2009: Sam Barnhart went 15-19 as a sophomore, including a perfect 5-0 in matches decided by fall...placed third at the Menlo Invitational, claiming three of his four wins by fall...struggled as the season ended, dropping his final seven bouts, including a pair in the 157-pound bracket at the Pac-10 Championships...Pac-10 All-Academic second team honors.
2008: Barnhart won the first five matches of his collegiate career on his way to an 11-8 record in 2008.
2007: Barnhart was a redshirt member of the Roadrunner squad.
BARSTOW HS: Barnhart came to CSUB after competing at Barstow High School…was 50-6 as a senior and won five tournaments…became the first wrestler from Barstow High School to earn a scholarship to an NCAA Division I program…had a 2-2 record at the 2006 CIF State Championships…a two-time CIF Southern Section placewinner…was his team’s MVP…earned All-Desert Sky League honors three times…also competed in baseball and track and field at Barstow HS.
PERSONAL: Barnhart is a physical education and kinesiology major at CSUB…was born in Ankara, Turkey…parents are Ron and Donna Barnhart.