UW brings home six tournament titles in Elite brackets
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High School: Beard was highly decorated as a four-time Oklahoma state champion, a two-time Mid-America Nationals champion and a FILA Cadet Nationals/World Team Trials runner-up. He was a USAW Asics folkstyle and freestyle national champion and won the title at the 2012 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals. He ended the high school season as the top-ranked prep wrestler in the nation at 170 pounds by InterMat. As the Oklahoma high school champ, he became only the 30th wrestler in state history to win four titles.
A month later at the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic in Pittsburgh, Pa., Beard wrestled for Team USA against Team Pennsylvania in the high school all-star event. Beard, ranked third nationally, took on Pennsylvania's Cody Wiercioch, the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the country at 170 pounds in the last match of the dual. Beard scored two takedowns in the first period en route to a 7-4 win over Wiercioch.
In the classroom, Beard was part of a four-time academic team championship in Oklahoma.
Personal: Born in Blanchard, Okla., he is the son of Brandon and Leslie Beard. He was recruited by Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.