Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Carol Stream, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard North

Weight:
157


01/16/2014

Wolverine Athlete Spotlight: Brian Murphy

Wrestling Athlete Spotlight: Brian Murphy

Freshman... 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 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) ... Dropped a narrow 2-0 loss to Illinois' #14 Zac Brunson (Jan. 17) ... 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) ... Three-time Academic All-Dupage Valley Conference ... 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.

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Born on October 19, 1994 ... Son of Brian and Shannon Murphy.

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2013-14 18-9 6-3 12-6 0 0 1 4th dnp


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