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Always Aggressive - Purdue Wrestling Podcast
38 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 4
The Purdue wrestling team received its 2022 Big Ten Conference schedule this week, so head coach Tony Ersland, Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm talk through it and a few of the nation’s top events on the Always Aggressive Podcast. The Boilermakers’ eight conference duals were announced by the Big Ten, which will start on Jan. 7 at Nebraska. In addition to the full dual schedule, the crew talked about two events, one coming, one passed, and some of the fireworks involved. Ersland is headed to Who’s Number One, presented by FloWrestling in Dallas this weekend, where he hopes to visit with some future Boilermakers, and the 2021 US World Team Trials were held last week in Lincoln, Nebraska, where the team headed to Oslo, Norway was solidified. The show also took a look at the hot start to Purdue athletics this fall as soccer, volleyball, football and cross country are all underway in West Lafayette. 0:00 - B1G Schedule is here12:00 - NIL Sidebar14:55 - B1G on TV? 18:50 - Who's Number One23:00 - 2021 World Team Trials Recap25:35 - Hot start to the fall at Purdue29:45 - Loyal podcast listeners34:15 - Ask for guests? Going on a bear hunt
41 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 3
The Always Aggressive Podcast welcomed special guest Peyton Stovall to the show Thursday, ready to talk about the Boilermakers’ EMPOWER program, all things Name, Image & Likeness, and his path to joining the Purdue family. Stovall serves as Purdue’s Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development and is a Lafayette native, growing up in the area and attending Lafayette Jefferson High School. A member of the varsity basketball team in his undergraduate studies at Ball State University, Stovall jumps into the conversation regarding the athletics department noon hoops game, and talk steers to the concept of lunch-hour wrestling. Stovall also served as the athletics director at Lafayette Jeff and Evansville North High School before coming to join the Boilermakers. 0:00 - Welcome Peyton Stovall4:15 - EMPOWER9:40 - NIL & College Changes20:20 - Craziest NIL Deal?26:10 - Intra-department Sports Activities 33:40 - Purdue Football is Back (and so are recruits!)38:45 - and a new Twitter Poll…
32 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 2
This week’s Always Aggressive Podcast features Purdue wrestling senior Max Lyon, who joins the show to discuss returning for his fifth year, how he spent the summer of 2021 and what lies ahead for the Iowa native. Lyon is one-of-two Boilermaker wrestlers using an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is projected as the Purdue starter at 184 pounds again this season. He is a three-time Big Ten Championship placewinner and three-time NCAA Championship qualifier, in addition to earning Academic All-Big Ten, NWCA Scholar All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. On the show Lyon talks through his summer internship with Target, his engagement and his future plans, in addition to a potential book he plans to author with head coach Tony Ersland.
47 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 1
Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland, Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm are back, opening the 2021-22 academic year with Season Three of the Always Aggressive Podcast. The guys take a deep dive into the 2021 Olympic wrestling performance in Tokyo, honoring the many successful efforts by the Americans and several of the other individuals around the sport that made their achievements possible. Having coached several wrestlers who have had success on the Olympic and World Championship stages, Ersland has valuable insight on the journey and experiences of those who brought home medals from Japan. While the masses simply get to watch the handful of matches that are wrestled on television, Ersland looks into the four-year cycle and the lifetime of preparation that goes into those moments. In typical fashion, the show closes with a pop culture question that pits Lipsett and Palm on opposite sides, while Ersland stays out of the fray. 0:00 - Season Three begins with the Olympics2:57 - Women's Results7:27 - Boilermaker in Tokyo9:20 - Is this the launching pad for women’s wrestling?12:15 - Greco16:30 - Snoop & Kevin do Greco17:50 - Ersland, Olympic junkie18:30 - Freestyle27:25 - Most Impressive Performance?30:15 - Olympic commentators37:40 - Coaching Olympic/World Champions40:00 - Hat tip to the coaches44:35 - The Black Album?
41 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 24
Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland and crew bring you a summer update on the Always Aggressive Podcast, diving into the Boilermakers’ results from the U23 Freestyle Championships, the announcement of the non-conference schedule and some info on the newest group of Boilermakers set to come on campus. Sophomore Thomas Penola and senior Max Lyon led a group of Boilermakers to Lincoln, Nebraska for the U23 nationals, both earning spots on the podium. Ersland spoke on the efforts of several other Boilermakers at the event and to the nature of how offseason freestyle competition helps the team in their training. Purdue’s non-conference schedule for 2021-22 was announced in recent weeks, unveiling six dates for the Boilermakers to conclude 2021. Ersland walks through the schedule with various notes about the scheduled duals and tournaments The NCAA’s recruiting dead period finally came to a close on June 1, meaning that Ersland and his staff could resume both on-campus and off-campus recruiting. The Boilermakers are already hard at work, searching for the next group of wrestlers to join the roster in 2022. In addition, the newest group of Boilermakers are set to come to campus this weekend as summer school starts Monday. Ersland speaks to their recruitment under COVID restrictions over the past year and how excited the Boilermakers are to have them come to campus. The show closed with a hat tip to Big Ten Network standout Shane Sparks, who came to West Lafayette to call some baseball recently, and a side-by-side comparison between Ersland and a WWE star. 0:00 - Welcome back, U23 Nationals17:00 - 2021-22 Non-Conference Schedule24:45 - NCAA Dead Period is over28:45 - Freshman report to campus32:25 - Thank you Shane Sparks34:20 - What WWE Star does Ersland look like?
39 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 23
With the 2020-21 academic year coming to a close soon, the Purdue wrestling program remains buzzing with activity. Head coach Tony Ersland gave out team awards for the 2021 season, the nation has been taking a close look at the transfer portal and a handful of Boilermakers head to Iowa this weekend for the 2021 UWW Junior and Senior Freestyle National Championships. Before the seniors set sail from West Lafayette to start life, the Boilermakers took one last opportunity to enjoy a meal together, and Ersland presented the team with their letter awards as well as the honorees from the 2021 season. The transfer portal has become a permanent fixture in college athletics, and the squad takes some time to go through the positives and negatives it has to offer sports, specifically wrestling. Like any situation it has multiple points of view and sides to it, but Ersland and Co. The Boilermakers are set to compete again, taking five individuals to Coralville, Iowa for a chance at making a world team. Purdue will have two entries in the junior division and three in the senior division. 0:00 - 2021 Purdue wrestling team awards13:40 - the transfer portal, the good and the bad27:25 - the Boilermakers get to wrestle again32:20 - the dead period is almost over34:50 - Mizzou back to the Big 1236:50 - Purdue Day of Giving
47 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 22
Allowing enough time to pass, while still remaining close enough to the event to keep it relevant, head coach Tony Ersland and co-hosts Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett look back at Purdue wrestling’s 2021 NCAA Championships performance on this week’s Always Aggressive Podcast. The main theme of the show was to reflect on the successes of the 2021 season, the historical achievements of this group, while still not being satisfied with the progress to date and still pursing the team’s ultimate goals. The Boilermakers had eight NCAA qualifiers for the third straight year, the fourth time in seven years under Ersland and just the sixth time in program history. The consistency in getting the majority of the team to the national tournament is the first step in getting guys on the podium and chasing top placements at NCAA’s. Senior Devin Schroder and sophomore Thomas Penola advanced to the Round of 12 at 125 and 197 pounds, respectively, but fell one win shy of All-America status. All eight qualifiers won at least one match, and senior Max Lyon, junior Parker Filius and freshman Gerrit Nijenhuis all added bonus points to some of their victories. Palm closed the show with an outstanding hypothetical: in the movie that portrays the rise of Purdue wrestling, what actor would play Ersland? 0:00 - 2021 NCAA’s happened, and we’re thankful4:38 - Establishing consistency, progress10:48 - Schroder's showing17:03 - Big Ten at NCAA’s21:00 - Penola's performance24:15 - Freshmen Finishes28:14 - Appreciating progress while chasing goals41:55 - Who's playing Ersland?
31 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 21
The Purdue wrestling 2021-22 roster received some serious news this week as seniors Devin Schroder and Max Lyon announced their return to the program, while head coach Tony Ersland signed a pair of 2021 Indiana high school state champions. Schroder joined the Always Aggressive Podcast to talk about his return, the season and what lies ahead for the Boilermakers. While Lyon has been consistent in his intentions for 2021-22, Schroder walked a very different road this season. Having wavered between his desire to take advantage of an extra year of eligibility, the Grand Rapids, Michigan native made a definitive decision to remain on the Boilermaker roster on Easter Sunday, and announced his decision via Twitter on Tuesday evening. Ersland and Schroder opened up about some of the varying challenges that the 2021 season brought to the table, including multiple extended layoffs from practice and competition, the all-Big Ten regular season schedule and inability to know day-to-day which training partners and coaches would be available. As announced Wednesday, Indiana natives Hayden Filipovich and Tristan Ruhlman officially joined the Boilermaker family, and Ersland and Schroder reflected on the recruiting process of the two, the importance of their addition to the roster and contributions to the team and culture. Schroder spoke about the team’s geographical diversity, what it lends to the program and some of the ways it has influenced him during his time in West Lafayette. 0:00 - Welcome back, Devin Schroder4:35 - COVID Challenges11:34 - Schroder’s Announcement13:21 - The two newest Boilermakers14:56 - Introducing new kids to the culture20:10 - Geographical diversity in the program26:30 - Etc.
44 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 20
The 2021 Big Ten Wrestling Championships are in the books and the Boilermakers have eight individuals qualified for the national tournament. Purdue head coach Tony Ersland, Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett take a look back at the Boilermakers' performance over the weekend and what lies ahead at NCAA's. The Boilermakers placed eight individuals at the Big Ten Championships for the second straight year and finished in the top-six for the second straight season as well, scoring 76.0 points. Senior Devin Schroder reached the finals for the second year in a row, wrestling five places ahead of his No. 7 seed with a runner-up showing. Purdue saw three individuals place fifth, one take six and three others place seventh. Ersland goes through each guys’ performance and looks ahead at the opportunity that awaits the group in St. Louis at the Enterprise Center. Seedings and brackets for the NCAA Championships will be announced Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET at NCAA.com, and the show will return Monday with a look at the Boilermakers’ seeds and path to the championship at each weight. 0:00 - B1G Overview5:11 - Devin Schroder, B1G Runner Up9:30 - Fantastic Freshmen18:10 - Fifth-Place Finishes25:20 - Seventh-Place Standouts30:49 - At-Large Announcements34:20 - Seeding Situations39:52 - Starting Fast, Finishing Strong
32 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | 2021 Big Ten Championships Special
The Big Ten finalized seeds for the 2021 conference wrestling championships Friday, unveiling the first-round matchups for Purdue in tomorrow’s first session at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Boilermakers had two seeds changed from the initial release on Tuesday, seeing freshmen Jacob Rundell and Gerrit Nijenhuis move up one spot at 133 and 165 pounds, respectively. Senior Griffin Parriott is the Boilermakers’ overall top seed, earning the No. 3 spot at 149 pounds. He will open tomorrow’s tournament against No. 14 seed Michael North of Maryland. Sophomore Kendall Coleman secured the No. 4 seed at 157 pounds, where he’ll match up with No. 13 seed Luke Baughman of Indiana.Sophomore Thomas Penola was named the No. 6 seed at 197 pounds, where he draws No. 11 seed Garrett Joles in the opening round, and seniors Devin Schroder and Max Lyon earned the No. 7 seeds at 125 and 184 pounds, where they’ll wrestle No. 10 seeds Justin Cardani of Illinois and Rocky Jordan of Ohio State, respectively. Rundell jumped up to the No. 8 seed due to Rutgers replacing their original entry at 133 pounds, and he’ll now face No. 9 seed Kyle Burwick of Wisconsin. Nijenhuis and junior Parker Filius are both No. 9 seeds, matching Nijenhuis against No. 8 seed Jake Tucker of Michigan State at 165 and Filius against No. 8 seed Drew Mattin of Michigan at 141. Nijenhuis moved up a spot due to a clerical error in Tuesday’s pre-seeds.Freshmen Emil Soehnlen and Dorian Keys wrap up the list of Boilermakers as No. 12 seeds at 174 and 285 pounds. Soehnlen will wrestle No. 5 seed Donnell Washington of Indiana, while Keys draws No. 5 seed Christian Lance of Nebraska. Action starts Sunday at 10 a.m. ET, with the entire championship set to air on the Big Ten Network.
42 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 19
The Boilermakers welcomed a special guest to the Always Aggressive Podcast as they prep for this weekend’s Big Ten Championships. Willie Saylor of MatScouts joined to talk all things Purdue wrestling and conference tournament as Purdue sets sail for Penn State and the Bryce Jordan Center. A former employee of The Open Mat and FloWrestling, Saylor currently runs his own site through Rokfin.com, and offers content that varies from high school wrestling to NCAA predictions to his own podcast show, “The First Word.” Ersland and Saylor dive into the Big Ten Championship Pre-Seeds, which were announced Tuesday and look at some of the potential matchups for the Boilermakers. The conversation digressed into a variety of topics, including a new signee for the Boilermakers, the concepts of “busts” and “surprises” as kinds progress from high school to college and some potential upsets this weekend in State College. 0:00 - Welcome Willie1:00 - Origin of MatScouts7:20 - B1G Pre-Seeds9:52 - Did he wrestle too much? 12:22 - Purdue's Pre Seeds16:00 - Willie asks questions, who’s coming back?20:13 - The newest Boilermaker and Willie’s thoughts on the class24:14 - The evolution from high school to college30:00 - The margin of error in wrestling31:58 - Willie's look at Big Ten’s39:37 - Etc.
48 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 18
On the heels of history, the Always Aggressive Podcast dives into Purdue wrestling’s outstanding win over archrival Indiana on Monday in Holloway Gymnasium. The Boilermakers won 38-3, taking 9-of-10 matches against the Hoosiers, extending their series win streak to 11 straight and posting the largest margin of victory by either side in the rivalry in 100 years. Head coach Tony Ersland and co-hosts Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett devote specific attention to the victories by senior Griffin Parriott and freshman Gerrit Nijenhuis, who both won by fall Monday and picked up signature victories on their respective resumes. Six of the Boilermakers’ nine wins came with bonus points, as Purdue finished the Big Ten dual season at 4-5 and will now begin preparation for the 2021 Big Ten Championships, scheduled for March 6-7 at Penn State. The Purdue wrestling program has seen a pair of its members featured in the past week with feature stories produced on juniors Parker Filius and Jared Florell. The crew takes a look at some of the Boilermakers as more than just wrestlers, but takes a peek at them as individuals as they tell their respective stories. A few short notes at the end of the show on the extension of the NCAA recruiting dead period, the Big Ten Championships and a special guest on next week’s show. 0:00 - Purdue over Indiana2:12 - Historical implications3:30 - Coaching insight in a win10:53 - Parriott & Nijenhuis19:24 - More IU Notes31:00 - Boilermakers in the spotlight42:50 - NCAA recruiting dead period extended44:58 - Etc.
46 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 17
The NCAA announced its conference automatic qualifier allocations for the 2021 wrestling championships last week and it’s created quite the buzz over the last six days. On this week’s Always Aggressive Podcast with head coach Tony Ersland, Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett, they discuss who got too many, who didn’t get enough and ideas for fixing the situation before we get to the conference tournaments. In addition to the latest national issue, Ersland reflects on the Boilermakers’ dual win at No. 22 Michigan State last Friday, where Purdue took 6-of-10 matches in a 21-12 win over the Spartans. Ersland takes us match-by-match through the dual, with specific attention to seniors Griffin Parriott and Max Lyon in their big wins. It’s rivalry week for the Boilermakers as they host Indiana on Monday in Holloway Gymnasium at 8 p.m., live on the Big Ten Network. The crew looks at some of the matchups in the dual and the significance of facing your in-state rival. 0:00 - NCAA Allocations7:00 - What Could Be Done Different? 16:15 - Coaches Rank vs. Media Rank20:05 - Look Back at MSU Dual35:45 - Rivalry Week43:20 - Boilermakers in the First NCAA Coaches Panel Rankings
48 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 16
While the 17th-ranked Purdue wrestling team had a tough weekend in Holloway Gymnasium, falling to No. 1 Iowa and No. 11 Ohio State, the matches were not without some bright spots. Head coach Tony Ersland, Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett caught up on this week’s Always Aggressive Podcast to discuss the tri-dual, this weekend’s matchup at Michigan State and a few of the nationally relevant conversations in wrestling. Ersland expresses his distaste for “moral victories,” but was willing to acknowledge the progress his squad is showing and put on display Sunday, taking four of 10 matches from both the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes, including big wins for seniors Devin Schroder and Max Lyon. While he would prefer to win the dual outright, the goal remains peaking in March at Big Ten and NCAA Championships and building towards those performances. Purdue continues its dual schedule Friday at No. 22 Michigan State, set for 6 p.m. ET on BTN+. The contest is slated to have several top-tier matchups, notably at 125, 157, 184 and 197 pounds. The show wrapped up with mentions of the inaugural NCAA coaches panel rankings, which will debut this week, and the merger of FloWrestling and TrackWrestling, which was announced late last week. 0:00 - Tri-Dual Wrap Up33:15 - Boilers at MSU37:45 - NCAA Coaches Rankings45:00 - FloWrestling +TrackWresting = ???
53 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 15
- The Purdue wrestling Always Aggressive podcast welcomes special guest Earl Smith of The Open Mat to this week’s show to cover last week’s results at Rutgers, a preview of the Boilermakers’ home tri-dual Sunday and a deeper look at the work that goes into covering wrestling on the national scene at multiple levels. A native of Virginia and the editor for The Open Mat since 2018, Smith has been involved in covering wrestling since 2007, and has tried to be a steady influence in the sport. He takes the crew through a bit of his background with the sport and how he came to land in his current position. Purdue split duals at Rutgers on Sunday, and head coach Tony Ersland dives into the ins-and-outs of the day with some of the Boilermakers’ successes and shortfalls at the RAC. Sophomore Thomas Penola was a standout of the day, going 2-0 and improving his overall season record to 5-0. The Boilermakers take part in their second-straight tri-dual this weekend, hosting top-ranked Iowa and No. 11 Ohio State at Holloway Gymnasium on Sunday. Purdue and Iowa matchup at 11:30 a.m. ET, live on the Big Ten Network, followed by another BTN dual with the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes at 2 p.m. Purdue and Ohio State will wrap the day, live on BTN+ at 4 p.m. 0:00 - Welcome Earl Smith6:13 - Rankings, Rankings, Rankings11:58 - 2021 Seeding Implications20:18 - Why is Earl a Purdue Fan? 27:37 - Purdue at Rutgers Recap39:28 - Thomas Penola47:18 - Purdue Tri-Dual vs. Iowa/Ohio State
41 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 14
The Purdue wrestling team headed out on the road this past weekend and came up on the wrong end of duals at Illinois and Wisconsin. However, the trip was not without some bright spots as the Boilermakers got their first taste of travel and a few guys got some solid wins. The weekend saw several season debuts, including freshman Gerrit Nijenhuis, junior Parker Filius and senior Max Lyon. Nijenhuis started his collegiate career 2-0, with a pair of dominant wins, while Lyon knocked off a highly-ranked opponent at Illinois and Filius put some points on the board at Wisconsin. Head coach Tony Ersland dove into the steep learning curve that some of the Boilermaker newcomers have had to face as they’ve started their college careers, and some of the bright spots that rookies like Nijenhuis have brought to light. There will be no rest for the road weary as the Boilermakers head right back on the road for a tri-dual at Rutgers on Sunday, where they’ll face the host Scarlet Knights and Minnesota. This week’s show also touches on some of the differences the Boilermakers are facing on the road due to COVID and checks in on some of our future teammates with their high school seasons. 0:00 - Weekend on the Road4:55 - Newcomer Situation and Highlights9:21 - Lineup Mainstays11:27 - More Extra Matches & Dual Energy15:15 - Dual Point Importance24:16 - Back to Rutgers, More Guys Back27:50 - Travel with COVID Protocols32:52 - Getting to the Finish Line / B1G Coaches38:41 - Recruit Shout Outs
40 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 13
The 2021 season if officially in full swing, and the Always Aggressive Podcast continues to take you behind the scenes of the Purdue wrestling team with head coach Tony Ersland, Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett. On this week’s show the Boilermakers say goodbye to a member of the Purdue wrestling family, look back at Friday’s season-opening win over Northwestern and take a quick glance at the weekend ahead at Illinois and Wisconsin. The Boilermakers got sad news yesterday with the passing of former head coach Dr. Don Corrigan. Corrigan was the head coach at Purdue from 1969 to 1975, and was a Boilermaker assistant from 1965-69. After coaching he went on to officiate in the Big Ten and NCAA over the next 10 years and continued working at Purdue in the kinesiology department, where he served as the department head until 2002. Corrigan was a fixture in Purdue athletics and the Boilermaker wrestling room until the recent events began preventing his visit. He will be forever remembered and treasured by the Purdue family. The Boilermakers’ 28-8 victory over Northwestern on Friday was a great start to 2021, and Ersland takes a closer look at several specific weight classes within the dual. He digs in on freshman Macartney Parkinson’s upset win at 184 pounds, a couple Boilermakers who wrestled up a weight, and the dominant tech-fall wins by senior Devin Schroder and sophomore Thomas Penola. Purdue continues its Big Ten dual season this weekend, heading on a Midwest swing to Illinois and Wisconsin. The Boilermakers face the Fighting Illinois on Friday at 7 p.m. CT, live on BTN+, and follow Sunday at 1 p.m. against the Badgers. 0:00 - Remembering Dr. Don Corrigan3:15 - Purdue vs. Northwestern recap4:55 - Four Freshmen8:20 - #BoilerNotes10:17 - Macartney Parkinson Revisited15:36 - Choice/Be Accountable to Yourself17:40 - Dominant Wins21:51 - Both Sides Missing Bodies/Everyone Be Ready25:13 - Illinois and Wisconsin35:29 - Extra Matches
36 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 12
It's match week on the Always Aggressive Podcast as head coach Tony Ersland, Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett dive into the start of the 2021 season. The Boilermakers open their schedule Friday at 7 p.m. ET, hosting Northwestern at Holloway Gymnasium live on the Big Ten Network. While the Boilermakers have to wait until Friday to start, several other Big Ten schools opened their seasons last weekend. The crew all watched some wrestling last weekend for the first time in months, and all had some takeaways. One of the most notable things was the abundance of new faces around the conference and true freshmen competing. Expect to see some new faces in the Purdue lineup this weekend against the Wildcats. Ersland said that most notably we would see senior Devin Schroder, sophomore Kendall Coleman and freshman Emil Soehnlen on the mat. The crew wrapped up the show looking at Monday night’s College Football Playoff Championship game between Alabama and Ohio State. While everyone remarked on certain aspects of the game, Ersland focused on football being able to complete their season and crown a national champion and looked at it as a win for college sports. 0:00 - B1G Opening Weekend4:46 - Lots of New Faces9:20 - Extra Matches14:09 - Purdue vs. Northwestern16:10 - Expecting the Unexpected and Facing Adversity21:28 - More Purdue vs. Northwestern29:55 - CFP Championship Game: A Victory for College Sports
42 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 11
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The first Always Aggressive Podcast of 2021 comes with a wonderful holiday present as the Big Ten released the 2021 schedule on New Year’s Eve and unveiled the nine dates for head coach Tony Ersland and the Boilermakers. Ersland and co-hosts Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett walk through the schedule, talk challenges of the pending season and take a look at some of the team’s preseason rankings. With the Boilermakers set to start competing in just over a week, Ersland dives into the team’s five duals and two tri-duals for the regular season, specifically commenting on how the structure of the slate worked out. When asked if he has ever had a season this tough to prepare for, Ersland had a very simple answer: “No.” They look at some of the challenges coming at them this season and how every member of the Purdue roster will need to be ready to go this year. Purdue has seven individuals with preseason rankings this season, headlined by senior Devin Schroder and sophomore Kendall Coleman. Ersland talks through what preseason rankings mean and how they are viewed by his team. Finally with the recently published documentary film of Dan Gable, Palm and Lipsett take a moment to look at Ersland’s cameo appearances and some of the odd behavior of wrestlers. 0:00 - B1G Schedule is here!21:05 - Season Challenges27:34 - Preseason Rankings36:30 - Ersland's Famous Blue Garments
34 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 2, Episode 10
While Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland hasn’t had much new news since the U23 and Junior national freestyle championships, the Boilermakers are getting closer to the reveal of the 2021 schedule and wanted to share what we do know about the coming season on the latest episode of the Always Aggressive Podcast. Ersland dives into the format of the pending Big Ten schedule, along with some of the potential additions and match structures of the coming season. The conference is tentatively planning to open action on the weekend of January 9, and feature a seven-week format with nine events. The crew looks back on another outstanding semester in the classroom for the Boilermakers, which kept the squad’s cumulative grade point average north of the 3.0 mark and saw 19 individuals earn honors on the coaches’ and AD’s honor roll. The likely-to-be final show of 2020 wouldn’t be complete without a little holiday fun as Ersland and co-host Cory Palm tell stories of their “elf on the shelf” escapades. 0:00 - 2021 Schedule Stuff6:21 - NCAA Qualification Criteria9:34 - RPI?16:41 - More Schedule Questions from Cory21:40 - Why is the Schedule Taking So Long? 26:33 - Boilers in the Classroom29:38 - Merry Christmas / Elves on Shelves
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