|Title:||Class of 2008|
Entering WPI with this well-known last name, big things were expected from Toby Wyman, the youngest of three to wrestle for the Engineers. His brothers Paul '85 and Todd '89 were multiple All-New England place-winners, but Toby put his own stamp on the program, achieving All-New England status during all four years of his standout career.
"As the third Wyman brother to matriculate at WPI and perform for Engineers Wrestling, a team he followed as a young high school wrestler, Toby notched his own legacy as one of program's most successful ever," said Hall of Fame coach Phil Grebinar. "His four All-New England finishes - including a fourth along with a pair of seconds and a championship - is one of WPI's best for any individual over a four-year career."
Toby wasted no time becoming a force in New England wrestling. As a rookie he posted a 10-2-1 mark en route to a fourth-place finish at 150 pounds. His performance helped WPI place fourth at the tournament, held at home in Harrington Auditorium.
As a sophomore, Toby tallied a pair of pins while finishing with a 12-3 mark in dual meets. A season later, he racked up four pins and collected 10 wins in 13 bouts. Both years saw him place second at the New England Champ ionships. His performance as a junior helped the Crimson and Gray finish second, just half a point away from the title.
Toby was nearly unbeatable as a senior. He compiled a 13-1 dual meet record and highlighted his season by winning the New England College Conference Wrestling Association championship at 150 pounds. He appeared in the NCAA Championships as a senior, and notched 52 team points during the 1990-91 season, which ties for ninth in WPI history.
"A real student of the sport, Toby could be counted upon to beat any opponent as we often shifted him to higher weight classes to meet and beat the tougher opponent in helping WPI gain a dual meet team victory," continued Grebinar. "Because of his ability, confidence, and demeanor, he was a team leader the minute he entered the wrestling room at WPI."
Over his four years on Boynton Hill, Toby posted a 45-9-1 dual meet record. His 153 career takedowns rank third in program history, and he is just one of 15 athletes in the storied history of the program to earn All-England status all four years.
Toby truly anchored the Wyman brothers' efforts, as the trio of Paul, Todd, and Toby compiled a record of 119-26-1 with an eye-popping 10 All-New England honors. Need further proof that the Wyman family was synonymous with wrestling in Massachusetts? Their parents, Arthur and Diane Wyman, were inducted into the Massachusetts Wrestling Hall of Fame in the Fan Support category.
Toby Wyman graduated from WPI with a degree in management engineering. He coached both as an assistant at WPI and as the head coach at Division I Wagner. Still involved in sports, Toby recently moved to Georgia to work with the Atlanta Braves Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett County. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Jacob, 3, and Isabelle, 1.