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Coach Tony Ersland and friends talk about the Boilermakers and the world of college wrestling.

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Coach Tony Ersland and friends talk about the Boilermakers and the world of college wrestling.

    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 7

    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 7

    The Always Aggressive crew is back with another episode as the team prepares for a big weekend hosting the Boilermaker Duals.

    Head coach Tony Ersland recappped the dual with Rider and what lessons the team can learn in the face of adversity. Among the good news is that Esland's squad won't have to wait long for a chance to bounce back as they take on Cleveland State, Chattanooga and Northern Illinois on Sunday morning. The crew breaks down what to expect and what familiar faces we will see roaming the opposing bench.

    They wrap up the podcast with some recruiting talk as the big haul from from last week's signing day might not be the end of the good news for Boilermaker wrestling fans. "The future for this group is getting brighter and brighter," Ersland said of this class and those to come. Exciting things on the horizon for Purdue wrestling.

    • 28 min
    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 6

    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 6

    It is a busy week for the Purdue Wrestling crew with the Clarion Open last Sunday, National Signing Day on Wednesday, and the home opener against Rider coming up next Sunday and we break it all down. 

    The Boilermakers brought home six championships, a first place team finish, seven finalists and twelve placewinners from their trip to the Clarion Open over the weekend. No. 10 Matt Ramos and No. 12 Parker Filius won their titles outright, while the duos of Dustin Norris and Jacob Macatangay and No. 14 Kendall Coleman and Nate Camiscioli shared their titles with each other once they reached the finals. Six more Boilermakers made the podium to give head coach Tony Ersland's team 240 team points, good for first place and 41 more than second place.

    One of the most exciting days of the year is upon us as National Signing Day is finally here. Head coach Tony Ersland announced the 2023 Purdue wrestling signing class on Wednesday, inking five new Boilermakers to national letters of intent. He welcomes Joey Blaze, Greyson Clark, Ashton Jackson, Delaney Ruhlman and Cole Solomey to the Boilermaker family to make up what will surely be Ersland's sixth top-25 recruiting class.

    Read More: 2023 Purdue Wrestling Signing Class

    Blaze, Clark, Jackson and Solomey join the show to talk about their commitments and why they chose Purdue. Boilermaker fans will love hearing what stood out about this program and why these highly ranked young men chose to come to Purdue. 

    Ersland and crew wrap up by talking about building the Purdue wrestling culture, national perception of this class and a preview of the upcoming dual with Rider. 

    • 1 hr
    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 5

    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 5

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue Wrestling crew is here with another Always Aggressive podcast as we sit on the cusp of Wrestle-Offs and subsequently the start of the competitive season for the Boilermakers. 

    Head coach Tony Ersland is joined by Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to talk all things Boilermaker wrestling with Wrestle-Offs set for Friday at 6 p.m. ET in Holloway Gymnasium. The matches will be streamed on BTN+ and that led the crew into a discussion about the two other appearances the team will be making on the Big Ten Network. 

    Coach Ersland would then dive right in to a disection of how his team is progressing with two weeks of official practice under their belt. He gives shout outs to a couple of the guys who have been working especially hard and breaks down what he's looking for in the men as they continue to progress. The crew follows that up by previewing the upcoming Wrestle-Offs and who they are most looking forward to seeing take the mat. 

    The guys wrap the podcast with a teaser for exciting things to come in the world of recruiting for the Boilermakers with multiple good, young prospects ready to be added to the fold on National Early Signing Day on Dec. 21, 2022. 

    • 40 min
    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 4

    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 4

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue wrestling crew is back for season four episode four of the Always Aggressive podcast. A new member joins the ranks alongside head coach Tony Ersland and company to talk all things Boilermaker wrestling with wrestle offs just one month away. 

    Coach Ersland breaks down what stood out to him from the 2022 World Wrestling Championships that concluded last week, including his thoughts on the women's team and what Jordan Burroughs was able to accomplish. 

    The Big Ten schedule breakdown came next as the guys talked through the road ahead of the Boilermakers in the conference this season. Home duals against Iowa (Jan. 8), Indiana (Jan. 28), Nebraska (Feb. 5) and Northwestern (Feb. 12) and away matches with Illinois (Jan. 14), Wisconsin (Jan. 20), Minnesota (Jan. 22) and Maryland (Feb. 10) make for a balanced and very interesting schedule for Purdue. 
     
     FloWrestling and Intermat released their preseason rankings earlier this week as well and the guys dive in to where our Boilermakers stack up and where there are opportunities for growth. The youth of this team provides plenty of chances for new faces to stake their claim on a significant role this season.  

    0:00 – New Member of the Crew
    7:08 – World Championships
    14:00 – Big Ten Schedule 
    26:12 – Pre-Season Rankings

    • 34 min
    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 3

    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 3

    Purdue wrestling is gearing up for another big season on the mat and the on the recruiting trail. The crew gets together again to discuss all of that and more on another episode of the Always Aggressive podcast.

    Head coach Tony Ersland starts off by discussing how excited the team is to be back on campus, back in school and back in the wrestling room. A host of new faces join the Boilermaker veterans as the team awaits the release of the Big Ten schedule.

    The guys talk recruiting as Ersland and his staff continue to bring some great kids and their families to campus to show off what the program and Purdue are all about.

    They wrap up the podcast with a host of topics from around the college football world including college football buyouts, how Purdue wrestling is being affected by NIL and how the transfer portal is changing things throughout college athletics. Sports' most pressing topics through the Boilermaker lens.

    • 35 min
    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 2

    Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 4, Episode 2

    Coach Tony Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm welcome special guest LeRoy Gardner to the show to get to know the new volunteer assistant coach for the Boilermakers

    • 37 min

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