|Title:||Class of 2002|
Brian Chu had a tremendous career under head coach Phil Grebinar. "Brian was an extremely hard worker-during matches and within the practice room-on a daily basis," says Grebinar. "He was always striving for perfection and technique. During competition, he was a hard-nosed wrestler who wasn't afraid to dish out punishment."
Brian finished his career as a one-time All-American and three-time place-winner at the New Englands. He placed fourth in the nation at the 142-pound weight class as a senior in 1992. In WPI's long distinguished wrestling history, there are only eight All-Americans-Brian and his brother George are one-fourth of that roster.
At the New Englands, Brian placed fifth at 134 pounds in 1990 at Plymouth State, third at 142 pounds in 1991 at Wesleyan, and first at 142 pounds in 1992 at Roger Williams. Brian's career dual-meet record was 30-11-2 for an outstanding .721 winning percentage. That included seven pins and a total of 136 career team points. His best dual-meet individual records were 11-2 as a junior and 11-3 as a senior.
Brian Chu has lived an exemplary life, no doubt greatly influenced by his parents, who followed their son's progress religiously throughout their spectacular wrestling careers. After graduating from WPI, Brian earned an MBA at MIT. He and his wife and two children live in Newton, Mass. Brian is also a talented singer; for the past several years he has appeared in groups and as a soloist at several Boston establishments.
For his aggressiveness, for his attention to detail on the mats and in the classroom, and for his outstanding athletic career, it is a great privilege to welcome Brian Chu into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.