Chad Welch
Chad  Welch

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Newburgh, Ind.

High School:
Castle

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 174

Birthdate:
05/30/1992



04/15/2015

2014-15 Wrestling Season Recap

Boilermakers turned a new corner under the direction of first-year head coach Tony Ersland.

03/20/2015

Boilermakers Bow Out of NCAA Championships

2014-15 season comes to a close during Session III at the Scottrade Center.

03/19/2015

Four Grapplers Alive in Wrestlebacks

Session III will get underway Friday at 11 a.m. ET.

03/12/2015

2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships Central

March 19-21 // Scottrade Center // St. Louis, Mo.

03/08/2015

All Five Purdue Wrestling Seniors NCAA Bound

Boilermakers register 37.5 points with five placewinners at B1G Championships.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Two-time NCAA Championships qualifier
• B1G Championships placewinner

CAREER RECORDS
Overall Record // 51-46
Dual Record // 24-23
B1G Dual Record // 6-16
Tournament Record // 27-23
Decisions // 30-23
Major Decisions // 4-14
Technical Falls // 3-2
Falls // 10-7
Shutouts // 9-7


2014-15 // REDSHIRT JUNIOR // 174
Season Record // 21-18
Dual Record // 10-7
B1G Dual Record // 4-5
Tournament Record // 11-11
Decisions // 16-12
Major Decisions // 0-4
Technical Falls // 2-0
Falls // 2-2
Shutouts // 5-4

Tournaments
• Placed fourth at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/2)
• Placed fifth at Roadrunner Open (11/16)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Competed at B1G Championships (3/7-8)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/19-20)

• Competed at ASICS UWW University Nationals 80 kg (5/30)

Season Notes
• Established career marks in decisions (16), technical falls (2) and shutouts (5)
• Recorded the team's fastest technical fall, taking 3:00 to dispose of San Francisco State's Gabe Fuentes, 16-1, at the Roadrunner Open ... the four three-point nearfalls scored were tied for top on the team in a single match
• Scored 27 dual points in 17 appearances
• Put first points on the board in 18 matches ... outscored opponents 63-52 in the first period
• Earned first InterMat ranking of career ... spent two weeks at No. 18 (2/23 - 3/2)
• Went up against a nationally ranked opponent, seven of which were against a top-10 foe, in 18 of his 39 matches ... the 18 ranked opponents were the most faced by any Boilermaker during the season
• Was unranked while upsetting five ranked opponents ... took fifth at Roadrunner Open by pinning No. 20 John Staudenmayer of North Carolina in 6:54 ... also decisioned Staudenmayer in the quarterfinals
• Dealt No. 15 Mikey England of Missouri a 5-2 setback at Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals ... went 3-0 and outscored opponents 12-4 at the event for the Boilermakers
• Owned a career-best eight-match winning streak from Nov. 29 - Dec. 29 ... streak included the second fastest fall of his career, a 1:27 stick of Northern Illinois' Bryce Gorman in the second round of Midlands
• Upset No. 18 Frank Cousins of Wisconsin in dual action thanks to 1:30 riding time, 3-2
• Ignited the home crowd by opening Indiana dual with 6-4 sudden victory upset of No. 15 Nate Jackson
• Earned an automatic NCAA berth with 7-0 decision of Maryland's Josh Snook in a must-win match at B1G Championships
• Met Cousins again in the opening round of NCAA Championships, shutting the Badger out, 6-0 ... suffered back-to-back losses to close out his second trip to the tournament at 1-2

2013-14 // REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE // 165
Season Record // 8-13
Dual Record // 2-8
B1G Dual Record // 0-6
Tournament Record // 6-5
Decisions // 3-7
Major Decisions // 0-2
Technical Falls // 0-1
Falls // 4-3
Shutouts // 0-3

Tournaments
• Competed at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/6-7)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Lake Erie College Storm Open runner-up (1/5)

Season Notes
• Dropped down to 165 for redshirt sophomore season after spending rookie campaign at 174
• His 56-second stick of Jake Vitale in the SIU Edwardsville dual was his quick pin and second-fastest on the team
• Appeared in 10 of 14 duals
• Pinned two of his four opponents at Lake Erie College Storm Open

2012-13 // REDSHIRT FRESHMAN // 174
Season Record // 22-15
Dual Record // 12-8
B1G Dual Record // 2-5
Tournament Record // 10-7
Decisions // 11-4
Major Decisions // 4-8
Technical Falls // 1-1
Falls // 4-2
Shutouts // 4-0

Awards & Honors
• Outstanding Freshman

Tournaments
• Eastern Michigan Open runner-up (11/3)
• Northern Iowa Open runner-up (12/8)
• Placed eighth at B1G Championships (3/9-10)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/20)

Season Notes
• Took second at the Eastern Michigan Open with a 4-1 record
• Went 1-1 in home duals against Old Dominion and Missouri, topping ODU's Billy Curling (6-2)
• Swept three matches at the Northern Illinois Duals with a fall and a decision
• Posted a 2-1 mark at the Northeast Duals, earning a pair of decisions
• Finished second at the Northern Iowa Open, going 4-1 on the day with a major decision and a fall
• Went 1-1 at the National Duals, scoring a 13-1 major decision over Wyoming's L.J. Helbig in a 20-16 victory over the Cowboys
• Earned two wins at the Franklin & Marshall Duals, posting a major decision and a fall
• Upset eighth-ranked Lee Munster of Northwestern in opening round of B1G Championships and edging Wisconsin's Scott Liegel to secure an automatic bid to NCAA Championships
• Went 0-2 at NCAAs, including a narrow 5-3 loss to All-American Cody Walters of Ohio in first round
• Led team with 43 back points and ranked sixth with 22 wins
• Tied for third with four falls and tied for fifth with 53 team points in dual competition

2011-12 // FRESHMAN
• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
• Finished 178-14 at Castle High School, including a perfect 51-0 mark as a senior
• Won the 2011 Indiana High School State Championship at 160 pounds, setting the Castle record for wins in a season (51)
• Finished third at the state championship at 152 pounds in his junior season, going 48-1 and suffering his only loss in the state semifinals
• Was a four-time Indiana High School State Championship qualifier
• Won the 2011 NHSCA Senior National Championships at 152 pounds, going 5-0 with three falls and a major decision and not allowing a point in the semifinals and finals

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Chad Geoffrey Welch
• Major: Liberal Arts
• Minor: Organizational Leadership and Supervision
• Birthday: May 30, 1992
• City Born: Newburgh, Indiana
• Parents: Curt and Dawn Welch
• Siblings: Two brothers, Doug and Luke, who are also on the Purdue wrestling team, and one sister, Courtney