FARGO, N.D. -- The No. 25 Purdue wrestling team improved to 3-1 in dual competition on the season Sunday, earning a 22-12 victory at North Dakota State at the Scheels Center. The Boilermakers won seven-of-10 matches on the day, highlighted by a major decision by junior Max Lyon at 184 pounds and a career achievement for classmate Devin Schroder at 125 pounds.
"Today was a solid win," said Boilermaker head coach Tony Ersland. "Any time you take your team on the road and they pick up the win, it's a good thing. We had a few matches where we could've picked up bonus points and fell just short, but that's something we can learn from as we move forward."
The Boilermakers won three straight to start the dual, which began at 141 pounds as North Dakota State won the draw coin flip and picked the starting weight. Sophomore Parker Filius used four first-period points to earn a 7-4 decision over fellow Montanan Sawyer Degan, and junior Griffin Parriott followed up for the Boilermakers with a 6-3 decision at 149 pounds. Freshman Kendall Coleman kept his hot start aflame, holding off a standout performance from NDSU freshman Jared Franek to secure an 8-6 win in sudden victory.
NDSU got on the board at 165 pounds, but Purdue fired right back as senior Dylan Lydy sparked a run of three straight wins with a 13-6 decision at 174 over Austin Brenner. Lydy collected five takedowns in the win, pushing his career total to 211 and leaving him five shy of Nick Corpe for 20th place on Purdue's career leaderboard.
Lyon was dominant at 184, posting five takedowns and piling up 5:55 of riding time in a 12-4 major decision over T.J. Pottinger. Lyon now has over 30 minutes of riding time through 10 matches this season.
Freshman Thomas Penola completed the run at 197 pounds, needing extra time for a 6-4 win over senior Cordell Eaton. The two traded first-period takedowns and escapes, added an escape each in the second and third, but it was Penola who would finish on top, getting the final points in sudden victory to improve to 6-2.
The Bison took two of the final three, getting a 9-6 decision at heavyweight and an 18-3 technical fall at 133 pounds, but Schroder snuck in some Boilermaker history in between, scoring an 11-4 decision over McGwire Midkiff at 125 pounds. After a takedown and rideout in the first, Schroder earned a quick reversal and tilt in the second to take an 8-0 lead and eclipse 300 career back points. He's just the fifth Boilermaker in program history to surpass the mark and pulls within two of Chris Fleeger on the Boilermakers career record list.
The Boilermakers return home next weekend, hosting Indianapolis, Clarion and Northern Illinois for the Boilermaker Duals on Sunday, November 24, starting at 10 a.m. ET in Holloway Gymnasium.
141: Parker Filius (PUR) def. Sawyer Degan (NDSU), D 7-4
149: No. 13 Griffin Parriott (PUR) def. Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU), D 6-3
157: No. 7 Kendall Coleman (PUR) def. Jared Franek (NDSU), SV 8-6
165: No. 9 Andrew Fogerty (NDSU) def. Emil Soehnlen (PUR), MD 8-0
174: No. 9 Dylan Lydy (PUR) def. Austin Brenner (NDSU), D 13-6
184: No. 20 Max Lyon (PUR) def. T.J. Pottinger (NDSU), MD 12-4
197: Thomas Penola (PUR) def. Cordell Eaton (NDSU), SV 6-4
285: Brandon Metz (NDSU) def. David Eli (PUR), D 9-6
125: No. 12 Devin Schroder (PUR) def. McGwire Midkiff (NDSU), D 11-4
133: No. 8 Cam Sykora (NDSU) def. Marshall Craig (PUR), TF 18-3 (5:08)
All rankings via InterMat