Brian Brown '80
Induction Year: 1988
Sport(s): Wrestling
Graduation Year: 1980

Brian came to F&M as an unheralded high school wrestler from Manheim Pa. Through hard work and great dedication, Brian became one of the best wrestlers this school has produced in modern times. Competing at 134 and 142 pounds, Brown compiled a four-year record of 85-14-4. His best year was 1977-78, his sophomore season, when he went 19-2-2. He capped that season by winning the EIWA wrestling crown at 134 pounds and finishing fourth in the NCAA Division I championship. The fourth place national finish accorded Brown All American honors. His junior year, Brian finished second in the EIWA championships and placed fifth nationally.


His last year, Brian was aiming at a national championship when he suffered a knee injury that required surgery two weeks before the EIWA championship. He literally wrestled on one leg and still finished second. Unfortunately, the surgery slowed him down sufficiently to prevent him from doing well nationally. A three time MVP, Brown graduated in 1980 with a dual major in business administration and chemistry. Brown works in Lancaster, Pa. for Keystone-Peterbilt Inc. in a sales position. His boss is Stan Zeamer, who was his wrestling coach at F&M.