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|Weight||120 kg (265 lb)|
|Born||September 11, 1974|
Newark, New Jersey
|High school||Kings Mountain High School|
(Kings Mountain, North Carolina)
|State championships||1 (North Carolina)|
|College||North Carolina A&T|
|Olympic team||United States of America|
Dremiel Byers (born September 11, 1974) is an American amateur wrestler in the Greco-Roman discipline. Byers went to high school in Kings Mountain, North Carolina where he won a state championship in 1993. Byers joined the World Class Athletes Program (WCAP) in 1996, and worked his way to up to the pinnacle of his sport, becoming the 2002 World Champion representing Team USA in Greco-Roman.
Early life and education
Dremiel Byers, a native of Newark, New Jersey, attended Kings Mountain High School in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He was an All-State wrestler, and the 1993 heavyweight wrestling state champion during high school. 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. After giving up his scholarship he signed a 2-year enlistment for the US Army.
Byers joined the World Class Athletes Program (WCAP) in 1996, where he still plays a major role. He 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.
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.
Byers is a Sergeant First Class in the US Army.
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