NAME: Lucas Byrd
SCHOOL: La Salle High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2017 Cadet World Team member
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'.5"-120 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Colerain Township
PARENTS: Jeff & Myra
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My brother Max."
FUTURE GOAL: Win 4 NCAA titles
One of Cincinnati's best wrestlers on one of Cincinnati's top wrestling teams is La Salle senior Lucas Byrd, a four-year varsity competitor and a wrestling All-American. The Lancers' team is ranked #4 nationally by USA Today.
Lucas is the reigning sectional, district and Ohio state champion in the 113 lb. weight class, and entered his senior campaign with an impressive 131-17 record in varsity matches. He is only the second Ohio state wrestling champion in school history
His junior year, Lucas finished the season with a 46-4 record and earned numerous honors. He was GCL-South Co-Wrestler of the Year, 1st team all-conference, 1st team all-city and a finalist for the Cincinnati.com Sports Awards' Wrestler of the Year.
Lucas was a 2017 Cadet World Team member and was ranked second in the nation and seventh in the world. In May 2018, he won the USA-Ohio Freestyle and Greco Ohio state championships in the Junior 120 weight class.
A good student who is active in community service and likes to sing, Lucas will wrestle collegiately at the University of Maryland.
His favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Kyle Dake, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is Harry Potter and favorite movie is Baby Driver.
COACH'S QUOTE – "His leadership on and off the mat is something you don't see often in a kid and his work ethic is something that every coach dreams of."
— Ryan Root, Wrestling Coach