A sophomore from Berthoud, Colo., Robby Workman wrestled all four years in high school and currently wrestles for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the 141 pound weight class. In his four years at Berthoud High School, Workman placed four consecutive years in all-state wrestling championships. He was a three-time champion in his district, and a four-time all conference champion. In addition, he was his high school team captain for two years of his high school career.
Born in 1992, Workman grew up playing sports like soccer, which he enjoyed, but which weren’t quite the sports for him. He switched to wrestling because it is a much more individualized sport that is both physically and mentally challenging. He has never cared for the team “politics” and prefers the individual challenge of wrestling. “In wrestling, it is all on you whether or not you win the match. It doesn’t matter what anyone else does when you are on the mat,” said Workman.
Workman originally came to Embry-Riddle for the Global Security and Intelligence Studies major. He said, “I have always been interested in detective-like work, and the nationally ranked wrestling team completed the package.” Embry-Riddle was the perfect match for what Workman was looking for in a college.
His greatest accomplishment in wrestling occurred when he became the first freshman from his high school to place in the state championship. This was a big turning point in Workman’s wrestling career that kept him striving to be the best wrestler he could possibly be. Workman looks forward to improving his wrestling as a part of the Embry-Riddle Eagles wrestling team.