Doug Welch
Doug  Welch

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Newburgh, Ind.

High School:
Castle

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 157

Birthdate:
05/30/1992



04/15/2015

2014-15 Wrestling Season Recap

Boilermakers turned a new corner under the direction of first-year head coach Tony Ersland.

03/19/2015

Four Grapplers Alive in Wrestlebacks

Session III will get underway Friday at 11 a.m. ET.

03/12/2015

2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships Central

March 19-21 // Scottrade Center // St. Louis, Mo.

03/08/2015

All Five Purdue Wrestling Seniors NCAA Bound

Boilermakers register 37.5 points with five placewinners at B1G Championships.

03/08/2015

Seven Grapplers Earn Auto Bids to NCAA Championships

Lawrence, Robinson, Kissel and D. Welch earn first trip to national tournament.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• NCAA Championships qualifier
• B1G Championships placewinner

CAREER RECORDS
Overall Record // 45-29
Dual Record // 18-9
B1G Dual Record // 7-5
Tournament Record // 27-20
Decisions // 30-21
Major Decisions // 7-3
Technical Falls // 1-0
Falls // 7-4
Shutouts // 15-2


2014-15 // REDSHIRT JUNIOR // 157
Season Record // 27-13
Dual Record // 15-3
B1G Dual Record // 7-2
Tournament Record // 12-10
Decisions // 22-9
Major Decisions // 3-1
Technical Falls // 0-0
Falls // 2-2
Shutouts // 8-0

Awards & Honors
• Most Improved Wrestler
• Flo Wrestler of the Week (1/12)

Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/2)
• Placed sixth at Roadrunner Open (11/16)
• Placed seventh at Midlands (12/29-30)
• Placed sixth at B1G Championships (3/7-8)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/19)

• Competed at ASICS UWW University Nationals 74 kg (5/30)

Season Notes
• Team leader in decisions (22) and most riding time points (17) ... tied for team lead in B1G dual victories (7) ... second on team in total matches (40), wins (27), dual wins (15), dual points (48)
• Shutout a team-best eight opponents ... averaged 6.4 points in those matches ... did not suffer a shutout loss
• Put first points on the board in nearly half of his matches (19/40) ... averaged 4.7 points per match ... surged in the third period, outscoring opponents 61-35
• Wrestled in all 18 duals ... two of three dual losses were to a higher ranked opponent
• Ranked by InterMat for nine consecutive weeks, including five weeks among the top 10 ... spent three weeks at No. 9 ... No. 9 ranking is a career high ... final ranking of No. 10
• Faced a team-high eight top-10 ranked opponents and beat three of them: No. 2 James Green of Nebraska (5-4 TB1), No. 7 Dylan Alton of Penn State (3-1 SV1) and No. 8 Brian Murphy of Michigan (3-2)
• Was unranked when he upset Green ... win marked highest ranked opponent a Boilermaker beat during the season ... was program's biggest upset since 165-pounder Luke Manuel upended top-ranked and top-seeded Mack Lewnes of Cornell in the first round of consolations at the 2009 NCAA Championships, 3-1; although Manuel was unseeded at NCAAs, he was ranked 15th when he beat Lewnes
• Matched career best by winning seven straight from Nov. 29 - Dec. 29 ... four in duals and three at Midlands
• Wrestled true to seed at Midlands with seventh-place finish ... went 5-2 with back-to-back major decisions in the second and third rounds
• Beat NCAA qualifiers during the season, including a 9-1 major against Maryland's Louis Mascola at Midlands
• Placed sixth while wrestling in his first B1G Championships to earn auto bid to NCAAs ... won opening two bouts and finished with a 2-3 mark at the tournament
• Went 0-2 in first NCAA Championships appearance

2013-14 // REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE // 157
Season Record // 5-7
Dual Record // 1-3
B1G Dual Record // 0-1
Tournament Record // 4-4
Decisions // 2-6
Major Decisions // 2-0
Technical Falls // 0-0
Falls // 1-4
Shutouts // 1-1

Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (11/9)
• Competed at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/6)
• Competed at Lake Erie College Storm Open (1/5)

Season Notes
• Moved down to 157 for second season after wrestling at 165 and 174 the previous year
• Got off to a 5-7 start before suffering season-ending injury
• Two of three wins at Michigan State Open were with bonus points ... pinned Ohio State's Matt Fee in 6:41 and registered 14-3 major decision of Michigan State's Roger Wildmo
• Appeared in first four duals
• Blanked SIU Edwardsville's Logun Taylor, 6-0, in dual action

2012-13 // REDSHIRT FRESHMAN // 165/74
Season Record // 13-9
Dual Record // 2-3
B1G Dual Record // 0-2
Tournament Record // 11-6
Decisions // 6-6
Major Decisions // 2-2
Technical Falls // 1-0
Falls // 4-1
Shutouts // 6-1

Tournaments
• Competed at Eastern Michigan Open (11/3)
• Competed at Michigan State Open (11/11)
• Ashland Harris Open champion (11/17)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)

Season Notes
• Wrestled all but one match at 165 (13-8), with the other at 174 (0-1)
• Went 3-2 at both the Eastern Michigan and Michigan State Opens
• Won the Ashland Harris Open, scoring five straight wins with two falls and a major decision
• Split a pair of matches at the Northeast Duals, topping Maryland's Josh Snook (4-2), but falling in his only appearance of the season at 174 pounds
• Tied for third on the team with four falls
• Tied for sixth on the season with eight reversals and ranked ninth with 23 back points

2011-12 // FRESHMAN
• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
• Posted an 185-11 high school record at Castle High School
• Captured the 2011 Indiana High School State Championship at 152 pounds, after finishing as the state runner-up at 145 pounds in 2010
• Also placed fifth at the state tournament as a sophomore
• Owns Castle High School record for consecutive wins (54) and career wins (185)
• Took eighth at the 2011 NHSCA Senior Championships at 145 pounds, advancing to the consolation quarterfinals before defaulting to All-America honors

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Doug Zachery Welch
• Major: Education
• Birthday: May 30, 1992
• City Born: Newburgh, Indiana
• Parents: Curt and Dawn Welch
• Siblings: Two brothers, Chad and Luke, who are also on the Purdue wrestling team, and one sister, Courtney