Following a shock upset win over Iowa’s Spencer Lee in the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, all eyes are on Purdue’s Matt Ramos, find out more about his brief bio, age, height, achievements and highlights and more.
Matt Ramos beat the three-time NCAA champion during the semifinal round of the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Who is Purdue wrestler Matt Ramos, age, height, family, parents, wrestling record and high school
MATT RAMOS. TAKE A BOW.
3x National Champion Spencer Lee had won 58 consecutive matches entering this matchup.
Ramos pinned him with one second remaining.
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— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) March 18, 2023
RAMOS PINS LEE!! RAMOS PINS LEE!!🤯@Matt_Ramos2 introduces himself to the world! pic.twitter.com/MYqHnqTTo5
— Purdue Wrestling (@PurdueWrestling) March 18, 2023
After a hard battle, Ramos pinned down Iowa’s star 125-pounder during the final moments of the game. The game, which was arguably one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Wrestling history took place on Friday night at the BOK Center.
Following the match, Ramos spoke during an interview with ESPN’s Quint Kessenich, saying:
“We had a gameplan. We train for this every day. Spencer is the guy to beat at 125. I’ve been working for that. He’s been in my head every single day. I’ve just been striving for it. I’m an All-American now. I’m in the national finals. You have to let it fly.”
Matt Ramos brief bio
Matt Ramos is a college wrestler born on April 27, 2001, in Naperville, Illinois. He lives together with his parents Chris, and Shelley Ramos, and his two siblings, sister Brittany and brother Brandon. Ramos studied in Lockport High School up until he graduated in 2019. The 21 year old has a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Ramos signed with the University of Minnesota in 2018 where he attended school for two semesters in 2019-20. While studying there he got injured during the lone season with Golden Goppers.
Ramos highlights and achievements
Ramos took an Olympic redshirt in 2020-21, following his injury, where he then trained and competed with the Gopher Wrestling Club. While taking part at the 2021 UWW Junior Freestyle Championships, Ramos competed at 57 kg. Meanwhile, Ramos finished seventh in the 2021 U23 Freestyle National Championships in the 57 kg category.
While wrestling as a redshirt freshman, Ramos finished with a 21-10 record in his first collegiate season at 133 pounds. This record included a 12-3 dual record. His achievement earned him the title of Purdue’s Most Outstanding Freshman. Ramos managed to qualify for the NCAA Championships with an automatic bid during the Big Ten Championships.
His greatest achievement came when he won the 2022 US Open at 57 kg in Las Vegas. With the win, he became Purdue’s first wrestler to ever win in the competition in the last 25 years. Ramos then finished fourth at the US World Team Trials at 57 kg.
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