Luke Manuel
Luke Manuel

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Nevada City, Calif.

High School:
Nevada Union HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 174

Birthdate:
09/18/1988



Career Statistics
Year Wt. W L Pct. F TF MD D Other T2 E1 R2 NF2 NF3 Bk. Pts.
2007-08 165 39 9 .763 1 1 4 23 0 44 42 2 2 8 28
2008-09 165 26 15 .634 3 2 5 15 1 72 43 3 5 4 22
2009-10 174 41 6 .872 4 4 5 28 0 101 41 0 7 7 35
2010-11 174 22 10 .688 1 1 2 18 0 59 34 2 0 1 3
Totals 118 40 .747 9 8 15 81 1 276 160 7 14 20 88


2009-2010 (JUNIOR, 174)
Set the Boilermakers' single-season win record with a 41-6 mark and his third straight trip to the NCAA Championships ... won 14 straight matches to start the season, winning the Eastern Michigan Open (11/7) and the Missouri Open (11/22) ... took third place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/4-5) and the Midlands Championships (12/29-30) with wins over a combined six ranked opponents ... swept the Purdue Duals (12/20), Old Dominion Duals (1/3) and Wendy's Duals (1/17) ... posted a perfect 5-0 mark in Big Ten Duals ... finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships (3/6-7) with a 3-2 record, earning an automatic bid to the national tournament ... went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships ... one of three Boilermakers to log over 100 takedowns on the year, tying for second on the team with 101, good for the 15th-best single-season mark in school history ... sits 15th all-time at Purdue with 96 career victories ... also ranks 15th in school history with 217 takedowns ... his career win percentage of .762 (96-30) is 10th in Purdue history, while his season mark of .872 is the 10th best season win percentage ... had a career-high four falls, tied for third on the team ... Academic All-Big Ten and NWCA All-Academic Honoree.

2008-2009 (SOPHOMORE, 165)
Posted a 26-15 record in one of the nation's toughest individual schedules, advancing to his second straight NCAA Championships ... won nine straight matches to open the season, winning the Eastern Michigan Open (11/1) and going 3-0 at the Boilermaker Challenge (11/15) with two major decisions and a technical fall ... took fourth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/5-6) with a 5-2 record ... placed eighth at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30) with a 3-3 record ... swept the Wendy's Duals (1/17) with a fall and two decisions ... finished 3-5 in Big Ten duals, blanking Paul Young of Indiana (2/6), and edging Michigan State's Rex Kendle (2/19) and Michigan's Justin Zeerip (2/21) ... earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place showing at the Big Ten Championships (3/7-8), defeating Illinois' 15th-ranked Roger Smith-Bergsrud twice ... went 1-2 at the national tournament (3/19-20), ousting previously-undefeated and top-seeded Mack Lewnes of Cornell, 3-1 ... finished second on the team with 72 takedowns.

2007-2008 (FRESHMAN, 165)
Tallied the Boilermakers' best winning percentage on the year, finishing at 29-9 overall and 1-1 in Big Ten duals ... finished second at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3) with a 5-1 record ... won the Jim Fox Open (12/8) with four straight wins, including his first collegiate fall ... placed eighth at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30) with a 4-3 record ... earned his first career Big Ten dual win over Rex Kendle of Michigan State (1/27) ... won the NWCA National Open (3/1) with a trio of wins ... took home third place at the Big Ten Tournament (3/8-9), knocking off 12th-ranked Colt Sponseller of Ohio State and 15th-ranked Matt Coughlin of Indiana ... finished one win short of NCAA All-America honors, reaching the Round of 12 at the national championships (3/20-22) with a trio of wins ... upset 12th-seeded Jarrod King of Edinboro, winning on riding time after a 3-3 match ... finished third on the team with 44 takedowns.

2006-2007 (REDSHIRT)
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Nevada Union High School ... three-time Greco All-American with three top-10 national finishes ... finished sixth in state as a junior and state runner-up as a senior ... 2006 High School All-American ... placed third at Reno Tournament of Champions ... coached by Shane Valdez.

PERSONAL
Born on Sept. 18, 1988, in Nevada City, Calif. ... full name is Lucas Paul Manuel ... son of Paul and Kellye Manuel ... has two brothers, Alex and Matt, who is a freshman on this year's Purdue wrestling team ... enjoys hunting, fishing and ceramics ... majoring in business.