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.

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 ... Social Studies Education major.