Army Staff Sergeant Competes in Greco-Roman Wrestling

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers avoids getting lifted by Ukraine's Oleksandr Chernetskyi en route to a 1-1, 2-0 qualification victory in the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament Aug. 14, 2008, at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing.  U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers wrestles to a 1-1, 2-0 victory over Oleksandr Chernetskyi of Ukraine in their opening match of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Aug. 14, 2008, in Beijing. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shon Lewis, right, and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Jay Antonelli, left, coach U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers to a 4-0, 1-1, 1-1 victory over China's Deli Liu in the second round of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament Aug. 14, 2008, at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing.

 U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers wrestles to a 4-0, 1-1, 1-1 victory over China's Deli Liu in the second round of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Aug. 14, 2008, at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers lifts Sweden's Jalmar Sjoberg during a quarterfinal match of the 2008 Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Aug. 14, 2008, in Beijing.  U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers, right,  vows to wrestle for a berth in the 2012 London Games after losing to Sweden's Jalmar Sjoberg, left, in the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram quarterfinals Aug. 14, 2008, at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing. "This is fuel for something bigger, and the only thing bigger is the next Olympics,” Byers said. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps