College Wrestling Coaches: If a wrestler’s contact information isn’t listed and you are interested in obtaining their email/phone number, please contact:

High School Athletes: Want help with recruiting, but don’t know what option is for you? Contact Trevor at [email protected] or (314) 624-2155.

Testimonials of Past Recruits:

  • Alex Clemsen (2007 NCAA All-American for Univ. of Edinboro; Current Head Coach at Univ. of Maryland)
    • 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.
  • Josh McClure (2019 NCAA Qualifier for Univ. of North Carolina)
    • 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.
  • Luke Odom (Univ. of Illinois; Class of 2020)
    • We had a great experience working with Trevor and Nick with Purler Wrestling’s College Recruiting Center 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 Center. They are top notch in the business.
  • Ben Lunn (Univ. of Minnesota; Class of 2020)
    • 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.
  • Noah Surtin (Mizzou; Class of 2019)
    • 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.
  • Nick Krug (Air Force Academy; Class of 2019)
    • 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.

The following Purler Wrestling athletes are active recruits:

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

  • Ben Lunn – Univ. of Minnesota (2020)
  • Luke Odom – Univ. of Illinois (2020)
  • Alec Bailey – Lindenwood 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 Univ (2015)
  • Jacob Gajewski – Missouri Baptist Univ (2015)
  • Nick Scherer-Univ of Missouri (2015)
  • Weston Basler – McKendree University (2015)
  • Sam Ritchie – University of Missouri (2015)
  • Robert Gambrell- Colorado School of Mines (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 – University of Northern Illinois (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)
  • Brendan Krask – Univ Lindenwood Belleville (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)
  • John Stassi – Missouri Baptist (2013)
  • 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)
  • Darryl 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)