2014-15: 2015 All-American … Third Northwestern wrestler to be named an All-American every year during his career … Career winning percentage of .817 (103-23) is ninth in program history … Placed third at the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, securing his fourth top-three finish at the national tournament … Beat three ranked opponents, including Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery in the medal round by a 3-2 score (3/21) … Won the 2015 Big Ten Championship at 285 lbs. (3/8)… Claimed his first Big Ten title with a 4-3 win over Iowa’s Bobby Telford in the final (3/8) … Won three straight matches over top-15 wrestlers to win the championship … Beat Minnesota’s No. 14 Michael Kroells in the quarterfinals by a 10-8 score with a takedown in sudden victory (3/7) … Advanced to the finals with a 7-6 thriller over Michigan’s No. 6 Adam Coon in the semifinals (3/7) … Reached the 20-win mark in each of his four seasons as a Wildcat … Was 32-3 in his senior year ... Went 14-0 in bonus point matches … Had an incredible 76-3 margin in dual points for and against, ranking first on the team … Ended the year with 13 wins over ranked opponents, including seven over top-10 wrestlers … Finished second at Midlands with a 4-1 mark … Beat three straight ranked foes to end the 2015 conference slate, including a 3-1 decision in the second sudden victory period over Iowa’s No. 1 ranked Bobby Telford (1/23) … Won the first 15 matches of his senior campaign … Jumpstarted the 2014-15 season with an 8-4 win over then-No. 1 and eventual national champion Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State at the NWCA All-Star Classic (11/1).
2013-14: Finished No. 3 at 285 lbs. at NCAA Championships to become a three-time All-American...Earned No. 6 seed at NCAA Championships, his third straight year qualifying for NCAAs... Competed at Big Ten Championships for NU as the No. 3 seed at 285 lbs...Finished No. 5 at Big Ten Championships, earning automatic bid to NCAA Championships...Named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week twice during the year on Jan. 14 and Feb. 4...Ranked No. 1 heavyweight throughout the year...Defeated two No. 1 ranked wrestlers on the year...Defeated No. 1 Tony Nelson of Minnesota (3-1 OT) (1/10) and No. 1 Bobby Telford of Iowa 3-1 in OT (1/31)...Ranked No. 1 in RPI with very competitive heavyweight schedule...Defeated No. 12 Jimmy Lawson (PSU, 1/19) and No. 10 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin) by 4-3 dec. (1/26)....After falling in second round of NCAA Championships, battled back in consolation round to finish No. 3, going 7-1 and winning final six matches...Recorded two win at Big Ten Championships...Finished year 20-5...Winning pct. of .800 ranked No. 2 on the team behind Jason Tsirtsis...Recorded two falls and won one match each by maj. dec. and tech fall...Recorded Wildcats' fastest fall of the season, pinning Indiana's Adam Chalfant in just 18 seconds at NCAA Championships.
2012-13: 2013 NCAA Finalist ... Became NU's 16th two-time All-American ... Runner-up at 285, earning the best placement of his NU career after finishing third in 2013 ... 22-4 record on the season ... 4-1 at NCAA's as No. 5 seed ... Lowest seeded wrestler to make the NCAA finals ... Began NCAA's with 6-2 decision over Stanford's Dan Scherer ... Defeated No. 12 seed Adam Chalfant of Indiana, 7-5 in the second round ... Captured a 5-3 decision over Oregon State's No. 4 seed Chad Hanke in the quarters ... Upset No. 1 seed Dom Bradley of Missouri in the semifinals with 3-1 win in sudden victory to advance to first NCAA championship match ... Runner-up at 2013 Big Ten Championships ... Went 2-1 as the No. 2 seed with 6-4 decision over No. 7 Jimmy Lawson (PSU) and 5-4 win over third-seeded Connor Medbery (UW) before finals match vs. defending NCAA and Big Ten Champion Tony Nelson (MIN) ... 2013 NCAA Qualifier, receiving automatic bid with second-place finish at Big Ten's ... Posted perfect 10-0 mark in duals, including 3-0 mark in conference matches ... Competed at the NWCA All-Star Classic ... Finished runner-up at the Keystone Classic ... Fifth at Midlands ... Returned to the lineup Feb. 1 vs. Purdue and won five-straight matches to end the regular season ... Avenged early-season loss to IU's then-No. 10 Adam Chalfant of Indiana, defeating him 6-2 in the Big Ten dual finale ... Went on seven-match winning streak from Feb. 1-March 9.
2011-12: 2012 All-American, placing third as the No. 10 seed at heavyweight ... Highest placement by an NU freshman since Jake Herbert finished third at 174 lbs. in 2005 ... Went 6-1 at NCAA's with his lone loss coming in the quarterfinals to eventual national champion Tony Nelson of Minnesota ... His six victories included a 3-1 sudden victory decision over Kent State's Brendan Barlow in the first round, a pin of No. 7 seed Jeremy Johnson of Ohio, 4-3 decision over Nebraska's Tucker Lane (No. 11 seed) in the round of 12, a 5-3 decision over Nick Gwiazdowski (Binghamton), who was wrestling all the way back after dropping his first-round match and a dominating 10-5 decision over No. 3 seed Clayton Jack (Oregon State) in the third-place match ... McMullan also recorded a win by medical forfeit in the consolation semifinals against No. 1 seed Ryan Flores of American ... Automatic qualifier for NCAA's, placing fourth at Big Ten's ... Came within one point (4-3) of eventual Big Ten champion, Nelson, in semifinals ... Four wins over top-10 heavyweights prior to NCAA championships ... Defeated then-No. 6 Peter Sturgeon (CMU), 8-6 in sudden victory at Midlands ... Avenged sudden victory loss at Midlands against Iowa's No. 8 Bobby Telford with an overtime victory of his own, 7-5, during the dual ... Defeated No. 10 Mike McClure (MSU), 3-1 in the dual ... Pinned No. 8 Tucker Lane (Nebraska) in 6:58 at Big Ten's ... 4-3 decision over Iowa's 2011 Big Ten Champion, Blake Rasing, at Midlands ... Went 4-2 at Midlands to place fourth ... Runner-up at Keystone Classic, losing a close 3-2 decision to Boston's Kevin Innis in the finals ... Posted a 29-11 overall record and 11-3 mark in dual action ... Second on the team in wins (29) and third on the team in dual victories (11) ... Posted 5-3 mark in Big Ten dual action ... Awarded inaugural Jake Herbert Freshman of the Year trophy.
2010-11: Redshirt season ... 19-6 with six pins while competing unattached ... 3-3 at Midlands Championships to take eighth place ... After losing to Michigan State's Joe Rizqallah twice earlier in the year, defeated him in the wrestlebacks at Midlands ... Defeated eventual NCAA All-American Ricky Alcala of Indiana on his way to winning Michigan State Open ... Took third place at Wisconsin Open.
High School:Nation's No. 1-ranked heavyweight recruit and the 14th-ranked overall recruit in the class of 2010 according to InterMat ... Selected to ASICS All-America First Team ... 2009 and 2010 national prep heavyweight champion ... Pinned all but one of his opponents in the 2010 national prep championships and needed just 59 seconds to pin his nationally ranked Blair Academy opponent in the final ... Most Outstanding Wrestler of Pennsylvania State Prep Championships ... Selected to compete at the Windy City Classic in Chicago, which annually pits a dream-team lineup from across the country against all-stars from the host state ... Member of Easton team that ranked No. 3 in the country ... Five-year member of Red Hawk Wrestling Club ... Also played varsity football and lacrosse ... Dean's List sophomore and senior years of high school.
Personal: Born Michael John McMullan ... Son of John and Suzanne McMullan ... Chose Northwestern over Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Dartmouth, North Carolina and Virginia ... Grandfather, John McMullan Sr., played football at Notre Dame and in the NFL with the New York Titans ... Majoring in political science.