Feb. 9, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The Big Ten Network is broadcasting Monday night's rivalry match featuring the Indiana Hoosiers (6-8) and #17 Purdue Boilermakers (13-5). The dual is set to begin at 6:30 pm ET and will be shown live on the national network. Tim Johnson (play-by-play), Jim Gibbons (color) and Shane Sparks (sideline) will be calling the action from Holloway Gymnasium in West Lafayette, Ind.
CRIMSON & GOLD CUP
125 lbs - Joe Duca, r-So. (9-13) vs. #16 Camden Eppert, r-Jr. (20-8)
133 lbs - Alonzo Shepherd, Fr. (3-7) vs. #11 Cashe Quiroga, r-Jr. (6-1)
141 lbs - Eric Roach, r-Fr. (14-9) or Alexander Gregory, r-Fr. (2-10) vs. #31 Brandon Nelsen, r-So. (19-9)
149 lbs - Preston Keiffer, r-So. (0-7) or Geno Capezio, r-Sr. (4-10) vs. #9 Ivan Lopouchanski, r-Sr. (20-1)
157 lbs - #10 Taylor Walsh, r-So. (26-6) vs. Tommy Churchard, r-Sr. (17-10)
165 lbs - #15 Ryan LeBlanc, r-Jr. (16-5) or Ryan Konz, r-Sr. (6-8) vs. Pat Robinson, r-So. (20-9) or Doug Welch, r-Fr. (13-9)
174 lbs - Cheney Dale, r-So. (6-17) vs. #31 Chad Welch, r-Fr. (16-9)
184 lbs - Luke Sheridan, So. (16-11) vs. #25 Patrick Kissel, r-So. (21-8)
197 lbs - Forfeit vs. #16 Braden Atwood, r-So. (20-6)
285 lbs - #12 Adam Chalfant, r-Jr. (20-6) vs. Alex White, r-Jr. (7-14)
Monday night's match-up is worth a full point in the 2012-13 Crimson and Godl Cup, an annual competition between to the two in-state rivalry instituations. The Cup debuted in 2004-05 and has seen Indiana win five of eight years with two ties (just one win for Purdue). The Hoosiers are off to an early edge in 2012-13 as well, leading PU 4-2 entering the wrestling dual.
ALL-TIME SERIES STRONGHOLD
Indiana owns a commanding 53-33-3 advantage in the all-time series. Head Coach Duane Goldman has guided IU to 11 wins in his 20 career duals versus the Boilermakers.
ON PACE TO BE REMEMBERED
Amid just his second season competing for the Cream and Crimson, Taylor Walsh is racking up career win and fall totals that could etch his named into the all-time record books at IU.
Entering the weekend, Walsh owns 55 overall victories and 21 pins. The top-10 starts at 114 career wins and 31 falls.
Each of IU's three returning NCAA Qualifiers are ranked amongst the country's elite once again this season. This trio of Hoosiers can be found in the most recent national rankings:
#10 Taylor Walsh (157 lbs.)
#12 Adam Chalfant (285 lbs.)
#15 Ryan LeBlanc (165 lbs.)
BEAT THE BEST TO BE THE BEST
Taylor Walsh and Adam Chalfant have combined to defeat nine nationally-ranked wrestlers this season. Walsh owns a 5-4 mark against the country's elite while Chalfant has recorded a quartet of triumphs over fellow ranked opponents. True sophomore Luke Sheridan earned his first such win two weeks ago, topping #12 Tony Dallago of Illinois, 10-5.