"Igor." "The Monster." These are just two of the nicknames that Cadwell "Ty" Tyler went by as a student and athlete at EHS. As co-captain of the varsity football team and the varsity wrestling team, his strength was evident in both his size and his success.
The 1963 Whispers reads: "There are small Head Monitors, and there are large Head Monitors – and then there's 'Igor.' Some of the respect that Ty-Ty commands comes from his mashing opposing centers and his growling at the student body through the bars of his cage ... Ty leaves a big hole in the middle of the defensive line."
As co-captain of the varsity football team, Mr. Tyler, along with co-captain Ed Carrington, led the 1962 team to the No.1 spot in the Washington, D.C. area for the second consecutive year. Not only did Mr. Tyler receive All-Metropolitan First-Team and All-American accolades that year, but also he was presented the Jack Buchanan Award for Football.
On the wrestling mat, Mr. Tyler was a man to be reckoned with. "Ty was unconquerable at heavyweight, turning in an 8-0 record and a first place in the tournament while registering a total of eight pins, just one short of the school record," wrote a member of the 1963 wrestling team.
That same year Mr. Tyler did set the school record for the fastest pin at 10 seconds, a record he held until 1991. Mr. Tyler concluded his wrestling career at EHS by clinching both the Metropolitan and Independent Wrestling Championships and receiving the Charles Morton Stewart III Award for Wrestling.
Being a superior athlete wasn't Mr. Tyler's only claim to fame during his last year at Episcopal. He served the community as the school's Head Monitor – the highest student leader position on campus – for which he was honored with the W.A.R. Goodwin, Jr. Memorial Bowl. Mr. Tyler also was a member of the Honor Committee.
While a student at Williams College, Mr. Tyler captained the wrestling team and was a member of the football team. He is a farmer in Lumberport, W.Va., where he lives with his wife, Lucinda.