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Purdue wins 10th straight over Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Purdue wrestling team posted its 10th consecutive dual victory over intrastate rival Indiana on Monday, winning 7-of-10 matches en route to a 23-9 win on the road in Wilkinson Hall. The Boilermakers improved to 9-2 overall on the season and 2-1 in conference duals, while the Hoosiers remain winless at 0-5 (0-4 B1G).

Indiana got the crowd excited early with an upset at 149 pounds, however the momentum would be short lived for the hosts. The Boilermakers quickly righted the ship as they took the next six matches to squash any hopes for the home team and put the win to bed.

Freshman Kendall Coleman started the streak with an 8-6 overtime win over Fernie Silva, scoring early and late to pick up his 22nd win of the season and first in conference action. Sophomore Tanner Webster followed suit at 165 pounds for the Old Gold & Black, picking up his first career Big Ten dual win with a 6-4 decision over Dillon Hoey. Webster scored two takedowns in the first and cinched the win with another score in the third to make it 6-3 Purdue.

Senior Dylan Lydy took things into deep water against No. 25 Jacob Covaciu, heading to overtime for the sixth time this season tied 1-1. The fourth-ranked Boilermaker got the job done again, winning his 22nd of the season and sixth in OT to continue Purdue's run.

Junior Max Lyon and senior Christian Brunner notched back-to-back major decisions at 184 and 197 as Lyon posted a 12-4 win over Jake Hinz and Brunner dominated a 10-1 victory over Nick Willham. Lyon racked up five takedowns in his win, improving to 2-1 in the Big Ten, while Brunner earned his 21st win of the season and first in conference with a takedown in each period and over four minutes of riding time. Freshman Thomas Penola finished up the streak at heavyweight, using strong second and third periods on his way to a 6-1 win over Jake Kleimola.

IU picked up wins at 125 and 133 to cut into Purdue's lead, but only took decisions to lock up the Boilermakers' team win as they went into the final match of the night. Sophomore Parker Filius finished the night on top, scoring takedowns in the first and third on his way to a 7-4 victory over Eddie Bolivar.

The Boilermakers remain on the road next weekend, heading east to Maryland and Rutgers on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Friday's match at Maryland is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at the Xfinity Center, while Sunday's match vs. Rutgers will begin at 1 p.m. at the RAC.

Results:
149: Graham Rooks (IU) def. No. 15 Griffin Parriott (PUR), D 9-3
157: No. 8 Kendall Coleman (PUR) def. Fernie Silva (PUR), SV 8-6
165: Tanner Webster (PUR) def. Dillon Hoey (IU), D 6-4
174: No. 4 Dylan Lydy (PUR) def. No. 25 Jacob Covaciu (IU), SV 3-1
184: Max Lyon (PUR) def. Jake Hinz (IU), MD 12-4
197: No. 4 Christian Brunner (PUR) def. Nick Willham (IU), MD 10-1
285: Thomas Penola (PUR) def. Jake Kleimola (IU), D 6-1
125: Liam Cronin (IU) def. No. 5 Devin Schroder (PUR), D 3-1
133: Cayden Rooks (IU) def. Travis Ford-Melton (PUR), D 4-1
141: Parker Filius (PUR) def. Eddie Bolivar (IU), D 7-4

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