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Dremiel Byers

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Name  Dremiel Byers
Role  Athlete

Height  1.88 m
Weight  120 kg
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Education  North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Similar People  Spenser Mango, Rulon Gardner, Mijain Lopez, Chas Betts

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Dremiel Byers (born September 11, 1974) is an amateur wrestler in the Greco-Roman discipline from the United States, Byers went to high school in Kings Mountain, North Carolina where he won a state championship in 1993. He decided to attend North Carolina A&T on a football scholarship to study Animal Science. After giving up his scholarship he signed a 2-year enlistment for the US Army. He joined the World Class Athletes Program (WCAP) in 1996, where he still plays a major role. Byers is a Sergeant First Class in the US Army.

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High school years

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Byers, a native of Newark, New Jersey, attended Kings Mountain High School in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He was an All-State in wrestling, and was the 1993 wrestling state heavyweight champion.

College years

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Dremiel Byers attended North Carolina A&T for one year on a football scholarship. Byers studied Animal Science. He was forced to give up his scholarship to take care of family matters.

Wrestling career

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Byers competes out of Colorado Springs, CO for the US Army in the 120 kg(264.5 lbs) weight class. He has many accomplishments and awards as a wrestler. Most recently he was awarded the USA Wrestling Wrestler of the year for 2009. Byers earned the award also in 1999 and 2002. Byers is currently tied with Matt Ghaffari for the most world medals, by achieving 3 world medals in his career.

Personal life

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Dremiel Byers was raised by a single mother in Kings Mountain, NC. Byers carries a childhood nickname, "Bam" or "Big Bam" to the current day. Byers earned this nickname from when he was a toddler, he carried a 1-pound dumbbell as a toy. Byers is an avid motorcyclist. He is a member of the motorcycle club Street Soldiers out of Denver, Colorado and is the Colorado Springs Chapter commander.


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