Nick Lawrence
Nick  Lawrence

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Westlake, Ohio

High School:
Westlake

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 141

Birthdate:
07/28/1992



04/15/2015

2014-15 Wrestling Season Recap

Boilermakers turned a new corner under the direction of first-year head coach Tony Ersland.

03/20/2015

Boilermakers Bow Out of NCAA Championships

2014-15 season comes to a close during Session III at the Scottrade Center.

03/19/2015

Four Grapplers Alive in Wrestlebacks

Session III will get underway Friday at 11 a.m. ET.

03/12/2015

2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships Central

March 19-21 // Scottrade Center // St. Louis, Mo.

03/08/2015

All Five Purdue Wrestling Seniors NCAA Bound

Boilermakers register 37.5 points with five placewinners at B1G Championships.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• NCAA Championships qualifier
• B1G Championships placewinner

CAREER RECORDS
Overall Record // 67-47
Dual Record // 14-12
B1G Dual Record // 4-8
Tournament Record // 53-35
Decisions // 47-41
Major Decisions // 10-3
Technical Falls // 3-0
Falls // 4-1
Shutouts // 1-9

• Gave up bonus points just four times in 111 career matches


2014-15 // REDSHIRT SENIOR // 141
Season Record // 24-18
Dual Record // 10-8
B1G Dual Record // 4-5
Tournament Record // 14-10
Decisions // 17-13
Major Decisions // 5-3
Technical Falls // 1-0
Falls // 1-0
Shutouts // 0-6

Awards & Honors
• Most Dedicated Wrestler

Tournaments
• Placed fourth at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/2)
• Roadrunner Open runner-up (11/16)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Placed sixth at B1G Championships (3/7-8)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/19-20)

Season Notes
• Team leader in most matches wrestled (42) and takedowns (74) ... tied for most major decisions (5)
• Had a team-best +42 takedown differential (74-32) and was not been taken down in 20 of his 42 matches
• Scored first in 52 percent of matches ... outscored opponents in all three periods (+22, +13, +16) ... was +8 in four overtime matches, where he was a team-best 4-0 ... averaged 5.4 points per match
• Faced a team-high eight top-10 ranked opponents
• Reached career highs in wins (24), takedowns (74), total points scored (227), decisions (17), major decisions (5), bonus point victories (7)
• Made two appearances on InterMat's 141-pound rankings at No. 20 (12/2, 3/10) ... Dec. 2 ranking was the first of his career
• Returned to the dual lineup as the 141-pound starter for first time since Feb. 23, 2013 ... wrestled in all 18 duals for the Boilermakers and scored 35 dual points
• Defeated six NCAA qualifiers during the season
• Two of three wins came in sudden victory en route to a sixth-place finish while wrestling at his first-ever B1G Championships ... came from behind to beat Michigan's George Fisher, 7-5, in sudden victory to earn auto bid to NCAA Championships
• Went 2-2 at NCAA Championships ... registered first career win over a ranked opponent with 7-5 sudden victory decision over No. 10 Zachary Horan of Central Michigan in the second round of wrestlebacks

2013-14 // REDSHIRT JUNIOR // 141
Season Record // 19-7
Dual Record // 0-0
B1G Dual Record // 0-0
Tournament Record // 19-7
Decisions // 13-6
Major Decisions // 1-0
Technical Falls // 0-0
Falls // 2-1
Shutouts // 1-1

Tournaments
• Placed sixth at Michigan State Open (11/9)
• Placed third at UW-Parkside Wisconsin Open (12/7)
• Placed fifth at Cleveland State Open (12/14)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Lake Erie College Storm Open champion (1/5)
• Dubuque Open champion (2/15)

Season Notes
• Posted an 18-7 mark in third season as a Boilermaker
• His 18 victories were third on the team
• Was third on team with 13 wins via decision
• Went 4-2 at Cleveland State Open
• Captured back-to-back 141-pound titles and had a seven-match winning streak to close out season, pinning two opponents along the way

2012-13 // REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE // 141/49
Season Record // 17-9
Dual Record // 3-1
B1G Dual Record // 0-0
Tournament Record // 14-8
Decisions // 12-9
Major Decisions // 3-0
Technical Falls // 2-0
Falls // 0-0
Shutouts // 0-0

Tournaments
• Placed third at Eastern Michigan Open (11/3)
• Compted at Michigan State Open (11/11)
• Competed at Northern Iowa Open (12/8)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Greyhound Open champion (2/2)
• Placed third at Ashland Simonson Open (2/9)

Season Notes
• Wrestled all but one match at 141 (16-9) ... won his only match at 149
• Set career-high marks for several categories including wins (17) and takedowns (52)
• Gave up just one takedown at the Eastern Michigan Open
• Fell just shy of an upset of NCAA third-place finisher Hunter Steiber of Ohio State at the Michigan State Open, 4-3
• Won the Greyhound Open with a pair of technical falls
• Went 4-1 at the Ashland Simonson Open
• Won his lone match of the year at 149 pounds, edging Franklin & Marshall's Andrew Murano, 4-3, in a dual victory
• Finished eighth on the team with 52 takedowns

2011-12 // REDSHIRT FRESHMAN // 141/49
Season Record // 7-13
Dual Record // 1-3
B1G Dual Record // 0-3
Tournament Record // 2-2
Decisions // 5-13
Major Decisions // 1-0
Technical Falls // 0-0
Falls // 1-0
Shutouts // 0-2

Tournaments
• Competed at Eastern Michigan Open (11/5)
• Competed at Michigan State Open (11/12)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Competed at National Collegiate Open (2/26)

Season Notes
• Wrested at 141 (5-11) and 149 (2-2) in his inaugural season
• Went 3-2 at the Michigan State Open
• Had a crucial 3-1 sudden victory win at 149 pounds at Northern Illinois
• Went 2-2 at the National Collegiate Open, including his first career fall

2010-11 // FRESHMAN
• Redshirted

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
• Full Name: Nicholas James Lawrence
• Major: Organizational Leadership and Supervision
• Birthday: July 28, 1991
• City Born: Fairview, Ohio
• Parents: Rich and Susan Lawrence
• Siblings: Three sisters: Michelle, Brooke and Jenna