Born in West Columbia, Bryan was a 2006 graduate of Airport High School, varsity football player and a member of the French Honor Society, the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club and recipient of the USC-Aiken Scholar Award, the Coker College Scholar Award, the National Football Foundation, the College Football Hall of Fame and Scholar Athlete Award.
Bryan graduated in December 2009 from Newberry College Summa Cum Laude. He was on the Dean”s List and was an honor graduate, achieving a 3.9 grade point average, majoring in biology. A member of Who”s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, he was attending University of St. Augustine Health Science working toward his doctorate in physical therapy. He was a member of the University Honor Council.
Bryan was a loving and caring person who touched the lives of many through his services, beginning with the Airport High Special Olympics Program. He remained an active participant. He also received the Echo Award while attending Newberry College for his activities in student ministry.
Bryan in 2010 rode for Harrell’s Bicycle World/Garmin team out of Columbia, SC. Notable finishes were 4th and 6th and he was steadily moving towards a Cat 3 status in his first licensed year.
The new Wrigley Ride start will leave Downtown St. Augustine on Saturday April 13th, 2013 immediately after the Old City Crit (approximately 11:50 a.m.) and will take all riders by Bryan’s Ghost bike where each has the opportunity to place a ribbon on his bike. This year the course will take riders out to the beautiful St. Johns River and through the potato fields and passing Bryan’s Ghost Bike. Course distances are 40 mile and 100k and both will finish back in the city at the Francis Field. Water stops at Tocoi Feed Mill and Bryan’s Ghost Bike.
40 Mile Click here
100k Click here
Register for the Wrigley Ride via Active.com HERE
Register for the Wrigley Ride with the paper form HERE
Registration will also be available* for $65 Friday and Saturday at the following times:
*While we do not anticipate running out of shirts, in the event this happens, one will be mailed to you within 2 weeks of the event. Cash, check or credit.
Memorial: Remembering Bryan
In dedication to this young man and friend who was tragically taken, all riders will carry a ribbon to be tied to Bryan’s ghost bike. Bryan’s mom says he would always remark “somewhere over the rainbow.” Let’s dare to make the “dreams that we dare to dream” come true.
More info about Bryan’s Ghost bike can be found HERE
The Bryan Wrigley Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving student at Newberry Colllege in South Carolina where Bryan attended for his undergraduate degree. The scholarship, established by his father, Eric and mother, Mandy was in hopes of keeping Bryan as an ever present reminder of his ambitious spirit.
A portion of the proceeds from Wrigley Ride go towards funding this scholarship.