Byers wins regional, qualifies for World Team Trials
The 214-pounder now with the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club beat former NCAA heavyweight runner-up Ryan Flores 6-5 in the 97-kilomgram championship match.
Byers, of Chugiak High fame, used to wrestle for Oklahoma State University, where he finished third at the 2012 NCAA Championships.
The tournament was the last chance wrestlers had to qualify for the World Team Trials. But they had to win their weight class.
Byers will wrestle at the World Team Trials in Wisconsin in two weeks.