Dec. 15, 2013
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Patrick Kissel's pin in the final bout lifted No. 21 Purdue past Chattanooga, 21-15, Sunday in Mountain View High School. With the dual tied at 15-15 heading into the 174-pound match, Kissel asserted himself against Levi Clemons right off the whistle, and in doing so, he pushed the Boilermakers' record to 3-1, 0-1 Big Ten. The two teams each claimed five weights, but it was pins by Kissel and Camden Eppert that proved to be the difference maker for Purdue.
Kissel struck for a takedown just seconds into his match with Clemons, locked in on a cradle and rolled the Moc from his head flat onto his back for the first fall of his redshirt junior campaign.
The dual came down to the 174-pounders as Purdue and Chattanooga went back-and-forth up until the intermission following the 133 match. No. 15/17 Braden Atwood got the Boilermakers on the board, following a 6-4 sudden victory decision for the Mocs at 184 pounds. The 197-pounder took down Jared Johnson four times and tallied 2:51 riding time en route to a 10-3 decision to improve to 11-4.
A 4:00 fall of Chattanooga's Byron Smith by Eppert at 125 pounds gave Purdue a 9-6 advantage after four bouts. The redshirt senior built a 7-1 lead after the first period thanks to a takedown, a three-point and a two-point nearfall. With his second fall of the season, Eppert's record moves to 5-3.
The Boilermakers won back-to-back bouts in sudden victory coming out of the intermission. At 141 pounds, Danny Sabatello trailed by two points heading into the third period, 6-4. He escaped to start the period and took down Austin Sams for a 7-6 lead, but was called for locked hands to even the score at 7-7 and force the match into sudden victory. Midway through, Sabatello got the decisive takedown for his 10th win of his sophomore season, a 9-7 decision.
Brandon Nelsen and Michael Hooker exchanged takedowns in the first and third periods, respectively, but it was Hooker's riding time from the second period and a locked hands call that forced the 149-pounders into an extra 60 seconds of action. A takedown by Nelsen clinched the eighth win of his redshirt junior campaign, and the second in sudden victory, to give Purdue a 15-9 lead with three bouts remaining. The Mocs responded, taking decisions at 157 and 165, setting up the dual-deciding bout at 174.
Purdue returns to action Dec. 29-30 at the 51st Annual Ken Craft Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.
No. 21 Purdue 21, Chattanooga 15
184: John Lampe (Chattanooga) dec. Tanner Lynde (Purdue), 6-4 (SV1)
197: No. 15/17 Braden Atwood (Purdue) dec. Jared Johnson (Chattanooga), 10-3
285: Kevin Malone (Chattanooga) dec. Alex White (Purdue), 3-0
125: Camden Eppert (Purdue) pin Byron Smith (Chattanooga), 4:00
133: Nick Soto (Chattanooga) dec. Cashé Quiroga (Purdue), 10-8
141: Danny Sabatello (Purdue) dec. Austin Sams (Chattanooga), 9-7 (SV1)
149: Brandon Nelsen (Purdue) dec. Michael Hooker (Chattanooga), 5-3 (SV1)
157: Alex Hudson (Chattanooga) dec. Doug Welch (Purdue), 8-1
165: No. 4/7 Corey Mock (Chattanooga) dec. Chad Welch (Purdue), 6-0
174: Patrick Kissel (Purdue) pin Levi Clemons (Chattanooga), 1:25