Luke Welch
Luke Welch

RS Freshman

Newburgh, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 125



Wrestlers Defeat North Carolina to Improve to 7-2

Purdue took six weights, including a major decision from Danny Sabatello.


NOTES // No. 20 Chattanooga, North Carolina

Boilermakers (5-2) will face No. 20 Chattanooga on Friday, North Carolina on Saturday.


NOTES // SIU Edwardsville

Boilermakers (4-2) return to Holloway Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.


Grapplers Beat Binghamton, Fall to No. 5 Missouri and No. 21 Old Dominion

Danny Sabatello and Chad Welch won all three of their bouts, including an upset each.


NOTES // Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals

Three duals await the Boilermakers (3-0) on Saturday in Troy, N.Y.

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

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.

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.