Photos from the Purdue wrestling match with Wisconsin on Feb. 5, 2010.
Photos from the 2009 Purdue Duals, hosted by Purdue on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in Holloway Gymnasium
Photos from the 2009 Eastern Michigan Open wrestling tournament, hosted by EMU at Bowen Field House, Nov. 7, 2009.
Photos from the Purdue wrestling match with Ohio State University on Feb. 3, 2008.
Photos from the 2007 Midlands Tournament, hosted by Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Dec. 29-30, 2007
2009-2010 (SENIOR, 149)
Notched a career best 26-19 record and qualified for his first career NCAA Championships ... took third at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/7) going 7-1 with a fall and two major decisions ... captured third at the Missouri Open (11/22) with a pair of falls ... went 2-5 in Big Ten Duals, including a win over 19th-ranked Eric Terrazas of Illinois (SV2 6-4) ... earned an automatic qualifier at the Big Ten Championships (3/16-17), taking eighth place ... posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (3/18-19) ... led the Boilermakers with six falls and 12 reversals ... tied for fifth all-time at Purdue in reversals (36), tied for 13th in falls (18) and finished 17th in back points (107) ... Academic All-Big Ten and NWCA All-Academic Honoree.
2008-2009 (JUNIOR, 157)
Finished 10-6 with a 1-1 mark in Big Ten duals ... opened his junior slate with a 3-2 showing at the University of Central Missouri Open (11/16), scoring two technical falls and a pin ... went 3-2 at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30), notching a pair of falls and finishing one win shy of placing ... split matches at the Old Dominion Duals (1/4), earning an 8-0 major decision over UNC Greensboro's Andrew Saunders ... blanked Wisconsin's Ben Jordan, 6-0, in a conference dual in Madison (2/15) ... sits 16th in Purdue history in reversals with 24 ... finished seventh on the team with 24 back points this season, and tied for eighth with three falls ... earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2007-2008 (SOPHOMORE, 157)
Went 14-14 overall with a 1-5 Big Ten dual mark ... won the season-opening Eastern Michigan Open (11/3) with a perfect 6-0 mark ... scored a trio of falls at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (11/30) ... went 3-2 at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30), including a major decision and pin ... scored his first career Big Ten victory with a 14-3 major decision over Northwestern's Andrew Nadhir (2/15) ... placed eighth at the 2008 Big Ten Championships (3/8-9), knocking off 2007 NCAA Runner-Up Craig Henning of Wisconsin ... tied for second on the team with five falls, ranked third on the squad in reversals with nine and placed fourth on the roster with 30 back points.
2006-2007 (FRESHMAN, 141)
Season record of 11-21 overall with a record of 1-7 in Big Ten duals ... went 2-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/4), including a fall with a time of 1:46 over Chad Coon of Lindenwood ... undefeated at the Boilermaker Duals (1/6) going 3-0, including one technical fall over Casey Carrino of Eastern Illinois and one fall with a time of 4:42 over Antonio Nicholson of Cleveland State ... defeated Nick Walpole of Indiana (1/19) during Big Ten season by a tight 3-2 decision ... went 0-2 in the Big Ten Tournament ... ranked fourth on the team for falls and back points on the season with four and 26, respectively.
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Four-time letterwinner at Fenwick High School ... finished fifth in the state as a sophomore, wrestling at 112 ... was a state qualifier at 130 as a junior ... won the 2004 Reno World National Championship ... claimed the Illinois state title as a senior, becoming the first individual state champion from Fenwick HS ... earned academic all-state honors as a senior in football ... coached on the mat by Jerry Ruffino.
Born on Oct. 7, 1986, in Oak Park, Ill. ... full name is Nicholas Ryan Bertucci ... son of Joseph and Vicki Bertucci ... has two brothers, Joseph and Vince ... enjoys fishing and playing cards ... majoring in aviation.