Danny Sabatello
Danny  Sabatello

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Long Grove, Ill.

High School:
Stevenson

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 133/41

Birthdate:
03/31/1993



04/17/2015

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Two-time NCAA Championships qualifier
• B1G Championships placewinner

CAREER RECORDS
Overall Record // 61-32
Dual Record // 32-11
B1G Dual Record // 12-9
Tournament Record // 29-21
Decisions // 41-20
Major Decisions // 7-7
Technical Falls // 7-1
Falls // 5-4
Shutouts // 6-5

• Ranks 18th on career back points list with 120 after redshirt junior season
• First Purdue wrestler to twice earn B1G Wrestler of the Week honors in his career


2014-15 // REDSHIRT JUNIOR // 133
Season Record // 28-10
Dual Record // 16-2
B1G Dual Record // 7-2
Tournament Record // 12-8
Decisions // 16-7
Major Decisions // 5-1
Technical Falls // 2-0
Falls // 4-2
Shutouts // 5-2

Awards & Honors
• Most Outstanding Wrestler
• Two-time B1G Wrestler of the Week (12/2; 1/20)

Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/2)
• Roadrunner Open 133-pound champion (11/16)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29-30)
• Competed at B1G Championships (3/7-8)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/19-20)

• Placed fourth at ASICS UWW University Nationals 65 kg (5/30)

Season Notes
• Moved down a weight class and wrestled second season of Purdue career at 133
• Team leader in wins (28), dual wins (16), bonus point wins (11; 5 MD, 2TF, 4 F), matches scored first (24), points scored in the third period (82), accumulated riding time (53:37), dual points scored (62) ... tied for most B1G dual wins (7) and major decisions (5)
• Led team with seven wins over ranked opponents, with two of those wins coming over top-10 opponents: No. 7 Jimmy Gulibon of Penn State (6-0) and No. 4 Zane Richards of Illinois (4-2) ... the win over Richards marks the highest ranked opponent he's defeated in his career
• Scored first in 63 percent of his matches (24 in 38 matches)
• His +35 second period (67-32) and +32 third period (82-50) scoring advantages were tops on the team
• Held a +36 takedown differential, which ranked second on team
• Averaged 6.4 points per match and held opponents to 3.4 points per match
• Wrestled in all 18 duals ... won all nine non-conference bouts (5 D, 1 MD, 2 F, 1 forfeit) ... won seven dual matches with bonus points, including three in B1G action
• Ranked by InterMat for nine consecutive weeks and appeared on the 133-pound list a dozen times ... spent three weeks at No. 11 ... finished the season ranked No. 17
• Went on a career-best 16-match winning streak, with seven bonus point victories, from Nov. 2 - Dec. 29 ... streak included eight decisions, three major decisions, three pins, one technical fall and one forfeit ... three wins were upsets ... streak was longest on the team during the season
• Won 12-straight dual matches spanning the past two seasons ... streak started with a 10-6 upset of Illinois' eighth-ranked Steven Rodrigues on Feb. 7, 2014, and ended with a 5-2 decision over Eric Montoya of Nebraska on Jan. 9, 2015
• Captured first tournament title of career by winning the Roadrunner Open ... previous high finish in a tournament was fifth
• Posted a trio of consecutive bonus point wins, starting with a 5:22 upset pin of Chattanooga's No. 14 Nick Soto (12/12), followed by a 10-1 major decision of Matt Williams from North Carolina (12/13) and a 20-5 (6:08) technical fall over Northwestern's John Coukos in Midlands opening bout
• Avenged 9-7 sudden victory Midlands loss to Northwestern's Dominick Malone with 10-2 major decision in dual action as Purdue upset the 19th-ranked Wildcats, 22-17
• Beat nine NCAA qualifiers during the season, including bonus point wins over Soto and the major over Malone
• Had a 2-3 B1G Championships, but earned an automatic NCAA berth with 12 spots allocated to the B1G
• Received No. 11-seed at NCAA Championships ... went 2-2 ... edged Missouri's Zach Synon in opening bout, 4-2 (SV), and beat Kevin Norstrem of Virginia Tech, 1-0, in wrestlebacks

2013-14 // REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE // 141
Season Record // 22-14
Dual Record // 10-4
B1G Dual Record // 4-4
Tournament Record // 12-10
Decisions // 19-10
Major Decisions // 1-3
Technical Falls // 1-0
Falls // 1-1
Shutouts // 1-1

Awards & Honors
• Most Improved Wrestler Award

Tournaments
• Placed fifth at Michigan State Open (11/9)
• Competed at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/6-7)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Placed eighth at B1G Championships (3/8-9)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/20)

Season Notes
• Moved up a weight class after wrestling at 133 during redshirt freshman season
• Led the team in decisions (19), two-point nearfalls (10) and backpoints (35)
• Was second in wins (22), takedowns (73), riding time points (9), total points scored (249) and dual team points scored (35)
• Averaged nearly seven points per match
• Won nine of first 12 matches, with the three losses coming to top-five ranked wrestlers
• Upended No. 18 Laike Gardner of Lehigh, 7-2, in Midlands Championships wrestlebacks for first career win over a ranked opponent
• 6:53 stick of Nebraska's Colton McCrystal in dual action was first career fall
• Earned first national ranking of career in mid-February at No. 19 and held the spot for two more weeks
• Upset consecutive nationally ranked opponents in dual action, posting a 10-6 decision over No. 8 Steven Rodrigues of Illinois and a 14-10 decision over UNI's 14th-ranked Joey Lazor
• Placed eighth in first B1G Championships and received an at-large bid to his first career NCAA Championships
• Suffered a pair of two-point losses to bow out of NCAAs

2012-13 // REDSHIRT FRESHMAN // 133
Season Record // 11-8
Dual Record // 6-5
B1G Dual Record // 1-3
Tournament Record // 5-3
Decisions // 6-3
Major Decisions // 1-3
Technical Falls // 4-1
Falls // 0-1
Shutouts // 0-2

Tournaments
• Placed fifth at Eastern Michigan Open (11/3)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)

Season Notes
• Rebounded from a first-round loss to win four straight, including a pair of technical falls, at Eastern Michigan Open
• Swept a trio of matches at the Northern Illinois Duals, scoring a major decision and a technical fall
• Earned a pair of victories at the Purdue Duals
• Picked up his first career conference victory at Illinois, posting an 11-4 decision over Logan Arlis
• Led the team with four technical falls and finished sixth with 57 takedowns
• Ranked fourth on the team with 39 back points

2011-12 // FRESHMAN
• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
• Three-time state placewinner for St. Viator High School and Stevenson High School, graduating from Stevenson with a career record of 152-19
• Took fourth place at the Illinois State 3A High School Tournament as a sophomore for St. Viator and is one of four students to ever place at state for the school
• Won back-to-back Illinois 3A Championships at 119 and 125 pounds at Stevenson, becoming the first state champion in school history
• Went 41-0 as a senior, finishing as the No. 12 ranked 125-pounder in the nation on InterMat
• Scored 729 total points as a senior, good for third all-time in in Illinois High School Association (IHSA) history
• Posted 292 takedowns as a senior, which is 11th all-time in the state of Illinois (IHSA)

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Daniel Anthony Sabatello
• Major: Law and Society
• Minor: Organizational Leadership and Supervision
• Birthday: March 31, 1993
• City Born: Arlington Heights, Illinois
• Parents: Greg and Nancy Sabatello
• Siblings: Both brothers, Joe and Vince, attended Purdue