Outstanding Athlete Spotlight: Tyler Weiderholt

By: Mitch Hughes

The 2015- 2016 Wrestling season is quickly approaching and this year’s team will be led by senior Tyler Weiderholt. Tyler has been wrestling since the age of five and has been fully committed to the sport since then. Tyler’s twelve-year career hasn’t gone without its fair share of outstanding achievements. He is an All-American, a two-time state champion for freestyle wrestling, a two-time state placer in the OSHAA folkstyle tournament and a finalist in last year’s state tournament.

Tyler has spent the majority of his wrestling career alongside his friends and teammates Cameron Kelly and Ben Schram, both who are currently wrestling at the collegiate level. According to Tyler, wrestling with these two is one of the achievements he is most proud of. Tyler credits some of his wrestling ability to training with such high-caliber athletes for so many years. He also gives credit to his father and coach, who has been with him every step of the way.

As one might imagine, athletes who compete at the state level spend a great deal of time perfecting their craft in the offseason, and Tyler is certainly no exception. He has spent countless hours in the weight room and on the wrestling mats to further improve his strength and technique. Tyler says that staying healthy has always been one of the most challenging aspects of his sport.

Tyler plans to wrestle in college, but has not made any commitments as of yet. No amount of my pestering was enough for him to hint at what college he will likely attend, but regardless of where he goes, he will continue his growth as one of the premier athletes in the sport of wrestling.

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