NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
1997 NCAA Tournament Statistics Tim Dernlan
Tim DernlanPoints (Opponent)High Lights
50 (Mier, Mike)Hi-Lite
43 (Hunter, Jeremy)Hi-Lite
010 (Thomas, Sheldon)Hi-Lite
35 (Pena, David)Hi-Lite

Personal Information
Wrestler Name: Tim DernlanConference: Big Ten
University / College: Purdue UniversityHometown: West Liberty
Classification: JuniorHome State: Ohio
Weight ClassSeason WinsSeason LossesCareer WinsCareer Losses
One of four team captains. Career: Record: 77-29 ...ranks sixth on Purdue’s all-time winning percentage list (.726).. two time gold medalist at the U.S. Olympic Festival...118-pond champion at the 1996 Keystone Classic... champion in the 114.5-pound class at the 1996 Freestyle Nationals ... won 118 -pound title at 1996 Northern Open in Madison, Wisconsin... selected as recipient of the 1996 Durham Brothers Leadership Award given by the John Purdue Club ... Purdue Male-Athlete-of-the-Month for December 1995 ... member of the Amateur Wrestling News 1995 All-Freshman team ... named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic honorable mention team ... twice Academic All-Big Ten. 1996-97: Recorded a 27-9 slate with six pins ... placed fifth in 118-pound weight class at Big Ten Championships ... was 22-2 against non-Big Ten foes ... won the Keystone Classic title in Philadelphia to start the season ... placed seventh at the Cliff Keen Inviational ... led the team in wins (27), two-point (4) and three-point (13) nearfalls in addition to riding-time points (14) ... ranked 12th in the nation entering the Big Ten Championships. 1995-96: Posted a 29-6 record with four pins ... 5-2 in Big Ten action ... led the team with 21 three-point nearfalls ... had 97 takedowns while only allowing his opponents 14 ... won the 118 title at the Northern Open ... placed second at the Cliff Keen Collegiate Invitational ... at the University Freestyle Nationals won the 114.5 pound title ... Purdue Male-Athlete-of-the-Month for December ... chosen Academic All-Big Ten ... selected to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic honorable mention team. 1994-95: Member of the Amateur Wrestling News 1995 All-Freshman team ... wrestled a 21-14 slate ... won second consecutive freestyle gold medal as a member of the North squad at the U.S. Olympic Festival ... named to the Academic All-Big Ten team. 1993-94: Did not compete as a Boilermaker, but he won the gold medal for the East team at the U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Louis, going 3-0 ... won the Espoir (20-and-under) Nationals in Winston-Salem, N.C. High School: Four-year letterwinner in wrestling ... state champion in wrestling as a senior, sophomore and freshman with season records of 40-0, 38-0, 39-0, respectively ... named first team All-American by Amateur Wrestling News and Asics Tiger as a senior ... also named to USA Wrestling's Dream Team as a senior ... finished fourth in the state his junior season with a 37-3 record and then placed fifth at the Junior World Championships ... finished second at the Junior Nationals his sophomore year ... placed fifth at the Cadet Nationals in wrestling as an eighth-grader ... coached by Eric Harman as a prepster and his father at the youth level. Personal: Youngest of Dave and Susan Dernlan's four sons ... majoring in communication/education ... two letters.

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