Max Lyon
Max  Lyon

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Dyersville, Iowa

High School:
Western Dubuque

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 184

Birthdate:
06/04/1998

05/18/2018

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

05/17/2018

4 Wrestlers to Compete on National Stage

Filius, Lyon start Friday in Rochester, Minnesota; Sueflohn, Parriott on Saturday

04/30/2018

Wrestlers Advance to World Team Trials

Sueflohn, Parriott, Lyon and incoming freshman Kendall Coleman advance

04/26/2018

Wrestlers Hit Freestyle Mat in Las Vegas

U.S. Open Men's Freestyle, UWW Junior Freestyle National Championships start Friday

04/25/2018

Wrestling Hands out Season Awards

Redshirt senior, NCAA qualifier Luke Welch named Most Outstanding Wrestler

2017-18 / AS A FRESHMAN
Stats

Awards & Honors
• Purdue Wrestling's Boiler Up Tough Award

Tournaments
• Placed fourth at Navy Classic (11/18)
• Competed at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/1)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Greyhound Open 184-pound champion (1/28)
• Competed at Big Ten Championships (3/3-4)
• Placed fifth at UWW Junior Freestyle National Championships at 86 kg (5/27-28)
• Competed at UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials at 86 kg (5/18)

Team Leader
• Major decisions (12), bonus point wins (16; 12 MD, 1 TF, 3 F)

Season Notes
• Started 15 of 16 duals at 184 pounds during rookie campaign.
• With complete data available dating to 2002, Lyon’s 12 major decisions are tied for the most in a season with Chad Welch (2015-16) and Ryan Lange (2002-03).
• Major decisioned four straight opponents early in the season, becoming the first Boilermaker to record three-or-more consecutive major decisions since Chad Welch had four straight in January 2016 ... Lyon majored his three opponents at the Journeymen/MyHouse Northeast Duals and blanked Columbia’s Andrew Psomas in the opening round of the Navy Classic ... outscored those four opponents 41-7.
• Seven of his nine matches against ranked opponents were against top-10 wrestlers, all of which hailed from the Big Ten.
• Lyon’s three pins all came in the opening frame (1:56, 0:38, 2:57).
• Was the only true freshman in the 184-pound field at the Big Ten Championships ... major decisioned Maryland’s Niko Cappello twice during the tournament (12-2, 17-5).
• Rallied from a Mitch Sliga reversal that put Sliga ahead 5-3 early in the third by escaping and getting the match-winning takedown with 30 seconds left to win 6-5.
• Pinned Shwan Shadaia of Michigan State in 2:57 ... Lyon had Shadaia fighting to stay off his back throughout the first period before locking the far side cradle.
• Won three matches with bonus points and placed fourth at the Navy Classic ... first pin of his career was a 1:56 stick of Abraham Correa-Medina of American ... followed with his first career technical fall, blanking Princeton’s Kevin Parker 15-0 in 5:03 ... outscored opponents 35-15.
• Won eight of his first nine collegiate matches, including six straight, spanning the Michigan State Open and Journeymen/MyHouse Northeast Duals ... streak included four major decisions, a technical fall and a pin.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Two-time Iowa High School Athletic Association class 3A champion at 182 pounds (2016, 2017)
• Three-time IHSAA finalist ... 2015 runner-up at 170 pounds ... placed fourth at 170 as a freshman
• Opened title defense with back-to-back quick pins of 54 and 23 seconds ... followed with an 11-0 major decision and a 7-0 shutout in the finals
• As a junior he pinned three of his four opponents, including a 1:04 stick in the finals ... posted a 16-0 technical fall in 3:12 in the semifinals ... spent just 7:05 on the mat in four matches
• Won 103 consecutive matches during back-to-back championship seasons ... outscored state tournament opponents 63-3 in 2016 and 2017 ... five of the 12 wins were by fall ... did not surrender a takedown
• Became Western Dubuque's first two-time state champion in program history
• IHSAA tournament record of 18-3 with seven pins ... was only taken down 10 times in the tournament, six times as a freshman and four times as a sophomore
• 2017 Des Moines Register High School All-class 3A team182-pound selection
• 2017 U.S. Marine Corps Junior Freestyle national champion at 182 pounds
• 2017 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle national champion at 182 pounds
• 2016 Des Moines Register High School Elite All-Iowa wrestling team 182-pound selection
• Only wrestled three full 6:00 matches during his undefeated 51-0 junior season ... recorded 41 pins
• Posted four wins, three of which were technical falls, for Team Iowa at the 2016 Junior National Freestyle Duals
• Two-time Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals 182-pound runner-up (2015, 2016)
• Two-time first team academic all-state selection by The Predicament (2016, 2017) 

National Rankings
• Ranked No. 13 at 182 by FloWrestling (3/28/17)
• Listed as the No. 66 overall recruit by FloWrestling (5/4/17)
• Ranked No. 12 at 182 by WIN Magazine (January 2017)
• Ranked No. 13 at 182 by InterMat (3/22/17)
• Listed as the No. 54 overall recruit by InterMat (4/21/17)

Record
• 2016-17 (182): 52-0
• 2015-16 (182): 51-0
• 2014-15 (170): 47-2
• 2013-14 (170): 37-6
• TOTAL: 187-8

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Max James Lyon
• Major: General management
• Birthday: June 4, 1998
• City Born: Dyersville, Iowa
• Parents: Chad and Wendy
• Siblings: Older brother, Zac, and younger brother, Tony
• Notes: Father wrestled at Buena Vista University

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