Luke Welch
Luke  Welch

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Newburgh, Ind.

High School:
Castle

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 125/133

Birthdate:
01/31/1995

02/19/2016

No. 23 Wrestling Downs Cougars 23-12

Boilermakers victorious at six weights, win two with bonus points

02/14/2016

Luke Welch Upsets Again

Boilermakers take four bouts in 24-15 loss to No. 14 Rutgers

02/07/2016

WR Wins Sixth Straight, Upsets Indiana

Boilermakers take six decisions in 18-14 road victory

02/05/2016

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

01/31/2016

No. 24 WR Edged by No. 9 Ohio State

Bonus points crucial as both teams won five bouts

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 / 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 
• 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

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