Cameron (Cam) Simaz is the first wrestler in the storied history of the EIWA to win four individual conference championships, an NCAA title, and compete as a member of four EIWA championship teams. He also earned All-American honors all four of his years at Cornell University.
Simaz arrived at Cornell as a highly regarded recruit out of Allegan, Michigan. He was a three-time Michigan state champion and a FILA cadet All-American with a career record of 237-6. He captained Allegan Senior High’s wrestling team his junior and senior year, leading them to a team championship in 2007. He was also a two-year starter in football and baseball, as well as a member of the National Honor Society.
While wrestling for Coach Rob Koll at Cornell, Simaz became one of the Big Red’s most accomplished wrestlers ever. As a freshman, he was named both Ivy League Rookie and EIWA Freshman of the Year while winning his first EIWA title at 197 pounds. He became a freshman All-American by finishing 8th at the NCAA tournament.
In the next three years, Simaz continued his success on the mat and in the classroom. He ran up a college career record of 145-21 with 47 falls. Besides three more EIWA crowns, he finished 3rd, 3rd and 1st in the NCAA tournament. Simaz led Cornell to first place in the EIWA team championships during each of his four years. He was named the EIWA Most Outstanding Wrestler as a senior as well as the recipient of the Fletcher Award. He graduated in June 2012 with a degree in Economics from the School of Arts and Sciences and was twice named to the NWCA All-Academic Team.
After graduation, Simaz helped coach at the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club before moving to Chicago where he was a commodities trader while also coaching at the Wildcat Wrestling Club. Recently Simaz accepted the position of Coach and Director of the West Point Wrestling Club on the shores of the Hudson River.
Simaz is the son of Joe and Annette Simaz. He has three brothers, all collegiate wrestlers.