local youth club in Ohio. He then went on to become an OHSAA Wrestling State Champion for Norwayne High School, in addition to playing football, soccer and running track. Racking up a 204-11 high school record, Moore is one of only eleven Ohioans to win over 200 wrestling matches.
At The Ohio State University, Moore compiled a 110-11 career record at 197 pounds. A 3x Big Ten Champion and 4x NCAA Qualifier, Moore served as a team captain on the Buckeye Wrestling Team his senior year.
On the international circuit, Moore made his first Junior World Team in 2016 in just his second-ever freestyle tournament. In 2017, Moore made the Junior World Team yet again and scored an average of 10 points in three wins to claim a bronze medal at 96 kilograms, helping the men’s freestyle junior world team win its first title since 1984. In 2018, Moore returned to the freestyle stage once again at the U23 World Championships where he came out victorious over opponents from Russia, Turkey, Canada and Ukraine en route to earning a silver medal at 97 kilograms for the United States.
Joining Team RUDIS, Moore accompanies an impressive roster of elite senior-level athletes that includes 2x World and Olympic Champion Kyle Snyder, World Champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock and 4x NCAA Finalist and 2x NCAA Champion Isaiah Martínez, to name a few.
RUDIS Chief of Staff and Director of the Senior Athlete Program Matt Dernlan comments on the addition of Moore to the RUDIS team.
“We’re proud to have one of Ohio’s greatest wrestlers join the RUDIS family. Kollin has always been a fierce competitor and exemplary leader in the sport of wrestling, and we’re honored to have him continue his career with RUDIS.”
Serving the amateur wrestling community, RUDIS honors some of the greatest names in the history of the sport including Dave Schultz, Cary Kolat, Russ Hellickson, Kenny Monday, Lincoln Mcllravy and more. The company states:
“Born from wrestling and built for wrestling. RUDIS was created with a single vision in mind: be the most accurate and authentic expression of the sport through apparel. The core values of wrestling govern our every action and drive us to continually innovate, serve, and connect with those who love this sport.”