Jan. 17, 2014
No. 22 Purdue (3-4, 0-4 Big Ten) vs. Northern Illinois (4-6, 0-3 MAC)
Sunday, Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m. ET | Kates Gymnasium | Ashland, Ohio
Contains rankings, season and career stats, records and much more
|No. 22 Purdue Probables|
|125||Camden Eppert||R-Sr.||7-9||Anderson, Ind.|
|Luke Schroeder||R-So.||8-8||Hanover, Ind.|
|133||13/14||Cashé Quiroga||R-Sr.||8-3||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|141||Danny Sabatello||R-So.||14-8||Long Grove, Ill.|
|Nick Lawrence||R-Jr.||15-7||Westlake, Ohio|
|149||Brandon Nelsen||R-Jr.||10-9||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|157||Kyle Mosier||R-Sr.||0-4||Yorktown, Ind.|
|Dustin Schultz||R-Jr.||3-4||Demotte, Ind.|
|165||Chad Welch||R-So.||8-9||Newburgh, Ind.|
|Pat Robinson||R-Jr.||4-6||Noblesville, Ind.|
|174||Patrick Kissel||R-Jr.||8-9||Sheboygan, Wis.|
|184||Tanner Lynde||R-Fr.||5-7||Delphi, Ind.|
|197||13/15||Braden Atwood||R-Jr.||17-6||Delphi, Ind.|
|285||Alex White||R-Sr.||5-12||Mt. Vernon, Ind.|
|Northern Illinois Probables|
|125||Braun Marquez||R-Fr.||4-11||Amarillo, Texas|
|Nick Harrison||R-So.||7-5||Stillman Valley, Ill.|
|133||Nick Smith||Sr.||4-5||Ida, Mich.|
|Derek Elmore||Jr.||3-3||Loves Park, Ill.|
|141||Tyler Argue||Jr.||10-9||Matteson, Ill.|
|149||Rob Jillard||Sr.||3-3||Franklinville, N.J.|
|Gabe Morse||R-Fr.||10-8||Alto, Mich.|
|157||Andrew Morse||So.||17-10||Alto, Mich.|
|165||Shaun’Qae McMurtry||R-Fr.||5-7||Lockport, Ill.|
|Sam Bennett||R-Jr.||7-9||Anderson, Ind.|
|174||Matt Mougin||R-Sr.||7-9||Columbus Junction, Iowa|
|184||Caleb Busson||R-Jr.||7-12||Wadsworth, Ohio|
|197||Shawn Scott||R-Fr.||14-8||Holly, Mich.|
|285||Jared Torrence||R-Sr.||12-10||Norwalk, Ohio|
|Arthur Bunce||R-So.||6-5||Munith, Mich.|
Head Coach Ryan Ludwig | Assistant Coaches Dominick Moyer, John Helgerson
Series History: Purdue vs. Northern Illinois
• Purdue is 18-8-1 all-time against the Huskies and has won the past four duals, including a 37-0 shutout in their last meeting on Nov. 17, 2012, in Deklab, Ill. A trio of Boilermakers scored bonus point victories in the rout. Brandon Nelsen got a 24-second fall, Patrick Kissel a fall in 5:36 and Pat Robinson scored a 20-7 major decision.
• The last win for Northern Illinois in the series came on Dec. 12, 2004, taking the dual 29-9.
• Sunday’s dual marks the second time in the series that Purdue and Northern Illinois have met at the Wendy’s Duals, previously wrestling in the event on Jan. 20, 2008. The Boilermakers won, 24-16.
Scouting the Huskies
• Northern Illinois will take its 4-6, 0-3 MAC record into a conference dual at Eastern Michigan before traveling to Ashland. The Huskies have posted dual wins over Clarion, Findlay, Cleveland State and SIU-Edwardsville. Northern Illinois and SIU-Edwardsville only contested five weight classes, with the Huskies winning four bouts en route to the 33-15 victory on Jan. 4. Purdue defeated SIU-Edwardsville, winning five of the nine weights contested, 30-15 on Nov. 24.
• In their last dual on Jan. 10 dual at Ohio, the Huskies surrendered eight weights, giving up pins at 125, 165 and 285. They picked up back-to-back wins with a fall by Caleb Busson and a decision by Shawn Scott at 184 and 197, respectively.
• Purdue 149-pounder Alex Griffin made easy work of Gabe Morse while upsetting the No. 9-seed at the Midlands Championships by major decision, 12-4.
No. 22 Purdue at No. 17^ Ashland (5-4)
Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m. ET | Kates Gymnasium | Ashland, Ohio
|No. 17^ Ashland Probables|
|125||Dalton Howard||Fr.||4-5||Berlin Heights, Ohio|
|Johnny Maurice||So.||5-6||Bellefontaine, Ohio|
|133||3||Michael Labry||So.||24-2||Twinsburg, Ohio|
|141||Robert Mason||So.||7-6||Seven Hills, Ohio|
|149||Brent Fickel||R-Fr.||22-4||Strongsville, Ohio|
|J.J. Diven||Fr.||10-7||Atwater, Ohio|
|157||Kyle Burns||R-Fr.||14-6||Milan, Ohio|
|165||Jake Piatt||Sr.||10-12||Medina, Ohio|
|174||Luke Cramer||Fr.||12-6||Port Clinton, Ohio|
|184||3||Bryson Hall||Jr.||14-0||Doylestown, Ohio|
|197||6||Joe Brandt||Jr.||18-2||Strongsville, Ohio|
|Ray Canale||Sr.||1-4||Willoughby Hills, Ohio|
|285||Tyler Houska||Sr.||19-6||Wadsworth, Ohio|
Head Coach Josh Hutchens | Assistant Coach Ryan Cubberly
^ denotes NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association poll (1/5)
Note Ashland’s lineup is based upon its last dual (1/10) results on Trackwrestling and recap on goashlandeagles.com; records via NWCA Scorebook as of Jan. 15
Series History: Purdue vs. Ashland
• Sunday marks the 10th meeting between the Boilermakers and Eagles and the first since 2011, where the Old Gold and Black brought home a 30-9 victory. As a redshirt freshmen, Camden Eppert and Kyle Mosier provided a pair of wins, an 8-5 and 8-1 decision, respectively. Purdue owns the all-time series at 7-2 and has taken seven consecutive dual wins from Ashland, dating back to 1995, all of which have been on the Eagles home mat.
Scouting the Eagles
• Ashland fell to No. 17 in the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association poll after dropping a 21-15 dual to then-No. 14 Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) on Jan. 10. The Eagles forfeited at 125 pounds and competed without Brent Fickel at 149 and two-time All-American Joe Brandt at 197.
• A trio of Ashland grapplers are nationally ranked among the top 10 at their respective weight. Michael Labry, an All-American last year, boasts a 24-2 record and is ranked third at 133. Also checking in at No. 3 is undefeated 184-pounder Bryson Hall. The two-time All-American at 197 is ranked seventh.
• Sunday’s dual with Purdue and Northern Illinois are the only Division I contests on the Eagles’ schedule. They dropped a 22-19 dual to the NAIA’s Campbellsville (Ky.), who was ranked fourth at the time, on Dec. 18.
Up Next for the Boilermakers
• After spending the past two months on the road away from its fans and home mat, Purdue returns home for a Big Ten dual with No. 8 Nebraska at 1 p.m. on Jan. 26 in Holloway Gymnasium. The Huskers boast an 8-0 mark and are 2-0 in Big Ten duals, defeating Northwestern 25-16 on Nov. 17 and Indiana 30-10 on Jan. 10. They will come to West Lafayette after taking on Ohio State in Columbus on Jan. 24. The dual will be carried by the Big Ten Digital Network.
Last Time Out: Quiroga Upsets No. 13/9 Gulibon in Loss to Top-Ranked Penn State
• Cashé Quiroga upset No. 13/9 Jimmy Gulibon at 133 pounds as No. 20 Purdue fell to top-ranked Penn State in Rec Hall on Jan. 12. Quiroga scored a pair of takedowns, a three-point nearfall and escaped twice en route to a 9-2 decision to push his record to 8-3. The three-time defending national champion Nittany Lions won nine of 10 bouts, five of which resulted in bonus points.