Bryden was a 4x CAL League Champion, 3x Division III Section Champion, 2x Masters Champion and 3rd place medalist at the Senior National Wrestling Championships - earning him All-American status. Bryden's career varsity record was 160 - 35. Bryden went on to place in the NAIA Collegiate National Championships (2nd & 4th) and is now a college All-American. (Class of 2009). Bryden then transfered to Division II Cal Baptist where he became an All-American at that level placing 5th at the National Championships. Going into the tournament Bryden was ranked #1 in the country, but hurt his knee the day before competition. Most wrestlers would have stopped, but he placed 5th on one leg.