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Boomer Boyd
Boomer Boyd

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wilmington, N.C.

High School:
Cary

Weight:
125


02/16/2013

No. 6 Tigers to Host Regional Round of NWCA National Duals

The Missouri wrestling team plays host to Maryland, No. 16 Purdue, and No. 21 Wyoming at the Hearnes Center.

02/13/2013

Top-Five Tigers Thump SIUE on Senior Night, 43-3

The Tigers got bonus points in eight of their nine wins at the Hearnes Center Wednesday.

01/20/2013

Tigers Fall to Central Michigan, 17-16

A pair of major decisions for Chippewas proves to be too much for Tigers to overcome.

01/19/2013

Tigers Continue Home Dominance Versus North Dakota St.

Missouri, ranked sixth in the nation, improved to 8-0 in dual meets on Saturday with a 37-7 win over NDSU.

01/17/2013

No. 7 Tigers Host Central Michigan, North Dakota St. in Inaugural MAC Match

Top-ranked heavyweight Dom Bradley leads the Missouri Tigers into their first-­ever Mid-­American Conference dual meet this weekend at the Hearnes Center.

01/20/2013

Missouri vs. Central Michigan

Missouri vs. Central Michigan - January 20, 2013

2012-13:As a sophomore, Boyd grappled in five tournaments for the Tigers at 125 pounds, with his best finish coming at the UCM Open. Boyd captured third place at the UCM Open after going 6-1 in the tournament. Boyd won his first three matches, tallying two decisions and one major decision before falling to Eddie Klimara of Oklahoma State. He would bounce back for two more wins to claim third. At the Joe Parisi Open, Boyd went 4-2 compiling three decisions and one fall to take home fifth place for the Tigers. He would also finish in fifth place at the Kaufman-Brand Open as well adding another fall and decision to his season total. Boyd went 15-12 overall for the season securing eleven decisions, one major, two falls, and one technical fall He was 1-3 on the year in duals.

2011-12: Boyd wrestled in four open tournaments at 125 pounds as a freshman and capped off his redshirt campaign with a first place finish at the Roger Denker Open. He won with a late third period fall in his opening match and scored an 8-0 major decision in his next bout before defeating Jeff Vesta (NCCC) by a 4-2 score in the finals. He placed second at the Kaufman-Brand Open, winning his first three contests by decision before falling to teammate Alan Waters in the finals. He opened the season by placing sixth at the UCM Open on Nov. 13, winning four matches on the day, including one by fall. He finished the year with a 12-6 record, winning with bonus points in four of those victories.

High School:
Over his last two seasons wrestling for Cary High School, Boyd won 102 contests and lost just five, finishing second at 119 pounds as a junior and third at 125 during his senior year. At Nationals his senior year, Boyd took fourth place, two years after taking sixth at sophomore Nationals. He was a two-time All-American in high school and earned eight letters in high school, four for wrestling and four for golf. In 2009, Boyd qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Tournament after shooting rounds of 70 and 66, good for eight-under (-8) par. Academically, Boyd was a member of the honor roll.

Personal: Born to Dale and Diane Boyd, Boomer was born on Feb. 22, 1992 in Lexington, Ky. He has a younger sibling, Sydney. Both his grandfather, Dale Sr., and his father, Dale Jr., wrestled collegiately at the University of Delaware. When he graduates, he hopes to be an orthopedic surgeon like his father. Boomer is majoring in biology.