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  • Lydy Wins CKLV Title, Boilers Place 5th

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Purdue wrestling team wrapped up its most-impressive Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational showing in program history Saturday, finishing fifth with 92.5 points. Five Boilermakers turned in top-four performances at their respective weights, led by senior Dylan Lydy who captured the tournament title at 174 pounds.


    The Boilermakers match their top CKLV finish in program history, previously taking fifth in 2008, and turned in their most points ever in the event. The five placewinners matched the team’s best as well, equaling the five top-eight showings in 2004, when the Boilermakers were seventh with 83.5 points.


    Lydy becomes the fourth CKLV champion in Purdue history, and their first since Ben Wissel took the 184-pound crown in 2005. The Boilermaker senior had to take out a pair of top-five opponents to claim the title and remain undefeated on the season at 14-0. Lydy opened the day against Nebraska’s fifth-ranked Michael Labriola, avenging last year’s loss at NCAA’s with a 3-1 sudden-victory win. The pair traded escapes in regulation and then Lydy closed the door with a double-leg takedown in the extra period to advance to the finals. The finals played out in a similar way as Lydy used the extra session to take out No. 4 Bryce Steiert of Northern Iowa. After a 1-1 finish to regulation, Lydy posted a takedown in the sudden-victory frame to secure the tournament title.


    Senior Christian Brunner and junior Devin Schroder posted second-place finishes at 197 and 125 pounds, respectively. Brunner made the finals with a 2-1 win over Oklahoma’s sixth-seeded Jake Woodley, putting together a tough ride in the second period to secure the riding time point and victory. He fell in the championship match to top-seeded and top-ranked Kollin Moore of Ohio State. Schroder knocked off seventh-ranked and second-seeded Alex Mackall of Iowa State in the semifinals, posting six points in the second period with a takedown and four-point nearfall on his way to a 6-2 win. Schroder suffered a narrow loss to top-seeded and second-ranked Jack Mueller of Virginia in the finals, scoring a takedown in the second, but giving one up in the first and third in a 6-2 defeat.


    Junior Griffin Parriott and freshman Kendall Coleman took fourth at 149 and 157 pounds, respectively. Parriott came through the consolation bracket after a quarterfinal loss Friday, posting three straight wins Saturday to advance to the third place match. He topped Virginia’s Denton Spencer in the Round of 12, overcoming a 6-0 first-period deficit to get a 9-7 overtime win, and then secured a 7-3 win over Nebraska’s fourth-ranked Collin Purinton in the following round. Parriott kept it going with a 4-2 decision over the top seed, Northern Iowa’s Max Thomsen, who came into the tournament ranked fifth, but fell in the final bout of the day to Northwestern’s Yahya Thomas, 10-3.


    Coleman’s best freshman start in recent program history came to an end at 15-0, falling in his 16th career match to top-seeded and top-ranked Hayden Hidlay of North Carolina State. He rebounded with a 5-2 win over Oklahoma’s 19th-ranked Justin Thomas in the consolation semifinals, but fell to No. 2 David Carr in the third-place match on a late tilt and riding-time point, 4-1. Coleman’s 15-0 start is the best for a Purdue freshman since Chris Fleeger in 2001-02, as both wrestlers saw their streak end at the hands of the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the country.


    Junior Max Lyon and freshman Emil Soehnlen came up just shy of climbing the podium, as Lyon fell in the Round of 12 to Virginia Tech’s 10th-ranked Hunter Bolen, while Soehnlen was forced to medically withdraw from the tournament before Saturday’s action began. Lyon was right in it with Bolen, flurrying in the final 30 seconds to draw a second stall working and nearly scoring a takedown before time expired in a 5-3 decision.


    The Boilermakers are off for the next 11 days and return to action Thursday, Dec. 19 at Southern Illinois Edwardsville.


    Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

    Las Vegas Convention Center

    5th PLACE – 92.5 POINTS


    125: #3 Devin Schroder (R-Junior) - SECOND PLACE

    Round 1: Dominic LaJoie (Cornell) - W, D 10-7

    Round 2: Joey Prata (Virginia Tech) - W, D 5-1

    Quarterfinals: #6 Brandon Courtney (Arizona State) - W, Fall 6:03

    Semifinals: #2 Alex Mackall (Iowa State) - W, D 6-2

    Finals: #1 Jack Mueller (Virginia) - L, D 6-2


    133: Travis Ford-Melton (Freshman)

    Round 1: #2 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) - L, MD 10-1

    Conso. Round 1: Jose Fernandez (Cal Poly) - W, D 14-10

    Conso. Round 2: Tyler Small (Iowa State) - L, Fall 4:46


    141: Alec White (R-Sophomore)

    Round 1: Jake Ryan (Cal Poly) - L, D 8-7

    Conso. Round 1: Michael Blockhus (Northern Iowa) - L, 6-5


    149: #3 Griffin Parriott (R-Junior) - FOURTH PLACE

    Round 1: Jaden Van Maanen (North Dakota State) - W, D 4-2

    Round 2: Jaden Jensen (Wyoming) - W, D 6-1

    Quarterfinals: #6 Sammy Sasso (Ohio State) - L, Fall 4:49

    Round of 12: #9 Denton Spencer (Virginia) - W, SV 9-7

    Conso. Quarterfinals: #7 Collin Purinton (Nebraska) - W, D 7-3

    Conso. Semifinals: #1 Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa) - W, D 4-2

    3rd-Place Match: #8 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern) - L, D 10-3


    157: #4 Kendall Coleman (R-Freshman) - FOURTH PLACE

    Round 1: Carson Brolsma (Minnesota) - W, D 8-4

    Round 2: Colton Yapoujian (Cornell) - W, SV 3-1

    Quarterfinals: Justin McCoy (Virginia) - W, D 6-3

    Semifinals: #1 Hayden Hidlay (North Carolina State) - L, MD 8-0

    Conso. Semifinals: #6 Justin Thomas (Oklahoma) - W, D 5-2

    3rd-Place Match: #3 David Carr (Iowa State) - L, D 4-1


    165: #7 Emil Soehnlen (R-Freshman)

    Round 1: Ricky Padilla (Fresno State) - W, Fall 6:52

    Round 2: Sam Dover (Oklahoma) - W, D 7-1

    Quarterfinals: #2 Josh Shields (Arizona State) - L, TF 19-4 (6:10)

    Round of 12: Shayne Oster (Northwestern) - MFF


    174: #3 Dylan Lydy (R-Senior) - FIRST PLACE

    Round 1: Max Maylor (Michigan) - W, MD 15-5

    Round 2: #14 Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley) - W, TB2 5-3

    Quarterfinals: #11 Anthony Mantanona (Oklahoma) - W, D 5-3

    Semifinals: #2 Michael Labriola (Nebraska) - W, SV 3-1

    Finals: #1 Bryce Steiert (Northern Iowa) - W, SV 3-1


    184: #12 Max Lyon (Junior)

    Round 1: Michael Battista (Virginia) - W, D 6-4

    Round 2: #5 Taylor Venz (Nebraska) - L, D 8-4

    Conso. Round 2: Kyle Davis (Sacred Heart) - W, Injury Default

    Conso. Round 3: #13 Alan Clothier (Northern Colorado) - W, D 6-5

    Round of 12: Hunter Bolen (Virginia Tech) - L, D 5-3


    197: #7 Christian Brunner (Senior) - SECOND PLACE

    Round 1: Garrett Joles (Minnesota) - W, MD 15-6

    Round 2: #10 Lucas Davison (Northwestern) - W, D 3-1

    Quarterfinals: #2 Jay Aiello (Virginia) - W, D 4-2

    Semifinals: #6 Jake Woodley (Oklahoma) - W, D 2-1

    Finals: #1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) - L, MD 16-6


    285: Thomas Penola (R-Freshman)

    Round 1: #3 Tanner Hall (Arizona State) - L, D 4-2

    Conso. Round 1: Bobby Steveson (Minnesota) - W,D 10-5

    Conso. Round 2: #4 Chase Singletary (Ohio State) - W, MFF

    Conso. Round 3: #12 Yaraslau Slavikouski (Harvard) - L, D 3-2


    All numbers represent tournament seeds

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