12/19/2016 7:50:31 AM
By John Covington
Photo courtesy of Union High School yearbook class.
The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Wrestler Dylan Ahern from Union High School.
Dylan won the title of the Tiger Classic at Cape Girardeau Central High School Saturday at 195 pounds and helped the Union to a seventh place finish.
Dylan's record is currently 16-2.
His high school career has included two trips to state as a Freshman and Junior, but he has yet to medal. A shoulder injury last year inhibited his performance in the state tournament. Ahern would like to return to Columbia this year and close out his high school career with a medal.
His Freshman year, Ahern wrestled at 170, then he moved up to 182 his Sophomore and Junior years.
Dylan says wrestling is a tough and demanding sport, but that is what he loves about it. He also likes the individual and team aspects of the sport.
Dylan hopes to wrestle in college.