Nov. 18, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue wrestling team had an outstanding showing in its home opener at Holloway Gymnasium on Friday night, posting a 37-6 dual victory over the visiting University of Indianapolis. The Boilermaker took eight of 10 matches on the evening to even their dual mark at 1-1, while the Greyhounds fell to 0-1 on the season.
"I'm not sure you're ever completely satisfied unless you win every match and score every point, but we'll take the win," said Purdue head coach Scott Hinkel. "Our guys did well against a very tough, scrappy Indianapolis team. They fought hard, but we did a good job taking the fight back at them. I'm happy with the win."
Despite being without starters Cashé Quiroga and A.J. Kissel at 133 and 197 pounds, respectively, the Boilermakers picked up bonus points in five of their eight wins, including four falls. Eighth-ranked junior Ivan Lopouchanski had one of the four, his first pin as a Boilermaker, and protected his undefeated record, improving to 6-0 this year.
Sophomore Camden Eppert got things underway for the Boilermakers at 125 pounds, staving off a game opponent in Greyhound freshman Josh Kieffer. The two were tied after the first period and Kieffer led midway through the second, but Eppert turned things on late, outscoring Kieffer 6-3 over the last two frames in a 10-6 victory. The Greyhounds answered quickly at 133 pounds as their standout senior Ethan Harris opened his season with a 5-3 victory over Purdue senior Matt Fields to square the team score, 3-3.
Things quickly got out of hand from there as Purdue reeled off three straight pins to take a commanding 21-3 advantage. Junior Jake Fleckenstein started the run at 141 pounds as he quickly built a 10-1 lead over Indianapolis sophomore Trey Weliver before scoring the fall at 4:03, and Lopouchanski followed up at 149, running the count to 12-5 and pinning senior David Lopez at the 2:56 mark. Purdue junior Tommy Churchard notched his second fall of the year at 157 pounds to make it three straight, sticking Greyhound freshman Austin Chamberlain 15 seconds into the second period as the bout went to intermission.
Boilermaker sophomore Kyle Mosier kept things going after the break, edging out Indianapolis sophomore Jeff Weiss, 7-3, and Greyhound freshman Dustin Parrish gave Purdue rookie Drake Stein everything he could handle in the first period before being put on his blades at the 4:46-mark to give Stein his second career fall. Parrish scored the first takedown at 174 pounds and proceeded to ride Stein for over two minutes to close the first period. Parrish opted for a neutral start to the second period and it was all Stein the rest of the way. The Boilermaker freshman tallied a trio of takedowns before running a bar to a fall at the end of the period and making it a 30-3 Purdue edge.
Purdue freshman Braden Atwood improved to 4-2 at 184 pounds with a 4-0 decision over Indianapolis sophomore George Lopez, but the Greyhounds bit back at 197 pounds as sophomore Taylor Scott outlasted Purdue sophomore Justin Dinius for a 3-0 decision. Scott snared the only takedown of the bout in the first period and held off Dinius the rest of the way for his team-best seventh win of the season.
Senior Roger Vukobratovich closed out the dual in dominant fashion for the Old Gold and Black, racking up five takedowns en route to a 12-4 major decision over Greyhound sophomore Evan Wooding at 285 pounds. The major was Vukobratovich's second of the year as he improved to 5-2 overall.
The Boilermakers return to action next weekend at the Journeyman Asics Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y. Purdue has a quartet of outstanding opponents awaiting them, including three of the top-16 ranked teams in the country and a fourth squad receiving votes.
Purdue 37 - Indianapolis 6
Friday, November 18, 2011
Holloway Gymnasium - West Lafayette, Ind.
125: Camden Eppert (PU) def. Josh Kieffer (UI), D 10-6 (PU 3 - UI 0)
133: Ethan Harris (UI) def. Matt Fields (PU), D 5-3 (PU 3 - UI 3)
141: Jake Fleckenstein (PU) def. Trey Weliver (UI), Fall 4:03 (PU 9 - UI 3)
149: Ivan Lopouchanski (PU) def. David Lopez (UI), Fall 2:56 (PU 15 - UI 3)
157: Tommy Churchard (PU) def. Austin Chamberlain (UI), Fall 3:15 (PU 21 - UI 3)
165: Kyle Mosier (PU) def. Jeff Weiss (UI), D 7-3 (PU 24 - UI 3)
174: Drake Stein (PU) def. Dustin Parrish (UI), Fall 4:46 (PU 30 - UI 3)
184: Braden Atwood (PU) def. George Lopez (UI), D 4-0 (PU 33 - UI 3)
197: Taylor Scott (UI) def. Justin Dinius (PU), D 3-0 (PU 33 - UI 6)
285: Roger Vukobratovich (PU) def. Evan Wooding (UI), MD 12-4 (PU 37 - UI 6)
125 - Camden Eppert (PU) def. Josh Kieffer (UI), D 10-6 (PU 3 - UI 0)
1st Period: Eppert T2; Kieffer E1; Kieffer T2; Eppert E1
2nd Period: (Kieffer choice - bottom) Kieffer E1; Eppert T2
3rd Period: (Eppert choice - bottom) Eppert E1; Kieffer T2; Eppert E1; Eppert T2; Eppert RT1
133 - Ethan Harris (UI) def. Matt Fields (PU), D 5-3 (PU 3 - UI 3)
1st Period: Harris T2
2nd Period: (Harris chose neutral) Fields T2
3rd Period: (Fields chose bottom) Harris NF 2; Fields E1, Harris RT1
141 - Jake Fleckenstein (PU) def. Trey Weliver (UI), Fall 4:03 (PU 9 - UI 3)
1st Period: Fleckenstein T2; Weliver E1; Fleckenstein T2
2nd Period: (Weliver defer - Fleckenstein chose bottom) Fleckenstein E1; Fleckenstein T2; Fleckenstein NF 3; Fleckenstein Fall 4:03
149 - Ivan Lopouchanski (PU) def. David Lopez (UI), Fall 2:56 (PU 15 - UI 3)
1st Period: Lopouchanski T2; Lopez E1; Lopouchanski T2; Lopez E1; Lopouchanski T2; Lopez E1; Lopouchanski T2; Lopez E1; Lopouchanski T2; Lopez E1; Lopouchanski T2; Lopouchanski Fall 2:56
157 - Tommy Churchard (PU) def. Austin Chamberlain (UI), Fall 3:15 (PU 21 - UI 3)
1st Period: Churchard T2; Chamberlain E1; Churchard T2; Chamberlain E1; Churchard T2; Churchard NF3; Churchard NF3;
2nd Period: (Chamberlain chose neutral) Churchard T2; Churchard Fall 3:15
165 - Kyle Mosier (PU) def. Jeff Weiss (UI) 7-3 (PU 24 - UI 3)
1st Period: Mosier T2; Weiss E1
2nd Period: (Mosier chose bottom) Mosier E1
3rd Period: (Weiss chose bottom) Weiss R2; Mosier E1; Mosier T2; Mosier RT1
174 - Drake Stein (PU) def. Dustin Parrish (UI), Fall 4:46 (PU 30 - UI 3)
1st Period: Parrish T2
2nd Period: (Parrish chose neutral) Stein T2; Parrish E1; Stein T2; Parrish E1; Stein T2; Fall 4:46
184 - Braden Atwood (PU) def. George Lopez (UI), D 4-0 (PU 33 - UI 3)
1st Period: Lopez SW; Atwood T2
2nd Period: (Atwood defer; Lopez chose bottom)
3rd Period: (Atwood chose bottom) Atwood E1; Atwood RT1
197 - Taylor Scott (UI) def. Justin Dinius (PU), D 3-0 (PU 33 - UI 6)
1st Period: Scott T2
2nd Period: (Scott defer; Dinius chose neutral)
3rd Period: (Scott chose bottom) Scott E1
285 - Roger Vukobratovich (PU) def. Evan Wooding (UI), MD 12-4 (PU 37 - UI 6)
1st Period: Vukobratovich T2; Wooding E1; Vukobratovich T2; Wooding E1; Vukobratovich T2
2nd Period: (Vukobratovich chose bottom) Vukobratovich E1
3rd Period: (Wooding chose bottom) Wooding E1; Vukobratovich T2; Wooding E1; Vukobratovich T2; Vukobratovich RT1