Former All-American Byers headed back to World Team Trials
This time he’s competing for a spot on Team USA.
The former NCAA All-American out of Oklahoma State University will compete in the 213-pound bracket after finishing fifth at this year’s US Open to qualify for the Trials.
Byers, of Chugiak High fame, won his weight class earlier this year at the Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Last year, he advanced to the semifinals at 197 and finished with two wins and two losses. In that tournament, he lost 6-5 to NCAA champion Dustin Kilgore. But then in January he beat Kilgore 12-8.