Camden Eppert
Camden Eppert

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Anderson, Ind.

High School:
Anderson Highland

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 125

Birthdate:
12/12/1990



03/09/2014

Purdue Sends Four to Podium at Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Boilermakers record a third-, a fifth- and two eight-place finishes.

03/08/2014

Quiroga and Atwood Punch Tickets to NCAA Championships

Purdue sits in 11th after first day at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships with 30 points.

03/07/2014

Brackets Released for Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Quiroga and Atwood receive first round byes as No. 4 seeds.

03/03/2014

Eight Boilermakers Earn Big Ten Wrestling Championships Pre-Seeds

Quiroga (133) and Atwood (197) tabbed as No. 4 pre-seeds.

02/18/2014

Purdue Grapplers Find Open Tournament Success

Individuals that competed in open events combined for a record of 218-103.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Two-time NCAA qualifier (2011, 2012)
• Three-time Big Ten Championships placewinner (2011 - 5th; 2012 - 6th; 2013 - 8th; 2014 - 8th)
• Three-time NWCA All-Academic (2011, 2012, 2013)
• Four-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
• Two-time Team Captain (2013, 2014)
• 2012-13 Mortar Board inductee
• 2011 Outstanding Freshman

2012-13 (JUNIOR, 125)
Notched a 23-13 mark, including a 6-2 record in Big Ten duals ... took third at the season-opening Eastern Michigan Open (11/3) ... knocked off ninth-ranked Steve Bonanno of Hofstra at the Northeast Duals (11/24) ... placed fifth at the Northern Iowa Open (12/8), going 5-2 with a fall and three major decisions ... surrendered just three takedowns in conference duals, earning wins in four of the five team victories, including a dual-sealing 10-0 major decision over Northwestern's Dominick Malone (2/1) ... placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships (3/9-10) ... set career-high marks for wins (23), major decisions (nine), takedowns (60), reversals (14) and back points (34) ... led team in major decisions, finished second in reversals and fourth in takedowns and wins ... 14 reversals matched the No. 18 mark in Purdue's single-season record list, while 33 career reversals are tied for 11th all-time ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and NWCA All-Academic honors for the third straight year.

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE, 125)
Finished 13-17 for the second straight season, including a 3-2 mark in Big Ten duals ... finished fifth at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/5), going 3-2 ... wrestled at the Northeast Duals (11/26) and missed most of December with mononucleosis ... won back-to-back conference duals at Wisconsin (1/20) and Nebraska (1/22), and opened the Indiana dual (2/5) with a major decision ... upset 17th-ranked Johnni DiJulius at the Big Ten Championships (3/3-4) en route to a sixth-place finish and NCAA automatic bid ... knocked off a pair of nationally-ranked opponents, Joe Roth of Central Michigan and Michael Martinez of Wyoming, at the NCAA Championships (3/15-16) ... finished seventh on the team with 34 takedowns and tied for fifth with eight reversals ... earned NWCA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second straight season.

2010-11 (FRESHMAN, 125)
Posted a 13-17 overall mark in his rookie collegiate season, starting every dual for the Boilermakers at 125 pounds ... opened his career in impressive fashion, upsetting 16th-ranked Steve Bonanno of Hofstra, 4-3, at the Edinboro Duals (11/6) ... took second at the Michigan State Open (11/13), going 3-1 including a 10-3 decision over Indiana's Justin Brooks ... went 0-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/3) ... won his first-ever Big Ten Dual with a 13-4 major decision over Logan Arlis of Illinois (12/19) ... dropped a pair of matches at the NWCA National Duals (1/8) ... posted a 2-1 mark at the Wendy's Classic (1/15), including a major decision ... finished 3-5 in Big Ten Duals, including his first career fall against Wisconsin's Tom Kelliher (2/6), earning the No. 6 seed at the Big Ten Championships ... earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place showing at the Big Ten Championships (3/5) ... went 0-2 at the national tournament, including an 11-9 loss to All-American Ryan Mango ... tied for fifth-most wins on the team (13), third on the team in falls (2) and second on the team in major decisions (4) ... his 36 takedowns were sixth-most on the team and his 11 reversals were second best ... named 2011 Purdue Freshman of the Year and Most Dedicated Wrestler ... earned NWCA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2009-10 (REDSHIRT)
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Anderson Highland High School ... named the No. 63 recruit in the nation in 2009 by InterMat Wrestling ... four-time Indiana State High School Championship placewinner, capturing the state title at 103 pounds as a sophomore and 119 pounds as a senior ... placed fifth at the 2009 USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle Championships at 119 pounds with an 8-1 record ... compiled a 155-13 high school record, including a 39-4 mark as a senior ... recorded 227 takedowns during his final high school season ... coached on the mat by Kyle Poyer and Brady Eppert ... two-time National Honors Society academic honoree.

PERSONAL
Born on Dec. 12, 1990, in Noblesville, Ind. ... full name is Camden Ross Eppert ... is the son of Todd and Lori Eppert and Kelly and Walt Wolfe ... has one brother, Brady, and three sisters, Mya, Lisa and Suzann ... enjoys lifting weights, fishing and bike riding ... majoring in public health promotions.

CAREER STATISTICS
Year Wt. W L Pct. F TF MD D Other T2 E1 R2 NF2 NF3 Bk. Pts.
2010-11 125 13 17 .433 2 0 4 7 0 36 30 11 2 4 16
2011-12 125 13 17 .433 0 1 2 7 3 34 32 8 2 2 10
2012-13 125 23 13 .639 1 1 9 10 2 60 34 14 8 6 34
2013-14 125 16 14 .533 2 0 3 10 0 33 30 9 4 5 23
Totals 65 61 .516 5 2 18 33 5 163 127 42 16 17 83