Luke Welch
Luke  Welch

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Newburgh, Ind.

High School:
Castle

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 125

Birthdate:
01/31/1995



04/15/2015

2014-15 Wrestling Season Recap

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

03/03/2015

2015 B1G Wrestling Championships Central

March 7-8 // St. John Arena // Columbus, Ohio

03/02/2015

B1G Wrestling Championships Pre-Seeds Announced

Nine Boilermakers earn pre-seeds for championships March 7-8 in Columbus, Ohio.

02/20/2015

Seniors Ignite Holloway in Final Dual, Thump Indiana 30-9

No. 25 Purdue takes eight bouts, with bonus points at three weights, in dual season finale.

02/19/2015

NOTES // Indiana

Six seniors will be honored before No. 25 Boilermakers take on in-state rival Indiana Friday.

CAREER RECORDS
Overall Record // 11-13
Dual Record // 4-5
B1G Dual Record // 3-3
Tournament Record // 7-8
Decisions // 9-11
Major Decisions // 0-2
Technical Falls // 1-0
Falls // 0-0
Shutouts // 1-3


2014-15 // REDSHIRT FRESHMAN // 125
Season Record // 11-13
Dual Record // 4-5
B1G Dual Record // 3-3
Tournament Record // 7-8
Decisions // 9-11
Major Decisions // 0-2
Technical Falls // 1-0
Falls // 0-0
Shutouts // 1-3

Awards & Honors
• Academic-All B1G

Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/2)
• Placed fifth at the Joe Parisi Open (11/22)
• Competed at Midlands (12/29)
• Competed at B1G Championships (3/7)

• Placed seventh at ASICS UWW University Nationals 57 kg (5/30)

Season Notes
• Outside of two matches at 133 at Michigan State Open, spent entire season at 125 ... starter in half of the duals
• Averaged 4.6 points per match
• Made first dual start against Missouri at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals
• First dual victory came while in lineup with older brothers Chad and Doug ... shut out North Carolina's Cody Karns, 4-0
• Avenged loss to Brandon Jeske of Old Dominion from Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals while upsetting the 19th-ranked Monarch at Midlands, 6-5 ... win was first over a nationally ranked opponent
• Took Wisconsin's Matt Cavallaris down a dozen times in 24-9 (6:30) tech fall ... first tech of career ... the 12 takedowns were the most by any Boilermaker in a single match ... his 14 points in the third period were the most scored by any Purdue wrestler in the third during season
• Made Holloway debut with 4-3 win over Garrison White of Northwestern in first match of a 22-17 dual upset of the 19th-ranked Wildcats
• Went 1-2 at first B1G Championships ... won opening bout against Maryland's Josh Polacek, 3-1

2013-14 // FRESHMAN
• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner at Castle High School
• Four-time Indiana High School state championships qualifier and three-time state placewinner, including a runner-up finish at 126 pounds as a senior
• Posted a 50-3 record as a senior
• 120- and 119-pound fifth-place finisher as a junior and sophomore, respectively
• Went 47-1 as a junior and 49-2 as a sophomore
• Twice earned outstanding wrestler award at Bloomington Invitational
• Finished with a 181-16 mark and three program records: most takedowns in a season, total takedowns and total technical falls
• Two-time team captain and MVP
• Also ran cross country and played baseball

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Luke Allen Welch
• Major: Social Studies Education
• Birthday: January 31, 1995
• City Born: Newburg, Indiana
• Parents: Curt and Dawn Welch
• Siblings: Older twin brothers and fellow Purdue wrestling teammates, Chad and Doug, also has a sister, Courtney