Collin

Purinton

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Weight: 149
Year: Junior
Hometown: Banks, Ore.
High School: Banks
Major: Health Science

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)

2017-18 (Sophomore)
Regular Season - 149/157 pounds

  • 14-5 record overall (1-2 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: two pins, three technical falls and four major decisions
  • Won title at the Roger Denker Open with a 4-0 record (Jan. 21)
  • Tied for first in the elite division at the UNK Holiday Inn Open (Nov. 18)
  • Placed third at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 5)
  • DNP at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)

2016-17 (Redshirt Freshman)
Big Ten Championships – DNP (0-2) – 149 pounds

  • First Round: Lost to #19 Andrew Crone (Wisconsin) by decision, 6-11
  • Cons. First Round: Lost to Carson Brolsma (Minnesota) by decision, 1-4

Regular Season – 141/149 pounds

  • 12-15 record overall (4-9 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: one pin and two technical falls
  • Went 4-1 at the Daktronics Open with three bonus-point wins en route to a runner-up finish (Nov. 6)
  • Went 4-1 at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open en route to a fifth-place finish (Nov. 13)
  • DNP at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)
  • Defeated a ranked opponent on Dec. 3 with his 12-6 decision over #18 Jordan Laster (Princeton)
  • Finished fifth at 65 kg at the UWW Freestyle University Nationals following the season
  • Went 1-2 at 66 kg at the USA Wrestling Freestyle Junior World Team Trials after the season

2015-16 (Redshirt)
Regular Season – 141 pounds

  • 24-6 record overall
  • Bonus Points: six pins and nine major decisions
  • Won the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open title (Nov. 21)
  • Finished third at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 1)
  • Finished third at the Viking-Warrior Open (Jan. 2)
  • DNP at two additional open tournaments

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Banks High School in Banks, Ore.
  • As a senior, he went 51-0 en route to the state title (132)
  • As a junior, he took runner-up honors at state (113)
  • As a sophomore, he won the state title (106)
  • Won the Cliff Keen USA Wrestling National Folkstyle Championships title (Junior 138)
  • Won the Flo Reno Worlds title (132)

Personal

  • Last name is pronounced Purr-IN-ton
  • Born: Dec. 14, 1997
  • Parents: Lyal and Sandy Purinton
  • Brother: Justin
  • Major: Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science

Career Results

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2015-16* 24-6 0-0 6 0 9 -- --
2016-17 12-15 4-9 1 2 0 -- DNP (0-2)
2017-18 14-5 1-2 2 3 4 -- --
Career 26-20 5-11 3 5 4 -- 0-2

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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Nebraska Wrestling Highlights vs Minnesota - 1/20/17
Nebraska Wrestling at the Midlands Championships - 12/30/16
Nebraska Wrestling Highlights vs Wisconsin - 1/13/17