Another Columbus East wrestler is headed to the nation’s premier wrestling conference.
Senior Kade Law, a two-time state qualifier, verbally committed last week to continue his career at Purdue. He’ll be the fourth Olympian competing for a Big Ten program, joining Indiana University’s Graham and Cayden Rooks and Nick South.
Law had talked to a few other, mostly smaller, schools before attending a camp at Purdue earlier this fall. He went back for an official visit the weekend before Thanksgiving and committed last week.
“I thought it was really cool,” Law said. “I thought it was nice. They treated me really well. I really like the coaches and the facility and the overall atmosphere. Just the energy of the program as a whole is great. I’m excited for it.”
Law wants to major in business management.
“I went to the Krannert School of Management and talked to them, and it’s a great school,” Law said. “I really liked what they had to say. Purdue was just the best fit for me.”
A state qualifier as a freshman, Law lost in the ticket round at the Evansville Semistate his sophomore year. Last year, he made it back to state and finished third at 160 pounds.
This year, Law is ranked No. 3 at 170 pounds. But he plans to get back down to 160 for East, which opens the season Thursday at Seymour.
“I’m very excited,” Law said. “I know I was ranked at 170, and I’ve decided to go down to 160, so that’s that’s exciting. I’m looking forward to that.”
Law has big goals for his senior season.
“My goal is to win it this year,” Law said. “I came up short last year, but I think I have what it takes to win it this year.”