Ben Sprunger
Ben Sprunger

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bluffton, Ind.

High School:
Bluffton

Last College:
Carson-Newman

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 141

Birthdate:
11/21/1980



2003-2004 (JUNIOR)
Posted a season record of 12-8 at 141 pounds ... took third place at the Harris Auto Center Open in Ashland, Ohio (11/23) ... defeated CS-Fullerton's Juan Mora (then ranked 28th) in a 7-4 decision at the Lone Star Duals (1/3-4).

2002-2003 (REDSHIRT)
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

BEFORE PURDUE
Posted a 14-7 record at Carson-Newman College with two pins, including an 11-4 record at 133 pounds, and 3-3 at 141 ... opened season with a first-place finish at the Pembroke Open (11/16-17) ... put together a six match winning streak (12/8 - 1/4) ... won his first three matches after moving up to 141 pounds at the National Duals in Columbus, Ohio (1/18-19) ... earned All-America honors at 133 pounds in his first year ... finished eighth at the NCAA Division II Championships ... open championships with a 5-4 decision over David Cruz of American International ... posted a 5-4 win against Jimmy Malek of Adams State in the consolation bracket.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Bluffton High School ... finished seventh in state as a sophomore ... placed second in the state tournament as a junior ... won the state crown during his senior year ... also earned three letters in football and baseball ... coached by Tim Timmons.

PERSONAL
Born on Nov. 21, 1980, in Bluffton, Ind. ... full name is Benjamin Torrance Sprunger ... son of Lou and Ted Sprunger ... has one brother, Dan ... enjoys wakeboarding and playing golf ... majoring in physical education.