Brian McNamara
Brian McNamara
Height: 6-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Aurora, Ohio
High School: Aurora
Position: 285
Major: Civil Engineering

2017-18: Finished his junior season with a 16-12 record, competing exclusively at the 285-pound weight class...Collected the third-most pins by a Spartan wrestler (7)....Won back-to-back matches by pin to start the Waynesburg Invitational, pinning Mt. St. Joseph's Jacob Peters in 4:30 and Washington and Jefferson's Derek Allen in 2:00...Concluded the Waynesburg Invite with three-straigh victories, including a pin (4:45) over Alfred State's Ryan Mattison en route to a co-third place finish at the meet.

2016-17: Finished his sophomore season with a 13-13 record, competing exclusively at the 285-pound weight class...Tallied five pins throughout the year...Earned four-consecutive wins at the John Summa Tournament, including a pin against W&J's Derek Allen (4:15) and a pin against Brockport's Jacob Morris (6:13)...Received UAA All-Academic recognition.

2015-16: Was the 2016 UAA Heavyweight Champion, after winning both of his matches at the conference championships… Become the 12th Spartan heavyweight to earn the honor, and the first since Dale English in 2013.  Named the 2016 UAA Rookie of the Year, becoming the first CWRU wrestler since Josh Hall in 2013 and the sixth Spartan overall to be selected as the conference Rookie of the Year… Finished the year with a 5-4 record, after joining the squad during the middle of the year… Won his first collegiate match 5-2 over Muskingum’s Antonio Zapata to clinch the dual match for the Spartans… Defeated Wilkes’ Jacob Huling in the consolation match at the NCAA Regionals.

Personal: Also a defensive end on the CWRU football team...born February 4...son of Shawn and Cheryl.