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.
No. 21 Purdue Probables
|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.|
|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)
• 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).