Paul M. Wyman '85
Title: Class of 2001
Organization: Wrestling

Paul Wyman, it is no secret that you are one of the very best wrestlers ever to grace the halls of WPI's Alumni Gym. So says your head coach, Phil Grebinar, who is entering his 30th year at the helm in this academic year.

Your list of credentials is long and distinguished. You wrestled here at WPI from 1981 through 1985, mainly as a 158-pounder. Not only were you a four-year letter-winner, you were also a three-time All-New England player.

Your career at WPI culminated with a spectacular season in 1984-85, at both individual and team level. You led WPI to an NECCWA Championship, representing the best of New England. That team finished 20-1, still the best in WPI history. It also accumulated the most points during an NECCWA championship. As an individual, you won the 158-pound NECCWA title, and went on to achieve your sport's highest status, NCAA All-American.

You have certainly left a solid mark on the WPI record books. Your name still appears with regularity. Despite a list of truly great individuals who have since competed, you are still ranked fourth in career wins with 49, third in takedowns in a single season with 56, and second in career takedowns with 155.

But your wrestling career did not stop there. In 1986, you became a Massachusetts Bay State Games Freestyle Wrestling Champion. Then in 1991, you were a member of the U.S. National "Regional" Freestyle Wrestling Team.

From 1987 through 1997, you helped Coach Grebinar as an assistant here at WPI. Those years proudly produced two more New England championship teams, five All-Americans, 13 New England Championships and 71 All-New England performers.

Today you are vice president of sales for a software company in British Columbia, and reside in Texas.

Paul Wyman, for your outstanding achievements in the sport of wrestling, including All-America status, it is an honor to induct you into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.