Luke Welch
Luke Welch

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Newburgh, Ind.

High School:
Castle

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 133

Birthdate:
01/31/1995



2013-14 | FRESHMAN
Redshirted ... did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

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
Born Luke Allen Welch on Jan. 31, 1995 in Newburg, Ind. ... son of Curt and Dawn Welch ... joins his two older brothers Doug and Chad on the Purdue wrestling team ... also has a sister, Courtney ... law and society major.