Lawrence, Robinson, Kissel and D. Welch earn first trip to national tournament.
HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS 2014 Academic All-Big Ten
2013-14 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR | 174 Moved to 174 after spending last year at 184 ... finished with a record of 12-11, including five wins in dual action ... tied for second on the team in reversals with eight ... scored 122 total points and 22 dual team points ... entered dual lineup against Chattanooga and clinched the dual for Purdue by pinning Levi Clemons in 1:25 ... fall was the fastest of his career and sixth fastest on the team ... went 4-2 at Midlands Championships ... notched a 4-2 upset of No. 17 Cody Caldwell of Northern Iowa for first career win over a ranked opponent.
2012-13 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE | 184 Posted a 21-9 mark in his first career season at 184 pounds, despite missing significant parts of the season due to injuries ... went 2-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3) ... scored a pair of falls at the Northern Illinois Duals (11/17) ... went 5-3 at the Northern Iowa Open (12/8) en route to a sixth-place finish ... posted a 2-1 mark at the Midlands Championships (12/29) before defaulting due to injury ... finished 3-1 in Big Ten duals, including a pair of major decisions in team wins against Wisconsin (1/28) and at Northwestern (2/1), and a thrilling come-from-behind win against Michigan (2/3) ... missed the Big Ten Championships due to a season-ending injury ... ranked among the team leaders in wins (21), win percentage (.700), falls (three), major decisions (five) and team points (53).
2011-12 | SOPHOMORE Redshirted ... did not compete during second season at Purdue.
2010-11 | FRESHMAN | 165/84 Competed in 14 matches in his rookie campaign, going 6-5 at 165 pounds and 0-3 at 184 pounds ... went 2-1 at the Wisconsin Open (12/4), posting his first career major decision and fall en route to a second-place effort ... took second at 165 at the Cleveland State Open (12/11), going 4-1 with a major decision and a fall ... filled in at 184 pounds against Iowa (2/11), suffering a loss in his first career bout at the weight ... went 0-2 at the National Collegiate Open (2/19) ... earned a varsity letter.
HIGH SCHOOL Four-time varsity letterwinner at Oostburg High School ... two-time Wisconsin State High School Champion, winning state titles as a junior and senior ... placed third at the state meet as a sophomore; finished 158-9 in his high school career with more than 70 pins.
PERSONAL Patrick John Kissel was born May 13, 1992, in Sheboygan, Wis. ... is the son of Andy and Tracy Kissel ... has one sister, Jessica, and two brothers, Josh and A.J., who was also a member of the Purdue wrestling team ... enjoys hunting and the outdoors ... majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management.