This week's Always Aggressive Podcast features Purdue wrestling senior Max Lyon, who joins the show to discuss returning for his fifth year, how he spent the summer of 2021 and what lies ahead for the Iowa native.

Lyon is one-of-two Boilermaker wrestlers using an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is projected as the Purdue starter at 184 pounds again this season. He is a three-time Big Ten Championship placewinner and three-time NCAA Championship qualifier, in addition to earning Academic All-Big Ten, NWCA Scholar All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.

On the show Lyon talks through his summer internship with Target, his engagement and his future plans, in addition to a potential book he plans to author with head coach Tony Ersland.

0:00 – Welcome Max Lyon
2:34 – One More Year
4:52 – Summer work
9:15 – Summer wrestling
13:35 – No redshirt, “It goes fast.”
17:50 – Future planning
24:00 – Writing a book?
28:00 – Field of Dreams

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 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

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