Luke Welch
Luke Welch

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Newburgh, Ind.

High School:
Castle

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 125

Birthdate:
01/31/1995



01/16/2015

Purdue Cages 19th-ranked Wildcats in Holloway, 22-17

Unranked Boilermakers defeat third ranked team of season, improves to 4-0 at home.

01/15/2015

NOTES // No. 19 Northwestern, at No. 5 Penn State

Boilermaker grapplers split home and away this weekend in B1G action.

01/11/2015

Welch Trio Sweeps as Purdue Falls to Wisconsin, 22-13

Luke Welch records 14 takedowns in first career technical fall at 125 pounds.

01/10/2015

Doug Welch Provides Major Upset in Loss to Nebraska

Purdue 157-pounder defeated second-ranked James Green in the tiebreaker.

01/08/2015

NOTES // No. 12 Nebraska, No. 20 Wisconsin

Boilermakers (7-2) open B1G action on the road this weekend.

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 ... Undecided major.