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PressBox, GBMC Honor Parkville High School's Tylor Knight With Unsung Hero Award

March 19, 2015

PressBox and GBMC have teamed up to honor one high school student-athlete each month who demonstrates sportsmanship, school spirit, hard work and dedication. 

The sixth honoree is Parkville High School wrestler Tylor Knight.

GBMC Unsung Hero March 2015: Parkville High School's Tylor Knight
Tylor Knight, PressBox publisher Stan Charles and Parkville High School wrestling coach Gary Burkhardt

To nominate a student-athlete for consideration, click here. 

Knight, a junior, was nominated by Parkville High School wrestling coach Gary Burkhardt, who wrote:

"In just his second year of wrestling, Tylor Knight, is the true definition of a hardworking student-athlete. These character traits have helped Tylor earn his teammates respect both on and off the wrestling mat."

Knight served as captain of both the football and wrestling teams, and he is also a member of Parkville's outdoor track program in the spring. 

Burkhardt highlighted Knight's commitment and dedication. 

"In one of the toughest weight classes in state, Tylor competes at a top level night after night, recording wins against county opponents from Patapsco, Pikesville, Towson, Perry Hall, Western Tech, Catonsville, Woodlawn and Kenwood," Burkhardt wrote.

Beyond his athletic activities, Knight has earned the rank of Platoon Commander in the school's Marine Corps JROTC program, and was inducted into Parkville Chapter of National Honor Society with a 3.7 GPA and a weighted GPA of 4.25. He also makes time to give back to the community, volunteering at the Caring Hands Adult Day Care Center, and reading to special needs students. 

Burkhardt also praised Knight for his leadership role.

"He is a mentor to younger athletes," Burkhardt wrote. "He is an active recruiter, he supports his teammates in triumph and defeat, and communicates daily with coaches to discuss practice and game day agendas and strategies. This type of leadership is what successful programs can be built around."

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