NICK PURLER

  • 1994 NCAA All-American / Oklahoma State University
  • 1994 Big 12 Champion
  • Member of 3 Division I National Championships teams
  • Member of the 1994 Dual Team National Champions / OSU Cowboys
  • Nick’s impressive winning % earned him a spot on Oklahoma States’ All-Time top 20 list for over a decade
  • Espoir National finalist
  • University Nationals finalist
  • 1993 Olympic Sports Festival Champion
  • US Open freestyle All-American
  • Member of the 1994 ALL-STAR TEAM
  • 3X MO high school state champion
  • Nick lost only 2 matches in his high school career
  • 2X Junior National Champion
  • Upon graduation, Nick was ranked #1 in the Nation for his weight class
  • 1988 Member of the Asics DREAM TEAM
  • Voted as Outstanding Wrestler of the “Dapper Dan” Dream Team Classic
  • Cadet Pan American Games bronze medalist
  • Head Coach of the 4X Tulsa National Champions…Purler Wrestling Academy
  • Member of the Missouri Wrestling Association Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Missouri Wrestling Hall of Fame
wrestling coach Nick Purler

SHEA BAKER

  • Total of 143 career wins
  • 3-Time IL State Medalist (4th, 3rd, and 1st)
  • Member of Team IL that competed against Team IN in All-Star Meet
  • Head Coach at Murphysboro High School
  • Coached Murphysboro to a 3rd place finish in 2016 IL State Dual Championships
  • Coached 4 state medalists and numerous state qualifiers
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Murphysboro Hall of Fame

AJ Carter

  • 3x National Qualifier
  • Regional Runner-Up
  • Parkway West High
  • 2x MO Class 4 State Qualifier
  • MO Class 4 District Champ
  • Hazelwood West Assistant Coach 2016-2019
  • Hazelwood West Head Coach 2019-2022
  • Purler Wrestling Academy Coach 2016-Present

CODY COMPTON

  • Wrestled at the University of Nebraska for the Cornhuskers where he spent most of his career as the starter when he wasn’t injured. Unfortunately, his career was cut short due to injuries.
  • 2009 VA Beach Senior Nationals Champion
  • 2-time Fargo Freestyle All-American (3rd @ Cadet, 145 & 8th @ Junior, 152)
  • 4-time MO Class 3 State Medalist (3rd, 3rd, 5th, 1st)
  • 162-7 career high school record
  • Assistant Coach at Farmington High School in MO (2016 – Present)
  • Purler Wrestling coach since 2016
  • 3-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Bachelor’s Degree is Sociology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln

TREVOR FEAGANS

  • Wrestled D1 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    (SIUE)
  • 3 Year D1 Letterwinner
  • Wins over multiple nationally ranked opponents
  • Ranked as high as #20 in the country by FloWrestling senior year
  • Career Record of 178-13
  • 4-Time MO State Medalist (2nd, 5th, 2nd, 2nd)
  • 4-Time MO District Champion
  • 3-Time Central Ozark Conference Champion
  • 2013 USAW Junior National Folkstyle All-American (5th at Junior 138)
  • Purler Wrestling coach since 2014
  • 2-Time MO Academic All-State
  • Graduated college with a 3.2 GPA
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

TANNER IRWIN

  • Wrestled at Williams Baptist University & Grand View University
  • 3x NAIA National Qualifier
  • 3x All-Conference
  • Ranked as high as 4th
  • Team placed 4th, 3rd, and 1st during career
  • 115 Career wins
  • MO Class 4 State Medalist (4th)
  • Wrestled w/ Purler Wrestling Academy 7th grade through 12th grade
  • Purler Wrestling Coach since 2019
  • Bachelor of Science

TY LOETHEN

  • Wrestled at Northern Illinois University before transferring to University of Central Missouri.
  • 2014 NCAA DII All-American (8th)
  • Career Record of 139-7
  • 3-Time MO State Medalist (2nd as freshman, 3rd as sophomore, 1st as a senior)
  • Purler Wrestling Coach since 2018
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business from University of Central Missouri

CHAD LUNN

Chad has trained with us since he was a youth athlete. Chad earned our hardest worker/most dedicated award we had each year four years in a row. Unfortunately due to concussions, Chad was not able to compete much of his high school career. Chad began coaching in our SIUE satellite room which he now runs along with another satellite location in Illinois. Chad wrote our entire camp syllabus for all levels of our camps, helped set up Private Team Camps, Dream Season Camps, and helps run our website and camp registrations for all of our camps.

Chad Lunn - coach for Purler Wrestling

TY PURLER

  • MO Class 4 State Medalist
  • Nat’l Ranked top 15 in HS
  • Over 15 years of experience in the Purler Wrestling system

JEREMIAH REED

  • Wrestled NAIA at Hannibal-LeGrange University
  • Two time NAIA National Qualifier
  • Won over 100 college matches
  • Male Athlete of the Year for Hannibal-LeGrange his senior year
  • Two time state qualifier
  • Holds record for most tech falls in season at Francis Howell North
  • Purler Wrestling coach since 2015
  • Francis Howell North High School volunteer assistant coach since 2015
wrestling coach Jeremiah Reed

Jarrett Reisenbichler

  • Wrestled #125 @ McKendree University
  • Career record of 150-9
  • 4-time MO Class 4 State Medalist (4th, 2nd, 3rd, & 3rd)
  • 2014 NHSCA VA Beach Runner-Up
  • 2015 NHSCA VA Beach Champ
  • Assistant coach at Jackson High School 2018-2020
  • Assistant coach at Cape Central High School 2020-present
  • Degree in elementary education
  • Currently teaching 5th grade

MATT VERNATTI

  • 132 Total Career Wins
  • 2x MO State Finalist
  • 2nd Place as a Team
  • Academic All-State
  • 10 Years of Coaching
  • 3 State Champions
  • Several State Finalists & Medalists
  • Two 3rd Place Team Finishes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in History and Secondary Education from Drury University