Boilermaker grapplers split home and away this weekend in B1G action.
2013-14 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR | 141 Posted an 18-7 mark in third season as a Boilermaker ... his 18 victories tied for third on the team ... was third on team with 13 wins via decision ... captured back-to-back 141-pound titles at Storm and Dubuque Opens to close out season on a seven-match winning streak, pinning two opponents along the way ... placed third at UW-Parkside Wisconsin Open ... went 4-2 en route to placing fifth at Cleveland State Open ... opened season with a sixth-place showing at Michigan State Open ... also competed at Midlands Championships.
2012-13 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE | 141/49 Finished 17-9 overall, setting career-high marks for several categories including wins and takedowns ... placed third at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3), giving up just one takedown for the tournament ... fell just shy of an upset of NCAA third-place finisher Hunter Steiber of Ohio State at the Michigan State Open (11/11), 4-3 ... won the Indianapolis Greyhound Open (2/2) with a pair of technical falls ... took third at the Ashland Simonson Open (2/9) with a 4-1 record ... won his lone match of the year at 149 pounds, edging Franklin & Marshall's Andrew Murano (2/23), 4-3, in a dual victory ... finished eighth on the team with 52 takedowns.
2011-12 | REDSHIRTFRESHMAN | 141/49 Posted a 7-13 mark, wrestling at 141 and 149 pounds in his inaugural season ... went 3-2 at the Michigan State Open (11/12) ... had a crucial 3-1 sudden victory win at 149 pounds at Northern Illinois (12/1) ... competed at the Midlands Championships (12/29) and in three Big Ten Duals ... went 2-2 at the National Collegiate Open (2/26), including his first career fall.
2010-11 | FRESHMAN Redshirted ... did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
HIGH SCHOOL Four-year varsity letterwinner at Westlake High School ... two-time Ohio State High School Championship runner-up, taking second place as a sophomore and junior ... turned in a high school record of 127-10, before cutting his career short with an injury as a senior ... placed fifth at the state tournament as a freshman ... took home sixth place at the 2009 Walsh Ironman Tournament.
PERSONAL Nicholas James Lawrence was born July 28, 1991, in Fairview, Ohio ... son of Rich and Susan Lawrence ... has three sisters: Michelle, Brooke and Jenna ... enjoys video games and movies ... majoring in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.