Duo stood out in March
Posted great performances at league championships
Milwaukee takes second overall at league meet
Panthers sit narrowly in second with one day two go
Senior backstroker topped a school record
2012-13: Capped his senior season by finishing All-Horizon League Second-Team in the 200 butterfly, third in the 100 fly and sixth in the 50 freestyle at the Horizon League Championships... time of 1:47.70 in the 200 fly at the league meet broke his own school record ... also helped the 800 free relay team to a league title, the 200 free and 400 medley relays to second-place finishes and the 400 free relay team to a third-place showing at the league championships ... won an incredible 16 races on the season ... first in the 50 free in season debut against Wisconsin ... broke the school record in prelims of the 200 fly and swam in the finals of all three main events at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Nov. 30-Dec. 2 ... was named league swimmer of the week Jan. 22 after topping the Klotsche Natatorium record in the 200 fly with a win against Northwestern, won the 100 fly against the Wildcats and then won the 100 free and 200 fly against Chicago three days later ... also won the 100 back only time competing on the season, the 200 IM only two times swimming on the season and the 200 free only time scoring on the year.
2011-12: Had another dominating season, finishing third in the 200 freestyle and fifth in both the 50 and 100 free at the Horizon League Championships to help Milwaukee to its third-consecutive league title ... a key member of numerous relay teams, helping the 400 free relay team to a first-place finish at the league meet with a school-record swim ... also earned the Second-Team All-Horizon League honors with the 400 medley and the 200 and 800 free relay teams ... second in the 100 free and third in the 200 free in UWM's first-ever win over Wisconsin in season-opener Oct. 7 ... won the 100 free and finished runner-up in the 200 free one week later against Grand Valley State ... topped the field in the 200 free twice in a pair of wins at Ball State and at Wright State Oct. 28-29 ... also took first in the 100 free against the Cardinals and second against the Raiders ... was named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week after winning the 1000 free in a win over Wheaton Nov. 4 and taking the top spot in both the 100 and 200 free in UWM's win over UIC Nov. 5 ... first in the 100 and 200 free at the Stevens Point Border Battle Nov. 11-12 ... finished fifth in the 200 fly, won the consolation heat of the 50 free and was 12th in the 200 free at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Dec. 2-4 ... won the 400 IM at Carthage only time swimming the event on the season ... won the 50, 100 and 200 free in a win over Chicago Jan. 21 ... tallied an impressive 17 swims on the season and finished outside the top-five just four times as a junior ... Horizon League Academic Honor Roll member.
2010-11: Strong showing at the Horizon League Championships, taking fourth in the 200 freestyle and fifth in both the 200 butterfly and 100 free ... time in the finals of the 200 free was an NCAA 'B' cut and broke the school record ... earned Second-Team All-Horizon League honors as a member of school-record 200 and 800 freestyle relays ... also member of school-record 400 freestyle team at the league meet ... set career-bests in the 200 fly and 50, 100 and 200 free at the championship meet ... CollegeSwimming.com Division I Mid-Major Honorable Mention All-America member ... recorded 20 top-three finishes overall, including a team-high 13 individual victories ... claimed first win of the year in 200 free at Grand Valley State Oct. 15 ... won the 100 fly the next day at Valparaiso ... topped the field in the 200 free against Boston College Oct. 22 ... first in the 100 and 200 free in win over Wright State Oct. 29 ... winner in the 200 fly against Wheaton College Nov. 5 ... first in the 200 free, second in the 200 fly and third in the 50 free at Stevens Point Border Battle Nov. 12-13 ... double-winner in the 200 free and 200 fly against Carthage Jan. 16; also second in the 100 free at the meet ... claimed wins in the 100 free and also in the 100 fly with a career-best time at University of Chicago Jan. 22 ... also topped the field in the 200 free in wins over Western Illinois Jan. 29 and Green Bay Feb. 5 ... Horizon League Academic Honor Roll member.
2009-10: Burst onto the scene with 29 top-three finishes on the season, winning an incredible 21 individual races ... placed fifth in the 200 freestyle, seventh in the 100 free and 13th in the 50 free at the Horizon League Championships ... established season-best times in all three at the meet ... broke the UWM freshman record in the preliminaries of both the 100 free and 200 free and reset the mark again in the finals of the 200 free ... key member of UWM relays, earning second team all-league honors with the 800 free relay team that set a school mark and earned an NCAA 'B' cut and also with the 400 free relay squad that earned a 'B' cut ... second in the 200 free and third in the 100 free in first collegiate meet against Wisconsin Oct. 9 ... first in the 100 and 200 free against Wright State Oct. 30 ... first in the 200 the next day at Eastern Michigan ... earned Horizon League Swimmer of the Week honors Nov. 10 after racking up two first-place efforts in a triangular meet at UIC and against Wheaton College ... won the 50 free, 100 free and 100 butterfly to help lead UWM to title at the Stevens Point Border Battle Nov. 13-14 ... topped the field in the 200 fly and 100 backstroke in win over Valparaiso Nov. 21 ... won all three prelims and then took first in the 50 free and 100 free, while placing second in the 200 free at the Falcon Invitational Dec. 4-5 ... three more wins at the University of Chicago Jan. 23, leading the way in the 100 free, 100 fly and 200 fly ... won the 100 free against Western Illinois Jan. 30 ... swept the 100 and 200 free against Green Bay Feb. 6, setting a Klotsche Natatorium record in the 200 free.
High School: Won the state championship in the 50 freestyle and 200 medley relay as a senior and in the 200 free as a junior ... two-time first-team all-state swimmer has earned All-America honors in the 50 free and was named to the Kansas City Star All-Metro Team in two events ... earned East Kansas League crowns in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke ... four-year letterwinner.
Personal: Son of Bob and Maxine Welchlin ... majoring in education ... swam club for the Kansas City Blazers ... career goal is to become a teacher and eventually become a high school administrator ... considers winning the 200 freestyle as a junior at the state meet as his most memorable sports experience ... born April 16, 1991.