Last week it was announced that Tate Picklo had won the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award for the state of Oklahoma. Tuesday the Hall of Fame announced Picklo as the winner of the Central Region Award.
The Central Region consists of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
From the release
Tate Picklo of Mustang, Oklahoma, is a two-time Oklahoma state champion and a four-time state finalist. After losing in the state finals as a freshman in 2018, he won 118 matches in a row before being forced to injury default in the state finals as a senior after re-injuring his left kneecap and being unable to continue. The son of Brian and Betty Picklo, he will continue his wrestling career at the University of Oklahoma. In 2019, he finished seventh at the Cadet Junior World Championships and was second in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle at the Cadet Nationals. Picklo won the freestyle title and finished third in Greco-Roman at the Cadet Nationals in 2018. In 2021, he was named the Jim Thorpe High School Player of the Year for wrestling and earned all-state honors. Picklo was the Class 6A Outstanding Wrestler at the 2020 Oklahoma State High School Championships and was also named All-Big City Wrestler of the Year. He ranked first in his class and was valedictorian while also serving as a leader in his youth group at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church.
Picklo will go up against the winners of the five other regions for the National Award, which will be announced on August 11th.