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Tyler Askey (H.M. @ 152) Chasing Excellence

18 Feb Posted by in Georgia Wrestling | Comments
Tyler Askey (H.M. @ 152) Chasing Excellence

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.”

To Continue Reading Article by Chris Goltermann of The Times-Herald