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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. Battle-Tested: 2022 133-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Battle-Tested: 2022 133-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Mar 14, 2022

    Brackets | Rankings | Additional Previews: 125, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197, 285
  2. 28 Upsets In Week 1!

    28 Upsets In Week 1!

    Nov 8, 2021

    The first weekend of collegiate action saw 28 upsets, 3 of which were over wrestlers ranked in the top 10. Below are some of the biggest upset stories of the week along with every upset we could find. If you saw an upset we missed, email jonathan.kozak@flosports.tv so we can be sure to include it.
  3. Over 30 Ranked Or HM Wrestlers Headline MSU Open Field

    Over 30 Ranked Or HM Wrestlers Headline MSU Open Field

    Nov 4, 2021

    There's no bigger event on the opening weekend of NCAA wrestling than the Michigan State Open. With double-digit D1 teams, we're sure to see incredible matches and rankings shakeups. This will also be our first look at a number of high-powered true freshmen against college competition. Check out the full MSU Open field below with ranked wrestlers at the top of each weight.
  4. The Super Staffs Of The NCAA

    The Super Staffs Of The NCAA

    Sep 17, 2021

    For some time now the topic in major team sports leagues has been the formation of super teams and what they can accomplish. With the movement in coaching this summer the question should now arise: what about coaching super staffs in college wrestling? Some may come easily to mind but there are more than you may think.
  5. 2022 Title Contenders: 133 Pounds

    2022 Title Contenders: 133 Pounds

    Jul 12, 2021

    Lucky for fans but unfortunately for the field at 133 lbs, both finalists from this past year are returning. Roman Bravo-Young and Daton Fix have separated themselves from the field, so is there anyone else that could immerge as a title contender at the second to lightest weight class?
  6. Match Notes: 2021 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Session V

    Match Notes: 2021 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Session V

    Mar 20, 2021

    We're really doing it. It's finally here. Indeed, it's almost over! The penultimate round of the 2021 NCAA Wrestling Championships!
  7. NCAA 133-Pound Preview: A Daton Fix - Roman Bravo-Young Collision Course

    NCAA 133-Pound Preview: A Daton Fix - Roman Bravo-Young Collision Course

    Mar 16, 2021

    I can’t guarantee anything about the 2021 NCAA Championships except that no one will be taking it for granted after what happened last year. Let’s all count our blessings that we get to watch three days of excellent college wrestling.
  8. Projecting Every Seed At The Big Ten Championships

    Projecting Every Seed At The Big Ten Championships

    Feb 26, 2021

    The post-season is here. We have to wait an extra week for the biggest and baddest conference tournament of them all, but that just gives us more time to preview, prognosticate, and predict what will happen. Below is the projected seed for every weight at the Big Ten tournament with the number of allocations listed below. Pre seeds will be released early next week.