Jacob Aven
Jacob  Aven

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Zionsville, Ind.

High School:
Zionsville

Height / Weight:
6-0 / HWT

Birthdate:
10/25/1995

04/11/2017

Wrestling Hands Out Season Awards

Two-time NCAA qualifier Alex Griffin named Most Outstanding Wrestler

03/22/2017

59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs

01/19/2017

East Coast Big Ten Foes Up Next

Boilermakers to face Maryland on Friday, No. 11 Rutgers on Sunday

11/04/2016

WR Season Starts at Eastern Michigan Open

Action from Convocation Center opens at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday

10/28/2016

10 Bouts on Wrestle-Offs Docket

Intrasquad action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday

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

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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