Akif Eren
Akif Eren

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Perrysburg, Ohio

High School:
Perrysburg HS

Height / Weight:
5-3 / 133

Birthdate:
07/04/1988



Career Statistics
Year Wt. W L Pct. F TF MD D Other T2 E1 R2 NF2 NF3 Bk. Pts.
2007-08 125 12 19 .387 1 0 1 10 0 27 39 5 1 1 5
2008-09 125 8 14 .364 1 0 0 7 0 22 14 5 0 1 3
2009-10 133 24 15 .615 3 1 4 15 1 63 48 4 2 10 31
2010-11 133/41 11 14 .470 0 1 0 10 0 44 45 0 0 3 9
Totals 55 62 .470 5 2 5 42 1 156 146 14 3 14 48


2009-2010 (JUNIOR, 133)
Finished with a career-best record of 24-15, qualifying for his first career NCAA Championships ... won the Eastern Michigan Open (11/7) with four victories to open the season ... placed second at the Missouri Open (11/22) ... went 3-2 at the Midlands Wrestling Championships (12/29-30), reaching the second day of the tournament ... finished 4-2 in Big Ten Duals with wins against Northwestern (11/14), Minnesota (1/31), Indiana (2/14) and Illinois (2/18) ... placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships (3/6-7) with a 2-3 records ... earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships (3/18) where he suffered a pair of losses ... finished seventh on the team in wins (24) and takedowns (63), logging career bests in nearly every statistical category.

2008-2009 (SOPHOMORE, 125/133)
Posted an 8-14 mark, including an 0-6 mark in Big Ten duals ... grabbed third place at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/1) with a pair of wins over 16th-ranked Ross Gitomer of Virginia, including a 5:25 fall in the third-place match ... went 2-0 at the inaugural Boilermaker Challenge (11/15), continuing a six-match streak without relinquishing a takedown ... went 1-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/5) and the Midlands Championships (12/29) ... tied for fifth on the team with five reversals on the season.

2007-2008 (FRESHMAN, 125)
Finished 12-19 in his rookie campaign ... posted a 3-2 mark at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3), defeating a pair of Big Ten opponents in his first two collegiate matches ... scored his first collegiate fall at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (11/30), sticking Pacific's Ryan Kuroda in 1:33 ... upset 14th-ranked Luke Smith of Central Michigan in the second round of the Midlands Championships (12/29) ... scored a pair of wins at the Wendy's Duals (1/20) to help the squad to a 3-0 mark on the day.

2006-2007 (REDSHIRT)
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year letterwinner at Perrysburg High School ... finished sixth in state as a senior ... also received a varsity letter in track and field.

PERSONAL
Born on July 4, 1988, in Istanbul, Turkey ... full name is Akif Ziya Eren ... son of Adil and Sultan Ulutas ... has one sister, Cheyenne, and one brother Tayfun ... enjoys lifting weights and listening to music ... majoring in biology.