No. 22 WR Hits Road for B1G Dual
Jan. 11, 2018

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No. 22 Purdue (5-2, 0-1 B1G) at No. 19 Nebraska (3-3, 1-1 B1G)

Friday, Jan. 12 / 8 p.m. ET
Devaney Center / Lincoln, Nebraska

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The first true road dual of the season is on the docket for No. 22 Purdue. On Friday the Boilermakers (5-2, 0-1 B1G) will take to the mat in a Big Ten Conference matchup against No. 19 Nebraska (3-3, 1-1 B1G) at 8 p.m. ET at the Devaney Center.

Friday’s dual marks the single competition of the weekend for Purdue, a first of the season for the Boilermakers. Although it’s a short weekend, the level of competition does not let up. The Huskers are the second of six consecutive top-25 teams they’ll face in January.

Purdue goes to Lincoln following a Sunday spilt with Princeton (W, 29-17) and No. 8 Michigan (L, 25-14) in its Big Ten opener. Luke Welch (125), Nate Limmex (141), Jacob Morrissey (165) and Dylan Lydy (174) were double winners for the Boilermakers.

Thanks to his 11-7 upset of ninth-ranked Drew Mattin, Welch jumped four spot in the national rankings to No. 14. Lydy also made a jump in the poll, moving from No. 15 to 12, after upending sixth-ranked Myles Amine 6-4. Shawn Streck maintained a spot on the heavyweight rankings, checking in at No. 15.

Also in action on Sunday, Nebraska picked up its first dual victory since Nov. 25 while snapping a three-dual losing streak in a 48-3 outing against Maryland. The win, the Huskers’ first in the Big Ten this season, featured four pins (165, 133, 141, 149), two forfeits (157, 174), technical fall (184) and a major decision (197). The one loss came at heavyweight, with 10th-ranked Youssif Hemida taking a 7-4 decision over David Jensen.

• Purdue has been listed on all eight regular season editions of the USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll, ranging from Nos. 19 to 24 ... the eight consecutive appearances are the most in the Ersland era, besting seven straight during the 2015-16 season (12/8 - 1/26) ... this week the Boilermakers climbed two spots to No. 22.

• At this time last season, Purdue had just one wrestler with 20-or more wins ... the Boilermakers have three midway through the 2017-18 season: Dylan Lydy (22), Shawn Streck (20) and Luke Welch (20).

Nate Limmex and Lydy are blowing their stats out from last season ... Limmex has surpassed his win total by five, is +17 in takedowns with 53 and is +26 in total points scored with 186 ... Lydy has six more wins than last season, is +23 in takedowns with a team-high 61 and is +48 in total points scored with 189 ... Lydy is 11 takedowns shy of last season’s takedown leader, which was Luke Welch with 72.

• Welch has reached the 20-win plateau for the rst time in his career and his 20 wins are a career high ... he is averaging a team-high and career-best 8.4 points per match ... he has outscored his opponents 202-89 (+113) for the Boilermakers’ highest point differential.

• Streck’s six pins are the most for a Purdue wrestler since Drake Stein had eight during the 2015-16 season.

Devin Schroder is only 20 matches into his career and he has already etched his name in the season record book, tied for 18th on the back points list with 72 ... Schroder’s 72 back points and his 15 four-point nearfalls are tops on the team ... he has six two-point nearfalls to his credit ... he has not given up back points.

• Purdue wrestlers score first in 52 percent of their matches ... Max Lyon and Griffin Parriott lead the way at 74 percent ... Lyon outscores his opponents 56-42 in the first period, while Parriott holds a 40-22 advantage.

• Lydy and Ben Thornton have started 23 consecutive duals dating to Nov. 13, 2016 ... Jacob Morrissey has started 17 consecutive duals dating to Dec. 19, 2016 ... Limmex has started 15 consecutive duals dating to Jan. 13, 2017.

• Friday’s match will be the 100th of Morrissey’s career ... Thornton is seeking the 60th win of his career.

125 No. 14 Luke Welch RS Sr. 20-4 Newburgh, Ind.
Devin Schroder RS Fr. 14-6 Northview, Mich.
133 Ben Thornton RS Jr. 18-7 Stoddard, Wis.
141 Nate Limmex RS So. 17-9 Ada, Mich.
Parker Filius Fr. 11-6 Havre, Mont.
149 Austin Nash RS So. 4-12 Florham Park, N.J
Koby Reyes RS Jr. 4-12 Billings, Mont.
157 Griffin Parriott RS Fr. 11-8 New Prauge, Minn.
165 Jacob Morrissey RS Sr. 16-10 Oconto Falls, Wis.
174 No. 12 Dylan Lydy RS So. 22-8 Indianapolis, Ind.
184 Max Lyon Fr. 11-8 Dyersville, Iowa
197 Christian Brunner So. 16-5 East Dundee, Ill.
Kobe Woods RS Fr. 4-2 Mishawaka, Ind.
285 No. 15 Shawn Streck RS Fr. 20-9 Merrillville, Ind.




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