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Ramos Shocks the World, Purdue Wrestling Has 2 All-People After Historic Evening


Mar 18, 2023

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TULSA, Okla. – Matt Ramos pulled off one of many best upsets in NCAA Wrestling historical past to e book his spot within the championship finals and Parker Filius gained his approach into All-America standing in an all-time evening for the Purdue Wrestling program on the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Going through three-time reigning NCAA champion No. 1 Spencer Lee of Iowa, the sophomore No. 4 seed Ramos got here in as one of many greatest underdogs of the semifinal spherical. Entering into he believed in himself and the work he had put in to get there.
“He is a very good wrestler and I respect him, however I believe I can hold with him,” Ramos stated in an interview earlier than the match. “I work actually arduous. I inform myself earlier than each match that I am one of the best wrestler on the planet. There is not any one that may hold with me. I really feel like I can do it. I have been coaching for this since I stepped into the Purdue Wresting room.”
And hold with him he did. The Lockport native shot out of the gates scorching, bagging a takedown and a two extra on the near-fall to go up 4-1 on the Iowa legend. A four-point flip for Lee within the second gave him a 5-4 benefit earlier than he bought a takedown of his personal with slightly below a minute left within the match.
For a lot of others, that may’ve been the top however not for Matt Ramos. As he had performed twice earlier than on this event, he turned the tide in his favor late. Ramos dropped Lee on to his again and held him there for 30 seconds earlier than lastly ending off the pin (6:59) to take the historic win.
“It is a dream for me, however the job’s not performed but,” Ramos stated after the win. “I belief my capability and generally you simply must let it fly. I knew I wanted to get some factors there on the finish, so I went for it. I belief within the perception I’ve in myself and my why. I wish to be a nationwide champion and I consider I could be.”

RAMOS PINS LEE!! RAMOS PINS LEE!!🤯@Matt_Ramos2 introduces himself to the world! pic.twitter.com/MYqHnqTTo5

— Purdue Wrestling (@PurdueWrestling) March 18, 2023

He’s the primary NCAA finalist for the Boilermakers since Chris Fleeger took second place from the 5 seed in 2006 and solely the thirteenth wrestler in program historical past to make a last. He’ll face No. 2 Pat Glory of Princeton to attempt to develop into the fifth particular person champion in Purdue historical past. The final Boilermaker to take first place was Charles Jones in 1992 at 167 kilos in Oklahoma Metropolis.
The monumental evening for the Boilermakers continued shortly after as sixth-year senior Parker Filius grew to become this system’s 61st All-American with a pin (6:05) of his personal over Iowa State’s Casey Swiderski within the blood-rounds.


The sixth-year senior saved his finest wrestling for final and earns his first podium end in his last season!! #BoilerUp🚂 | #AlwaysAggressive pic.twitter.com/nJAgW8nO0D

— Purdue Wrestling (@PurdueWrestling) March 18, 2023

The No. 12 seed Filius sits tied because the lowest seeded Boilermaker ever to develop into a nationwide placewinner together with Jason Silverstein who took eighth because the No. 12 in 1999. They’re two of the 4 double-digit seeds in Purdue historical past to wrestle their option to the rostrum.
Filius and Ramos are the primary pair of teammates to earn All-America standing in the identical yr since 2006. Again then it was Fleeger and Ben Wissel who additionally did it in a event held in Oklahoma Metropolis.
A slender 3-1 loss to No. 11 Clay Carlson of South Dakota State places Filius into the seventh place match in opposition to Ohio State’s Dylan D’Emilio, whom Filius has overwhelmed twice already this season. That contest will happen in session 5 which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CT. Ramos’ finals match will likely be held within the last session and can begin at 6 p.m. CT Saturday evening.
NCAA Wrestling Championships
BOK Middle
18th Place – 27.0 pts.
125: #4 Matt Ramos (R-Sophomore)
Champ Spherical 1: #29 Nico Provo (Stanford) – W, D 3-2
Champ Spherical 2: #20 Jarrett Trombley (N.C. State) – W, TB2 5-4
Champ Quarters: #28 Killian Cardinale (West Virginia) – W, D 8-7
Champ Semis: #1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) – W, Fall 6:59
Champ Last: #2 Pat Glory (Princeton)
141: #12 Parker Filius (Graduate Pupil)
Champ Spherical 1: #21 Cleveland Belton (Oregon State) – W, D 8-3
Champ Spherical 2: #5 Ryan Jack (N.C. State) – W, D 7-6
Champ Quarters: #4 Brock Hardy (Nebraska) – L, D 7-0
Cons. Spherical 4: #24 Casey Swiderski (Iowa State) – W, Fall 6:05
Cons. Spherical 5: #11 Clay Carlson (South Dakota State) – L, D 3-1
Seventh Place: Dylan D’Emilio (Ohio State)
157: #12 Kendall Coleman (R-Senior)
Champ Spherical 1: #21 Andrew Clark (Rutgers) – W, D 9-4
Champ Spherical 2: #5 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) – L, D 3-0
Cons. Spherical 2: #11 Chase Saldate (Michigan State) – L, D 6-4
285: #30 Hayden Copass (R-Freshman)
Champ Spherical 1: #3 Greg Kerkvliet (Penn State) – L, Fall (0:34)
Cons. Pigtail: #33 Travis Stefanik (Princeton) – W, SV 3-1
Cosn. Spherical 1: #19 Jonah Nissenbaum (Duke) – L, D 6-0

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