Byers wrestles well, turns heads at World Team Trials
The 197-pounder today advanced to the semifinals in this weight class and finished with two wins and two losses during the World Team Trials in Wisconsin.
He opened the tournament with a pin before in just under five minutes before beating two-time world team member JD Bergmen by a 6-4 decision in the quarterfinals.
Byers then dropped a tough 6-5 decision to former NCAA champion Dustin Kilgore in the semifinals before losing a consolation match.
In 2012, Byers finished third at the NCAA Championships. He finished his college career with a remarkable record of 112-22.
He is now club coach at Oklahoma State.