Wrestling Highlights: 125, 133, 141



Feb. 23, 2018

NCAA Qualifier Allocations / B1G Championships Central / B1G Championships Tickets

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –
With the NCAA’s announcement of qualifier allocations Thursday, Purdue wrestlers now know how they must perform at the Big Ten Championships in order to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships.

Each qualifying tournament was awarded spots per weight class based on current year data. Each wrestler was measured on the following: Division I winning percentage at the weight class; ratings percentage index; and coaches’ ranking.

For each wrestler that reached the threshold in at least two of the three categories, his qualifying tournament was awarded a qualifying spot in that weight class. Each qualifying tournament, with automatic qualifying status, was awarded a minimum of one wrestler per weight class, which will go to the tournament champion, even if they did not have any wrestlers reach at least two of the three thresholds. NCAA tournament spots for each qualifying event will be awarded at the tournament based solely on place-finish.

CONFERENCE 125 133 141 149 157 165 174 184 197 285 TOTAL
Atlantic Coast Conference 2 5 3 4 3 2 4 3 3 5 34
Big 12 Conference 7 5 3 5 3 6 5 4 4 3 45
Big Ten Conference 10 7 8 9 8 10 7 8 6 7 80
Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association 1 3 4 4 6 6 5 7 6 5 47
Eastern Wrestling League 2 1 4 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 18
Mid-American Conference 2 4 3 2 3 1 3 2 2 3 25
Pac-12 Conference 4 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 4 3 22
Southern Conference 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 12
TOTAL AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS 29 28 27 27 29 29 28 29 28 29 283

After all of the qualifying events have concluded, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee will meet in-person to select the remaining 47 at-large qualifiers, which will be announced on March 6. All weight classes will consist of 33 wrestlers. The at-large selections will be made based on the following criteria: head-to-head competition; quality wins; coaches’ ranking; results against common opponents; RPI; qualifying event placement; and winning percentage.

The Big Ten Championships open at Michigan State’s Jack Breslin Student Events Center on March 3 and conclude on March 4.

As the Boilermakers prepare for Big Tens, PurdueSports.com will break down the lineup with season highlights, starting with the lower weights.

NCAA
WEIGHT COACHES' RANKING NAME YEAR RECORD HOMETOWN
125 16 Luke Welch RS Sr. 25-7 Newburgh, Ind.
133 21 Ben Thornton RS Jr. 25-8 Stoddard, Wis.
141 15 Nate Limmex RS So. 23-12 Ada, Mich.

 

 

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