American Digger Bios

  • Rita Savage
  • Bob Buttafuso
  • Ric Savage
  • Rue Shumate
  • Giuseppe Savage
Ric Savage

Ric Savage


Born and raised in western North Carolina, Ric Savage, 42, is a former professional wrestler turned artifact recovery expert, hunting relics from America's past with the help of his all-star team, American Savage.

With the help of his wife Rita, their son Giuseppe, and artifact recovery experts Bob Buttafuso and Rue Shumate, American Savage has recovered a wide range of valuable items, including hundreds of Civil War bullets, dozens of Civil War artillery shell fragments, multiple Native American arrow and axe heads, a set of prehistoric shark teeth, and a Civil War era beer bottle.