Doug Welch
Doug  Welch

RS Senior

Newburgh, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 157



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Love, Welch Named Sportsmanship Honorees

Seniors from soccer, wrestling represent Purdue for Big Ten honor


B1G Honors 57 Student-Athletes

125 Boilermakers have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015-16


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No. 23 WR Falls at No. 9 Michigan

Sabatello (141) and D. Welch (157) post major decisions

Stats, Records, Match-by-Match

• 2015 NCAA Championships 157-pound qualifier
• Placed sixth at 2015 Big Ten Championships (157)
• Placed seventh at 2014 Midlands Championships (157)

Awards & Honors
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Boiler Up Tough Award
• Purdue's male recipient of Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

• Competed at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational as the No. 2 seed (12/4-5)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Competed at Big Ten Championships (3/5)

Season Notes
• Wrestled at 157 pounds
• Ranked second on the team with eight reversals ... tied for second in dual victories (11), Big Ten wins (5), non-conference wins (6) and decisions (10)
• Ranked third in dual points (41), fourth in third period points (62) and tied for fifth with 36 back points (2 2N, 8 4N)
• Since the 2014-15 season, he started alongside his brothers Chad and Luke 22 times ... the trio won together seven times this season and nine times overall
• His 10-4 decision over Maryland's Lou Mascola at the Big Ten Championships was the last win of his career and career win No. 60 ... it was his third career win over Mascola and the second of the season ... he upset the 19th-ranked Terrapin 10-5 on Jan. 17 ... the two split matches at Midlands in 2014
• With a pair of reversals vs. Mascola at the Big Ten Championships, he earned a spot on Purdue's career reversals list, tying for 19th with 29 during his four years
• Appeared on the first nine editions of InterMat rankings ... was ranked among the top 20 by FloWrestling for 18 consecutive polls spanning from Jan. 12, 2015 to Feb. 22, 2016
• Won five straight matches from Nov. 20 to Dec. 4 for his longest winning streak of the season
• In the second match of the season and ranked 13th, Welch scored a 2-1 upset of No. 9 Luke Smith of Central Michigan

Awards & Honors
• Most Improved Wrestler
• Flo Wrestler of the Week (1/12) Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/2)
• Placed sixth at Roadrunner Open (11/16)
• Placed seventh at Midlands (12/29-30)
• Placed sixth at Big Ten Championships (3/7-8)
• NCAA Championships qualifier (3/19)
• • Competed in freestyle at University Nationals at 74 kg (5/30)

Season Notes
• Second full season wrestling at 157 pounds
• Team leader in decisions (22) and most riding time points (17) ... tied for team lead in Big Ten dual victories (7) ... second on team in total matches (40), wins (27), dual wins (15), dual points (48)
• Shutout a team-best eight opponents ... averaged 6.4 points in those matches ... did not suffer a shutout loss
• Put first points on the board in nearly half of his matches (19/40) ... averaged 4.7 points per match ... surged in the third period, outscoring opponents 61-35
• Wrestled in all 18 duals ... two of three dual losses were to a higher ranked opponent
• Ranked by InterMat for nine consecutive weeks, including five weeks among the top 10 ... spent three weeks at No. 9 ... No. 9 ranking is a career high ... final ranking of No. 10
• Faced a team-high eight top-10 ranked opponents and beat three of them: No. 2 James Green of Nebraska (5-4 (TB1)), No. 7 Dylan Alton of Penn State (3-1 (SV1)) and No. 8 Brian Murphy of Michigan (3-2)
• Was unranked when he upset Green ... win marked highest ranked opponent a Boilermaker beat during the season ... was program's biggest upset since 165-pounder Luke Manuel upended top-ranked and top-seeded Mack Lewnes of Cornell in the first round of consolations at the 2009 NCAA Championships, 3-1; although Manuel was unseeded at NCAAs, he was ranked 15th when he beat Lewnes
• Matched career best by winning seven straight from Nov. 29 - Dec. 29 ... four in duals and three at Midlands
• Wrestled true to seed at Midlands with seventh-place finish ... went 5-2 with back-to-back major decisions in the second and third rounds
• Beat NCAA qualifiers during the season, including a 9-1 major against Maryland's Louis Mascola at Midlands
• Placed sixth while wrestling in his first Big Ten Championships to earn auto bid to NCAAs ... won opening two bouts and finished with a 2-3 mark at the tournament
• Went 0-2 in first NCAA Championships appearance

• Competed at Michigan State Open (11/9)
• Competed at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/6)
• Competed at Lake Erie College Storm Open (1/5)

Season Notes
• Moved down to 157 for second season after wrestling at 165 and 174 the previous year
• Got off to a 5-7 start before suffering season-ending injury
• Two of three wins at Michigan State Open were with bonus points ... pinned Ohio State's Matt Fee in 6:41 and registered 14-3 major decision of Michigan State's Roger Wildmo
• Appeared in first four duals
• Blanked SIU Edwardsville's Logun Taylor 6-0 in dual action

• Competed at Eastern Michigan Open (11/3)
• Competed at Michigan State Open (11/11)
• Ashland Harris Open champion (11/17)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)

Season Notes
• Wrestled all but one match at 165 (13-8), with the other at 174 (0-1)
• Went 3-2 at both the Eastern Michigan and Michigan State Opens
• Won the Ashland Harris Open, scoring five straight wins with two falls and a major decision
• Split a pair of matches at the Northeast Duals, topping Maryland's Josh Snook (4-2), but falling in his only appearance of the season at 174 pounds
• Tied for third on the team with four falls
• Tied for sixth on the season with eight reversals and ranked ninth with 23 back points

• Redshirted

• Posted an 185-11 record
• Captured the 2011 Indiana High School Athletic Association 152-pound title after finishing as the runner-up at 145 pounds in 2010 ... placed fifth as a sophomore
• Owns Castle High School record for consecutive wins (54) and career wins (185)
• Took eighth at the 2011 NHSCA Senior Championships at 145 pounds, advancing to the consolation quarterfinals before defaulting to All-America honors

• Full Name: Doug Zachery Welch
• Major: Social Studies Education
• Birthday: May 30, 1992
• City Born: Newburgh, Indiana
• Parents: Curt and Dawn Welch
• Siblings: Twin brother Chad ... older brother to Luke ... also has an older sister, Courtney


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