Tyler Wells of Princeton has become a world champion wrestler after his results at the World Wrestling Championships held on June 18 in Budapest, Hungary.
In what was a foreign environment with stiff competition from all over the world, Wells was still able to keep his cool and win the freestyle wrestling world championship at the U15 level for his weight class.
“The victory feels good, but I have other goals I want to achieve,” said Tyler Wells thinking towards the future.
After gaining publicity through many state championships, even a Go Fund Me campaign that was published last month in the Union-Times in hopes to raise funds to finance the trip over seas, the new world champ’s goals have remained the same.
“The next step in my career is winning a high school state title.” said Wells, who has yet to wrestle for varsity for the Princeton Tigers but will finally be eligible next year once he reaches the age requirement of the MSHSL.
With the notoriety that comes with a world championship, Wells is being pressed hard to go to a bigger high school, but Wells remains unmoved, as he wants to create something special right here in Princeton. “We have had many schools approach us to recruit Tyler to a winning AAA high school but we believe that it will mean more to help be part of building Princeton’s wrestling program and be a big part of Princeton as a team making it to state.” said mother, Carin Stresemann.
Wells has been offered a residency at the Olympic training facility in Colorado, but that’s not something the family is considering at this time.
Besides wrestling, some of Wells’ highlights from the trip were visiting the hot springs of Hungary and sightseeing around the city of Danube.
Look for Wells to continue his success next winter for the Princeton varsity team, eager to win with much to prove after his showings at the youth level.