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The Boilermakers welcomed a special guest to the Always Aggressive Podcast as they prep for this weekend's Big Ten Championships. Willie Saylor of MatScouts joined to talk all things Purdue wrestling and conference tournament as Purdue sets sail for Penn State and the Bryce Jordan Center.
A former employee of The Open Mat and FloWrestling, Saylor currently runs his own site through Rokfin.com, and offers content that varies from high school wrestling to NCAA predictions to his own podcast show, “The First Word.”
Ersland and Saylor dive into the Big Ten Championship Pre-Seeds, which were announced Tuesday and look at some of the potential matchups for the Boilermakers. The conversation digressed into a variety of topics, including a new signee for the Boilermakers, the concepts of “busts” and “surprises” as kinds progress from high school to college and some potential upsets this weekend in State College.
0:00 – Welcome Willie
1:00 – Origin of MatScouts
7:20 – B1G Pre-Seeds
9:52 – Did he wrestle too much?
12:22 – Purdue's Pre Seeds
16:00 – Willie asks questions, who's coming back?
20:13 – The newest Boilermaker and Willie's thoughts on the class
24:14 – The evolution from high school to college
30:00 – The margin of error in wrestling
31:58 – Willie's look at Big Ten's
39:37 – Etc.
MORE THAN A GAME
The More Than A Game campaign was launched in August, in partnership with the John Purdue Club, to help the athletics department navigate the financial ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic and position Boilermaker athletics for future success.
Boilermakers and friends can make a contribution to the More Than A Game campaign by contacting their Boilermaker Athletics Representative or by visiting JPCMoreThanAGame.com. Fans can purchase a special More Than A Game t-shirt from Legends and the Purdue Team Store, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the More Than A Game campaign. To purchase the t-shirt, click here or go to PurdueTeamStore.com.
Purdue Athletics is one of only a handful of Division I athletics departments that is entirely self-sustaining: it does not receive any taxpayer dollars, general fund support from Purdue University, or student fees. John Purdue Club memberships are directed to funding the $12 million scholarship cost for student-athletes