Head coach Tony Ersland discusses all of the latest developments related to the 2021 competition schedule including an official start date, a competition model and when Championship season begins. He also talks about some exciting tweaks to the structure this year to ensure competition is as equitable as possible. Coach Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm also talk about the academic performance of the team and discuss some holiday shenanigans by a couple pesky Elves on Shelves.
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 Stuff
6:21 - NCAA Qualification Criteria
9:34 - RPI?
16:41 - More Schedule Questions from Cory
21:40 - Why is the Schedule Taking So Long?
26:33 - Boilers in the Classroom
29:38 - Merry Christmas / Elves on Shelves