HS Wrestling: Western Dubuque’s Lyon Chooses Purdue

Western Dubuque senior Max Lyon recently made his college selection as he committed to wrestle for Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana choosing the Boilermakers over an offer from UNI. Lyon says he enjoyed the recruiting process but admits he was glad to have the decision made heading into his senior season:


Wrestling wasn’t the only factor in the decision to go to Purdue, Lyon says he was very impressed with the academic aspect as they have one of the top business schools in the nation:


Tony Ersland is entering his third season as the head coach at Purdue and Lyon says he really felt a connection right away with the former University of Iowa wrestler and Humboldt, Iowa native:


Lyon, who owns a 135-8 career record at Western Dubuque with a state title last season has been on the mat almost the entire off season with the most recent event coming this past Friday where he and senior teammate Aaron Costello competed in the “Night of Conflict” event which was a dual meet format featuring some of the best high school wrestlers in the country and was held at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Lyon who is ranked 18th in the country at 182 pounds by Flo Wrestling knocked off 16th ranked AJ Pedro from Phillips Exetor Academy in New Hampshire 6-5, while Costello defeated 10th ranked Sammy Evans from Alcoa, Tennessee 7-3. Lyon says he likes wrestling tough competition during the off season to better prepare himself for the high school season: