BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Hall of Fame Committee of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), college wrestling's oldest conference, has announced the Class of 2020 for induction into the EIWA Hall of Fame, and the foursome includes American University graduate and Hall of Famer Josh Glenn ('08). Glenn is the first EIWA Hall of Fame inductee from AU.
The other members of the Class of 2020 include Cory Cooperman of Lehigh University, Ed Hamer of Lehigh University and Jack Light of Penn State University. The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Lehigh University, immediately preceding the finals of the annual EIWA Championships.
"The EIWA Hall of Fame Committee has selected four outstanding wrestlers as the latest inductees into the EIWA Hall of Fame," said Chairman Jamie Moffatt. "The individuals' athletic careers extend across several generations - from the 1930s to the 1950s to the 2000s. Cooperman, Glenn and Light were three-time EIWA champions; Glenn and Hamer won individual NCAA championships as undergraduates. Both Cooperman and Hamer continued their involvement with the sport of wrestling as coaches after earning their college degrees. We are honored to include these gentlemen in our Hall of Fame."
Glenn began his storied wrestling career in his hometown of Johnson City, N.Y. As a high school wrestler, Glenn was a 2003 New York State Champion, a three-time Section Four Champion, a NHSCA All-American, a USA Wrestling All-American, and helped earn his team two New York State Team Championships in 1999 and 2003.
He competed for American from 2004-08 under the tutelage of Coach Mark Cody. During his freshman year, he placed second at the EIWA Tournament and was recognized as the EIWA Freshman of the Year. The following year, Glenn won his first EIWA title and took home a fourth-place trophy from the NCAA Tournament.
Glenn won his second EIWA championship with a decisive victory in the 197-pound class. At the NCAAs he battled his way into the finals where he scored a 6-4 decision in overtime, earning his place as American University's first and only NCAA Division I National Wrestling Champion.
Glenn earned his third EIWA Championship and third consecutive All-American honors during his senior year. In addition to his EIWA and National Championship heroics, Glenn is the recipient of multiple awards to include EIWA Wrestler of the Year, EIWA Fletcher Award Recipient, American University Athlete of the Year, NWCA All-Academic Team member, and the Jonathan Kaloust Award Recipient.
Glenn graduated from American with bachelor's degrees in Pre-law and International Studies. He is currently an Officer in the United States Navy and resides in Virginia with his wife, Jessica, and four children.