Thanks to a winning performance in the U.S. Olympic Wrestling trials this past Sunday in Las Vegas, Dremiel "Bam" Byers is headed to Beijing.
After qualifying for the team, Byers said:
I had to go outside and yell. My neighbors probably thought I was losing my mind, but I just had to scream. I couldn't help it.
Byers is reportedly a long-time competitor and friend of well-known U.S. Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner. Finally, Byers will get his chance to represent the U.S. in the Olympics.