Always Aggressive - Purdue Wrestling Podcast

Always Aggressive - Purdue Wrestling Podcast

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


November 17, 2022 28 min
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. Th...
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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 out...
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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 tha...
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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'...
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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 releas...
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Purdue wrestling announced several staff changes and additions Tuesday, and following that release the Always Aggressive Podcast was lucky enough to welcome new volunteer assistant coach LeRoy Gardner to the show. 


In addition to head coach Tony Ersland’s thoughts and impressions on Gardner, the Golden Valley, Minnesota native takes us through his wrestling journey and how he came to accept his new position with the Boilermakers. A...

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Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland and his staff kick off Season 4 of the Always Aggressive Podcast this week, recapping the summer, introducing some new Boilermakers and taking a look at the 2022-23 non-conference schedule. 


The Boilermakers spent a good chunk of the summer on campus, getting in some training cycles around the U20 and U23 U.S. World Team Trials, hosting camps and settling the team newcomers in West Lafayette...

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The Purdue wrestling team has had an eventful summer so far, and head coach Tony Ersland welcomed assistant coach Leroy Vega to the Always Aggressive Podcast to talk all things freestyle and summer competition. The Boilermakers crowned a U.S. Open champion at the end of April as rising sophomore Matt Ramos captured the senior 57 kg crown, while freshman Hayden Copass earned a bid to the U20 World Team Trials in June. 


The show open...

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The Always Aggressive Podcast welcomed one of its most distinguished guests in the show’s history this week, hosting 1988 Olympic gold medalist Kenny Monday. In the tail end of his first year as the head wrestling coach at SPIRE Academy, Monday talks with the guys about his background in wrestling, his career path to SPIRE and some of his highlights not only as a wrestler himself, but also as a wrestling father. 


A three-time Olymp...

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – This week’s Always Aggressive Podcast takes a look at the Purdue wrestling team’s performance at Big Ten Championships, the Boilermakers’ NCAA Championship pre-seeds and their first-round matchups at nationals. 


Head coach Tony Ersland reflects on some of the individual performances and the overall toughness of this year’s Big Ten Championships, which advanced 100 of its 140 entrants to the national tournamen...

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The 2022 wrestling postseason is here and the Always Aggressive Podcast dives into everything you need to know about the Boilermakers heading into this weekend’s Big Ten Championships. 


Head coach Tony Ersland takes a deep dive into the 88 NCAA Allocations for the Big Ten, in addition to Purdue’s pre-seeds for this weekend’s conference tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska. Seven Boilermakers earned bids for the conference, securing top-...

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Coming off a much-needed and greatly-appreciated bye week, the Always Aggressive Podcast takes a close look at the Purdue wrestling team’s training schedule, the NCAA individual rankings and this week’s regular season finale at Northwestern. 


The Boilermakers did not have an event on their schedule last weekend, marking the first Super Bowl Sunday without a competition that both head coach Tony Ersland and supervisor of operations ...

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After mother nature interrupted the regularly-scheduled programming last week, the Always Aggressive Podcast returned to cover the last two weeks of action on-and-off the mat. Purdue head coach Tony Ersland and the crew look at dual wins over Indiana and Minnesota, the Boilermakers’ outgoing seniors and a blind look at national rankings. 


The Boilermakers have won their last two conference duals, and three of their last four, earni...

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With just three duals left in the regular season, the Always Aggressive Podcast welcomed the Big Ten Network’s Shane Sparks to this week’s show. The squad covered no shortage of topics, including how Sparks became the BTN’s lead wrestling personality, the overall toughness of the Big Ten Conference and some thoughts on what Sparks would do if he were ever a head coach. 


While bouncing through a variety of topics including Purdue’s ...

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In preparation for a huge weekend of wrestling in West Lafayette, Purdue head coach Tony Ersland and his squad look ahead at home duals vs. Illinois and Wisconsin on this week’s Always Aggressive Podcast. Ersland also takes a look back at Saturday’s dual vs. Michigan State and the lessons his team took from the contest. 


The sports adage that “every point counts” came into play for the Boilermakers this weekend as their dual with t...

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The Big Ten dual season has arrived and the Purdue wrestling team had a big first weekend, traveling to a pair of top-10 ranked conference opponents. The Boilermakers knocked off No. 9 Nebraska on Friday, earning the program’s highest team dual ranking in 23 seasons in Tuesday’s national coaches poll. 


The Boilermakers capitalized on a pair of top-10 ranked upsets against the Huskers to earn an 18-15 win in Lincoln, but followed up...

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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...

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After an impressive performance at the 2021 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland weighs in on the Always Aggressive Podcast to talk through the Boilermakers results and what they took away from Sin City. Ersland and company also take a look at the team’s upcoming finals and the final team event of the semester. 


The Boilermakers had a program-record seven placewinners at CKLV, finishing sixth ...

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The Purdue wrestling team hosted its home opener, got a little break for the Thanksgiving holiday and is ready for one of the nation’s top tournaments this week. Head coach Tony Ersland takes you through all this and a little more in this week’s Always Aggressive Podcast. 


Before the holiday break, the Boilermakers swept three duals at their home opener, defeating Brown, Duke and Northern Illinois and winning 24 of 30 matches on th...

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It's been a busy week for Purdue head coach Tony Ersland and the Boilermaker wrestling program, traveling to the East Coast, opening the 2021-22 season and adding a key piece to the Boilermaker family. Hear all about the crazy last few days on this week’s Always Aggressive Podcast. 


The Boilermakers signed Indiana native Brody Baumann to a national letter of intent Wednesday, inking a key piece of the future of the room. Erslan...

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