Chad Welch
Chad Welch

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Newburgh, Ind.

High School:
Castle

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 174

Birthdate:
05/30/1992



11/16/2014

11 Grapplers Place, Sabatello Wins Title at Roadrunner Open

Brandon Nelsen pins a pair to move into sixth on Purdue's career falls list.

11/15/2014

Purdue Wrestling Corrals Mustangs in Ersland's Debut

Boilermakers won seven of 10 bouts with bonus points at four weights.

11/13/2014

Notes: Purdue Wrestling at Cal Poly, Roadrunner Open

Purdue Wrestling and Ersland Era Opens in California

11/04/2014

Gold & Black Matches Set for Saturday

All 10 weights will be challenged starting at 3:30 p.m. ET in Holloway Gymnasium.

10/10/2014

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS
• 2013 NCAA qualifier
• 2013 Big Ten Championship placewinner, 8th
• 2013 Outstanding Freshman

2013-14 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE | 165
Dropped down to 165 for redshirt sophomore season after spending rookie campaign at 174 ... posted an 8-13 record, with half of those wins coming via fall ... his 56-second stick of Jake Vitale in the SIU-Edwardsville dual was his quick pin and second fastest on the team ... appeared in 10 of 14 duals ... placed second at the Storm Open, pinning two of his four opponents.

2012-13 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN | 174
Finished 22-15 in his first varsity season, qualifying for the NCAA Championships ... took second at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/3) with a 4-1 record ... went 1-1 in home duals against Old Dominion and Missouri (11/10), topping ODU's Billy Curling (D 6-2) ... swept three matches at the Northern Illinois Duals (11/17) with a fall and a decision ... posted a 2-1 mark at the Northeast Duals (11/24), earning a pair of decisions ... finished second at the Northern Iowa Open (12/8), going 4-1 on the day with a major decision and a fall ... posted a 2-5 mark in Big Ten duals, earning wins against Michigan State (1/4) and Indiana (2/11) ... went 1-1 at the National Duals (2/17), scoring a 13-1 major decision over Wyoming's L.J. Helbig in a 20-16 victory over the Cowboys ... earned two wins at the Franklin & Marshall Duals (2/23), posting a major decision and a fall ... placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships (3/9-10), upsetting eighth-ranked Lee Munster of Northwestern in the opening round and edging Wisconsin's Scott Liegel to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... went 0-2 at NCAA's (3/20), including a narrow 5-3 loss to All-American Cody Walters of Ohio in the first round ... led team with 43 back points and ranked sixth with 22 wins ... tied for third with four falls and tied for fifth with 53 team points in dual competition.

2011-12 | FRESHMAN
Redshirted ... did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Finished 178-14 at Castle High School, including a perfect 51-0 mark as a senior ... won the 2011 Indiana High School State Championship at 160 pounds, setting the Castle record for wins in a season (51) ... finished third at the state championship at 152 pounds in his junior season, going 48-1 and suffering his only loss in the state semifinals ... was a four-time Indiana High School State Championship qualifier ... won the 2011 NHSCA Senior National Championships at 152 pounds, going 5-0 with three falls and a major decision and not allowing a point in the semifinals and finals.

PERSONAL
Chad Geoffrey Welch was born May 30, 1992 in Newburgh, Ind. ... is the son of Curt and Dawn Welch ... has two brothers, Doug and Luke, who are also on the Purdue Wrestling team, and one sister, Courtney ... enjoys baseball and wood working ... majoring in Law and Society.

CAREER STATISTICS
Year Wt. W L Pct. F TF MD D Other T2 E1 R2 NF2 NF3 Bk. Pts.
2012-13 174 22 15 .595 4 1 4 11 2 32 57 8 11 7 43
2013-14 165 8 13 .381 4 0 0 3 1 8* 17* 1* 0* 1* 3*
Totals 30 28 .517 8 1 4 14 3 40 74 9 11 8 46