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A consistent presence on the podium at the New England Championships from 1987 to 1990, Brian Glatz broke through with the 167 pound title in 1988 en route to All-America accolades.
“When Brian Glatz enrolled at WPI I knew we had a potential champion wrestler joining our team,” notes Hall of Fame head coach Phil Grebinar. “From his first practice at WPI he demonstrated excellent technique, a commitment for excellence, and an ability to be a team leader. He proved all this with both an individual New England Championship and an NCAA All-America placing."
During his time on Boynton Hill, the Engineers won the New England Championship in 1987; the team was runner-up, and 15th nationally, in 1990.
As a rookie, Brian placed third in the region before taking home the crown a year later. He finished up with a pair of sixth-place performances at 158 for the Engineers.
In dual meet competition, the Marlton, N.J, native was 42-7-1 with nine pins while only being pinned once himself. He began his collegiate career 9-5 before improving to 11-1 as a sophomore. He then moved down to 158 and went unbeaten (13-0-1) as a junior and completed his career with a 9-1 ledger as a senior.
“Brian was not necessarily known as someone who would light up the score board by racking up points on people,” remarks current head coach and Hall of Famer Steve Hall. “But right out of the gate as a freshman he showed that he was a fundamentally great wrestler who didn’t make mistakes. As long as he ended the match with one point more than the other guy, in Brian’s book that was the most efficient win you could get!”
Glatz graduated from WPI in 1990 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for General Electric six years before changing careers to become a mathematics teacher and football coach at Cherokee High School in his hometown, where he lives with his wife, Lynn, and four children, Megan, Shannon, Lauren, and Matthew.
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