Brenan Lyon
Brenan Lyon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ithaca, Mich.

High School:
Ithaca

Weight:
125

Experience:
4L


04/29/2014

Wrestling Announces Award Winners at Team Banquet

All-American Mike McClure named Most Outstanding Wrestler.

02/14/2014

Spartans Shut Out Olivet College on Senior Day, 40-0

All four Spartan seniors claim wins in their final home match at Jenison Field House.

03/09/2013

Session One Update: 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Senior Dan Osterman reaches the semifinals at 149 pounds.

03/09/2013

Session Two Update: 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Junior Michael McClure qualified for his first career NCAA Championships.

03/07/2013

Spartans Head to Illinois for 2013 Big Ten Championships

Sophomore John Rizqallah is the No. 4 seed at 184 pounds.

Career: 31-64 Overall, 9-35 Duals.

2013-14 (Senior) 7-17 Overall, 2-10 Duals, 5-5 Open Tournaments: Recorded a 15-5 major decision over Henry McKeown of Olivet College on Senior Day at Jenison Field House on Feb. 14 . . . Defeated Alonzo Shepard of Indiana, 5-0, to help MSU defeat the Hoosiers on Feb. 9 . . . Posted a 3-2 record to place fourth at the Cradle Gear Invitational in Lock Haven, Pa., on Dec. 29 . . . Took sixth place at the Northern Iowa Open on Dec. 14 . . . Closed out the season with competition at the Big Ten Championships (0-2).

2012-13 (Junior) 8-18 Overall, 4-12 Duals, 4-4 Open Tournaments: Went 0-2 at the EMU Open ... Finished in fourth place at the Reno Tournament with a 4-2 record ... Recorded two major decision victories with wins over Ohio's Kevon Powell and Big Ten foe Nebraska's Kevon Powell ... Recorded a win against archrival Michigan pinning the No. 15 ranked Sean Boyle ... Went 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships, losing to Nikko Triggas of Ohio State and Camden Eppert of Purdue.

2011-12 (Sophomore) 12-13 Overall, 2-3 Duals, 10-8 Open Tournaments: Finished 2-2 at the EMU Open ... Notched three falls at the MSU Open and placed sixth ... Split time in the starting lineup at 125 pounds ... Beat Luke Schroeder of Purdue by major decision, 9-1 ... Went 0-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Recorded two more falls at the Edinboro Open and placed fourth ... Went 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships, losing to Matt McDonough of Iowa and Austin Hietpas of Wisconsin.

2010-11 (Redshirt): Redshirted ... Competed at 125 pounds and finished the season with a 13-6 overall record ... Recorded three major decisions and two falls ... Placed fourth in the freshman/sophomore division at the EMU Open with a 4-2 record ... Went 2-2 at the MSU Open ... Placed sixth at the Simonson Open with a 2-1 record ... Took third by going 5-1 at the National Collegiate Open.

2009-10 (Freshman) 3-16 Overall, 1-10 Duals, 2-6 Open Tournaments: Started 11 dual meets as a true freshman following injury to Eric Olanowski ... Beat Neeko Paris of Manchester College (Fall 1:05) in the Eastern Michigan Open; finished with a 1-2 record at the tournament ... Went on to collect wins in the Nittany Lion Open against Robert Motley from The Citadel (Dec. 8-6 OT) and Sean Boyle of Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (Fall 4:59).

PREP: Went 57-0 and claimed the Divison 4 Michigan high school state championship as a senior in the 103-pound weight class ... Won the High School Senior National Championship in 2009 ... Went 40-9 as a junior and was the state runner-up ... Compiled a 157-45 record for coach Randy Miniard at Ithaca High School ... Four-year letterwinner ... Seven time Fargo National Freestyle and Greco All-America.

PERSONAL: Son of Charlie and Denise Lyon ... Born April 21, 1991 ... Political science major ... Lists Paul Lyon as his biggest wrestling influence ... His twin brother, Chris, is also a junior on the Spartan wrestling team.