Wesley Ruff was inducted into the Nebo School District Hall of Fame in February, 2017, at the Springville High School boys’ basketball game.
Wesley Ruff was born and raised in Springville. He attended Westside Elementary, Springville Middle School, Springville Junior High, and graduated with honors from Springville High School in 1976. He was also named the Social Studies student of the year his senior year. Wesley won five varsity letters while at SHS, lettering in basketball twice, lettering in golf twice, and lettering in track. He was co-captain of the basketball team and co-captain of the track team both in 1976. Also, He received a golf scholarship from the Utah Golf Association.
Wesley was awarded several academic scholarships and attended Southern Utah State College (now Southern Utah University), and was a member of the SUSC golf team in the fall of 1976.
Wesley served a LDS church mission to Fukuoka, Japan from 1977-1979.
In 1982, Wesley graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and began his broadcasting career at KFYR-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was a weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter from 1982 to 1985. In October of 1985, Wesley began working at KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City as the weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter.
Wesley was named the Sports Director and Weekday Sports Anchor at KTVX-TV in 2002 and was also voted by the sportscasters and sportswriters of the state to be named the Utah Sportscaster of the Year, five separate times in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Wesley was named the Bill Howard Golf Citizen of the year by the Utah Section PGA in both 2000 and 2006. He is a frequent guest speaker and emcee for many events. Wesley remains active in sports and competes in triathlons, plays in numerous charity golf events. (He plays at the Hobble Creek Golf Course as often as possible.)
Nebo School District is honored to induct Wesley Ruff into the Nebo Hall of Fame. Thank you Wesley for your continued support and service to Springville High School!