Even in defeat, Wyoming wrestling fans had a lot to cheer for this weekend. Bryce Meredith capped off his college career as a three-time All-American and a two-time NCAA runner-up.

Meredith finishes with 12 career NCAA tournament wins, tied for second place in the Wyoming record books with Reese Andy. During three seasons at Wyoming, the Cheyenne native won 86% of his matches, compiling a record of 93-15. He was also a standout in the classroom. As a junior, Meredith was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic team.

Before transferring back to his home state, Meredith spent his freshman year at North Carolina State. He was a four-time Wyoming state champion at Cheyenne Central High School.

On the eve of his final match, Meredith penned an open letter. In "Dear Wrestling", he credits the sport for teaching him "what it means to be a champion. Not a wrestling champion, but a champion in life."