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Heads Up – A USA Wrestling Coaches Council Podcast: Ep. 17 with Purdue head coach Tony Ersland now available

by USA Wrestling

In episode 17 of Heads Up, a USA Wrestling Coaches Council podcast, Mike Clayton and Mike Hagerty sit down with Purdue Head Coach Tony Ersland.

Join Mike and Mike as Tony discusses his time wrestling for Iowa, team culture, expectations, family, and more! Tony Ersland breaks it down as good as anyone in the business.

In his eight seasons with Purdue, Ersland has built the program into a national power, sending 45 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships and placing numerous athletes at the Big Ten Championships. Prior to Purdue, Ersland was an assistant coach at Nebraska, Northwestern and Northern Illinois, plus a stint with the Cyclone Wrestling Club. He competed for Dan Gable at Iowa and was on three NCAA champion teams.

Watch the full episode below: