The Boilermakers will unveil the 2012-13 season preview in three parts over the next three days.
2012-13 (6th YEAR, 141)
Went 6-2 in limited action at 141 pounds ... placed second at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3), falling to teammate Brandon Nelsen in the finals ... finished 2-1 at the Michigan State Open (11/11) ... finished with 214 career takedowns, good for 19th all-time at Purdue.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE, 141)
Awarded a medical hardship from the NCAA after suffering a season-ending injury at the Old Dominion Duals (1/3) ... went 15-6 on the shortened season, including an 11-match win streak from Dec. 13 to Dec. 29 ... took third at the Cleveland State Open (12/13), going 7-1 on the day ... swept the Purdue Duals (12/20) with two major decisions and a technical fall ... went 3-2 at the Midlands Championships (12/29), including a pair of major decisions ... racked up a career-high 91 takedowns in 21 matches, good for fifth most on the team ... tied for second with seven major decisions and ranked fourth with three technical falls.
Finished 7-7 overall, missing a large portion of the season due to mononucleosis ... earned second place at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/5) with a 4-1 performance ... went 1-2 at the Northeast Duals (11/26) ... missed all of December and January with illness ... went 1-2 at the National Collegiate Open (2/26).
2010-11 (SOPHOMORE, 133-141)
Went 12-13 in his third season, going 4-5 at 133 pounds and 8-8 at 141 pounds, and earning his third varsity letter ... opened the year with a 2-1 upset victory over seventh-ranked Lou Ruggirello of Hofstra at the Edinboro Duals (11/6) (Ruggirello went on to earn All-America honors) ... went 2-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/3) ... topped Missouri's Nathan McCormick in a dual victory over the Tigers (12/12) ... went 1-1 at National Duals (1/8) in his season-debut at 141 pounds ... posted a 3-0 mark at the Wendy's Classic (1/15) ... notched a 3-3 mark at 141 pounds in Big Ten Duals, including a major decision over Michigan State's Levi Stace (2/13) and a pin against Indiana's Mitchel Richey (2/18) ... placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships (3/5-6) ... finished fifth on the team with 40 takedowns.
Awarded a medical hardship by the NCAA.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN, 133) Went 8-5 in his first season, going 3-1 in dual matches and 5-3 in tournaments ... won the Eastern Michigan Open (11/1) with a 4-0 record, including a pair of major decisions ... named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (11/4) ... split matches at the inaugural Boilermaker Challenge (11/15) ... went 1-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/5) ... scored his first career fall at Mount Saint Joseph (12/21), sticking Nate Harmon in 6:55, and followed up with a 22-7 technical fall at Notre Dame College (12/21) ... went 0-1 at the Midlands Championships (12/29), suffering an injury ... tied for sixth on the team with 44 takedowns.
2007-08 (REDSHIRT) Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in wrestling at East Central High School ... career record of 159-17 ... received Newcomer Award as a freshman and Trojan Award as a sophomore ... named team MVP and placed fifth in the state of Ohio as a junior and senior ... coached on the mat by Scott Schwerz.
PERSONAL Born on April 15, 1989, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... full name is Jacob Andrew Fleckenstein ... son of Terry and Susan Fleckenstein ... has two brothers, Nate and Justin, and three sisters, Sarah, Grace and Olivia ... is undecided on a major.