2009-2010 (SENIOR, 149/157)
Posted an 18-11 mark at 149 and 157 pounds ... placed fifth at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/7), posting a 5-2 mark with a pair of technical falls and a major decision ... went 2-2 at the Missouri Open (11/22), scoring a technical fall and his first career pin ... won the Cleveland State Open (12/13) 149-pound title, going 5-0 with wins over a pair of Ohio State grapplers ... went 2-0 at the Purdue Duals (12/20), including his first match of the year at 157 pounds ... posted a 1-2 mark at 157 pounds at the Old Dominion Duals (1/3), scoring a 19-4 technical fall against Alejandrio Soto-Perez of UNC Greensboro ... scored a pair of major decisions at the Wendy's Duals (1/17) blanking opponents from Kent State and Ashland by matching scores of 9-0 ... led the Boilermakers with 79 back points, good for the No. 12 season in school history ... his 143 career back points rank ninth in Purdue history ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2008-2009 (JUNIOR, 157)
Saw limited action due to injuries, going 2-2 on the season ... went 1-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/1) ... notched his sixth career major decision at the Boilermaker Challenge (11/15), toppling Campbellsville's Josh Ashbrooke, 12-2.
2007-2008 (SOPHOMORE, 157)
Posted a 14-6 mark in his second year, including three technical falls and five major decisions ... scored seven straight wins at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3) en route to a sixth place finish ... picked up four consecutive dual wins (1/4-20), including a 2-0 mark at the Wendy's Duals (1/20) ... led the team in major decisions and placed second on the team in techincal falls and back points.
2006-2007 (FRESHMAN, 157)
Season record of 6-5 overall ... went 3-2 at the UNI Open (12/3), including a 9-3 decision over Josh Hekendorn of Nebraska-Oklahoma ... earned second place at the Midwest Open (12/30) after going 2-1, losing the final match to teammate Nick Spohn in a 4-2 decision.
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Four-time letterwinner at St. Thomas Aquinas High School ... qualified for state as a sophomore, posting a 40-5 record ... finished fourth in Florida as a junior with a 32-4 mark ... claimed the state title in his senior year, finishing with a 45-1 record ... helped team win district titles all four seasons and regional titles as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... coached on the mat by Frank Patacsil.
Born on Feb. 20, 1987, in Michigan City, Ind. ... full name is Sam Kline 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, Jake, who is a senior captain on this year's Purdue Wrestling team ... enjoys skate boarding, raquetball, and playing guitar and drums ... majoring in aviation technology.