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  • from Always Aggressive 09/16/21 6:10 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and host Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm go over the Big Ten Dual schedule, released earlier this week, and talk about other hot topics in the world of wrestling, including the Who's #1? Event this weekend in Dallas and the USA World Team Trials held last week in Nebraska.

  • from Always Aggressive 09/02/21 8:04 PM

    Peyton Stovall, Purdue's Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development, joins Coach Tony Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to talk about programs in place at Purdue to help ensure Boilermaker student-athletes get a complete college experience during their time on campus.

  • from Always Aggressive 08/19/21 7:02 PM

    Super senior Max Lyon joins Coach Tony Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to discuss his summer, the process of deciding on utilizing his CoVid Exemption year and why "Field of Dreams" is a superior movie to "Hoosiers".

  • from Always Aggressive 08/12/21 6:05 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to take a DEEP dive into the results from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, what the success of USA Wrestling can mean for the sport in America and the experience Coach Ersland has working with champions and medalists on the Olympic and World Champi...

  • from Always Aggressive 06/09/21 8:16 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland talks about U-23 results, the non-conference schedule release and the newly opened active recruiting window in the latest podcast. Discussions also range from mullets to a doppelgänger for Coach Ersland that has him nearly fall out of his chair with laughter.

  • from Always Aggressive 04/28/21 5:37 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to discuss end-of-year awards, the state of collegiate wrestling as it relates to the NCAA transfer portal, who is competing in this weekend's Senior and Junior Nationals in Coralville, Iowa and thoughts on the University of Missouri wrestl...

  • from Always Aggressive 04/14/21 6:03 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to dissect the results from the 2021 NCAA Championships which saw eight Boilermakers record at least one win and two come within one match of the podium. Coach Ersland also does some big-picture talk on what the championships meant to the ...

  • from Always Aggressive 04/08/21 6:56 PM

    Senior Devin Schroder joins the show this week to talk about his HUGE announcement that he is returning for the 2021-22 season! Coach Ersland talks about Devin and fellow future super senior Max Lyon, what the move means for the team and what it says about the culture of Purdue Wrestling.

  • from Always Aggressive 03/10/21 5:51 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to discuss the results from the 2021 Big Ten Championships, who performed well and what the team still needs to work on as eight Boilermakers get ready for next week's NCAA Championships in St. Louis.

  • from Always Aggressive 03/05/21 9:22 PM

    Coach Ersland, Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm go through the brackets for the 2021 Big Ten Championships.

  • from Always Aggressive 03/03/21 6:00 PM

    MatScout Willie joins the show today to talk about a wide array of topics! Willie Saylor joins Coach Tony Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to preview Big Ten Championships, discuss the current state of college wrestling and high school recruiting.

  • from Always Aggressive 02/24/21 7:07 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland joins Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to discuss the regular season finale, a 38-3 dual meet victory over in-state rival Indiana, a meet that saw the Boilermakers win nine of 10 bouts, including six bonus point victories. Coach Ersland talks about the lessons learned in the final du...

  • from Always Aggressive 02/17/21 6:36 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland sits down with hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to talk about NCAA Auto-Bid Allocations for each conference and how it affects the Big Ten and the Boilermakers. They also discuss the dual win at Michigan State last Friday night and the upcoming rivalry matchup with Indiana Mond...

  • from Always Aggressive 02/10/21 8:41 PM

    Coach Ersland and the guys talk about Sunday's Triple Duals with Ohio State and Iowa, what lessons were learned in those competitions and takes a look at this weekend's trip to East Lansing to take on Michigan State. Ersland and the crew also discuss anticipation of the first round of coaches' rank...

  • from Always Aggressive 02/03/21 7:29 PM

    Earl Smith from The Open Mat joins the show this week to talk with Coach Tony Ersland and the guys about a variety of things including the 2021 season, the challenge of doing weight class rankings during an abbreviated campaign and why he thinks Purdue Wrestling is on an upward trajectory. The crew...

  • from Always Aggressive 01/27/21 8:58 PM

    Head coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to discuss the results at Illinois and Wisconsin while previewing this weekend trip to New Jersey for a triple dual against Rutgers and Minnesota. The guys also discuss several individuals including Gerrit Nijenhuis, Tom Penola, Max L...

  • from Always Aggressive 01/20/21 7:48 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to break down the squad's season-opening win over Northwestern, the promising performance of four true freshmen seeing their first collegiate action and the steady hand of veterans Devin Schroder and Thomas Penola. The4 guys also preview t...

  • from Always Aggressive 01/13/21 8:33 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to discuss the beginning of the Big Ten season and the Boilermakers' home opener Friday night against Northwestern in Holloway Gymnasium.

  • from Always Aggressive 01/06/21 8:21 PM

    Head coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to talk about the Big Ten releasing the 2021 schedule. The guys go through the nine-week slate, talk about the challenges or getting ready for an unprecedented season and discuss preseason rankings that saw seven Boilermakers get nati...

  • from Always Aggressive 12/18/20 8:38 PM

    Head coach Tony Ersland discusses all of the latest developments related to the 2021 competition schedule including an official start date, a competition model and when Championship season begins. He also talks about some exciting tweaks to the structure this year to ensure competition is as equita...

  • from Always Aggressive 11/18/20 5:27 PM

    Head coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to discuss results from U23 and UWW Junior National Freestyle Championships. They also talk about the big Burroughs-Valencia showcase and the lessons that can be learned and applied from that match for young wrestlers everywhere.

  • from Always Aggressive 11/13/20 5:54 PM

    Head Coach Tony Ersland gets a chance to talk to the newest members of the Boilermaker Family as Stoney Buell, Dustin Norris and Ben Vanadia join the show. The three talk about their recruiting process, why they chose Purdue and what they are most looking forward to about joining the program.

  • from Always Aggressive 10/28/20 5:30 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm talk about U-20 and U-23 Nationals, the importance of voting and making informed decisions and the support structure in place at Purdue from an academic standpoint . Coach Ersland also answers the hypothetical situation of how difficult it wo...

  • from Always Aggressive 10/21/20 7:44 PM

    The NCAA eligibility extension ruling, Dan Gable earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom and an update on the current team are all on the docket this week as head coach Tony Ersland sits down with hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm. The guys also discuss a few hot topics in the wrestling world in...

  • from Always Aggressive 10/07/20 6:40 PM

    Senior Devin Schroder joins Coach Tony Ersland and the guys to talk about his senior season, how much he has grown as a wrestler and a student while at Purdue and his academic journey as an industrial engineering. Coach Ersland also gives a little insight into the scheduling process and what fans c...

  • from Always Aggressive 09/23/20 8:31 PM

    Head coach Tony Ersland and hosts Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett talk about all things Purdue Wrestling. In the latest episode, they discuss the current recruiting landscape, some high profile events on the horizon and the development of the team so far this semester. They guys also talk about the re...

  • from Always Aggressive 09/09/20 5:13 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and friends welcome redshirt junior Jared Florell to the show this week to discuss his life on the mat with the Boilermakers and his VERY busy life away from wrestling. The Krannert School of Management student talks about his work in the classroom, his wide-ranging academic expe...

  • from Always Aggressive 09/02/20 6:42 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett to talk about the first few weeks of the fall semester, how good it feels to get back to work with the team and who took major steps forward this summer. The guys also talk in depth about the logistics of scheduling classes, practices and ...

  • from Always Aggressive 08/25/20 7:22 PM

    Head coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to open up the second season of the Always Aggressive podcast. This week, Coach Ersland talks about the team's very productive summer, welcomes graduate transfer heavyweight Jamarcus Grant and discusses the full team's return for the ...

  • from Always Aggressive 05/20/20 6:00 PM

    This week’s Always Aggressive Podcast put the finishing touches on the 2019-20 Purdue Wrestling season as head coach Tony Ersland and hosts Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett broke down the Boilermakers’ postseason awards both on-and-off the mat. The Boilermakers killed it in the classroom this season...

  • from Always Aggressive 05/13/20 5:30 PM

    Big Ten Assistant Director for Sports Administration A.J. Edds joins coach Tony Ersland and hosts Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett on the latest episode, offering fans a chance to get to know the conference’s wrestling liaison. Edds talks about his role with the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which h...

  • from Always Aggressive 05/06/20 4:00 PM

    Episode 29 of the Always Aggressive Podcast dives deep into the recruiting world as Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland not only welcomes the newest crop of Boilermakers, but talks into the future classes of 2021 and 2022. The Boilermakers added a handful of members to the roster with the l...

  • from Always Aggressive 04/29/20 6:00 PM

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  • from Always Aggressive 04/22/20 5:00 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm talk about a busy off-season week with FIVE Boilermakers being names All-Americans as well as the latest commit to the program from the great state of Minnesota. There is also an update on the team and an extended discussion of freshman sens...

  • from Always Aggressive 04/15/20 6:30 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm catch up with a wide-ranging discussion this week, focusing on the current state of recruiting and how Coach Ersland and his staff have adjusted their approach to match with the current state of college athletics. They also discuss the newl...

  • from Always Aggressive 04/08/20 5:15 PM

    Senior Christian Brunner joins head coach Tony Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to talk about his wonderful career in West Lafayette, including a senior season that saw him climb to as high as #2 in the national polls after winning the prestigious Midlands Championships. Brunner talks...

  • from Always Aggressive 04/01/20 8:00 PM

    Assistant Director for Compliance Jacqueline McGill joins Coach Tony Ersland and hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to talk about hot topics in college wrestling, including this week's big news from the NCAA regarding eligibility clock extensions for winter and spring sports. The crew also talks abo...

  • from Always Aggressive 03/25/20 7:00 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and senior Dylan Lydy join hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to discuss the 2019-2020 season from Lydy's perspective and talk about the current state of collegiate wrestling. Lydy talks about his favorite moment from his senior season (hint it was NOT the moment when he won the ...

  • from Always Aggressive 03/18/20 7:25 PM

    Head coach Tony Ersland discusses the major take-aways from the 2019-20 season including gratitude for all the support the program has received this year from fans, alumni and families of current and former student-athletes. Along with hosts Hunter Massingill and Tanner Lipsett, Coach Ersland also ...

  • from Always Aggressive 03/11/20 5:20 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland recaps the Big Ten Wrestling Championships and talks about how his team will approach next week's NCAA Championships in Minneapolis. Ersland and friends discuss the Boilermakers placing 5th at Big Ten's, the program's best finish in nearly 30 years. They also talk about the prog...

  • from Always Aggressive 03/04/20 6:20 PM

    Head Coach Tony Ersland comes back from his one-week hiatus an reclaims his show after B1G Coordinator of Officials Mike Hagerty sat in last week as the guest host. Coach Ersland and friends also discuss the Big Ten Championships, the importance of maintaining mental discipline and what he hopes fo...

  • from Always Aggressive 02/26/20 7:30 PM

    Big Ten Coordinator of Officials Mike Hagerty joins the show.

  • from Always Aggressive 02/19/20 9:00 PM

    Purdue head coach Tony Ersland and friends discuss wrapping up the Big Ten Dual season with a HUGE road win at Illinois despite having a short-handed lineup to close out with a winning dual meet record. They also discuss the tenants of training in the lead-up to Championship season and a busy recru...

  • from Always Aggressive 02/12/20 7:45 PM

    Purdue head coach Tony Ersland and the crew talk about the importance of the exposure for collegiate wrestling is getting from BTN and FloWrestling this year and what it could mean for the sport moving forward. The fellas also discuss the Boilermakers' dual against Nebraska last Friday night and pr...

  • from Always Aggressive 02/05/20 8:00 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and friends talk about Devin Schroder, Kendall Coleman, Dylan Lydy and the importance of dual meet wrestling in the latest episode.

  • from Always Aggressive 01/29/20 9:00 PM

    Coach Ersland and friends talk about two Big Ten road wins over Maryland and Rutgers and preview this weekend's home action with Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • from Always Aggressive 01/22/20 8:00 PM

    Four-time All-American Daniel Lewis joins Coach Ersland and the crew this week to talk about his time on the Purdue staff and what he's learned in his transition to coaching.

  • from Always Aggressive 01/15/20 5:30 PM

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  • from Always Aggressive 01/09/20 2:00 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and friends talk about not one but TWO Midlands Champions (Dylan Lydy and Christian Brunner) and preview the upcoming Big Ten Dual season.

  • from Always Aggressive 12/17/19 10:00 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and friends preview the dual with SIUE and give an early preview of Midlands.

  • from Always Aggressive 12/11/19 9:00 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and friends talk about results from the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, including Dylan Lydy's run to the title at 174 lbs.

  • from Always Aggressive 12/03/19 6:55 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and friends discuss the upcoming Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite as well as best holiday foods and favorite things about the annual pilgrimage to Vegas.

  • from Always Aggressive 11/26/19 6:00 PM

    Catch up on the Boilermakers after the home opening Boilermaker Duals and take a good look at nutrition with team dietician Elaine Wanstreet.

  • from Always Aggressive 11/20/19 9:00 PM

    Coach Ersland and friends talk about positive results at North Dakota State and preview this weekend's home opener, the Boilermaker Duals.

  • from Always Aggressive 11/13/19 9:00 PM

    Head coach Tony Ersland and volunteer assistant Leroy Vega join hosts Tanner Massingill and Tanner Lipsett to talk about 2019 Signing Day, Journeyman Duals results and an upcoming trip to North Dakota.

  • from Always Aggressive 11/06/19 6:00 PM

    MSU Results, previewing the Journeyman Duals and some real nonsense with Coach Ersland and assistant coach Jake Sueflohn joins hosts Hunter Massingill and Tanner Lipsett.

  • from Always Aggressive 10/30/19 4:00 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland is joined by top assistant AJ Shopp, and hosts HUnter Massingill and Tanner Lipsett this week to talk about wrestle-offs, the upcoming MSU Open and a couple of guys they are REALLY excited to see crank it up this season.

  • from Always Aggressive 10/23/19 7:30 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland and friends talk about team bonding with full-contact paintball battles and preview this weekend's wrestle-offs.

  • from Always Aggressive 10/16/19 10:00 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland, director of ops Tanner Lipsett and host Hunter Massingill talk about the first week of practice, Super 32 results and additions to the coaching staff.

  • from Always Aggressive 10/09/19 10:00 PM

    Coach Tony Ersland, director of operations Tanner Lipsett and host Hunter Massingill talk about the beginning of the 2019-20 season.