2011-2012 (JUNIOR, 157)
Set a series of career-bests in a 20-20 campaign at 157 pounds, earning his first career national ranking and qualifying for his first career NCAA Championship ... won just three of his first nine matches, including a 2-2 showing at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/5) ... captured sixth place at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30), going 6-3 with five straight wins, including three over seeded opponents ... finished 3-5 in Big Ten duals, including key wins against Illinois (1/6) and Indiana (2/5) ... placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships (3/3-4) ... went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships (3/15-16) with a major decision and a decision ... tied for the team-lead with 15 reversals, matching the No. 14 single-season total in school history, and finished second with 61 takedowns.
2010-2011 (SOPHOMORE, 149)
Posted a 9-6 record at 149 pounds, earning his first varsity letter ... went 1-2 at the Michigan State Open (11/13) ... won six straight from Nov. 19 to Dec. 11 en route to a second-place finish at the Cleveland State Open (12/11), including a 3-1 decision over 2011 All-American Derek Valenti of Virginia ... posted a 2-1 mark at the Wendy's Classic (1/15) ... went 0-2 in Big Ten Duals, falling to Matt Mincey of Minnesota and Mark Ballweg of Iowa ... finished fifth on the team with 18 back points ... earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2009-2010 (FRESHMAN, 141) Finished 7-5 in his first collegiate season, competing at 141 and 149 pounds ... finished 3-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/7) ... went a perfect 4-0 at 149 pounds, winning the Indianapolis Greyhound Open (2/7) with two falls and two major decisions ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2008-2009 (REDSHIRT) Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
HIGH SCHOOL Produced a 159-18 career record at Valparaiso High School ... 2008 Indiana state high school champion, completing his final season with a 47-2 record ... 2007 Indiana state high school runner-up ... three time state qualifier, and two-time semi-state champion ... three-time team captain ... 2008 Academic All-State First-Team honoree ... coached on the mat by Todd Evans and Tom Churchard.
PERSONAL Born on Feb. 18, 1990, in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... full name is Thomas John Churchard ... son of Tom and Karen Churchard ... has one sister, Rachael, who is a current student at Purdue ... enjoys golf, biking and art ... majoring in management.