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.
NCAA Champions & All-Americans At The 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships
Mar 14, 2023The 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships will feature an insanely deep field with the best wrestlers in the country at every weight! Just how deep is this tournament? Of the 330 wrestlers in the field, there are 70 wrestlers competing who have earned All-American honors, 10 runner-ups, and 11 NCAA Champions. Check out a complete breakdown of all the accolades, by weight, in the below article.
2023 NCAA Wrestling Championship Preview & Predictions - 133 Pounds
Mar 14, 2023Can anyone prevent a third-straight Daton Fix vs Roman Bravo-Young NCAA final? The odds are unlikely, but come March, anything can happen!
2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championship Preview: 125-157
Feb 27, 2023The 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships will take place March 4-5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and will feature some of the best college wrestlers in the country. Check out the article below for a full preview, with predictions for the lightweights (125-157) at Big Tens.
Predicting Every Seed For The 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships
Feb 22, 2023The 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships are set to go down March 4-5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and will feature some of the nation's best wrestlers on their quest to NCAAs. We should get the "official" seeds for Big 10's in the next 7-10, and that gives us plenty of time to speculate and predict what they might be. Take a look at the below article for a breakdown of what the seeds we're predicting at each weight.
Vito Arujau vs Jesse Mendez Is A Match Packed With Possibilities
Feb 14, 2023How good is Ohio State true freshman Jesse Mendez? Saturday’s match against Cornell’s Vito Arujau — an established veteran who has placed twice at nationals — will offer clues as both wrestlers conclude the dual season.
Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 15 Of NCAA Wrestling
Feb 7, 2023We only have a few weeks of dual meets left on the NCAA calendar, so let's enjoy it while it lasts! This week we'll have a whole bunch more ranked matchups and plenty of great action to look forward to. Here's every event on the division 1 calendar plus every time all 330 ranked wrestlers could compete. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 14 Of NCAA Wrestling
Jan 31, 2023The action doesn't slow down on week 14 of the NCAA wrestling season. Get ready for Ohio State vs Penn State, Iowa vs Minnesota, and a whole lot more. Below is a list of all the division 1 wrestling events on this week's calendar plus every time we could see all 330 ranked wrestlers in action. Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.
Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 13 Of NCAA Wrestling
Jan 24, 2023Iowa 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.
Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 12 Of NCAA Wrestling
Jan 17, 2023This 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.
Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 11 Of NCAA Wrestling
Jan 10, 2023A 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.
5 Big Tests For Iowa On Opening B10 Dual Weekend
Jan 5, 2023Iowa 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.
Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 10 Of NCAA Wrestling
Jan 3, 2023The 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.
2022 Midlands Brackets Are Here!
Dec 29, 2022Both 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.
Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 9 Of NCAA Wrestling
Dec 28, 2022While 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.
Nearly 100 Big Upsets In Week 5 Of The NCAA Season
Dec 5, 2022The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational added heaps of new upsets to the ever-growing list for this 2022-23 NCAA D1 wrestling season.