Brian Murphy
Brian  Murphy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carol Stream, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard North

Weight:
157


10/18/2016

Murphy Selected to Compete in 51st Annual NWCA All-Star Classic

Murphy Selected to Compete in 51st Annual NWCA All-Star Classic

02/21/2015

Wolverines Dominate Duke in Dual-Meet Finale

Wrestling Dominates Duke in Dual-Meet Finale

02/08/2015

Wolverines Cruise Past No. 22 Purdue for B1G Road Win

Wrestling Cruises Past No. 22 Purdue for B1G Road Win

01/18/2015

Murphy Upset Win, Coon Pin Not Enough vs. No. 4 Buckeyes

Wrestling Unable to Overcome Slow Start in Loss to No. 4 Ohio State

11/25/2014

Wolverines Rout In-State Foe Central Michigan

Wrestling Routs In-State Foe Central Michigan

Junior (2015-16)
• NCAA Qualifier; posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 17-19), reaching the Round of 12 to finish one match shy of All-America honors
• Earned an 8-7 decision against Cornell's #5 Dylan Palacio in the NCAA second round before dropping decisions against Kent State's #4 Ian Miller (6-3) and NC State's #2 Thomas Gantt (6-2)
• Claimed third place at the Big Ten Championships (March 5-6) with a 4-1 record
• Used a tiebreaker rideout to defeat Iowa's Edwin Cooper, 2-1, in the Big Ten fifth-place match; also pinned Ohio State's Jake Ryan (5:23) in the consolation semis
• Avenged an earlier season loss with a 2-1 tiebreaker win against Rutgers' Richie Lewis at Big Tens
• Earned falls against Oregon State's Abraham Rodriquez (4:39, Jan. 7) and Northwestern's Anthony Petrone (1:03, Jan. 29)
• Missed much of the season due to injury; defaulted out of home opener vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 22)

Sophomore (2014-15)
• NCAA All-American
• Claimed seventh place at the NCAA Championships (March 19-21) with a 4-2 record
• Defeated Ohio's Spartak Chino, 4-3, in the NCAA Round of 12; also earned wins over Ohio State's #9 Josh Demas (4-3) and Oregon State's #20 Alex Elder (9-3) at NCAAs
• Claimed fifth place at the Big Ten Championships (March 7-8) with a 4-2 record, two pins and a major decision
• Avenged Big Ten quarterfinal loss with a 8-3 decision over Purdue's Doug Welch in the fifth-place match
• Cruised to a 12-2 major decision over Duke's Immanuel Kerr-Brown in dual finale (Feb. 21)
• Posted a 7-2 Big Ten dual record
• Earned a 7-2 decision over Iowa's #16 Michael Kelly (Feb. 13)
• Earned first collegiate pin with a second-period cradle against Purdue's #10 Doug Welch (5:56, Feb. 8)
• Narrowly fell to Nebraska's #4 James Green, 4-2 (Feb. 6)
• Claimed a 5-2 decision over Ohio State's #8 Josh Demas (Jan. 18)
• Posted a 4-2 record at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2)
• Posted a 3-2 record at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5-6)
• Posted a 1-1 record at the EMU Duals (Nov. 15); earned a 5-4 tiebreaker decision against Ohio's #19 Spartak Chino
• Claimed runner-up honors at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2) with a 4-1 record

Freshman
• NCAA Qualifier; posted a 1-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 20-22)
• Claimed fourth place at the Big Ten Championships (March 8-9) with a 3-2 record
• Avenged an earlier season loss with a 3-1 decision over Penn State's #7 Dylan Alton in the Big Ten wrestlebacks
• Closed the dual season with a 6-0 decision over Pittsburgh's Cole Sheptock (Feb. 15)
• Dropped a narrow 3-1 decision to Iowa's #4 Derek St. John on a late takedown (Feb. 9)
• Scored a late takedown to defeat Minnesota's #8 Dylan Ness (Jan. 19)
• Defeated Purdue's Kyle Mosier, 8-3, in Big Ten dual debut (Jan. 10)
• Used a late takedown to defeat Maryland's Ben Dorsay, 3-1, in first collegiate dual appearance (Jan. 5)
• Claimed fifth place in varsity debutat the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6-7) with a 4-2 record
• Earned back-to-back wins over ranked opponents at the Las Vegas tournament, beating Wyoming's #14 Andy McCulley, 7-5 SV, and Cal Poly's #19 Max Schneider, 3-1
• Dropped a close 7-5 SV decision to Nebraska's #4 James Green in the semifinals
• Captured the 157-pound title at the EMU Open (Nov. 16) with a 4-0 record
• Defeated Ohio State's Alex Gordon, 8-0, for first collegiate win.

Prep
• Graduated from Glenbard North High School (2013)
• Four-time Illinois state placewinner, claiming second place at 140 pounds (2011) and 152 pounds (2012, '13) after placing third at 130 pounds as a freshman (2010)
• Career prep record of 166-14
• Four-time Fargo freestyle All-American
• Captured 2010 Cadet freestyle title at 140 pounds
• Also earned three varsity letters in football
• As starting quarterback, led GNHS to second place at 2012 Illinois state championships
• Earned All-Dupage Valley Conference honors as a senior (2012)
• Ranked as the nation's No. 27 overall recruit by InterMat and No. 6-ranked 152-pound wrestler
• Three-time Academic All-Dupage Valley Conference

Personal
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in English
• Born on October 19, 1994
• Son of Brian and Shannon Murphy
• Has three younger sisters, Katelyn, Payton and Madison

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2013-14 18-9 6-3 12-6 0 0 1 4th dnp
2014-15 30-12 11-3 19-9 3 0 2 5th 7th
2015-16 11-9 5-6 6-3 3 0 1 3rd dnp
Totals 59-30 23-12 27-18 6 0 6


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