Notes: No. 21 Purdue vs. Chattanooga

Dec. 14, 2013

No. 21 Purdue (2-1, 0-1 Big Ten) vs. Chattanooga (4-3, 0-0 SoCon)
Sunday, Dec. 15 | Mountain View High School | Lawrenceville, Ga.


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No. 21 Purdue Probables

Weight Rank Name Year Record Hometown
125   Camden Eppert R-Sr. 4-3 Anderson, Ind.
133   Cashé Quiroga R-Sr. 0-0 Indianapolis, Ind.
141   Danny Sabatello R-So. 9-4 Long Grove, Ill.
149   Brandon Nelsen R-Jr. 7-4 Indianapolis, Ind.
157   Doug Welch R-So. 4-6 Newburgh, Ind.
165   Chad Welch R-So. 4-3 Newburgh, Ind.
174   Patrick Kissel R-Jr. 3-4 Sheboygan, Wis.
184   Tanner Lynde R-Fr. 5-3 Delphi, Ind.
197 15/17 Braden Atwood R-Jr. 10-4 Delphi, Ind.
285   Alex White R-Sr. 3-6 Mt. Vernon, Ind.

Head Coach Scott Hinkel | Assistant Coaches Pete Rogers, Chris Fleeger
Volunteer Assistant Coach Tommy Churchard

Chattanooga Probables

Weight Rank Name Year Record Hometown
125   Byron Smith Fr. 4-5 Memphis, Tenn.
    Campbell Lewis Fr. 0-0 Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
133 Nick Soto Jr. 6-4 Spring Hill, Fla.
Michael Pongracz Fr. 6-3 Milford, N.J.
141 Austin Sams So. 2-6 Fairfield, Ohio
Austin Woods So. 0-0 Franklin, Tenn.
149 Michael Hooker Fr. 5-5 Maryville, Tenn.
Shawn Greevy Jr. 4-2 Mechanicsburg, Pa.
157 Alex Hudson Sr. 8-2 Marietta, Ga.
165 4/7 Corey Mock Jr. 10-0 Chapel Hill, N.C.
174 Levi Clemons Jr. 8-5 Kissimmee, Fla.
184 John Lampe So. 4-2 Fairdale, Ky.
197 Scottie Boykin Fr. 4-5 Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Jared Johnson Fr. 1-2 Jefferson City, Mo.
285 Kevin Malone Jr. 9-4 Carrollton, Ohio

Head Coach Heath Eslinger | Assistant Coaches Niko Brown, Mark Ellis, Jon Sioredas

Team ranking source USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll (12/10)
Individual ranking sources Amateur Wrestling News (12/10) / InterMat (12/10)

Series History
• Purdue leads the all-time series with Chattanooga, 4-0. The two programs first met in Atlanta in 1996, with the Boilermakers winning 24-15. Six years later, Purdue won 40-3 (1/13/2002) and 33-10 (11/23/2002). They last met in Ashland, Ohio, on Jan. 12, 2003, with the Boilermakers blanking the Mocs, 41-0.

Scouting the Mocs
• The dual will be the first competition for Chattanooga since wrestling in the Navy Classic on Nov. 23 and its first dual in close to a month after defeating NCAA Division II opponent Shorter 35-7 on Nov. 16. The Mocs stand at 4-3 with three of their four wins coming against NAIA programs. Their lone victory over a Division I team was a see-saw battle with Hofstra (19-14) at the Hokie Duals on Nov. 10.

• Head coach Heath Eslinger boasts the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Month for November in junior 165-pounder Corey Mock. The North Carolina transfer went 10-0 to open his UTC career in November, winning the 165 title at the Navy Classic along the way.

Up Next for the Boilermakers
• Purdue will compete in the 51st Annual Ken Craft Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Dec. 29-30.

Last Time Out: Atwood Takes Seventh at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Braden Atwood led the way for Purdue at the 32nd Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational held Dec. 6-7 with a seventh-place finish at 197 pounds. The Boilermakers tallied 25.5 points to finish 21st in the team standings.

• A trio of Purdue wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinals: Danny Sabatello (141), Chad Welch (165) and Atwood, but all suffered defeat to fall into wrestlebacks.

• The Boilermakers registered five bonus point victories in Las Vegas with three falls (Camden Eppert, Brandon Nelsen and Atwood) and a pair of major decisions (Atwood and Alex White).




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