Awards and Honors: 2013 Big 12 runner-up 2013 All-Big 12 Academic Second-Team 2013 National Collegiate Open All-American (second-place) 2012 Big 12 runner-up 2012 All-Big 12 Academic First-Team
2012-13 NCAA-qualifier at 184 pounds for the second consecutive season… went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships, falling just shy of the All-American podium… defeated Stephen Doty of Virginia 6-4 and earned a 9-0 major decision over Virginia Tech’s Nick Vetterlein in his two wins at the national tournament… posted a 17-8 overall record in his junior campaign, going 9-3 in duals… recorded five bonus point wins in duals for the Cyclones, earning three major decisions and two pins… clinched automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Championships with a runner-up finish at the Big 12 Championships to Oklahoma State’s Chris Chionuma… earned second Big 12 academic honor as he was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second-Team… runner-up at the National Collegiate Open… became first Cyclone, along with teammate Ryak Finch, to be a National Collegiate Open All-American.
2011-2012 Completed season with 10-7 record, 9-4 in dual meets … qualified for the NCAA Championships at 184 pounds, going 0-2 in St. Louis … punched ticket to nationals by finishing second at Big 12 Championships … defeated Erich Schmidtke of Oklahoma 8-6 before being edged out by Mike Larson in the finals, 5-4 … posted major decisions away to Army and Boston U.
2009-2010 Redshirted initial collegiate season.
High School Four-time Kansas state champion at Goddard High School ... compiled a 110-2 prep campaign record ... coached by Brett Means.
Personal Born May 30, 1990 ... son of Ronnie and Diana Beard ... older sister Katie and younger brother Dalton ... kinesiology/pre-physical therapy major.