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The official start of the 2021-22 campaign is finally here and the Always Aggressive Podcast is back to get you ready for the Boilermakers' season-opening duals. Purdue opens Saturday at Drexel University and Rider University.
Purdue had its annual intra-squad wrestle offs Friday, opening the doors to Holloway Gymnasium for the first time since the end of the 2020 season. Ersland talked through the approach and execution of the team getting down to weight for the first time, and how they all performed.
In preparation for the weekend, the guys took a quick look at the lineups for Drexel and Rider and some of the fun matchups on tap. Saturday's nightcap could see a rematch from 2020 between Thomas Penola and Matt Correnti, who met at heavyweight at Rutgers in one of the most exciting duals of the season.
Finally, the guys paid tribute to the passing of Mike Atwood, former Delphi High School head coach and father of Boilermaker alum Braden Atwood. A regular attendee of Purdue home matches and Boilermaker wrestling events, Atwood will be greatly missed in the Greater Lafayette wrestling community.
0:00 – Wrestle Off Results
5:50 – Wrestle Off Notes
18:42 – BTN TV Schedule
28:35 – Traveling East
33:27 – Look at Drexel
34:41 – Look at Rider
37:07 – Remembering Mike Atwood