Braden Atwood
Braden  Atwood

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Delphi, Ind.

High School:
Delphi

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 197

Birthdate:
03/04/1992



04/26/2015

Third-Annual Golden Pete Winners Announced

Divers MacKenzie Tweardy and Jamie Bissett receive Big Ten Medal of Honor.

04/15/2015

2014-15 Wrestling Season Recap

Boilermakers turned a new corner under the direction of first-year head coach Tony Ersland.

03/19/2015

Four Grapplers Alive in Wrestlebacks

Session III will get underway Friday at 11 a.m. ET.

03/12/2015

2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships Central

March 19-21 // Scottrade Center // St. Louis, Mo.

03/08/2015

All Five Purdue Wrestling Seniors NCAA Bound

Boilermakers register 37.5 points with five placewinners at B1G Championships.

12/09/2011

Purdue vs. Michigan State

Purdue vs. Michigan State - Dec. 09, 2011

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Four-time NCAA Championships qualifier
• Four-time B1G Championships placewinner

CAREER RECORDS
Overall Record // 91-49
Dual Record // 50-22
B1G Dual Record // 19-12
Tournament Record // 41-27
Decisions // 40-38
Major Decisions // 11-10
Technical Falls // 0-0
Falls // 31-1
Shutouts // 15-5

• Tied for 19th on Purdue's career wins list with 91
• Tied for fourth all-time in career falls with 31
• Only the 12th Boilermaker to place at the B1G Championships in each of his four years
• Eleventh four-time NCAA Championships qualifier in program history
• Only fourth wrestler in program history to twice place at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships


2014-15 // REDSHIRT SENIOR // 197
Season Record // 16-10
Dual Record // 9-6
B1G Dual Record // 3-4
Tournament Record // 7-4
Decisions // 6-7
Major Decisions // 2-3
Technical Falls // 0-0
Falls // 7-0
Shutouts // 3-2

Awards & Honors
• Boiler Up Tough Award

Tournaments
• Placed sixth at Roadrunner Open (11/16)
• Competed at U.S. Western National Open (2/22)
• Placed seventh at B1G Championships (3/7-8)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/19)

Season Notes
• Finished career ranked No. 19 at 197 pounds ... appeared among the top 10 in nine of the 19 InterMat rankings issued ... spent a total of five weeks at No. 8, a career high ... No. 8 ranking was the highest of any Boilermaker during the season ... was included on every edition of rankings since Oct. 28, 2012, a span of 58 consecutive polls
• Finished career with 30 percent of his wins resulting in bonus points (11 MD, 31 F)
• Seven falls tied for most on team
• Held scoring advantage on opponents in all three periods
• Began season at 7-0 with five bonus point wins (2 MD, 3 F)
• Upset No. 10 Alex Polizzi of Northwestern, 5-2, to secure 22-17 dual victory
• Eliminated a 3-1 deficit with only seconds remaining in regulation and earned the winning takedown in dramatic fashion as just six seconds were on the clock in sudden victory for a 6-4 decision in his final dual match of career ... win was his 50th-career dual victory
• Pinned Michigan State's Nick McDiarmid in 4:18 at B1G Championships to secure automatic qualification to NCAAs
• Went 0-2 at NCAA Championships

2013-14 // REDSHIRT JUNIOR // 197
Season Record // 27-12
Dual Record // 11-3
B1G Dual Record // 5-3
Tournament Record // 16-9
Decisions // 15-10
Major Decisions // 2-2
Technical Falls // 0-0
Falls // 9-0
Shutouts // 3-0

Awards & Honors
• Team Captain
• Co-Most Outstanding Wrestler
• Most Falls Award (9)
• Co-Bonus Points Award (9 Falls, 2 MD)

Tournaments
• Michigan State Open runner-up (11/9)
• Placed seventh at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/6-7)
• Midlands Championships runner-up (12/29-30)
• Placed sixth at B1G Championships (3/8-9)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/20-21)

Season Notes
• 27 wins were a career-best for a season
• Led the team in wins (27), falls (9), riding time points (14) and dual team points scored (45)
• His nine falls tied for 17th in Purdue's single-season record book
• Had three of the team's fastest pins (0:21, 0:59, 1:19) ... 21-second pin of SIU Edwardsville's Chris Johnson was fastest of career
• Tallied a career-high 45 takedowns
• Spent the entire season ranked by InterMat, peaking at No. 10 heading into B1G Championships ... earned a final ranking of No. 12
• Went 4-2, including a major decision and a fall, en route to a seventh-place finish at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
• Won four straight matches, two of which were over higher-ranked opponents, before falling short and placing second to Maryland's Christian Boley at Midlands Championships
• Upset 11th-ranked Nathan Burak of Iowa in the dual, 5-4
• Pinned Michigan's Chris Heald in 6:07 for fifth win of the season over the Wolverine at B1G Championships ... sixth-place showing at B1G Championships was best of career to earn automatic bid to third NCAA Championships
• Received No. 15 seed and went 2-2 in Oklahoma City, highlighted by a 4:32 stick of Northwestern's Alex Polizzi in consolation action ... bowed out after suffering a 5-1 loss to Boley of Maryland in third round of wrestlebacks

2012-13 // REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE // 197
Season Record // 25-12
Dual Record // 18-5
B1G Dual Record // 5-3
Tournament Record // 7-7
Decisions // 11-12
Major Decisions // 3-0
Technical Falls // 0-0
Falls // 7-0
Shutouts // 4-0

Awards & Honors
• Team Captain

Tournaments
• Northern Iowa Open 197-pound champion (12/8)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Placed eighth at B1G Championships (3/9-10)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/20)

Season Notes
• Moved to 197 pounds in second season
• Won 14 straight matches from Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, including four falls and a pair of major decisions
• Took the Northern Iowa Open title, receiving a forfeit from 2013 All-American Kyven Gadson of Iowa State in the finals
• Led the Boilermakers to narrow wins over Northwestern (21-15) and Michigan (19-18) with wins over Alex Polizzi (5-4) and Max Huntley (Fall, 1:18)
• Pinned 12th-ranked Brent Haynes of Missouri at the NWCA National Duals
• Placed eighth at the B1G Championships, topping Nebraska's Caleb Kolb to earn and automatic bid to nationals
• Went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships, including a narrow 3-2 loss to All-American Blake Rosholt of Oklahoma State
• Finished second on the team with seven falls and third on the team with 25 wins
• Led team with 85 points in duals and ranked fifth on the squad with 35 back points

2011-12 // REDSHIRT FRESHMAN // 184
Season Record // 23-15
Dual Record // 12-8
B1G Dual Record // 6-2
Tournament Record // 11-7
Decisions // 8-9
Major Decisions // 4-5
Technical Falls // 0-0
Falls // 8-1
Shutouts // 5-3

Tournaments
• Placed third at Eastern Michigan Open (11/5)
• Placed fourth at Midlands Championships (12/29-30)
• Placed seventh at B1G Championships (3/3-4)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/15-16)

Awards & Honors
• Outstanding Freshman
• Iron Man (most matches wrestled)

Season Notes
• Placed third at the Eastern Michigan Open, going 3-1 with a pair of falls
• Topped his first ranked opponent at the Northeast Duals, downing Binghamton's Nate Schiedel (MD, 15-3), en route to a 3-1 day
• Won six consecutive matches via bonus point from Dec. 9-29 (4 F, 2 MD)
• Finished fourth at the Midlands Championships, scoring three falls and a major decision, while losing to only the top-two seeds
• Earned seventh place and a NCAA automatic bid at the B1G Championships, going 3-2 with a pair of decisions and a forfeit win
• Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships, falling to eventual NCAA champion (Steve Bosak, Cornell) and the No. 10 seed Jake Swartz of Boise State
• Finished second on the team with 23 wins, third on the team with eight falls and tied for third with four major decisions

2010-11 // FRESHMAN
• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letterwinner at Delphi High School
• Three-time Indiana State High School Championship placewinner, taking a high mark of second as a senior
• Placed fourth at the state tournament as a sophomore and fifth as a junior
• Finished 48-1 in his senior season en route to a 182-13 career mark
• Ranked in the top-100 national high school recruits by D1CollegeWrestling.net

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Braden Brooks Atwood
• Major: Building Construction Management
• Birthday: March 4, 1992
• City Born: Munster, Indiana
• Parents: Mike and Lynn Atwood
• Siblings: One brother, Michael, and one sister, Brittney