Austin Nash
Austin  Nash

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Florham Park, N.J.

High School:
Hanover Park

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 149

03/01/2018

March, Mat Madness Begins for Wrestlers

Big Ten Championships start Saturday from East Lansing

02/26/2018

Wrestling Highlights: 149, 157, 165, 174

Pre-seeds released for Big Ten Wrestling Championships

02/16/2018

WR Closes Regular Season at Wisconsin

Wrestling from the UW Field House will start at 1 p.m. ET

02/08/2018

Mackey Mayhem Returns for Home Finale

Seniors Jacob Morrissey and Luke Welch to be honored after dual

02/04/2018

WR Extends Streak to 8, Hammers Indiana

Boilermakers match the second-largest margin of victory in the series

2017-18 / AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
Stats

Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (11/5)
• Competed at Navy Classic (11/18)
• Competed at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/1)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Competed at Big Ten Championships as the No. 11 seed (3/3)

Season Notes
• Moved up to 149 after wrestling at 141 his first season.
• First season as a starter for Purdue, appearing in 13 of 16 duals ... shared time with Koby Reyes before taking over as the starter after the Nebraska dual.
• Had a pair of Big Ten dual victories ... posted a 6-4 decision over Indiana's Alejandro Raya ... beat NCAA qualifier Eric Barone of Illinois 3-2.
• Pinned the first opponent of his career, Brown's Matt Lattanze, in 6:24 at the Navy Classic.

2016-17 / AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Stats

Awards & Honors
• Purdue Wrestling Hammer Down Strength & Conditioning Award

Tournaments
• Competed at Northern Iowa Open (12/3)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Placed third at Purple Raider Open (1/15)
• Placed seventh at Greyhound Open (unattached) (2/5)
• Competed at UWW Junior Men’s Freestyle Junior National Championships at 66 kg (5/28)
• Competed in freestyle at University Nationals at 65 kg (6/4)

Season Notes
• Wrestled at 141 pounds in first season for Purdue.
• Scored first in over half of his matches ... averaged 5.1 points per match ... had a pair of major decisions.
• Won his first career match with a decision at the Northern Iowa Open.
• Started for the Boilermakers against SIU Edwardsville.
• Strung together three straight decisions on his way to a third-place finish at the Purple Raider Open ... went 5-2 at the tournament.
• Closed out the season with a 2-0 shutout of Illinois’ Dylan Thurston to take seventh at the Greyhound Open ... posted 4-2 record with three decisions and a major decision.

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Redshirted
• Competed in freestyle at University Nationals at 65 kg (6/4)

HIGH SCHOOL
• Went 4-2 on his way to placing fourth at 132 pounds at 2015 Escape the Rock Wrestling Tournament
• Placed fifth at 132 pounds with an 8-2 record at 2014 Beast of the East
• New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association 132-pound qualifier
• Wrestling team captain as a senior ... most takedowns on team
• High school record of 98-27
• Also earned three letters in lacrosse

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Austin E. Nash
• Major: Building construction management
• Minor: Selling & sales management  
• Birthday: February 27, 1997
• City Born: Morristown, New Jersey
• Parents: Chris and Jean Nash
• Siblings: Younger brother, Christopher, and younger sister, Samantha
• Notes: Father played football at Delaware Valley College ... two high school teammates Anthony Cefolo and Christian Bassolino wrestle at South Dakota State and Bucknell, respectively

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