Nijenhuis joins the Sooners after compiling a powerful resume in two seasons for the Boilermakers. He certified for the NCAA event at each 165 (2021) and 174 kilos (2022) and was named Purdue’s Most Excellent Freshman in 2021.
“We’re excited to have Gerrit as part of Sooner nation,” Rosselli stated. “He’s a hard-nosed, Pennsylvania wrestler and I look ahead to working with him. He will probably be addition to the workforce.”
The Intermat preseason ballot has him ranked because the No. 18 165-pounder within the nation. He can have three years of eligibility remaining upon arriving in Norman.
The Canonsburg, Pa., native compiled an 18-15 report through the 2021-22 season, going 8-6 in twin motion. He picked up eight ranked wins highlighted by an upset of the No. 9 seeded Michael O’Malley within the first spherical of the NCAA event. He positioned ninth on the Huge Ten Championship in back-to-back seasons for the Boilermakers.
As a real freshman in 2021, he led the workforce in each falls and reversals whereas racking up an 11-7 report. He rose as excessive as No. 18 within the nationwide rankings after breaking into the beginning lineup.
He was a two-time Pennsylvania state champion for Canon-McMillan Excessive Faculty, amassing a 47-0 report in his senior season. He additionally earned a runner-up end on the 2019 Fargo Freestyle Junior Championships and took first on the 2019 Tremendous 32 Match. Intermat tabbed him because the No. 12 total recruit within the class of 2020.