The name Rick Moyer and Wayland wrestling will forever be synonymous. When he retired as the Warriors’ coach in 1997, Rick owned a 458-56-5 career record, which placed him fourth nationally at the time.
Rick also served as Wayland’s Athletic Director for 10 years, went to high school in Oneida, N.Y., where he captained the football, wrestling, and baseball teams. He went undefeated on the mat his senior year and, not surprisingly, was voted the Outstanding Athlete of his graduating class.
He graduated from Springfield College where he captained the wrestling team, was named the Outstanding Wrestler in the New England Intercollegiate Championships and was undefeated in varsity dual meets three consecutive years. Rick was the president of the Varsity Club and the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award while at Springfield College.
Rick’s interests are varied. He is a 40-year season ticket holder of the New England Patriots and a 13-year rider of the Pan Mass Challenge, a NASCAR fan, a fisherman and also enjoys antiquing.
Rick and his wife Ingrid met at Springfield College. They have three daughters: Kristin, Wendy, and Julie, and three granddaughters, Abby, Bizzy and Fran. He would like to thank Coach Fariel, Coach Parker, Dr. Zimmerman, Dr. Hennessey, and Buzz Bowers.