Jake Byrd – Drury

Jake Byrd – Drury

Jackson, Missouri
Date of Birth
July 18, 1997
Year of Graduation
5′ 7
High School
Jackson High School
School's Address
315 South Missouri Street
Jackson, Missouri 63755
Coach's Name
Steve Wachter
Nick Purler
Coach's Phone
mobile: 5732757927
mobile: 3142293540
Years Involved in Wrestling
Accomplishments to Date

Freshman Year (2012-2013)
Varsity record of 41-8
Semo Conference Tournament-2nd
Class 4 District Tournament-2nd
St Charles West Tournament-2nd
Parkway South Tournament-1st
Panther Classic Tournament-2nd
Tiger Classic Tournament-3rd
9-1 in duals
State Qualifier

Sophomore Year 2013-2014
Varsity record of 35-4
Semo Conference Tournament-1st
St Charles West Tournament-1st
Class 4 District Tournament-2nd
Ritenour Tournament-1st
Tiger Classic Tournament-1st
8-0 in duals
State Qualifier

Junior Year 2014-2015
Varsity recrod of 45-8
Parkway South Tournament-3rd
Tiger Classic Tournament-2nd
St Charles West Tournament-1st
Semo Confernce Tournament-1st
Lindbergh Flyer Classic Tournament-1st
Francis Howell Thrasher Tournament-2nd
Class 4 District Tournament-3rd
9-0 in duals
State Qualifier

Top Athletes Beaten Over the Past 2 Years

2013 Kirk Bradley (MO) 6-4 victory at District Semi Finals
2014 Isaiah Johnson (MO) 3-2 victory St Charles West Semifinals
2014 Chandler Fohey (MO) 3-1 victory St Charles West Finals
2014 Zach Durbin (MO) 8-1 victory at St Charles West and 5-1 victory at MSHSAA State
2014 Marlon Argueta (CT) 10-4 victory at Super 32
2014 Tom McDonough (MA) 6-0 victory at Super 32
2014 Donny Albach (NJ) WBF victory at Super 32
2014 Tim Bogar 6-3 (MO) victory at District Semi Finals
2014 JJ Veytia (CA) 6-4 victory at Folkstyle Nationals
2014 Terrell Pampkin (MO) WBF at Ritenour and 2015 9-0 victory at Thrasher Tournament
2014 Tanner Tidswell (KY) 4-3 victory at Cape Tiger Classic
2014 Trent Eldridge (WV) 11-0 victory at NHSCA Sophomore Nationals
2014 Billy Schmidt (NJ) 7-3 victory at NHSCA Sophomore Nationals
2015 Carson (MO) WBF at MSHSAA State
2015 Luke Hardy (MO) WBF at Lindbergh Tournament
2015 Elias Lopez (TX) 6-2 victory at Preseason Nationals


I was born July 18, 1997 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. I started wrestling at the age of 5 for Jackson USA Wrestling Club. I joined Purler Wrestling Academy at the age of 11 and it has sky rocketed my wrestling ability ever since. I wrestle for Jackson High School and plan to wrestle 126/132 my senior year. I was a state qualifier all 3 years in high school, but have went 2-2 and lost the bubble match every year. This has motivated me to push myself more than ever this off season. I played baseball until 8th grade and football until my freshman year. With not playing sports anymore, I put all my time into wrestling. I weight lift and wrestle year round and plan to reach my goal this year to be a state champ and to wrestle competively in college. Although I have had some good seasons, I am not satisfied with my high school career because of my lack of performance at the state meet. I have done everything this summer to make big waves at the state tournament this year. As far as academics go, I have excelled. I currently have a 3.72 and a 23 on the ACT. I plan to take the ACT again in the winter and more than likely in the spring.

Extra Curricular Activities

Co-leader of pep squad
Member of J-Click
Weight Lifting
Part time job with lawn care service

ACT Score
Cumulative GPA to Date
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