COLLEGE RECRUITING SERVICES

We are the nation’s oldest wrestling specific college recruiting service and have helped our athletes earn over a combined $4,000,000 in college scholarships since 2002.

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With the number of high school wrestlers increasing every year and the numbers of highly-trained athletes soaring, it has never been more difficult to earn a college wrestling scholarship. Add to this, the newly imposed ‘roster limits’ that Title IX has forced many college wrestling programs to implement, which cuts deep into the opportunities that the lower-level scholarship earners used to have, and you can see that hiring professional guidance through Purler Wrestling makes the most sense. Why leave it up to chance? Let us help. With our College Recruiting Services, your athlete will receive their own personalized recruiting bio featured on our database.

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Testimonials of Past Recruits:

Nick was a huge part of my development as a high school wrestler. He didn’t just help me win state championships, he helped me become a nationally known recruit that was ready to win at the Division I level. I will always appreciate what Nick did for me as a wrestler from both a training and mentor perspective.

I can, without hesitation, recommend Purler Wrestling as THE source if your son or daughter wants to wrestle in college as a scholarship athlete. We started attending Purler Wrestling Academy (PWA) in approximately 2009 after hearing about Nick’s abilities as a coach, the quality of his room and his positive, common-sense approach to success in wrestling. At the time I had no idea the depth to which he was engaged and integrated across the college wrestling community. He truly seemed to know every coach and many of the high-level competitors, as many attended his camps over the years. As high school progressed and we narrowed down colleges of interest, Nick offered advice, insights and, perhaps most importantly, assisted in networking with college coaches he knew. In 2016, my son graduated high school as a 3-time Missouri state champion attending the college of his dreams, the University of North Carolina, coached by an Olympic medalist and national champion (from Nick’s alma mater)! None of this was coincidental. Without our meeting Nick Purler in 2009 and without his technical expertise, influence and contacts within the college wrestling community, little of the success my son has realized to date would have come to pass.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for the excellent service and national exposure your business provided. We entrusted your expertise/professionalism/sincerity through this process and you delivered. Our son had interest from multiple top schools at the NCAA D-1 /D-2 level, including the Service Academies and Ivy League schools. He chose Air Force Academy and we are ecstatic about his decision. Thank you very much for all your help.

Purler Wrestling system has been a key component in my son, Noah Surtin’s, wrestling since he was eleven. Purler provides focused drill, detailed instruction on how to achieve an athlete’s best wrestling, and a group of coaches who are always willing to help (in season or out). A quick story: Noah lost 10 – 0 to a kid at the Cadet National Duals in 2017. Nick heard what happened and asked him to come out to the camp site when he got back. We went out to camp one day during lunch, and Trevor and Nick worked on strategies to deal with this particular opponent’s strength. Three weeks later, Noah earned a tech fall in the semi-finals at Fargo against the same kid who teched him at the Cadet duals. He went on to win Fargo, which ultimately led to him getting attention from major college programs, and ultimately choosing to continue his wrestling career at the University of Missouri. We are thankful for everything Nick and his team of coaches have done for Noah throughout the years; and continue to do for our son Connor. If you want a place where your athlete will have an opportunity to work hard and learn the tools to help them reach their goals–look no further than Purler Wrestling.

We had a great experience working with Trevor and Nick with Purler Wrestling’s College Recruiting Services during the recruiting process for our son Luke. All the hard work that goes into sending out Luke’s wrestling achievements and videos to his top college picks and others was completely taken care of with minimal work from us. With the help of Trevor Nick, Luke was able to verbally commit to his #1 pick the University of Illinois at the start of his Junior year. If you are looking for help with college recruiting for your child with an organization that has extensive knowledge in college wrestling, and a passion for the sport, you’ve come to the right place. You will not be disappointed in what you receive with the Purler Wrestling College Recruiting Services. They are top notch in the business.

As a parent of a Minnesota high school wrestler, the college wrestling recruitment process was a new and daunting experience for us. Coach Feagans & Coach Purler have created a business model that is both customized and attentive to detail for the wrestler who is motivated to garner the attention of college coaches. This model will get your wrestler noticed by college coaches. While building a noteworthy wrestling resume is a critical part of the college recruitment process, getting noticed by college coaches is an equally important part of this process. Thank you Coach Feagans & Coach Purler for helping us navigate the recruitment process and assisting us in getting recognized by college coaches around the country.

I wanted to write you a note of thanks for all of the time and effort you two have put into Logan over the past 10 years. Although he has had other wrestling coaches over that period, you two are the reason for 99% of the success he has experienced. We have approached his high school wrestling as a means to open doors and provide an opportunity to attend a University that may of traditionally been out of reach. Logan did the work in the classroom to get himself academically ready but I am convinced that it was your Wrestling Program and Trevor’s College Recruiting program that pushed him across the finish line to attend and wrestle at Duke, which has an acceptance rate of only 8%. Lisa, (Logan’s mom) had someone approach her at one of his duals this year and ask, “I heard that Logan is wrestling at Duke next year, how do I get that opportunity for my son”? Without hesitation she said, “Tell him to keep his grades up and you definitely need to send him to Purler Wrestling Academy!” Again, I cannot tell you how much appreciation we have for all that you two do, both in and out of the practice room to help these kids. I will never forget, as typically happens when a new kid comes to a Purler practice, Logan as an 8 year old child getting his butt kicked by every predator in the room. He would get mad, then he would cry and then you would come over and tell him, “You are not going to beat that kid tonight but if you keep coming to practice and working you will beat him next year.” He could tell, even at that young age that you believed in him and that gave him the confidence to keep working and you were right, over time through the bumps, bruises, bloody noses and all the tears he started beating those kids. I always recommend Purler Wrestling Academy to any parent out there that wants to see their child succeed in the sport. Thanks again for all you do!!

Studying under Purler Wrestling is by far one of the best decisions we have ever made for Evan. Learning the Purler wrestling style took years to master and it paid off when points come hard for opponents in High School. The coaching staff at Purler are extremely helpful and always available when I had questions or concerns. Trevor Feagans does a bang up job getting your wrestler college opportunities. During the dumb years of COVID-19 and 2021 being a Super Senior year, athletic scholarships were super rare but Trevor was there leading the way making phone calls, sending out emails and even personal emails specific to Evan to every NCAA and NAIA coaching staffs in the country. Trevor’s work lead to many D1, D2 and D3 opportunities and visits. The recruiting process was difficult and often confusing at times but Trevor and the College Recruiting Services made the process exciting. Trevor’s insight into the inner workings of most college programs made Evan’s decision to attend the United States Air Force Academy a wise choice. Thank you for taking the time to make our wrestlers good and Aim High.

Testimonials of Current NCAA DI Coaches (due to NCAA Compliance rules, the coach and their school must remain anonymous):

The Purler Wrestling Recruiting Services has been a phenomenal resource for me throughout my coaching career. The updates are detailed, organized and contain everything a college coach could want to know as you assess if the athlete may be a good fit for your program. As a former Purler member in High School, I trust that Nick and Trevor have always provided honest assessments of each athlete that comes through their program.

Purler Wrestling College Recruiting Services has provided detailed, honest and accurate information pertaining to the student-athletes withing their program. We appreciate the prompt updates Purler provides and we look forward to the continued recruitment of the wrestlers within this system.

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The following Purler Wrestling athletes have gone on to sign with college wrestling programs:

  • Owen Uhls – University of Missouri (2022)
  • Peyton Moore – University of Missouri (2022)
  • William Bradley – University of Maryland (2022)
  • Evan Binder – Air Force Academy (2022)
  • Cayden Bevis – Binghamton University (2022)
  • Ethan Barr – Kent State University (2022)
  • Dylan Gvillo – Northern Illinois University (2022)
  • Alex Turley – Hofstra University (2022)
  • Drew Doehring – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2022)
  • Jorden Johnson – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2022)
  • Hayden Trezek – Southern Illinois University (2022)
  • Owen Quinn – Lehigh University (2022)
  • Devin Gomez -Western Colorado University (2022)
  • Jack Lage – University of Central Missouri (2022)
  • Kody Ketchum – Maryville University (2022)
  • Hunter Vernon – Quincy University (2022)
  • Gabriel Smith – Cornell College (2022)
  • Dayton Boyd – Missouri Baptist University (2022)
  • Tyler Bierman – Missouri Valley University (2022)
  • Adolfo Betancur – Johnson & Wales (2022)
  • Kameron Potter – Ottawa University (2022)
  • Joseph Keeler – Ottawa University (2022)
  • Jaron Alf -Ottawa University (2022)
  • Xander Spray – Concordia College (2022)
  • Luke Schroeder – Snow College (2022)
  • Bryce Williams – Heidelberg University (2022)
  • Emily Neumann – Iowa Wesleyan University (2022)
  • Abby Rhodes – Quincy University (2022)
  • Erica Moore – University of the Cumberlands (2022)
  • Ashlyn Eli – Lindenwood University (2022)
  • Kirsten Bruegel – Avila University (2022)
  • Rylee Baker – Central Methodist University (2022)
  • Maya Davis – Grand View University (2022)
  • Josh Koderhandt – Naval Academy (2021)
  • Ross Arch – Northern Illinois University (2021)
  • Joel Mylin – University of Missouri (2021)
  • Logan Ferrero – Duke University (2021)
  • Aidan Faria – Kent State University (2021)
  • Sam Hrabovsky – Iowa State University (2021)
  • Kylan Montgomery – Virginia Tech (2021)
  • Kamdyn Munro – University of Tennessee Chattanooga (2021)
  • Isaiah Poppe – The Citadel (2021)
  • Nikolai Careaga – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2021)
  • Callum Sitek – Campbell University (2021)
  • Brant Whitaker – University of Missouri  (2021)
  • Kaden Hart – University of Nebraska Kearney (2021)
  • Gavin Goddard – University of Central Missouri (2021)
  • Garner Horman – William Jewell College (2021)
  • Drew Gvillo – Lindenwood University (2021)
  • Konnor Turner – Augsburg University (2021)
  • Whit Azlin – Univ. of the Cumberlands (2021)
  • Raphael Marascio – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (2021)
  • Nick Kotiw – Bluefield State College (2021)
  • JT Roberts – Westminster College (2021)
  • Cole Thompson – Baldwin Wallace University (2021)
  • Dillon Witt – Missouri Baptist University (2021)
  • Damon Ashworth – Minnesota West CC (2021)
  • Cael Langford – Iowa Lakes CC (2021)
  • Lucas Laux – Maryville University (2021)
  • Tate Evans – Newberry College (2021)
  • Jorden Schlossman – Belmont Abbey University (2021)
  • Joe Beck – Fontbonne University (2021)
  • Bransen Byrd – North Central College (2021)
  • Emma Schreiber – Missouri Baptist University (2021)
  • Lydia Nelson – William Penn University (2021)
  • Allison Meyer – William Jewell College (2021)
  • Neah Finkbone – William Jewell College (2021)
  • Ben Lunn – Univ. of Minnesota (2020)
  • Luke Odom – Univ. of Illinois (2020)
  • Mason Lynch – Kent State University (2020)
  • Todd Carter – Gardner Webb Univ. (2020)
  • Alec Bailey – Lindenwood Univ. (2020)
  • Garrett Bakarich – Colorado School of Mines (2020)
  • Sydney McGhee – Missouri Baptist Univ. (2020)
  • Autumn Flanigan – Augsburg Univ. (2020
  • Emma Cole – Lindenwood Univ. (2020)
  • James Griffin – Lindenwood Univ. (2020)
  • Noah Surtin – Univ. of Missouri (2019)
  • Eric Lovelace – Univ. of Missouri (2019)
  • Michael Cassidy – Univ. of Missouri (2019)
  • Nick Krug – Air Force Academy (2019)
  • Zac Russell – Lindenwood Univ. (2019)
  • Sam Frankowski – Naval Academy (2019)
  • Will Evans – Newberry College (2019)
  • Ben Courtney – McKendree Univ. (2019)
  • Mike Cross – Westminster College (2019)
  • Vernell Hawkins – Labette CC (2019)
  • Danny Conley – Columbia Univ. (2018)
  • Winton Neal – Central College (2018)
  • Jacob Warren – Westminster College (2018)
  • Charlie McCracken – California Baptist University (2018)
  • Austin Landow – Lindenwood Univ. (2018)
  • Anthony Michaels – Lindenwood Univ. (2018)
  • Ben Turnbough – Williams Baptist University (2018)
  • Tyler Krieth – Maryville University (2017)
  • Alec Hagan – Ohio University (2017)
  • Kyran Hagan – Ohio University (2017)
  • Connor Brown – University of Missouri (2017)
  • Dawson Sickmeier – Lindenwood Univ. (2017)
  • Ty Sayre – Central College (2017)
  • Dylan Komperda – Drury (2017)
  • Zion Vasquez – Wartburg (2017)
  • Dustin Jones – Missouri Baptist Univ. (2017)
  • Myron Crawford – Upper Iowa (2017)
  • Teyler Bruch – Buena Vista (2017)
  • Noah Perkins – Newman Univ. (2017)
  • Caleb Kelly – Naval Academy (2017)
  • Bryce Bachowski –  Missouri Baptist University (2016) 
  • Austin Neal – Drury University (2016)
  • Jake Woods – Colorado School of Mines (2016)
  • Ben Stahlman – Drury (2016)
  • Austin Eveler – University of Missouri (2016)
  • Peyton Smith – Coker (2016)
  • Alex Hopkins – Army West Point (2016)
  • Dalton Simpson – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2016)
  • Johnny Blankenship – University of Nebraska (2016)
  • Tanner Irwin – Williams Baptist University (2016)
  • Logan Moriarity – Univ. of Buffalo (2016)
  • Andrew McCracken – Central College (2016)
  • Josh McClure – Univ. of North Carolina (2016)
  • Ethan Karsten – American University (2016)
  • Jarrett Reisenbichler – McKendree University (2015)
  • Nick McGhee – Maryville University (2015)
  • Jacob Gajewski – Missouri Baptist University (2015)
  • Nick Scherer-University of Missouri (2015)
  • Weston Basler – McKendree University (2015)
  • Sam Ritchie – University of Missouri (2015)
  • Justin Espinosa –  Coe College (2015)
  • Clayton Wegener – Missouri Baptist Univ. (2015)
  • Robert Gambrell – Colorado School of Mines (2015)
  • Buddy Conley – Indiana Univ. (2015)
  • Michael Aldrich – Northern Illinois Univ. (2015)
  • Conner Small – Arizona State (2015)
  • Nate Smalling – McKendree University (2015)
  • Blake Clevenger– Ouachita Baptist University (2014)
  • Austin Repp – Northern Illinois Univ. (2014)
  • Sam Crane – University of Missouri (2014)
  • Michael Pixley – Grand View University (2014)
  • Lawton Benna – Grand View University (2014)
  • Brett Stoffel – Ouachita Baptist Univ (2014)
  • Derek Swaney – Maryville University (2014)
  • Noah Reid – Ouachita Baptist University (2014)
  • Daniel Lewis – University of Missouri (2014)
  • Brock Wingbermuehle – Oklahoma University (2014)
  • Joe Velliquette – Penn University (2014)
  • Travis Jones – Clarion University (2014)
  • Ben Schroeder – Binghamton University (2014)
  • Dalton Tipton – Missouri Valley College (2014)
  • Jimmy Krischke – University of Missouri (2013)
  • Nick Olejnik – North Dakota State University (2013)
  • Clayton Ream – North Dakota State University (2013)
  • Cole Anderson – Coe College (2013)
  • Ryan Strope – McKendree College (2013)
  • Kodi Byrd – Maryville University (2013)
  • Paxton Edgar – Lindenwood Belleville (2013)
  • Chase Ridenhour– Cornell College (2013)
  • Grant Sachs– Univ Wisconsin-Lacrosse (2013)
  • Ryne Cokely – Wisconsin University (2013)
  • Brad Watson – William Penn Univ (2013)
  • Trevor Feagans – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2013)
  • Jaret Singh – Maryville University (2013)
  • Jeremiah Reed – Hannibal-LaGrange University (2013)
  • Jake Thornton – Lock Haven University (2012)
  • Zack McClure – Benedictine College (2012)
  • Alex Vaughn – Lindenwood Belleville Univ (2012)
  • Andrew Still – Truman State University (2012)
  • Eric Bowman – Missouri Baptist University (2012)
  • Cole Buamgartner – University of Missouri (2012)
  • Zane Richards – University of Illinois (2012)
  • Denny Kleinschrodt – University of Missouri (2011)
  • JD Herst – Augustana College (2011)
  • Tyler Schilson – Truman State University (2011)
  • Sean O’Leary – University of Wyoming (2011)
  • Sam Hanau – Michigan State University (2011) 
  • Cody Orr – Luther College (2011)
  • Terrel Wilbourn – Iowa Central CC (2011)
  • Ty Loethen – University of Central Missouri (2011)
  • Drake Houdashelt – University of Missouri (2010)
  • Alan Waters – University of Missouri (2010)
  • Brandon Wilbourn – University of Nebraska (2010)
  • Daniel Sherer – Stanford University (2010)
  • Keith Surber – University of Nebraska (2010)
  • Cody Magrew – University of Nebraska (2010)
  • Greg Amos – University of Nebraska (2010)
  • Mitch Clark – University of No. Colorado (2010)
  • Court Rautio – Neosho Community College (2010)
  • Devin Fenstermaker – Truman State University (2010)
  • Nick Shea – Truman State University (2010)
  • Phillip Perry – University of Missouri (2010)
  • Ryan Banning – Truman State University (2009)
  • Kyle Bradley – University of Missouri (2009)
  • Brad Wisdom – University of Missouri (2009)
  • Cody Compton – University of Nebraska (2009)
  • Matt Lester – University of Oklahoma (2009)
  • Nick Lester – University of Oklahoma (2009)
  • Mitch Stormsdorfer – PENN (2009)
  • Drew Olejnik – Air Force Academy  (2009)
  • Chance Davidson – Air Force Academy (2009)
  • Stephen Doty – University of Virginia (2009)
  • Taylor Crane – University of Missouri (2008)
  • Heath Heart – Hannibal-LaGrange University (2008)
  • Tyler Holloway – Cal Poly (2008)
  • Daryl Thomas – University of Illinois (2008)
  • Jake Vonderbruegge – UNC (2008)
  • Kyle Clark – Lindenwood University (2008)
  • Brandon Weist – University of Missouri (2007)
  • KC Pescaglia – University of Missouri (2007)
  • Vito Krischke – University of Missouri (2007)
  • Derrick Montieth – Meramec Junior College (2007)
  • Wade Lowe – McKendree University (2007)
  • Josh Duren – Liberty University (2007)
  • Brad Dieckhaus – University of Northern Illlinois (2007)
  • Nick Grahek – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2007)
  • Nick Young – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2007)
  • Miles Bolin – Meramec Junior College (2007)
  • Andrew Wood – University of Missouri (2006)
  • Sean Gantt – Lindenwood University (2006)
  • Tony Pescaglia – University of Missouri (2006)
  • Nathan Hewitt – University of Missouri (2006)
  • Bobby Conn – University of Missouri (2006)
  • Carl Sandercock – Davidson College (2006)
  • Reid Garcia – Buffalo University (2006)
  • Dane Fuhrman – Clarion University (2005)
  • Chris Pivirotto – Truman State University (Missouri) (2004)
  • Matt Hardin – Neosho Community College (Kansas) (2004)
  • Tim Kephart – University of Missouri (2003)
  • Mark Dickman – Meramec Junior College (Missouri) (2003)
  • T.C. Epperson – Missouri Baptist College (2003)
  • Alex Clemsen – Edinboro University (2002)