Kerr having solid wrestling season for Reed City at 171

REED CITY — Tyler Kerr went from the gridiron this fall to the wrestling mat during the winter for Reed City, and is looking to keep the success going strong.

He’s at 171 pounds this season after wrestling at 160 last winter. He’s in his second year of wrestling

“Coach (Roger Steig) called my Aunt Linda and wanted me on the team,” Kerr said. “It was my first year so I had a lot of room for improvement. I improved a lot from last year to this year.”

It was a matter of watching and learning.

“My buddy Derrick Rasor wrestled in front of me in that weight class,” Kerr said.

But so far this season, Kerr has gotten off to a 9-5 record.

“There are a few matches I lost that I should have won,” he said. “But overall from last year, it’s been good.”

On the mat, “I’m fairly aggressive,” Kerr. “I try to outlast everybody.”

He wants to improve on “mat recognition.”

Before the season ends, “I want to have a winning record,” Kerr said.

Reed City resumes action at Central Montcalm on Jan. 11.

“We’re young but if go hard in the wrestling room like we have been, I think we’ll be a pretty good team by the end of the year,” Kerr said.