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

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

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

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English


Episodes

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 21

5/19/2022
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 opens with the guys honoring the team’s 2022 graduates as Nate...

Duration:00:38:46

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 20

4/6/2022
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 Olympian and member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame,...

Duration:00:55:07

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 19

3/11/2022
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 tournament. Purdue had five placewinners, four automatic qualifiers...

Duration:00:48:01

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 18

3/2/2022
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-33 ranks in both the coaches panel and RPI, and all 10 aim...

Duration:00:47:56

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 17

2/16/2022
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 Tanner Lipsett can remember. As the show transitioned into...

Duration:00:34:13

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 16

2/9/2022
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, earning a 17-16 win at Indiana and defeating No. 16 Minnesota...

Duration:00:52:41

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 15

1/26/2022
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 duals last weekend against Illinois and Wisconsin, Sparks’...

Duration:00:46:43

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 14

1/19/2022
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 the Spartans was decided by a single match point in...

Duration:00:31:04

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 13

1/12/2022
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 with a loss at top-ranked iowa on Sunday. Ersland found a...

Duration:00:50:05

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 12

1/5/2022
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 faced No. 13 Iowa State in Ersland’s high school...

Duration:00:34:16

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 11

12/8/2021
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 as a team with 85.5 points. Senior Devin Schroder and...

Duration:00:36:33

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 10

11/30/2021
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 the day. The crew highlights the performances of Devin...

Duration:00:35:54

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 9

11/10/2021
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. Ersland talks about why Baumann is such a great fit for the program,...

Duration:00:42:26

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 8

11/3/2021
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...

Duration:00:41:29

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 7

10/27/2021
Things are revving up for the 2021-22 Purdue wrestling season and the Boilermakers are starting to get people together to enjoy some wrestling. Head coach Tony Ersland and the crew go through it all on this week’s episode of the Always Aggressive Podcast. The gatherings started this past weekend as the Boilermakers hosted a family weekend with all the wrestling parents, which included an open practice on Saturday in addition to a tailgate before the Purdue football game. Many...

Duration:00:44:41

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 6

10/14/2021
The Purdue wrestling team officially started its 2021-22 this week and the Boilermakers are only three weeks out from their first competition of the year. Head coach Tony Ersland talks through the team’s early training and progress in addition to a few events on the horizon. Ersland remarks on the early action in the Blake Wrestling Room, specifically addressing the quick acclimation of the Boilermaker freshmen and the focus of upperclassmen Devin Schroder and Max Lyon. In the coming...

Duration:00:32:51

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 5

9/30/2021
Recruiting season is in full swing for the Purdue wrestling team and head coach Tony Ersland pulls back the curtain a bit to talk about the process, the visits and everything that goes with it for the Boilermakers. The Boilermakers have had some fantastic home football games in Ross-Ade Stadium, volleyball in Holloway Gymnasium and a variety of other events and appointments on campus. Ersland talks about everything that goes into it and what it takes to pull off the 48-hour trips. The...

Duration:00:36:49

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 4

9/16/2021
The Purdue wrestling team received its 2022 Big Ten Conference schedule this week, so head coach Tony Ersland, Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm talk through it and a few of the nation’s top events on the Always Aggressive Podcast. The Boilermakers’ eight conference duals were announced by the Big Ten, which will start on Jan. 7 at Nebraska. In addition to the full dual schedule, the crew talked about two events, one coming, one passed, and some of the fireworks involved. Ersland is headed to...

Duration:00:37:56

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 3

9/2/2021
The Always Aggressive Podcast welcomed special guest Peyton Stovall to the show Thursday, ready to talk about the Boilermakers’ EMPOWER program, all things Name, Image & Likeness, and his path to joining the Purdue family. Stovall serves as Purdue’s Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development and is a Lafayette native, growing up in the area and attending Lafayette Jefferson High School. A member of the varsity basketball team in his undergraduate studies at Ball State...

Duration:00:41:12

Always Aggressive Podcast | Season 3, Episode 2

8/19/2021
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...

Duration:00:32:18