Jake Sueflohn was added to the Purdue wrestling staff as a volunteer assistant in July 2016. Sueflohn, who was recruited by Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland during his time at Nebraska, was a four-time NCAA qualifier and four-time Big Ten Championships placewinner for the Huskers. Sueflohn will play a vital role in the growth and development of the Boilermakers' top-10 incoming class as well as the Boilermaker Regional Training Center.
During his career at Nebraska, Sueflohn amassed a career record of 109-32 (.773) wrestling all but one season at 149 pounds. He was twice the Huskers' team leader in major decisions, racking up 35 in his career.
Sueflohn qualified for the NCAA Championships at 149 pounds in 2013, 2014 and 2016 after qualifying at 141 as a true freshman in 2012.
The Watertown, Wisconsin, native was the 149-pound runner-up at the Big Ten Championships as a junior in 2014 and as a sophomore in 2013. Sueflohn placed three times at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, highlighted by a runner-up finish in 2013. That same season he also brought home the Reno Tournament of Champions title at 149 pounds.
Sueflohn was honored numerous times for his accomplishments on and off the mat. Sueflohn received the Nebraska Granite Award, which was bestowed for his toughness, the Most Dedicated Award and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Award. For his work in the classroom, Sueflohn earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four different semesters and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2014.
Ersland recruited Sueflohn out of Arrowhead High School where he was a two-time Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association champion while going 100-1 during his final two seasons. Sueflohn tallied a high school record of 188-10 (.950). He also earned All-America honors in 2011 with a third-place finish at 145 pounds at the ASICS/Vaughn Junior Freestyle National Championships.
Sueflohn received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, with concentrations in communications, psychology and sociology, from Nebraska in August 2016.