Jacob Aven
Jacob  Aven

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Zionsville, Ind.

High School:
Zionsville

Height / Weight:
6-0 / HWT

Birthdate:
10/25/1995

04/25/2018

Wrestling Hands out Season Awards

Redshirt senior, NCAA qualifier Luke Welch named Most Outstanding Wrestler

02/16/2018

WR Closes Regular Season at Wisconsin

Wrestling from the UW Field House will start at 1 p.m. ET

02/08/2018

Mackey Mayhem Returns for Home Finale

Seniors Jacob Morrissey and Luke Welch to be honored after dual

02/04/2018

WR Extends Streak to 8, Hammers Indiana

Boilermakers match the second-largest margin of victory in the series

02/01/2018

WR Set to Hammer Down Cancer, Indiana

Purdue faces Michigan State at home Friday, at Indiana Sunday

CAREER NOTES
• Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2016, 2017, 2018)

2017-18 / AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR
Stats

Awards & Honors
• Academic All-Big Ten 

Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (11/5)
• Competed at Navy Classic (11/18)
• Competed at Northern Iowa Open (12/9)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Competed at Purple Raider Open (1/15)
• Greyhound Open 285-pound champion (1/28)

Season Notes
• Closed the season on a four-match winning streak.
• Answered the call to step into the lineup and set Purdue’s tone for the dual, downing Fletcher Miller of Indiana 6-2 ... a takedown late in the third off of a Miller shot locked up the first Big Ten dual win of his career.
• Posted three major decisions at the Greyhound open to win his first collegiate title.
• Recorded first pin of his career with a 3:36 stick of Findlay’s Tyler Beck at the Michigan State Open.

2016-17 / AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
• Stats

Awards & Honors
• Academic All-Big Ten

Tournaments
• Competed at Eastern Michigan Open (11/5)
• Placed fifth at Northern Iowa Open (12/3)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Purple Raider Open runner-up (1/15)
• Greyhound Open runner-up (2/5)
• Competed in freestyle at University Nationals at 125 kg (6/4)

Season Notes
• Wrestled at 285 in redshirt sophomore season.
• Held scoring advantages in all three periods, highlighted by a +19 edge in the third period ... averaged career high 6.4 points per match.
• Went 2-1 in overtime matches (SV1, TB1).
• Went 4-2 at Northern Iowa Open with three decisions and a major decision ... opened with 14-6 win over Rodrigo Diaz of Missouri.
• Turned in back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Purple Raider and Greyhound Opens ... highest tournament finish of his career.
• Registered first technical fall of his career, using 5:24 to beat Marian’s Derek Lewis 23-8 in his first match of the Greyhound Open ... won next two matches before falling 3-2 to teammate Shawn Streck in finals.
• Appeared one dual, starting against Nebraska.

2015-16 / AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Stats

Awards & Honors
• Academic All-Big Ten

Tournaments
• Placed third at Eastern Michigan Open (11/7)
• Competed at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/15)
• Competed at Northern Iowa Open (12/12)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Placed third at Purple Raider Open (1/17)
• Placed third at Greyhound Open (2/6)
• Competed in freestyle at University Nationals at 125 kg (6/4)

Season Notes
• Wrestled at 285 during redshirt freshman season
• Led the team in takedowns per match with 2.1 ... was the only wrestler to average two or more takedowns per match
• Tied for team lead in decisions (12) ... ranked second in major decisions (5) ... tied for second in tournament wins (16) and takedowns (56)
• Scored 166 points during the season, averaging 6.1 points per match, which ranked fourth on the team ... 46 points came in each of the first two periods ... he ranked third with 63 points in the third period and
• Was 3-0 in overtime matches ... tied for team lead in most overtime wins ... his seven points in extended matches ranked second on the team
• Went 4-1 en route to placing third at Eastern Michigan Open
• Put up bonus points in his first career dual with a 9-1 major decision of Derek Earnest of Shippensburg (11/21)
• Won four decisions and a major decision in third-place showing at Purple Raider Open
• Two of his four wins at Greyhound Open were by major decision
• Made first Big Ten appearance vs. Rutgers (2/14)

2014-15 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Redshirted
• Placed fifth at UWW Junior National Freestyle National Championships at 120 kg (5/9)

HIGH SCHOOL
• Two-time Indiana High School Athletic Association state finalist (2013: 220; 2014 - 195)
• Three-time IHSAA Sectional and Regional champion
• Two-time USA Wrestling Cliff Keen Folkstyle Nationals placewinner (2013: 220 - 6th; 2014: 195 - 2nd)
• Zionsville's 2014 Most Valuable Wrestler
• High school record of 121-34 (16-16, 30-10, 35-5, 40-3)
• Four-year wrestling and three-year football letterwinner

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jacob Grant Aven
• Major: Social studies education
• Birthday: October 25, 1995
• City Born: Indianapolis, Indiana
• Parents: Kevin and Ann Aven
• Siblings: Older brother, Logan, and younger brother, Griffin
• Notes: Logan is a 2015 Purdue graduate

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