Filipino-American student athlete Matt Ramos earned what has been dubbed as one of the most shocking upsets in collegiate sports history. The Purdue wrestler recently pinned undefeated three-time NCAA D1 champ Spencer Lee during the semi-finals of this year’s NCAA tournament. The historic feat happened with only one second left in the match, adding more to the wrestler’s newfound legacy. Prior to the upset, Spencer Lee was chasing history by trying to become the fifth four-time national wrestling champion ever and was on a 58 match winning streak.
According to Matt Ramos’s LinkedIn, he is heavily involved in Purdue’s Filipino community. Check out some interview and match footage featuring Matt Ramos below!
Photo Courtesy of NCAA Wrestling’s Twitter
🚨 UPSET ALERT 🚨— NCAA Wrestling (@NCAAWrestling) March 18, 2023
(4) Matt Ramos pins (1) Spencer Lee! @Matt_Ramos2 is headed to the finals!
📺 ESPN#NCAAWrestling x @PurdueWrestling pic.twitter.com/Jalh7tD9Il
.@Matt_Ramos2 called his shot against Lee👀— Purdue Wrestling (@PurdueWrestling) March 18, 2023
What can he do tonight with a title on the line? pic.twitter.com/u8XovL4bCC