By Jamie Rivera Published 02/19/2012 13:12:00 | Views: 327
Teen wrestler fights in memory of big brother

A metro Atlanta teen who lost his brother in a car accident tried to bring home a state championship in his honor Saturday.

Eastside High School senior Tyler Bailey said he wrestled in honor of his big brother, Trevor Bailey.

"I just pray and I think in my head let's go Trevor let's win another one," Bailey said.

His brother, Trevor, helped bring home a state championship for Eastside High School in 2009.

He was 21 and had earned All American honors at Marion Military Institute in 2011, but lost his life in October.

Police said the Covington native was killed when his truck went off of Elks Club Road and into a tree.

Saturday, Trevor Bailey's former teammates, friends and neighbors showed up at the Gwinnett Center in numbers to lift up his family.

"They've just helped us in so many ways," said father Tinsley Bailey. "They've helped us get through this tragedy."

"I just wanted to win so bad for me and my brother and all the hard work that I put in," his son, Tyler, said.

However, in the end, he came up just short losing by a single point.

His mother Stephanie Bailey said this was still a victory in the way that her son worked, trained, and fought to honor his big brother.

"I'm so proud of him," she said. "He's just a blessing just like his brother was and I know he's watching over him and I know he's proud."

Police said Trevor Baily was not wearing a seat belt in his fatal, single-vehicle accident. Theyta said alcohol was not involved.

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By Jamie Rivera 02/19/2012 13:12:00

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