Orion High School's newest Hall of Fame class included Tyler Clark, wrestling state champion.
The OHS wrestling program has had a number of great wrestlers, and Tyler Clark is in the argument for being the best ever.
Starting his freshman year in 2003-04, Tyler made an impact on the high school wrestling scene at OHS.
Wrestling in the 103-lb. weight class, Tyler went 39-3 and placed second in the state.
He also helped the team pull off an unbelievable upset at regionals to advance to team state.
During Tyler’s sophomore year, he became the second OHS wrestler to achieve a perfect season as he went 38-0 enroute to winning the state championship at 103 lbs.
As a junior, Tyler wrestled at 119 lbs., where he went 42-1 and placed second in the state.
He again helped the Chargers advance to the team dual state finals.
His overall record at OHS was 119-4, which is the highest winning percentage in school history.
Tyler attended Bettendorf High School as a senior, where he went 42-3 and placed second in the state of Iowa.
After graduation, Tyler attended Iowa State University on scholarship. He wrestled as a true freshman and placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships. He earned a wild card bid to the NCAA Finals.
His sophomore year he went 25-8, placing second at the Midlands Championships and second at the Big 12 Championship,s and again earned a trip to the NCAA Championships.
Tyler was also named second team All-Academic for the Big 12 that year.
Tyler transferred to the University of Iowa for his junior and senior years. As a senior, he went 17-3, placed fourth at the Midlands, second at the Lindenwood Open, won championships at both the Grand View and Duhawk Open and most importantly was named Academic All-Big Ten.
Tyler currently lives in Boonesville, Mo., where he works as a salesman for Striker Medical Supplies. He’s here tonight with his wife Chelsea and has a new 3-month-old baby girl.