WR Set to Hammer Down Cancer, Indiana
Feb. 1, 2018

No. 24 Purdue (6-6, 0-5 B1G) vs. Michigan State (5-7, 1-5 B1G)

Friday, Feb. 2 / 7 p.m. ET
Holloway Gymnasium / West Lafayette, Indiana

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No. 24 Purdue at Indiana (6-7, 0-6 B1G)**

Sunday, Feb. 4 / 1 p.m. ET
University Gym / Bloomington, Indiana
**Indiana wrestles Illinois at home on Friday

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Purdue wrestling wraps up its run of double-dual weekends with Hammer Down Cancer and a trip south. On Friday its the annual Hammer Down Cancer dual as the 24th-ranked Boilermakers take on Michigan State at Holloway Gymnasium at 7 p.m. ET. They will trek south to Bloomington for a Sunday showdown with rival Indiana. Action from University Gym is set to get underway at 1 p.m.

Specialty singlets will be worn during Friday's Hammer Down Cancer dual. Eleven singlets will be up for bid with all proceeds benefiting the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. Bids start at $30 and bids will be accepted up until the start of intermission. Payment can be made by cash or check and all donations are tax deductible.

Over the past two years the singlet auction has raised over $2,500 for the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.

“The disease has impacted my family with my brother having cancer at a young age,” Purdue head wrestling coach Tony Ersland said. “I know the battle with cancer touches many families on a daily basis. We are proud to be in a position to be able to help and contribute to the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.”

The Boilermakers will be looking to extend their stranglehold on the series with Indiana to eight straight, while also pushing Purdue ahead in the Governor's Cup. Currently the Boilermakers lead 4.5-4 with one point up for grabs Sunday.

Friday’s dual marks the 75th meeting in a series that dates to 1925 ... Purdue has won the last five meetings, the last being a 27-15 win for the 20th-ranked Boilermakers in East Lansing (1/15/2016) ... Michigan State leads the all-time series 47-26-1 ... Spartans are making their first trip to West Lafayette since Feb. 15, 2015 ... MSU has not won at Holloway since 2007 ... Michigan State is 21-11 when wrestling on Purdue’s mat.

• The Indiana series is the longest-standing series in program history, with Friday’s dual marking the 104th meeting ... it is Purdue’s only series to surpass 100 meetings ... the first dual in program history was against the Hoosiers on Feb. 24, 1914.

• Although Indiana leads the series 62-38-3, the Boilermakers have won seven straight ... the current seven-dual win streak is their longest winning streak in the series ... IU’s last win in the series came on Feb. 14, 2010.

• When wrestling on Indiana’s mat, the Hoosiers lead the series 29-18-2, but Purdue has left Bloomington as the victors the last three times ... the Boilermakers won 18-14 on their last visit (2/7/2016) ... Indiana hasn’t beat Purdue on its home mat since Feb. 6, 2009.

• Purdue was nearly steady in the national rankings this week ... the Boilermakers held down their spot at No. 24 in the USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll for a third straight week ... Dylan Lydy locked down the No. 12 spot and Shawn Streck maintained position at No. 15 for a third straight week ... Luke Welch is spending a second week at No. 13.

• Lydy’s ranking at No. 12 is tied with Welch for the highest individual ranking of the season for Purdue and the highest ranking for a Boilermaker since Chad Welch finished the 2015-16 season at No. 8.

• Lydy has started 28 consecutive duals dating to Nov. 13, 2016 ... Jacob Morrissey has started 22 consecutive duals dating to Dec. 19, 2016 ... Nate Limmex has started 20 consecutive duals dating to Jan. 13, 2017.

• Purdue has used 10 different lineups in its 12 duals ... 125 has been the starting weight in all but two duals (Nebraska - 184, Illinois - 133) ... Limmex, Morrissey, Lydy and Streck have started every dual this season ... Welch and Devin Schroder (LIU Post, Nebraska) have combined for the most dual points in a weight class with 44 ... Welch and Ben Thornton are tied for the most dual points scored (36).

• Four wrestlers, Lydy (67), Streck (66), Limmex (60) and Welch (59) have already surpassed the season takedown leaders of 2015-16 (Jacob Aven, Chad Welch - 56) ... Lydy is five takedowns shy of last season’s takedown leader (Welch - 72) and one win shy of last season’s win leaders (Thornton, Alex Griffin - 26).

• Schroder and Welch rank 1-2 in point differential ... Schroder is outscoring opponents 223-81 (+142) and Welch is +104 (220-116) ... Schroder averages 8.9 points/match and Welch is averaging 7.9, which also rank 1-2 on the team.

• The next win for Welch will be the 70th of his career ... he owns a career record of 69-46 (.600).

125 No. 13 Luke Welch RS Sr. 23-5 Newburgh, Ind.
Devin Schroder RS Fr. 19-7 Northview, Mich.
133 Ben Thornton RS Jr. 21-8 Stoddard, Wis.
141 Nate Limmex RS So. 19-12 Ada, Mich.
149 Austin Nash RS So. 5-15 Florham Park, N.J
Koby Reyes RS Jr. 8-14 Billings, Mont.
157 Griffin Parriott RS Fr. 11-9 New Prauge, Minn.
Cole Wysocki RS So. 12-14 Edwardsville, Ill.
165 Jacob Morrissey RS Sr. 17-14 Oconto Falls, Wis.
174 No. 12 Dylan Lydy RS So. 25-10 Indianapolis, Ind.
184 Max Lyon Fr. 15-11 Dyersville, Iowa
Jon Morales Jr. 8-9 Kirklin, Ind.
197 Christian Brunner So. 17-6 East Dundee, Ill.
Kobe Woods RS Fr. 7-5 Mishawaka, Ind.
285 No. 15 Shawn Streck RS Fr. 24-10 Merrillville, Ind.
Jacob Aven RS Jr. 8-10 Zionsville, Ind.




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