Bobcats stand in fifth place heading into the final round
2011-12: Posted the first of nine straight victories against Pittsburgh's Nick Bonaccorsi at the Michigan State Open, his streak ended with his only loss at the Reno Tournament ... Recorded two pins against Michigan State's Bryant Craft and Chattanooga's Levi Clemons ... Picked up his fifth dual meet victory over Northern Illinois' Caleb Busson 6-1 on Jan. 13 ... Most recently defeated Kent State's Brandon Johnson 3-1 on Jan. 20.
2009-10: All Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention ... Posted a 28-12 record his redshirt sophomore year including a second-place finish at the MAC Championships ... Made an appearance at the NCAA Championships, earning a win over Cal State Bakersfield's Michael Larson en route to finishing 1-2 ... Finished second at the Reno Tournament of Champions and sixth at both the Hokie Open and Southern Scuffle ... Complied a dual meet record of 11-2 and a tournament record of 17-10 to rank second on the team for most wins ... Led the team with the most bonus point victories with 12, including five pins, five major decisions and two technical falls ... Put together a ten-bout winning streak from December 4-20.
2008-09: Finished his redshirt freshman season with a mark of 18-13, tied for the second-most wins on the team ... Compiled a 16-10 record at 174 pounds and went 2-3 at 184 ... Placed fourth at the MAC Championships at 174 ... Won first place in the freshman/sophomore division at the Michigan State Open ... Placed fifth at the Reno Tournament of Champions, going 6-2 ... Posted a 6-7 record in duals, including a 2-1 mark in league action ... Named Co-MAC Wrestler of the Week on Dec. 23 ... Finished 12-6 overall in tournament competition.
2007-08: Posted a 14-5 record wrestling unattached while redshirting his freshman season ... Tallied a 5-1 record at the Michigan State Open to take third place ... Also placed third at the Kent State Open.
HIGH SCHOOL: 161-17 career record at Genoa High School ... Two-time state champion ... Two-time district champion ... Four-time sectional champion ... Three-time Suburban Lakes League champion ... Four-time wrestling letterwinner ... Also lettered twice in golf and once in football.
PERSONAL: Undecided on major ... Son of Tom and Margaret Purdue ... Brother of Eric and Crystal.