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

KYLE BRADLEY

  • 3x NCAA Dv. 1 Qualifier
  • 2013-2014 Team captain, ranked #6 in the nation at 157lbs
  • 2x Big 12 finalist
  • Mid-American Conference finalist
  • Member of the 2012 Big 12 Conference and 2013 MAC Conference Championship Teams
  • Named the 2013 University of Missouri Athletics Male Highlight Of The Year award after posting a win against NCAA Champion Derek St. John of Iowa.
  • 2012 University Nationals 4th place 70KG
  • 4X MO high school state medalist 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd
  • Overall Record of 191–9
  • 4x high school All-American at the Cadet and Junior National Championships
  • 3rd place finish at the High School Senior Nationals
  • 4x GAC Conference Champion
  • 4x District Champion
  • Former Head Coach at Battle High School in MO
  • 2012 recipient of the Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award honoring student-athletes who have overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics.
  • 2013 Bachelor of Health Professions in Health Sciences
  • 2015 Master of Education in School and Counseling Psychology with a focus in Positive Coaching
  • Member of the Francis Howell Central High School Hall of Fame
wrestling coach Kyle Bradley

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

BRAD DIECKHAUS

Northern Illinois senior, Brad Dieckhaus, was selected to the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s 2012 All-Academic Team.

Dieckhaus was one of 87 wrestlers in the country to earn the honor, which is given to individuals who boast at least a 3.3 GPA and either advance to the NCAA Championships or sport an excellent regular season win-loss record. Dieckhaus received a 4.0 GPA.

  • 2011 Mid-American Conference Champion at 184lbs
  • 2x NCAA Div. 1 qualifier
  • 2x Mid-American Finalist
  • 2011-2012 Bruce Swierczewski Most Valuable Wrestler Award
  • 2011 Northern Illinois Play of the year award
  • HS state finalist at 160lbs
  • 2007 Class 4 Most improved wrestler
  • 2012 Master of Science in Sports Management emphasis on business and sales
  • 2011 Bachelors of Science in corporate communications
wrestling coach Brad Dieckhaus
wrestling coach Trevor Feagans

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

KYLE LARSON

Kyle was four year Purler Wrestling Academy student. He improved from not winning a single match in his first three seasons of wrestling to a 3X Ozark Conference Champion, 2X MO State Qualifier, and a Missouri Fargo National team member.

Kyle graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Currently, He is an engineer, entrepreneur, and inventor.
 
Kyle strongly believes that the work ethic and mental skills developed through Purler Wrestling Academy has driven him to become successful in all aspects of life. Kyle’s number one goal as a Purler Wrestling coach is to ensure his students are provided the necessary skills to succeed in wrestling and life.

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 - coach for Purler Wrestling

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.

TY PURLER

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

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

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