Viking sophomore Tyler Askey (H.M. @ 152) takes a perfect 94-0 varsity record into to the Class AAAA state tournament at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth where he will be a favorite to win this year’s 152-pound state title.
The GHSA state tournaments will feature a trio of Coweta wrestlers led by Askey as a top seed following his Class AAAA West Sectional title last weekend. In the Class AAAAA tournament, both East Coweta 125-pound sophomore Drew Higgins and Newnan 160-pound junior David Finlay survived an equally grueling sectional, finishing among the top-eight in sixth and eighth place.
Entering unbeaten, Askey stands in the same position he was as a freshman before polishing off an perfect freshman season with a 140-pound Class AAAA championship in 2010 after winning all 50 of his matches.
Chasing excellence has become as much a habit for the nationally-ranked youth wrestler, as it is now an art.
Under “Interests” on his Facebook page, Askey lists a single word — “Perfection”
“I know there are other things that are important. Church and school come first in my family,” he said. “But as far as other activities, wrestling is up there.”