George Webster
George Webster

George Webster


Grad Year: 1977

Year Inducted: 2010

George Webster was one of the first great wrestlers in Rhode Island College history. He competed two and a half seasons for the Anchormen, and amazingly, did not lose a match until his senior year in 1975-76.

Webster was 31-1-1 during his career on the mat and held the RIC record for career pins (16) at the time of his graduation.

In 2005, he was one of 14 former student-athletes named to the Rhode Island College All-75th Anniversary Wrestling Team.

In 1975-76, Webster went 12-1 with four pins and nine takedowns, tying for the team lead in wins and ranking second in pins.

Perhaps his most impressive season came in 1974-75 as a sophomore. Webster went undefeated at 126 lbs. with a 12-0 record. He led RIC with 67 points, nine pins and 11 takedowns while receiving the team award for the most pins in the least amount of time.

Webster came to Rhode Island College in 1973-74 after attending Roger Williams University. In his first year on the mat, Webster joined the team mid-season and posted a 7-0-1 overall record. He recorded 32 points and registered seven takedowns, while allowing being taken down once.

Also at RIC, he was the founding member and first treasurer of the Physical Education Health Major Club.

Webster was an All-State wrestler while at Bristol High School and established a Rhode Island record with 19 pins during his senior campaign.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Rhode Island College in 1977 and embarked on a 29-year career as a teacher in the Portsmouth public school system.

Webster is also proud of his 28-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves in which he retired with a rank of LCDR.

He is an avid sailor, scuba diver and fisherman. Webster resides in Bristol and is the father of two children: George and Ashley.