National Champion Wrestler, Boise State 1961-63
Inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1983
Pederson, a two time conference (ICAC) champion wrestler at BJC, was undefeated as a Bronco. He compiled 40 wins against no losses during the 1962 and 1963 campaigns. In 1963, he went to the NJCAA National Tournament and won his 177-pound weight class. For his efforts he was selected as a first team All-American in 1963. Pederson was also a fine offensive center of the Broncos’ 1962 and 1963 football teams.