Class of 2017
Port Byron (Riverdale)
Tyler Hurry wrestled for coaches Jim Boyd and Myron Keppy at Port Byron Riverdale High School where he compiled a 145 – 9 varsity record. Tyler ‘s accomplishments as a high school wrestler were extensive. He was named the Outstanding Wrestler at every tournament he competed in during both his junior and senior years. He was a 4 time regional and sectional champion, a 3rd place Illinois High School Association state placer as a freshman and 3 time state champion his sophomore, junior and senior years. In fact, as a junior and senior, Tyler pinned his way through the state finals to his championships with all of his pins as a senior coming in the first period of his matches.
Tyler was a two time Prairie State Games Freestyle and Greco-Roman champion and a Cadet All-American in 1991 and 1992. In 1995, Tyler was an Asics Junior National Freestyle All-American, a National High School Wrestling Championship All-American, an AAU Grand National Champion and was named a Wrestling One All-American, a Wrestling USA All-American and an Amateur Wrestling News All-American. Tyler went on to be a member of the wrestling team at the University of Illinois where he wrestled and earned a varsity letter for IWCOA Hall of Famer, Mark Johnson, and fellow 2017 IWCOA Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Heffernan.
After college, Tyler competed in Jiu-Jitsu and became Gi World Brazilian Champion in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, he was also a Gi Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Champion as well as a Gi Pan American Absolute runner up. He has worked in real estate, finance, teaching and coaching. Tyler currently works as a consultant and resides in Palm Coast, Florida.