Dual Rank: 29
Ranked Wrestlers: 4
125 No. 8 Matt Ramos
141 No. 16 Parker Filius
157 No. 3 Kendall Coleman
184 No. 32 Ben Vanadia
In my initial Big Ten Power Rankings, I hinted that the Boilermakers were going to have a rough wrestling season. The reason?
On paper and on Resilite, they simply don’t have the fire power to contend with any of the top Big Ten teams.
And this was clearly evident in their opening dual against Rider on November 13th where the Broncs weed whacked the Boilermakers 23-13. The was the same Rider team who almost got shutout by Penn State had there not been any controversy in the match at 197.
Purdue did get on the winning side of things by taking on Cleveland State, Northern Illinois, and Chattanooga in a tri-dual on November 20th. The Boilermakers went 3-0 but they only bested this trio a combined 69-40.
They then hopped on a plane headed to Las Vegas to compete in the 2022 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Which was then followed by a 12th place team finish, three grapplers finishing on the podium, and two guys finishing runner-up in their weight class.
The Boilermakers were the proverbial Mendoza Line of the 2022 CKLV as they finished dead last among Big Ten teams and all of the teams below them are not currently ranked in the latest InterMat dual rankings.
Purdue next hosts a tri-dual against Campbell, Drexel, and Utah Valley as part of the Purdue Duals on December 20th.