Byers wins tight match to secure Olympic Trials berth
The former NCAA All-American now wrestling with Titan Mercury captured his third-place match at 213 pounds with a 2-1 victory over David Zabriskie of Lehigh Valley at the Dave Schultz Memorial International in Colorado Springs.
He was among a group of freestylers to qualify for the Olympic Trials, April 9-10 in Iowa.
Byers, of Chugiak High fame, won the weight class last year with his first-ever win over NCAA champion Dustin Kilgore, 12-8, in a slugfest.
Byers was an All-American at Oklahoma State University.