Mann Finishes Strong at FILA Nationals; Named Arkansas Wrestler of the Year
It’s been a year to remember for LR Central’s Tyler Mann. The Arkansas wrestler placed 6th in the prestigious 2013 FILA Cadet National Freestyle Championships this past weekend in Akron, OH while competing in the 69kg weight class. The top 6 in each weight class were awarded medals and earned points toward a Future Olympic rankings, the winner earning a spot on the World team.
Mann was also named Arkansas Wrestler of the Year by WIN magazine. The LR Central Jr. won his third 6-7A state title, finishing 36-0 and pinning his way to the title with four first-period pins for the second consecutive year. For the third straight year, a member of the Mann family takes the magazine’s honor. Tyler was the choice last year, and his older brother, Tanner, was picked in 2011.