|Title:||Class of 1999|
John Roy, the fact that you are being inducted into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame in your first year of eligibility is testament to your outstanding accomplishments as a member of WPI's wrestling team. The words of your coach speak even louder.
"John Roy was the most dominating and the most physical wrestler in WPI history," notes Phil Grebinar. "At the same time, he was the most accomplished wrestler the school ever produced. He had it all!"
Your accomplishments were truly remarkable. You were a three-time NCAA All-American and a three-time All-New England Champion in the 190-pound weight classification. YOu were named an All-New England wrestler all four seasons. Your career record was an amazing 43 wins and just six losses. Your personal winning percentage of .878 is the seventh best in Engineers history.
You led your teams to a combined four-year record of 61 wins, 10 losses and one tie, which translates to a winning percentage of .859. In 1992, you scored 92 points, the fifth best all-time in one season. YOu also once pinned an opponent in 17 seconds, the tenth fastest time in WPI history. In 1993, you finished second at NCAA DIcision III Nationals. A two-year captain, you were also a three-time Plymouth Invitational Tourney Champion, a two-time Roger WIlliams TOurney Champion, and an MIT Tourney Champion.
You also excelled off the wrestling mat, so much that you were named a GTE/CoSIDA Academic Amm-American and an NCAA Wrestling Scholar All-American. In addition, you found to serve as senator in student government for two years and were a member of the campus safety committee and a local Jaycees volunteer. Today, you are operations manager at Bridgeport Resco in Bridgeport, Conn.
John Roy, it is a privilege to honor you as the youngest member of this year's group of inductees to enter the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.