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A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, the La Salle product was the first two time state champion in program history. ranked number one in his class at 120 pounds, Byrd has also won prestigious tournaments such as Super 32, Escape the Rock, and was a runner - up at Ironman. Byrd was initially a Maryland commit, but reopened his commitment after the university moved on from then head coach Kerry McCoy. Byrd decided to go with the Fighting Illini of Illinois as his college posting an 11-4 overall record during his redshirt year with a title at the Findlay open at 133 pounds. Once the 2021 season came around, Bryrd seemed primed and ready to step into the Illinois line up at 133 pounds.

  1. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 13 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 13 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Jan 24, 2023

    Iowa vs Penn State will take center stage this week, but don't get it twisted, there's a whole lot to look forward to. Here's every match on the D1 calendar (compiled by Britt Malinski) and every time we could see all 330 ranked wrestlers in action.
  2. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 12 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 12 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Jan 17, 2023

    This weekend has plenty of spicy matchups on the team and individual level, especially on Friday night when Penn State takes on Michigan and Iowa battles Nebraska. Here's every match on the D1 calendar (compiled by Britt Malinski) and every time we could see all 330 ranked wrestlers in action.
  3. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 11 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 11 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Jan 10, 2023

    A whole bunch more duals are on tap for week 11 of NCAA wrestling. Here's every event on the NCAA D1 calendar along with every place we could see all 330 ranked wrestlers compete.
  4. 5 Big Tests For Iowa On Opening B10 Dual Weekend

    5 Big Tests For Iowa On Opening B10 Dual Weekend

    Jan 5, 2023

    Iowa kicks off its B1G schedule with a pair of weekend duals. The Hawkeyes face Illinois at home on Friday, January 6 at 7 p.m. CT then hit the road for a dual at Purdue on Sunday, January 8 at 1 p.m.
  5. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 10 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 10 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Jan 3, 2023

    The holiday tournaments are over, and the NCAA season is about to settle into its conference dual rhythm. We have some incredible matches slated for the D1 week 10 schedule. Here's every event on the calendar plus all the places every ranked wrestler could compete. As usual, this schedule was compiled by Britt Malinsky. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
  6. 2022 Midlands Brackets Are Here!

    2022 Midlands Brackets Are Here!

    Dec 29, 2022

    Both of Princeton's returning national finalists are competing at the prestigious Midlands Championships on December 29-30, but neither is seeded first. Why? Both have moved up a weight from where they are ranked.
  7. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 9 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 9 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Dec 28, 2022

    While there are only three NCAA events on the calendar this week, all three will attract significant numbers of ranked wrestlers. Here's a list of all the top-33 ranked wrestlers we could see at the Soldier Salute, Midlands, and the Southern Scuffle.
  8. Nearly 100 Big Upsets In Week 5 Of The NCAA Season

    Nearly 100 Big Upsets In Week 5 Of The NCAA Season

    Dec 5, 2022

    The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational added heaps of new upsets to the ever-growing list for this 2022-23 NCAA D1 wrestling season.
  9. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 5 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 5 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Nov 29, 2022

    December is upon us, and that means it's CKLV week! Throw in Iowa vs Iowa State and a bunch of other great duals, and week 5 of the season is shaping up to be the most consequential week of the season so far. Below is a list of every D1 event on the calendar along with all the ranked wrestlers we could see at those events. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
  10. A Mere 8 Upsets In Week 4 Of NCAA D1 Wrestling

    A Mere 8 Upsets In Week 4 Of NCAA D1 Wrestling

    Nov 28, 2022

    This week was light on competitions due to the holiday so the rankings are the least shook up they've been so far this season.
  11. Lucas Byrd Wishes He Would Have Scored More Points
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    Lucas Byrd Wishes He Would Have Scored More Points

    Nov 23, 2022

    Illinois' Lucas Byrd talks about beating Michael McGee at the 2022 NWCA All-Star Classic.

  12. 133 lbs NWCA - Lucas Byrd, Illinois vs Michael McGee, Arizona State
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    133 lbs NWCA - Lucas Byrd, Illinois vs Michael McGee, Arizona State

    Nov 23, 2022

    All-Americans Lucas Byrd of Illinois & Michael McGee of Arizona State met in a rematch of the 5th-place match at the 2021 NCAA Championships.

  13. Lucas Byrd Is Proud To Represent The Block I At The All-Star
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    Lucas Byrd Is Proud To Represent The Block I At The All-Star

    Nov 21, 2022

    Two-time All-American Lucas Byrd of Illinois explains all the ways the Illinois program is developing and why he's excited to represent the team tomorrow.

  14. 133 lbs Rr Rnd 1 - Troy Hohman, NC State vs Lucas Byrd, Illinois
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    133 lbs Rr Rnd 1 - Troy Hohman, NC State vs Lucas Byrd, Illinois

    Nov 19, 2022

    133 lbs Rr Rnd 1 - Troy Hohman, NC State vs Lucas Byrd, Illinois

  15. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Is Set To Compete On Week 3 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Is Set To Compete On Week 3 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Nov 15, 2022

    NCAA wrestling action keeps heating up. After back-to-back weekends with more than 50 upsets, week three sets the table for even more potential chaos than we've already seen. Here's a list of every D1 event on this weekend's calendar along with all the ranked wrestlers who could participate in that event. This list also includes links to events that are live on FloWrestling along with preview content where applicable. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.