Georgia Archives Match of the Week #6
Tyler Askey vs Robbie Collum is a matchup between the young calf vs. the old bull. Two great wrestlers, with Robbie Collum being the returning State Champion, and Tyler Askey being the young phenom looking to make his name. It was a great match with Askey coming out on top 7-4, thus beginning one of the greatest careers from a Georgia wrestler ever.
Robbie Collum was South Effingham’s first State Champion ever in the history of the school, a feat he came to accomplish in his Junior Year. He never placed lower than 3rd place at the State Tournament, marking him as South Effingham’s greatest wrestler ever to come through the school. He graduated high school with a 197-15 record. Collum went on to wrestle in college at Shorter University in it’s first year as a wrestling school. As a Freshman he became Shorter University’s first-ever individual Mid-South Conference Champion at 149 lbs. He started an MMA career in 2014 winning his first 6 fights and finishing his career in 2019 with a final 8-2 record.
Tyler Askey is one of the greatest wrestlers to ever come out of Georgia. His list of accolades are something to gawk at. He was a 4x 4A State Champion and finished high school with a regular season record of 194-0. While in high school his accolades included 2x NHSCA National Champion, Flonationals Runner-Up, Super 32 All-American, 5x Fargo All-American, and ranked as the #36 overall recruit in his graduating class. He would continue his wrestling career at the University of Virginia and finish as a 4 year starter with 75 career wins. Since graduating from college he went on to get his MBA and coached for one year as assistant at Reinhardt University. He is currently the Youth Director/Assistant Coach at Teknique Wrestling Club, a Financial Advisor for Raymond James Investment Banking Company, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the University of Virginia Alumni Association.
High School: Northgate
College: University of Virginia
High School: South Effingham
College: Shorter University
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