Jacob Morrissey
Jacob  Morrissey

RS Sophomore

Oconto Falls, Wis.

High School:
Oconto Falls

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165/174



B1G Honors 57 Student-Athletes

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


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


No. 24 WR Edged by No. 9 Ohio State

Bonus points crucial as both teams won five bouts


Bonus Points Propel No. 20 Wrestling

Boilermakers picked up bonus points in five of their eight victories


No. 20 WR Wins 27-15 at Michigan State

Boilermakers win three of their seven bouts with bonus points

Stats, Records, Match-by-Match

Awards & Honors
• Academic All-Big Ten

• 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

Awards & Honors
• Academic-All Big Ten

• 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 at ASICS UWW University Nationals 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

• Redshirted

• 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

• 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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