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  1. They've gotta get rid of Goldman. If nothing else just make the strangler the head coach and let him bring in a decent staff.
  2. Purdue Round 2: Sabatello loss 11-5 Nelson loss 8-0 C Welch loss 11-0 Consolation: Lawrence win 7-5 D Welch default? Robinson loss 6-2 Kissell loss 9-3 Atwood loss 5-2
  3. Purdue Round 1: Sabatello win 4-2 Lawrence loss 8-0 Nelson win 10-6 D Welch loss 9-4 Robinson loss fall C Welch win 6-0 Kissell loss 10-1 Atwood loss 12-4
  4. Brian Harvey took Storley to the wire 10-9
  5. The Art of Learning - by Josh Waitzkin http://www.amazon.com/Art-Learning-Journey-Optimal-Performance/dp/0743277465/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425934319&sr=1-1&keywords=the+art+of+learning In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top--twice. Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father's book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning the title of World Champion. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different? "I've come to realize that what I am best at is not Tai Chi, and it is not chess," he says. "What I am best at is the art of learning." With a narrative that combines heart-stopping martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs with life lessons that speak to all of us, The Art of Learning takes readers through Waitzkin's unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process. Rather than focusing on climactic wins, Waitzkin reveals the inner workings of his everyday method, from systematically triggering intuitive breakthroughs, to honing techniques into states of remarkable potency, to mastering the art of performance psychology. Through his own example, Waitzkin explains how to embrace defeat and make mistakes work for you. Does your opponent make you angry? Waitzkin describes how to channel emotions into creative fuel. As he explains it, obstacles are not obstacles but challenges to overcome, to spur the growth process by turning weaknesses into strengths. He illustrates the exact routines that he has used in all of his competitions, whether mental or physical, so that you too can achieve your peak performance zone in any competitive or professional circumstance. In stories ranging from his early years taking on chess hustlers as a seven year old in New York City's Washington Square Park, to dealing with the pressures of having a film made about his life, to International Chess Championships in India, Hungary, and Brazil, to gripping battles against powerhouse fighters in Taiwan in the Push Hands World Championships, The Art of Learningencapsulates an extraordinary competitor's life lessons in a page-turning narrative
  6. http://www.purdueexponent.org/sports/mens/wrestling/article_8f2bf5b9-a037-5340-8785-38d5a4e9975c.html Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:00 am By BROCK REISH Staff Reporter As the Purdue wrestling team looks to the Big Ten tournament, two first-year assistant coaches may offer an interesting advantage. Just six years ago, the two Boilermaker coaches were wrestling in the Big Ten tournament themselves. The 2014-15 season brought a great deal of change to the Purdue wrestling program, namely the hiring of new head coach Tony Ersland. He had spent the previous eight years as an assistant coach with Nebraska, where he helped coach the Cornhuskers to seven top-20 team finishes; he was no stranger to the competitive nature of Big Ten wrestling. While assembling his new coaching staff at Purdue, Ersland knew young coaches with Big Ten experience could help give the Boilers an edge. As he looked to assemble his staff, Ersland first hired Tyrel Todd. Todd, a 2009 Big Ten champion and three-time All-American out of Michigan, always dreamed of competing in the Big Ten, but was not sure if coaching would ever be a part of his résumé. “The Big Ten was something I sought after,” Todd said. “I had better scholarships to go to Missouri and Oregon State, but I really wanted to go to the Big Ten because it’s the best conference. I knew I would become the best wrestler I could be going to Michigan. “I wasn’t sure if I’d go into coaching. I knew I wanted to compete after college; I was fourth in the Olympic trials in 2008, so I’d had some success on the international scene ... Due to some injuries and setbacks, I kind of gravitated toward coaching, and found it to be my passion.” Less than two months after hiring Todd, Ersland added Zach Tanelli to the Boilermaker coaching staff. Like Todd, Tanelli was a young coach who had found success in the Big Ten. He qualified three times for the national tournament, and earned All-American honors in 2009 at Wisconsin. Tanelli spent five years coaching at Hofstra Univeristy before finding his place back in the Big Ten. “I knew for a long time I wanted to coach, even during my competitive career,” Tanelli said. “I took a job out of school at a mid-major program. I worked hard there to try and produce and put myself in a position to get back in (the Big Ten); this is where you always want to be ... We are going to be able to recruit the guys that I feel am like-minded with myself and I can relate to the most.” Being able to relate to the athletes is important to any coach, but Todd and Tanelli, being only six years removed from their personal collegiate careers, are able to take it to the next level. These two assistant coaches don’t guide from the edge of the mat; they train side-by-side with the team. “He is there 100 percent of the time, which we respect so much,” said redshirt junior Danny Sabatello of Tanelli. “It makes us more excited to compete. When you’ve got a coach who you know cares, you know he’s in there doing the same work ... you can relate. You think (less) of doing it for yourself, but you do it for your team; you do it for your coaches.” Todd is still looking to further his personal career as a competitor, and sees his time at Purdue as a way to become vested in the careers of current Boilermakers while still progressing himself. “My goal is to make the Olympic team in 2016,” Todd said. “With that in mind, what better situation to be in than training with a bunch of college guys who are training to be national champs?” The fact that Todd is remaining a competitive wrestler while coaching has made an impact on the Boilermakers. “Everything he hits is high-caliber. He shows us, as wrestlers, what we can be if we work and train like he did,” said redshirt junior Chad Welch. The experience of Todd and Tanelli in the highly competitive Big Ten wrestling scene is certain to have an effect on the athletes they are coaching. The hands-on style they use to coach pushes the team to its physical and mental limits, but the Boilers respond to it. Welch said, “They won’t put us through anything they wouldn’t go through themselves.”
  7. Robinson won 5-3 over the smallish Ray Gordon. Understandably, he looked a little gassed but, the athleticism was impressive. He can knock out and go behind faster than half the guys in the lineup.
  8. https://soundcloud.com/flowrestlingradiolive/weekend-recap-flo-radio-live-ep-3#t=50:30
  9. http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2015/January/22/Coach-Tony-Ersland-looking-to-make-big-impact-at-Purdue First-year head coach Tony Ersland is looking to build a top-level program at Purdue. Purdue University photos. Tony Ersland believes it can be done at Purdue. Spend a few minutes talking with the dynamic and motivated first-year Boilermakers wrestling coach and you will walk away convinced he is right. “Our expectations are extremely high,” the 40-year-old Ersland said. “We don’t want to just get one or two guys on the podium at the national tournament – we want hammers up and down the lineup. We know it won’t happen overnight, but that’s what we’re building toward. We want to win championships as a team.” Ersland’s first Purdue squad, as you might expect, has experienced its share of ups and downs while wrestling a tough schedule and competing in the strongest conference in the country. The Boilermakers earned their first Big Ten win last week with a 22-17 triumph over No. 19 Northwestern. “That was great for our kids,” Ersland said. “It was a big win for us to beat a top-20 team like Northwestern. We’re a competitive team and we’re making gains.” Ersland said he hasn’t had much of a break since taking the Purdue job last year. “It’s been a whirlwind – we pretty much had to hit the ground running,” he said. “We’ve been trying to get the culture the way we want it, and trying to get guys to trust and believe in our message. The guys have embraced us pretty quickly – even better than we expected. It’s been a pretty smooth transition for us.” Ersland knows plenty about being on top-notch teams. A native of Humboldt, Iowa, Ersland wrestled for legendary coach Dan Gable at the University of Iowa. He was a part of three straight NCAA team championships (1995-97) and four Big Ten Championships (1994-97). During his senior season in 1997, Ersland finished one match shy of All-America honors at 177 pounds. “I lost to Mark Smith of Oklahoma State, in overtime in the round of 12. He was the No. 1 seed,” Ersland said. “It was heartbreaking. That loss maybe put a little bit of a chip on my shoulder. It’s helped motivate me, and it drives me as a coach to help kids realize their potential.” Ersland has certainly paid his dues as a college assistant, with stints at Central Michigan, Northern Illinois and Northwestern before serving the previous eight seasons at the University of Nebraska. Ersland worked closely with Nebraska coach Mark Manning over the previous eight seasons. “Mark has a great work ethic, and you obviously have to work very hard as a head coach at this level,” Ersland said. “He’s a great recruiter. He really connects with young men and can really talk to kids about the opportunities they have with a college program. I learned a lot during my time with Mark Manning.” Among Ersland’s pupils with the Huskers were Olympic gold medalist and two-time World champion Jordan Burroughs along with two-time NCAA finalist Craig Brester. He also worked with Hodge Trophy winner and World silver medalist Jake Herbert at Northwestern. Ersland returned to Nebraska when Purdue battled the Huskers in a dual meet earlier this month. “It was kind of emotional going back to Lincoln,” Ersland said. “I spent eight years there, and we have so many good friends at the university as well as in the community. It was tremendous to see everyone. My sons were born there, and I have great memories from my time there.” Purdue dropped the dual meet at Nebraska, but Boilermaker junior Doug Welch turned in a huge win for his team after upsetting then-No. 2 James Green, a three-time All-American, 5-4 in overtime at 157 pounds. Welch is now ranked No. 9 nationally. “Doug has been gathering momentum and confidence,” Ersland said. “He placed at Midlands, and then he followed it up with a great match against James Green. And then he had a good win over (past All-American and No. 7) Dylan Alton of Penn State. His expectations are to win every time he steps on the mat. He still has a lot of work to do, but he’s making progress.” Doug Welch is one of three Welch brothers on the Purdue team along with his twin brother, Chad, and his younger brother, Luke, a freshman. Purdue junior Danny Sabatello (133 pounds) also has jumped into the national rankings at No. 11 after knocking off No. 7 Jimmy Gulibon of Penn State 6-0. Purdue senior Braden Atwood, a three-time NCAA qualifier, is ranked 13th at 197. Ersland said he’s been impressed with the resources he has at his disposal at Purdue. “I’m extremely happy with the support from our administration,” he said. “We have everything you need to be successful here. I’m also very fortunate and blessed to have the coaching staff I have. Tyrel Todd and Zach Tanelli are very good coaches who were both All-Americans in college. “We are in a good location and we have everything a kid needs to be successful. Kids should know you can come to Purdue and win a national championship, and you can get the type of degree that opens doors for the rest of your life.” Ersland’s team is enjoying a rare weekend off from competition, but the Purdue coach won’t be home relaxing. He will be hitting the recruiting trail. “There are a lot of really great wrestlers in the area close to us,” he said. “Indiana had three Cadet National champions in Fargo last year. There are some good opportunities to recruit some good kids in this state. Plus you have Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, three really strong wrestling states, right there next to us. And we’ll recruit nationally as well, so there are some great opportunities for us to attract some really good kids.” Landing his first head-coaching job was a long-time goal for Ersland. “I enjoy it immensely,” he said. “I spent a lot of years as an assistant coach, and realizing one of your dreams by becoming a head coach is extremely gratifying. We obviously have a lot of work to do to get where we want to be, but I’m very excited to see what happens here at Purdue.”
  10. looks small, slow and frustrated. Got manhandled by Sammy Brooks bad. He doesn't look to be progressing well. He's still crafty for a bigger guy but has major trouble finishing. I thought he'd be way further along with Borschel in the room.
  11. Yep 100% correct. You can't win consistently against top guys being defensively lazy. He get's caught flat-footed and everyone can just get in on him.
  12. Sabatello trying to rip Malone's face off, at the end of the period, for no other reason than meanness, made me happy.
  13. http://www.flowrestling.org/coverage/251811-2014-15-Wrestler-of-the-Week/article/29344-Wrestler-of-the-Week-Doug-Welch-Purdue#.VLUQNCvF-So
  14. Lost a tough match to Josh Demas 3-2 early in the season. Beat Jarret Jensen and a game Brandon Zeerip. He's doing great IMO but at this point I'd say AA is a stretch. He's lost to #11 Lavallee and #14 Cody Pack already this year. That low AA territory is jammed with guys like Realbuto, Dylan Alton, Mitch Minotti, Isaiah Martinez etc. But!!! (I forgot to add this) the win over Green shows he can put it together against anyone.
  15. Right. Look at Illinois. They've transformed that program into a roughneck outfit. It's not an apples to apples comparison in terms of where they're at talent and recruiting wise. They're a top 10-15 team right now. But the style they wrestle has changed over the last few years. Those guys GO HARD. They're in shape, and they're mean and nasty. If you let up, they're gonna put it on you. They're tough and the world of college wrestling respects that.
  16. I've said it here a lot, but I'll say it again; put together an aggressive program that wrestles hard and mean, goes out to fight for every point and every position with heart, and people in this state will get behind it big time. You don't need to win the Big10. You need to go out and get in a street fight for it and they'll love you. I get the feeling Ersland is fully aware of this and is trying to create a brand.
  17. 36-3. The IU twitter gave play by play in the Walsh match only. The rest were just one sad result after another. https://twitter.com/iuwrestling1
  18. No way Walsh wins an NCAA title. He just got by Morse this time 4-2. I don't think he can beat Sulzer, Dieringer, Jordan, Moore and maybe not even Massa or Palacio. He get's caught flat footed all the time. Guys just get in on him at will. Yes he wrestles well from there. Yes he's been successful with his counter wrestling. But the probability of grinding through an NCAA tournament when everyone can easily get past your head/hands IMO is very low.
  19. I'd go so far as to say that IU being this bad damages the recruitment of our kids nationwide. IU factors in to how wrestling in Indiana is perceived.
  20. http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m-wrestl/recaps/112314aac.html Boilermakers Beat Indiana Tech, Upset No. 18 Northern Iowa - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site Nov. 23, 2014 Photo Gallery WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - What a home debut it was for head wrestling coach Tony Ersland and his 2014-15 Purdue wrestling team Sunday. Wrestling in Holloway Gymnasium for the first time this season, the Boilermakers toppled Indiana Tech, 39-6, and upset No. 18 Northern Iowa, 21-15. They took eight of 10 weights from the Warriors (2-3) and six from the Panthers (1-1), including an upset at 133 pounds, a pair of tiebreaker victories and a pin to seal the deal at 184. "It was a good win," Ersland said. "As a coach you're always looking at things you can do better and that's where I am at right now. We will enjoy it for a day or two; it was the first one for me in our home gym so that is special. I am really excited for our guys because they did win. They're learning how to win and close matches out, that's important, from that there are a lot of positives that they can take from it with confidence and energy." Purdue is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since the 2008-09 season when the Boilermakers won their first six duals. Their win over Northern Iowa marks the first over a ranked opponent since Feb. 17, 2013, when they beat No. 20 Wyoming, 20-16. It was also the Old Gold & Black's first win over the Panthers since a 24-9 dual on Nov. 14, 2009. "I'm excited for the guys and the direction of the program," Ersland said. "At the same time we have to finish matches; we have to put a stamp on it, like [Patrick] Kissel did. Kissel put a stamp on it and we need a few more guys to do the same thing." The Boilermakers combined for a 17-5 takedown edge against Indiana Tech, winning six of their eight matches with bonus points. Falls were registered by Danny Sabatello (133), Jacob Morrissey (174), No. 8 Braden Atwood (197) and Tyler Kral (285). It was the first pin of the year for Kral, the third for Sabatello and Atwood and the fourth for Morrissey. Atwood's fall was the 27th of his career, moving him into a three-way tie for seventh on Purdue's all-time list. It had been nearly two years since Nick Lawrence had wrestled in a home dual for Purdue and the redshirt senior seized the moment, scoring a 12-4 major decision over Indiana Tech's Matt Miller at 141 pounds. More bonus points came in the ensuing match with a 15-0 technical fall in 3:30 by Alex Griffin at 149 pounds. Griffin has now won three of his 11 matches via shutout technical falls. Northern Iowa's sixth-ranked Dylan Peters opened with a fall at 125, but that proved to be the Panther's only lead of the dual against Purdue. Sabatello got the Boilermakers on the board by upsetting No. 15 Levi Wolfensperger, 5-3, at 133 pounds. The redshirt junior used a first period takedown and escape, plus an escape in the second period and 1:32 of riding time en route to his ninth win and his first win of the year against a ranked foe. "Nationally, Sabatello's win certainly gets him noticed and [he should get] in the rankings," Ersland said. "I think it should build his confidence. Already, he's the guy we thought he would be, so it's not that big of a surprise for a lot of us because we know what he does every day. It should continue to show that his hard work is paying off and the sacrifice he's put in moving down a weight; it's all paying off for him and he needs to keep that going." Lawrence followed at 141 with a solid 5-2 outing against Jake Hodges, pushing his record to 10-3. Griffin held a 4-2 advantage on Zach Witte after two periods at 149, but an escape by Witte and stalling by the redshirt sophomore forced the match into overtime at 4-4. Neither grappler scored in the 60-second sudden victory. Starting the first 30-second tiebreaker on bottom, Griffin escaped and scored a critical takedown to take a 7-4 lead. He was called for stalling again before the horn sounded making it 7-5. A 30-second ride from Griffin in the second tiebreaker clinched his 11th win. At the conclusion of the match, Witte was cited for unsportsmanlike conduct, resulting in the loss of a team point for Northern Iowa, putting the dual at 9-5 in favor of the Old Gold & Black. The Boilermakers extended their lead to 12-5 thanks to a 2-0 decision from Doug Welch at 157. UNI tied the dual back up at 12-12 with a major decision at 165 from 11th-ranked Cooper Moore and a decision by Curt Maas at 174. With the team score tied and three bouts to go, the stage was set where a bonus point victory could be the difference maker. Cue Kissel. For the second time in as many seasons, Kissel rose to the occasion, pinning Kyle Lux in 5:48. The redshirt senior wasted no time getting on the board in a wild opening series where he took Lux down, Lux reversed and Kissel escaped. He took the Panther down again looking for back points, but Lux was able to ward it off as the first period came to a close. Kissel escaped to start the second period, struck for another takedown, got a three count, went after the pin and got it. "The first body lock I had on him, I got a little ahead of myself and got a little too aggressive where he was able to roll out," Kissel explained. "My plan going into the match was to secure the win, get some points on the board and go for it. It worked out in my favor this time and it felt good to get that for the team and for the overall team win. It's something I definitely need to keep working on all year is coming out ready to go rather than sit on my heels. I wrestle better when I'm attacking. All of the coaches told me before my match that I need to keep moving my feet and get after this guy." Kissel's fall pushed Purdue ahead 18-12 and the nation's eighth-ranked 197-pounder made it 21-12 as Atwood prevailed in the first set of tiebreakers, 4-1, over Jared Bartel. The two wrestlers exchanged escapes in the second and third periods, deadlocking the match at 1-1 after 7:00. A scoreless sudden victory led to Atwood starting the first 30-second tiebreaker from bottom, to which he escaped and took Bartel down. Atwood was able to ride Bartel out in second 30-second tiebreaker to secure a 4-1 decision. Northern Iowa's 16th-ranked Blaize Cabell closed out the dual with an 8-4 decision over Kral at 285 pounds for a 21-15 final score. "I was really happy with the way they rebounded," Ersland said of his team. "I thought we were a little sluggish in the first dual [against Indiana Tech] and didn't show our best stuff. The way they came back and flipped it around and wrestled much tougher, I thought, was positive to know that they can do that when they're a little sluggish and in your hands to turn it around and be tough." The Boilermaker grapplers will be back in action Nov. 29 at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals where they will face Binghamton, No. 6 Missouri and No. 22 Old Dominion in Troy, N.Y. PURDUE 39, INDIANA TECH 6 125 // Aaron Assad (Purdue) dec. Erique Early (Indiana Tech), 4-3 133 // Danny Sabatello (Purdue) pinned Brett Yarbrough (Indiana Tech), 6:12 141 // Nick Lawrence (Purdue) maj. dec. Matt Miller (Indiana Tech), 12-4 149 // Alex Griffin (Purdue) tech fall Thomas Garty (Indiana Tech), 15-0 (3:30) 157 // Doug Welch (Purdue) dec. Chase Hack (Indiana Tech), 7-3 165 // Jacob Johnson (Indiana Tech) dec. Patrick Robinson (Purdue), 6-5 174 // Jacob Morrissey (Purdue) pinned Antonio Rodriguez (Indiana Tech), 1:46 184 // LJ Grayson (Indiana Tech) dec. Tanner Lynde (Purdue), 3-2 197 // No. 8 Braden Atwood (Purdue) pinned Brandon Sunday (Indiana Tech), 0:54 285 // Tyler Kral (Purdue) pinned Kegan Clark-Sanchez (Indiana Tech), 2:15 PURDUE 21, NO. 18 NORTHERN IOWA 15 125 // No. 6 Dylan Peters (UNI) pinned Aaron Assad (Purdue), 1:08 133 // Danny Sabatello (Purdue) dec. No. 15 Levi Wolfensperger (UNI), 5-3 141 // Nick Lawrence (Purdue) dec. Jake Hodges (UNI), 5-2 149 // Alex Griffin (Purdue) dec. Zach White (UNI), 7-5 (TB1)* 157 // Doug Welch (Purdue) dec. Jarrett Jensen (UNI), 2-0 165 // No. 11 Cooper Moore (UNI) maj. dec. Patrick Robinson (Purdue), 14-3 174 // Curt Maas (UNI) dec. Chad Welch (Purdue), 5-1 184 // Patrick Kissel (Purdue) pinned Kyle Lux (UNI), 5:48 197 // No. 8 Braden Atwood (Purdue) dec. Jared Bartel (UNI), 4-1 (TB1) 285 // No. 16 Blaize Cabell (UNI) dec. Tyler Kral (Purdue), 8-4 *Northern Iowa received a one-point team score deduction after an unsportsmanlike conduct call at the end of the match
  21. http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m-wrestl/recaps/111514aaa.html Purdue Wrestling Corrals Mustangs in Ersland's Debut Nov. 15, 2014 SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Powered behind four bonus point victories, the Purdue wrestling team corralled Cal Poly, 30-9, in its season opening and first-year head coach Tony Ersland's debut Friday in the Mott Athletics Center. The Boilermakers (1-0, 0-0 B1G) received bonus points at 133, 141, 149 and 197. "There were a lot of good things, I really like that we took the fight to them to start," Ersland said. "I think we need to do a better job of closing out matches though. We showed that we can wrestle hard, but we need confidence to finish it." The aggressive mindset that Ersland has instilled in the Boilermaker grapplers showed. Purdue registered 16 takedowns to the Mustangs' nine and combined for 18 back points while giving up none. "Overall I was very happy with the tone of most of the matches; guys went out and scored points and put a lot of points on the board, we just need to make sure we finish matches," Ersland said. "I think tonight should be a big confidence booster for all of these guys; first time down to weight on a one-hour weigh-in, they competed hard and I am happy with the effort. I think we should make a big jump in confidence knowing that we can hold up, wrestle hard and take control of these situations." Purdue took five of the first six weights from the Mustangs (0-3) to build a 23-3 lead. The Mustangs won the 125-pound match in sudden victory, but the Boilermakers took over from there. A forfeit from Cal Poly at 133 gave the Old Gold & Black six points, to which Nick Lawrence followed with six of his own. The redshirt senior, who was wrestling in his first dual since Feb. 23, 2013, built on an offensive clinic with five takedowns and had a two-point nearfall before sticking Connor Kim at the 3:56 mark to improve to 4-2. Redshirt sophomore Alex Griffin (5-2) put on a show with a 17-0 technical fall of Jacob Leon. In 4:51, Griffin took the Mustang down twice, got a pair of five-counts for two three-point nearfalls and a trio of two-point nearfalls. He also escaped to start the second period. The team's leader in points scored pushed his early season total to 67 while winning his second match via technical fall. "I liked Griffin's aggressiveness," Ersland said. "We know that he will go out and tilt and turn and he got to his positions. You saw how he took control of the match right away." Wrestling in the first match of his final season, Braden Atwood showed why he is the nation's ninth-ranked 197-pounder with a 12-3 major decision of J.T. Goodwin. Atwood struck for an early takedown and went to work for back points, receiving a pair of two-point nearfalls. Starting the second period from bottom, he added an escape and Goodwin back down to the mat and rode him out for the red of the period. The Mustang opted to start the final period neutral, to which Atwood took advantage of by taking him down again. He accumulated 4:52 worth of riding time for his final point. The Boilermakers also received decisions from Doug Welch (157), Pat Robinson (165) and Patrick Kissel (184). Welch used a second period escape and two-point nearfall, plus 1:49 of riding time to shut Colt Shorts out, 4-0. Robinson's takedowns in the first and third periods and an escape lifted him to a 5-3 decision of Travis Berridge in his first match of the season. Kissel improved to 4-1 with a 12-10 come-from-behind decision over Nick Feigener. Purdue will be back in action at the Roadrunner Open hosted by Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday in Fresno, Calif. The tournament will get underway with preliminary matches at 1 p.m. ET. The finals and medal matches are set for a 9 p.m. ET start. PURDUE 30, CAL POLY 9 125 // Yoshito Funakoshi (Cal Poly) dec. Aaron Assad (Purdue), 5-4 (SV1) 133 // Danny Sabatello (Purdue) won by forfeit 141 // Nick Lawrence (Purdue) pinned Connor Kim (Cal Poly), 3:57 149 // Alex Griffin (Purdue) tech fall Jacob Leon (Cal Poly), 17-0 (4:51) 157 // Doug Welch (Purdue) dec. Colt Shorts (Cal Poly), 4-0 165 // Pat Robinson (Purdue) dec. Travis Berridge (Cal Poly), 5-3 174 // Dominic Kastl (Cal Poly) dec. Chad Welch (Purdue), 5-1 184 // Patrick Kissel (Purdue) dec. Nick Fiegener (Cal Poly), 12-10 197 // No. 9 Braden Atwood (Purdue) maj. dec. J.T. Goodwin (Cal Poly), 12-3 285 // Nick Johnson (Cal Poly) dec. Tyler Kral (Purdue), 7-4
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