Jacob Morrissey
Jacob  Morrissey

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Oconto Falls, Wis.

High School:
Oconto Falls

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165/174

Birthdate:
10/04/1994

03/23/2016

B1G Honors 57 Student-Athletes

125 Boilermakers have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015-16

02/05/2016

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

01/31/2016

No. 24 WR Edged by No. 9 Ohio State

Bonus points crucial as both teams won five bouts

01/17/2016

Bonus Points Propel No. 20 Wrestling

Boilermakers picked up bonus points in five of their eight victories

01/16/2016

No. 20 WR Wins 27-15 at Michigan State

Boilermakers win three of their seven bouts with bonus points

Stats, Records, Match-by-Match

2015-16
Awards & Honors
• Academic All-Big Ten

Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/15)
• Competed at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/4)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)

Season Notes
• 174-pounder was forced to miss February and March due to an injury
• Team high in second period points with 56 ... was +23 in the second period ... averaged 6.0 points per match with 138 total points
• Ranked third on the team with 40 back points (2 2N, 9 4N) ... his nine four-point nearfalls tied for third most on the team ... also tied for third with seven reversals
• Four of the seven ranked opponents he went up against were ranked in the top 10
• Started a dozen duals and scored 35 points ... five of his wins were with bonus points (1 MD, 2 TF, 2 F) ... won four Big Ten matches, two of which were technical falls ... outscored those two opponents 33-2
• Had back-to-back first period pins in dual action: Kyle Wojtaszek of Bloomsburg in 2:43 and Tyler Wood of Lock Haven in 2:12
• Made easy work of NCAA qualifier Nick Wanzek of Minnesota with an 18-2 technical fall in 5:00
• Upset eventual national champion Myles Martin of Ohio State 11-8 in dual action ... put eight points on the board in the second period, including a four-point nearfall ... Martin was ranked 15th at the time

2014-15
Awards & Honors
• Academic-All Big Ten

Tournaments
• Placed fifth at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/2)
• Competed at Roadrunner Open (11/16)
• Purple Raider Open 174-pound champion (1/18)
• Greyhound Open runner-up (2/7)
• Competed in freestyle at University Nationals at 80 kg (5/30)

Season Notes
• Led the team with most wins in a single tournament (6 - Michigan State Open), three-point nearfalls in a single match (4), most back points in a single match (14), season total three-point nearfalls (14) and tied for most back points (54; 6 2N, 14 3N)
• Half of wins were with bonus points (1 MD, 1 TF, 6 F) ... six falls was third most on team
• +42 scoring advantage in the first period ranked second on team ... +22 in second ranked fifth ... was +26 in the third
• Averaged 6.5 points per match ... tied for fourth on team
• Won six straight bouts after losing opening match to 11th-ranked Mark Martin of Ohio State (6-2) en route to fifth-place showing at Michigan State Open ... pinned last two opponents, including 4:04 stick of No. 14 Shane Hughes of Columbia in fifth-place match
• Pinned Indiana Tech's Antonio Rodriguez in 1:46 in his first dual appearance of career
• Went 5-0 on way to winning Purple Raider Open title ... won with two decisions, a tech fall and a pin
• Won two matches with bonus points in runner-up finish at Greyhound Open

2013-14
• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letterwinner at Oconto Falls High School
• Won three Wisconsin High School state championships in dominating fashion
• Was relentless en route to his second Division II 170-pound title, recording a 54-second fall, a 16-0 technical fall and an 18-4 major decision in the 2013 championship bout
• Posted a 9-0 major decision in 2012 title match at 170 ... captured the 2011 state title at 171 pounds with a 16-0 technical fall in the championship match
• Suffered overtime loss to finish as the 160-pound runner up as a freshman
• Scored bonus points in 7 of 12 matches wrestled in state tournament (2 MD, 2 TF, 3 F)
• Went undefeated as a sophomore and senior (47-0)
• Final record of 184-4
• Three-time ASICS USAW Folkstyle Nationals placewinner, including the 2013 170-pound title
• Took third in freestyle and sixth in Greco-Roman at 2013 ASICS/Vaughan Junior National Championships, both at 170

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jacob Riley Morrissey
• Major: Law and Society
• Birthday: October 4, 1994
• City Born: Green Bay, Wisconsin
• Parents: Matt and Diane Morrissey
• Siblings: One brother, Cullan

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