Went 17-14 in his final collegiate season, setting personal record in nearly every statistical category ... finished with a 3-2 mark at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/5) ... downed NCAA Qualifier Devon Mellon of Missouri (11/13) in dual action (6-4) ... topped Northern Illinois' Jared Torrance in a tie-breaker to seal the dual win over the Huskies (12/1) ... edged NCAA Qualifier Steve Andrus on a last-second takedown in a 22-17 win over Michigan State in Big Ten duals (12/9) ... placed eighth at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30) with a 4-3 record, including a win over NCAA Qualifier Quintin McCorkle of Clarion ... scored Big Ten dual victories against Illinois (1/6), Wisconsin (1/20) and Northwestern (1/29) ... topped NCAA third-place finisher Mike McMullan of Northwestern (D 3-1) ... suffered a season-ending knee injury at Indiana (2/5) ... earned a NCAA automatic qualifying bid for the Big Ten Conference, finishing nationally ranked in the NCAA Coaches' Poll and RPI rankings ... participated in the Big Ten Championships (3/3) in an attempt to qualify for nationals ... finished third on the team with 48 takedowns.
2010-2011 (JUNIOR, 285)
Finished 10-16 in his third season of competition at 285 pounds ... went 2-0 at the Edinboro Duals (11/6), pinning Hofstra's Paul Snyder and topping Ernest James of Edinboro, 12-7 ... went 1-2 at the Michigan State Open (11/13) ... posted a 1-2 mark at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/3), earning a 14-4 major decision over Duke's Aaron Fulk in his opening match ... notched a pair of wins at the Midlands Championships (12/29) ... topped Oklahoma State's Blake Rosholt at the National Duals (1/8), 6-1 ... upset eighth-ranked Brendan Barlow of Kent State at the Wendy's Classic (1/15), winning on riding time after a 3-3 final ... finished 0-5 in Big Ten Duals and 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships (3/5).
2009-2010 (MEDICAL HARDSHIP)
Received a medical hardship from the NCAA, earning a sixth year of eligibility.
2008-2009 (SOPHOMORE, 285) Notched a 10-4 record with a pair of tournament championships ... posted a 2-2 record at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/1) ... won seven consecutive matches from Nov. 15 to Dec. 30 ... scored a major decision (13-2) over Campbellsville's Chad Brown at the Boilermaker Challenge (11/15) ... won the Jim Fox Open (12/13) with a 3-0 record, including a major decision and two pins ... captured the Midwest Open (12/30) heavyweight title with three wins, including a technical fall and a fall ... scored his fastest career pin against Central Florida's Daniel Rowe (1/5), sticking him in 51 seconds ... lost a pair of matches at the Simonson Open (1/24).
2007-08 (FRESHMAN, 285) Finished 5-11 in his first year, starting a trio of duals ... placed fourth at the Midwest Open with a 4-2 mark, including his first collegiate technical fall, a 17-2 victory over Joe Johnson of Missouri Baptist ... notched his first collegiate fall at the Wendy's Duals, sticking Northern Illinois' Dakota Greenhaw in 2:17.
2006-07 (REDSHIRT) Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner at Hanover Central High School ... voted Most Improved wrestler during sophomore season ... earned Most Valuable Player on his squad and voted to the Indiana All-Academic team as a senior ... coached by Nick Petrov and John Willems.
PERSONAL Born on April 9, 1988, in Hazelcrest, Ill. ... full name is Roger John Vukobratovich ... son of Daniel and Kim Vukobratovich ... has one brother, Wyatt, and one sister, Jodie ... enjoys fishing, working out and playing sports ... majoring in forestry.