George E. Chu '95
George E. Chu '95
Title: Class of 2002
Organization: Wrestling

 

George Chu, like his brother Brian before him, had a truly magnificent career with head coach Phil Grebinar. "There were very few times in George's career when I sent him out onto the mat that I had to worry about whether he was going to win or lose," says Grebinar.

George is one of only two wrestlers in WPI history named All-American more than once-he placed eighth nationally in 1994 and third in 1995. He was also a four-time place-winner at the New Englands-as a 126-pounder. At the New Englands, he placed third in 1992 at Roger Williams, second in 1993 at Williams, first in 1994 at Trinity, and first in 1995 at Roger Williams.

In WPI wrestling annals, George's career dual-meet record is 19.7, for a glossy .875 winning percentage-eighth best. His 226 career team points are tied for ninth. His 53 takedowns as a sophomore are eighth best at WPI, and his 49 wins are tied for fourth.

He was a co-captain who led by deeds as well as words. He was taught well by his parents, both loyal WPI wrestling supporters. George is now pursuing an MBA at MIT. He and his wife and son live in Cambridge.

For his perseverance, for his leadership, and for his tremendous athletic career, it is an honor to induct George Chu into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.