Byers wins Big 12 championship [Wrestling]

March 5, 2012

Cayle Byers

Chugiak’s Cayle Byers made a major statement for Alaska wrestling over the weekend when he captured the 197-pound title in the Big 12 Championships in Columbia, Mo.

The super senior is ranked nationally and upset No. 5 Brent Haynes of Missouri with a 5-0 decision in the finals.

In the semifinals, Byers needed overtime to edge No. 11 Jerome Ward of Iowa State by a 5-3 score.

The senior transfer from George Mason improved his season record to 23-3.

Byers also won a conference title at George Mason.