“Probably one of my biggest wins,” Beard said.
Beard is now ranked by at least two polls as the top high school wrestler in the country at 170 pounds and also is ranked in the top 10 overall.
He dominated most of his high school competition in Oklahoma the past two seasons.
“He wasn't pushed very much,” Surber said.
In addition to his four state championships, Beard won the prestigious Kansas City Stampede high school wrestling tournament three times and both the Geary Invitational and Mid-America Nationals at Tulsa Union twice.
“He's been fun to watch,” Surber said. “He's entertaining to watch. He likes doing some things outside the box. He likes to win with a little flash, so he tries different stuff.”
Beard has signed to wrestle collegiately at the University of Wyoming, rejecting offers from both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
“He will adapt and end up being a great college wrestler,” Surber said. “I think he will be a national champion some day.”