Jake Patacsil
Jake Patacsil

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Sunrise, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 149

Birthdate:
12/31/1985



2007-08 (JUNIOR, 149)
Notched his second straight 30-win season, finishing 30-10 overall and 6-2 in Big Ten duals ... won the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3) with a fall, a trio technical falls and a forfeit ... returned from a rib injury to finish second at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30), scoring a fall, a major decision and three technical falls ... reeled off four straight technical falls from 1/4 to 1/20, and extended the win streak to eight matches through the Michigan State dual (1/27) ... scored an 18-6 major decision over two-time All-American Ryan Lang of Northwestern (2/15) ... placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships (3/8-9) with a 7-6 quarterfinal win over 2007 NCAA Runner-Up Josh Churella of Michigan and an 8-6 consolation victory over sixth-ranked Lance Palmer of Ohio State ... advanced to the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships (3/20-22), finishing one match shy of NCAA All-America recognition ... scored nearly half of the Boilermakers' team points at nationals with two technical falls and a major decision ... finished second in NCAA Division I with 14 technical falls ... broke his own single-season record and the all-time Purdue record for back points, tallying 226 on the year to amass 510 for his career ... also holds spots on the career leader boards for reversals (T-4th/36), falls (11th/20) and winning percentage (13th/.726).

2006-2007 (SOPHOMORE, 149)
Season record of 34-12 overall with a record of 5-3 in Big Ten duals ... went 8-1 at the UNI Open (12/3), earning third place after three falls and one technical fall ... undefeated at the Reno Tournament of Champions (12/20), earning first place after two falls, one technical fall, and one major decision, with the 1:14 fall over Carter Downing of Wyoming being his best personal fall time of the season ... earned second place at the Midlands (12/29-30) after going 5-1 on the day, including a 4-3 decision over then-seventh-ranked J.P. O'Connor of Harvard ... pinned then-seventh-ranked Tyler Turner of Wisconsin in a quick 1:46 during the Wisconsin dual (2/2) ... placed seventh in the Big Ten Tournament (3/3-4) by pinning Troy Tirapelle of Illinois in 2:54, earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament ... went 2-2 in the NCAA Tournament (3/15-17) ... led the team in technical falls, wins, falls, nearfalls and back points on the season with three, 34, 11, 74 and 190, respectively, and ranked second on the team in both major decisions and reversals on the season with nine and 14, respectively ... five of the 11 falls from the 2007 season were under two minutes ... currently holds the single season record in back points with 190 from 2007, and ranks fourth overall in career back points with 284, just one point shy of the third-place record of 285, a career record his own father, Frank Patacsil, holds.

2005-2006 (FRESHMAN, 141)
Was 18-9 overall in his first season at 141 pounds, including four victories by fall and six by technical fall ... after defeating Brad Cusumano of Michigan with a 16-0 techinical fall, placed fifth at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/5) with a 10-2 major decision over Eric Kruger of Central Michigan ... defeated Ron Tarquino of Pittsburgh (then ranked 12th nationally) in a 13-7 decision at the Body Bar Invitational (11/19) before coming in as runner-up to teammate Jason Cook ... went 5-2 at Northern Iowa Open (12/4), including a fall over Northern Iowa's Jacob Elsberad in 1:59 ... as a first-time varsity starter for the Boilermakers, pinned Teddy Astorga of Cal-State Fullerton in 4:04 at the Lone Star Duals (1/7) ... went 5-1 at the Edinboro Open (2/11), including two falls and two technical falls, before earning third place in an 11-0 major decision over Bryan Heller of Penn State.

2004-2005 (REDSHIRT)
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-time letterwinner at St. Thomas Aquinas High School ... qualified for regionals both freshman and sophomore years ... named Most Improved Wrestler both sophomore and junior years ... placed third at Florida state wrestling tournament as a junior and ended season as national runner-up ... named team MVP during senior season ... became both state and national champion as a senior and went 5-2 at senior nationals ... coached on the mat by Rob Wimberly and father Frank Patacsil.

PERSONAL
Born on Dec. 31, 1985, in Corydon, Ind. ... full name is Andrew Jacob Patacsil ... son of Frank and Deborah Patacsil ... father, Frank, and uncle, Ted, are former Purdue wrestlers, along with grandfather, Joe ... Joe Patacsil was a 1950 national champion ... has one brother, Sam, who is a redshirt junior on the Purdue wrestling team ... enjoys playing cards, video games, racquetball, and listening to music ... majoring in secondary math education.