Nic Bedelyon to be elevated to top assistant

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: May 03, 2017
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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – With John Hangey being elevated to Rider Wrestling Head Coach as of this coming July 1, he's announced that Nic Bedelyon will be promoted as his top assistant coach. Bedelyon has served on the Rider staff for the last five years under Hangey and the legendary Gary Taylor. In his time at Rider, he's coached three student-athletes to four All-American honors in the last three years and the team has finished in the Top 25 in each of the last two years. 

“Naming Nic Bedelyon as the head assistant for our wrestling program was literally a no-brainer decision for me to ensure our program keeps moving forward,” said Hangey. “Nic and I have been together for five years and we hit it off personally and professionally from the very beginning. Nic has had a major impact in the overall success our program has experienced the last five years. Nic is extremely committed to our University and wrestling program and has sincere aspirations of us becoming a perennial Top 10 program.”

Bedelyon was instrumental in securing a Top 10 recruiting class that included B.J. Clagon (Toms River, NJ/Toms River South) and Chad Walsh (Cherry Hill, NJ/Camden Catholic), who both went on to earn All-American honors. The Broncs had three individuals ranked in the Top 10 to start the season in 2016-17 and achieved a Top 10 ranking in the 2014-15 season after defeating a pair of Top 15 teams in Wisconsin and Lehigh. 

With Bedelyon on staff, the Broncs earned the 2016 Eastern Wrestling League Championship and has finished as runner-up twice. Bedelyon has coached 14 individual EWL Conference Champions since the 2013-14 season and the Broncs have won 62 dual matches in his first five years. 
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