Dec. 18, 2011
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - The Purdue wrestling team improved its record to 6-4 on Sunday, winning a pair of duals at the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (SIUE) Cougar Duals at the Sam M. Vadalabene Center. The Boilermakers opened the day with a 44-3 win over Truman State University and followed with a 47-3 victory over SIUE, scoring bonus points in 15 of their 20 matches on the afternoon.
The Boilermakers had pins in five matches against Truman State, including three in a row from 165 to 184. Freshman125-pounder Luke Schroeder scored his first collegiate pin to open the match, sticking Bulldog freshman Daniel Karlskin in 3:36 after building an impressive 13-0 lead, and seventh-ranked sophomore Cashé Quiroga needed just 1:22 to put his opponent on his blades and give Purdue a 12-0 lead. Red-hot freshman Brandon Nelsen continued his impressive run at 141 pounds, notching a 17-5 major decision before the Bulldogs got on the board at 149 pounds as sophomore Ryan Maus, ranked seventh in NCAA Division II, edged Purdue freshman Frankie Porras, 6-2.
Junior Tommy Churchard got things going back Purdue's way at 157 pounds, earning a 9-2 decision over sophomore Devon Fenstermaker, and then the pins started rolling in. Sophomore Kyle Mosier turned sophomore Josh Wells at the 6:36-mark at 165 pounds, while freshmen Drake Stein and Braden Atwood each posted their falls in the first period, at 2:07 and 2:03, respectively. Purdue sophomore Justin Dinius earned his second win of the year at 197 pounds, topping freshman Helmut Rentschler, 6-2, and senior Roger Vukobratovich closed out the dual with a 26-11, first-period four-point technical fall over sophomore Joel Geders.
The Boilermakers' second bout brought more of the same as they notched four pins and a pair of majors in their rout of the host Cougars. SIUE forfeited the first two weight classes to spot Purdue a 12-0 lead and Nelsen scored his team-best seventh fall of the season, pinning sophomore Logun Taylor in 1:13, to make it 18-0. Porras rebounded from his loss to earn a 4-1 decision over junior Dillon Pousson at 149 pounds and Churchard posted a 12-4 major decision over junior Kyle Lowman at 157 pounds to give the Boilermakers a 25-0 lead.
Mosier and Stein doubled up in the fall column with back-to-back pins at 165 and 174 as Mosier stuck sophomore Gabe Hocum in 1:13 and Stein pinned sophomore Deshoun White in 3:56. Atwood notched a 9-0 major decision over freshman Cole Brandt at 184 pounds to make it a 41-0 advantage for the Boilermakers, but SIUE got into the scoring column at 197 pounds as sophomore Josh Wood edged Dinius, 3-0. Vukobratovich finished up the dual with his first fall of the season, sticking freshman Cole Rogers in 4:08.
"Our guys came out and took care of business this weekend," said Purdue head coach Scott Hinkel. "They did a good job of scoring bonus points whenever they could and looking for pins. We're happy with our performance and it's a good way to leave things as we head into break."
The Boilermakers will be off until Dec. 29-30, when they head to Northwestern University for the 49th-annual Midlands Championships.
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougar Duals
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Sam M. Vadalabene Center – Edwardsville, Ill.
Purdue 44 – Truman State 3
125: Luke Schroeder (PUR) def. Daniel Karlskin (TSU), Fall 3:36 (PUR 6 – TSU 0)
133: #7 Cashé Quiroga (PUR) def. Will Evans (TSU), Fall 1:22 (PUR 12 – TSU 0)
141: Brandon Nelsen (PUR) def. Alex Maus (TSU), MD 17-5 (PUR 16 – TSU 0)
149: Ryan Maus (TSU) def. Frankie Porras (PUR), D 6-2 (PUR 16 – TSU 3)
157: Tommy Churchard (PUR) def. Devon Fenstermaker (TSU), D 9-2 (PUR 19 – TSU 3)
165: Kyle Mosier (PUR) def. Josh Wells (TSU), Fall 6:36 (PUR 25 – TSU 3)
174: Drake Stein (PUR) def. Zach Hayes (TSU), Fall 2:07 (PUR 31 – TSU 3)
184: Braden Atwood (PUR) def. Sean Brown (TSU), Fall 2:03 (PUR 37 – TSU 3)
197: Justin Dinius (PUR) def. Helmut Tentschler (TSU), D 6-2 (PUR 40 – TSU 3)
285: Roger Vukobratovich (PUR) def. Joel Geders (TSU), TF4 26-11 (2:55) (PUR 44 – TSU 3)
Purdue 47 – SIUE 3
125: Luke Schroeder (PUR) wins by forfeit (PUR 6 – SIUE 0)
133: #7 Cashé Quiroga (PUR) wins by forfeit (PUR 12 – SIUE 0)
141: Brandon Nelsen (PUR) def. Logun Taylor (SIUE), Fall 1:13 (PUR 18 – SIUE 0)
149: Frankie Porras (PUR) def. Dillon Pousson (SIUE), D 4-1 (PUR 21 – SIUE 0)
157: Tommy Churchard (PUR) def. Kyle Lowman (SIUE), MD 12-4 (PUR 25 – SIUE 0)
165: Kyle Mosier (PUR) def. Gabe Hocum (SIUE), Fall 1:13 (PUR 31 – SIUE 0)
174: Drake Stein (PUR) def. Deshoun White (SIUE), Fall 3:56 (PUR 37 – SIUE 0)
184: Braden Atwood (PUR) def. Cole Brandt (SIUE), MD 9-0 (PUR 41 – SIUE 0)
197: Josh Wood (SIUE) def. Justin Dinius (PUR), D 3-0 (PUR 41 – SIUE 3)
285: Roger Vukobratovich (PUR) def. Cole Rogers (SIUE), Fall 4:08 (PUR 47 – SIUE 3)