About Bruce Wood

 

Bruce Wood covered his first Dartmouth football game for the Valley News in the fall of 1979.

After two years, he left to become sports editor of a daily newspaper in Pennsylvania covering Penn State football, among others. He returned to the Upper Valley in 1983 to serve as Dartmouth's assistant sports information director.

In 1988 he rejoined the Valley News where the contacts he made were invaluable in his role as the Dartmouth beat writer through June of 2005.

Bruce has won numerous state and national awards for his writing from the College Sports Information Directors of America and Vermont and New Hampshire press associations. He has written for a wide range of magazines and is the author of the Ivy League chapter in the  ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, published in 2005.

A graduate of Upsala College with a degree in English, Bruce made a solo bicycle trip across the United States before returning to school to earn a master's degree in journalism from Penn State. He wrote his master's on how the treatment of Muhammad Ali paralleled feelings about the Vietnam war in four national papers.

Bruce, his wife Mary Ellen and children Kelly, a Dartmouth ’14 , and Matt, Penn State '16, live on the side of Moose Mountain in the rural Hanover village of Etna with their golden retriever Griff.

The Skinny

LOCATION  Shoulder of Moose Mountain, Etna, NH
FAMILY  Wife Mary Ellen, daughter Kelly ’14, son Matt, Penn State ’16, golden retriever Griffin, 2
IN THE OFF SEASON Freelance writer, hiker, youth baseball coach
FUN FACT Twice bicycled across United States

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