"We’ve got a group of young men that really, really want to be a part of this team and have embraced what we’re doing. They believe in what we are doing here at Purdue, where we are taking this program, what the expectations and goals are.
"They are a group that is very much excited about the opportunity to compete for Big Ten and national championships. They embrace those expectations and the work ethic that is going to be needed to reach those goals." - Purdue head wrestling coach Tony Ersland
- No. 15 at 182 by FloWrestling (4/16)
- No. 68 overall recruit by FloWrestling (5/4)
- No. 6 at 182 by WIN Magazine (January)
- No. 51 overall recruit by InterMat (4/21)
HIGH SCHOOL RECORD: 165-2 (.988)
- 2016-17: Did not compete due to injury
- 2015-16 (182): 56-0
- 2014-15 (170): 55-1
- 2013-14 (152): 54-1
Anthony is a two-time NHSCA champion, winning the 170-pound title as a junior and the 160-pound title as a sophomore. As a freshman he placed fourth at 152 pounds.
He added to his All-America list with a fourth-place finish at 182 pounds at the 2016 ASICS/Vaughan Junior Freestyle National Championships. The year prior at the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet Freestyle National Championships, Anthony was fifth at 170.
His collection also includes hardware from the Super 32 Challenge and a pair of podium finishes at the Journeyman Classic.
- No. 7 at 145 by FloWrestling (4/16)
- No. 47 overall recruit by FloWrestling (5/4)
- No. 23 at 152 by WIN Magazine (January)
- No. 8 at 145 by InterMat (3/22)
- No. 60 overall recruit by InterMat (1/30)
HIGH SCHOOL RECORD: 169-13 (.929)
- 2016-17 (145): 40-0
- 2015-16 (152): 51-4
- 2014-15 (145): 36-4
- 2013-14 (138): 42-5
Parker capped off his high school career by becoming the first four-time Montana High School Association Class A champion in Havre history, while the Blue Ponies won their fifth straight team title.
He pinned his way to the 145-pound titles in 2017 and 2015 and the 138-pound title as a freshman in 2014. A 20-5 technical fall in a mere 3:42 earned him the 152-pound championship as a junior.
In four MHSA tournaments, Parker totaled 11 pins, four tech falls and one major decision. He only wrestled 31:39 of a possible 96:00 in 16 state tournament matches, with the major decision as his only full match wrestled. The second-longest match was a 16-1 tech fall in 3:49.
- No. 13 at 182 by FloWrestling (3/28)
- No. 66 overall recruit by FloWrestling (5/4)
- No. 12 at 182 by WIN Magazine (January)
- No. 13 at 182 by InterMat (3/22)
- No. 54 overall recruit by InterMat (4/21)
HIGH SCHOOL RECORD: 187-8 (.959)
- 2016-17 (182): 52-0
- 2015-16 (182): 51-0
- 2014-15 (170): 47-2
- 2013-14 (170): 37-6
Max won 103 consecutive matches during back-to-back championship seasons at 182 pounds, becoming the first two-time champ for Western Dubuque High School. During his title runs in 2016 and 2017 he combined to outscore his Iowa High School Athletic Association class 3A state tournament opponents 63-3. Five of his 12 wins during that time were by fall and he did not surrender a takedown.
When he won his first title as a junior, he spent just 7:05 on the mat in four matches, highlighted by a 1:04 stick in the finals. That season he only wrestled three full 6:00 matches, pinning 41 of his 51 opponents.
As a sophomore he was the 170-pound IHSAA runner-up and he placed fourth at 170 as a freshman.
Jared is a three-time ASICS/Vaughan Cadet All-American, twice in Greco-Roman and once in freestyle. His Greco-Roman honors came in 2014 and 2015 at 170 and 182 pounds, respectively. He landed on the 182-pound freestyle podium in 2015 by placing sixth.
Jared wrestled at 182 pounds for Minnesota Blue team at 2016 Junior National Freestyle Duals.
Alec, the 2017 Indiana High School Athletic Association 126-pound champion, captured his first state title in the most dominating way possible with a fall in 3:32. The pin was also the 90th of his career.
Alec's title run began by knocking off the two-time defending state champion with a 5-3 decision in the first round.
HIGH SCHOOL RECORD: 92-51 (.643)
- 2016-17 (132): 38-11
- 2015-16 (120): 26-10
- 2014-15 (113): 18-15
- 2013-14 (106): 10-15
As a senior, Jack qualified for the Southern Section Masters (132) and was a Los Angeles Daily News first team 132-pound selection. He also earned his third Tri-County All-Star Team nod.
In 2015 he was fourth at 113 pounds at the California High School Folkstyle Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL RECORD: 147-21 (.875)
- 2016-17 (195): 42-3
- 2015-16 (182): 41-4
- 2014-15 (182): 40-5
- 2013-14 (182): 24-9
David is a three-time Indiana High School Athletic Association placewinner (2017: 7th, 195; 2016: 5th, 182; 2015: 7th, 182). As a senior, 37 of the Elkhart Memorial team captain and MVP's 42 wins were by fall. IndianaMat.com had him listed fourth at 195 pounds to end the season.
He is also a two-time Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-State honorable mention.
HIGH SCHOOL RECORD: 141-14 (.910)
- 2016-17 (160): 34-3
- 2015-16 (160): 41-3
- 2014-15 (152): 34-7
- 2013-14 (132): 32-1
Laine was the 2017 Athenian Invitational 160-pound champion. He finished his high school career ranked No. 3 at 160 by IndianaMat.com. As a junior, he was eighth at 160 pounds at the Indiana High School Athletic Association state tournament.
He is a two-time Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-State honorable mention.