Timothy (Tim) Tyler

Tim TylerTimothy (Tim) Tyler was a 1994 graduate of Canastota High School. His passion for wrestling started at a young age when he wrestled in the Canastota Pee Wee Wrestling Club. He continued to wrestle during his four years in high school, where he compiled 135 wins, was a four class tournament champion, a two time section three champion, a New York State sixth place finisher, a team captain for two years and a three letter sport athlete.
Tim was a member of the Mohawk Valley Wrestling Club during which time he was selected to travel with the team to Puerto Rico and Denmark. He was also a three time Empire State Games Medalist.

Tim went on to pursue his education at Rochester Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Minor Degree in Criminal Justice, graduating in 1999. While at R.I.T., Tim continued his wrestling. He went on to be a team captain for two years, three time national qualifier, NCAA Division III All American and a NCAA Scholar-Athlete All American. In 1999 Tim married Jennie Anne “Jen” LaBarre and they had two children, Emma Sue and Andrew John.

Upon his graduation from R.I.T., Tim went on to train to become a New York State Trooper. As a trooper, Tim was a Resource Officer at Mt. Markham Central School, a counselor for the New York State Junior Police Academy each summer and a member of the Police Benevolent Association.

Tim also volunteered as a wrestling coach at Canastota and an AYSO coach for three and fourTim Tyler Graduation year olds. Tim had a passion for teaching and guiding youth and was a natural at it because he inspired youth and adults alike, no matter the circumstance.

In 2012, with ten years of service, Tim retired as a New York State Trooper due to his health. Tim’s “NEVER GIVE UP ATTITUDE” showed everyone he came in contact with that they could make a difference no matter what they chose to do.

Tim’s life was cut short. He died in January, 2013, after a three year battle with a rare form of cancer, at the age of 37. In January 2015, Tim was honored by having his name added to the list of the Canastota Central Schools “Wrestling Fallen Heroes Memorial” for which the tournament is dedicated.