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This is a big year for budding student athletes

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It’s always interesting to watch young athletes navigate their way to a sport that really grabs them and inspires them to be their very best.  

Wrestling is a tough sport. The training, the dieting, the dedication… not many sports will push an individual to their limits the way wrestling does.

But Tyler Byron likes to be pushed, he likes to be challenged.  

"Wrestling challenges me physically," Tyler says. "In an individual sport, winning is always up to me. I am always in control of the outcome."  

Tyler has always been very active and involved in a number of sports. He is 17 years old and just starting Grade 12 at West Kildonan Collegiate where he will again wrestle and play football as a running back for the Wolverines.  

This is a big year for Tyler, who recently competed for Manitoba in wrestling and won a silver metal at the Canada Games.  He needs to have a strong academic year to try and secure a scholarship for wrestling.

"My goal this year is to average above 80% and make the honour roll. That will go a long way in helping me get a scholarship for wrestling in Canada or the United States."  

The balance of academics and sport is very demanding and absolutely essential for any young athlete who has the dream of competing at the university or college level. A young athlete typically finds it easy to dedicate the time and energy necessary to be the best at their sport but matching that level of dedication for things academic is an even bigger challenge that often takes even more effort.

In wrestling, like most sports, effort is king. Hour after hour on the mat perfecting intricate moves. Hour after hour in the gym trying to master muscular and cardiovascular endurance. One needs to be relentless in this pursuit of perfection.  

This is a big school year for Tyler Byron and many other young athletes who have the dream of  competing at a university or college level.

Go get ’em, Ty.

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