Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 12
Head coach Tony Ersland talks about returning to his roots last month to take on Iowa State in his high school gym in Humboldt, Iowa, before discussing the madness of the 2021 Illinois Matmen Open to wrap up the calendar year in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Coach Ersland and hosts Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett then preview this weekend's action against Nebraska and Iowa.
The first episode of the Always Aggressive Podcast of 2022 is a big one, looking back at the Boilermakers’ final two events of the non-conference schedule and peering ahead at the impending Big Ten dual season. Head coach Tony Ersland and the crew review some of the highlights and high-powered events of the coming weeks.
Purdue closed its non-conference duals with an event that will always be special to Ersland as the Boilermakers faced No. 13 Iowa State in Ersland’s high school gymnasium, in front of a capacity crowd. Despite the result, Ersland hoped that his squad had some solid takeaways and experiences from the dual and knows it will pay dividends in the rest of the year.
The holidays brought about some wacky circumstances with the cancellation of the Midlands Championship and replacement of the Matmen Open. With only half their starters in the lineup, Purdue managed a ninth-place team finish with four Boilermakers on the podium.
Friday marks the start of the 2022 Big Ten dual schedule as Purdue heads to Nebraska for a 7 p.m. CT dual against the ninth-ranked Huskers. The Boilermakers remain on a tour of Ersland’s wrestling past Sunday, heading to top-ranked Iowa for a 2 p.m. CT dual on the Big Ten Network.
0:00 - There’s no place like home
7:15 - Midlands, Matmen, Madness
18:45 - Team Woulfe
22:40 - B1G Duals are here
26:40 - On to Iowa City
31:30 - The rest of the schedule