In particular, it was his decision in the final match against Larue's Shawn Hull which Beto said got him going.
"I'd never beaten LaRue until this year. It really boosted my confidence," he said.
Beto also won the Tates Creek Invitational earlier this year, and was second Saturday at the Capital City Classic at Franklin County.
Beto said his conditioning is much better, which has resulted in him being stronger later in matches.
"I was working hard over the summer and doing AAU with coach Lannum," Beto said. "One of the keys is when the other guy's tired, it helped me a lot."
'He's really been building for this'
Danville coach Jeff Selby has noticed a big difference in Beto, but said he has seen it coming for a while.
"I think he's really been working at it for the last two years. He's gone to a couple of camps and wrestled AAU the last couple years," Danville coach Jeff Selby. "He's really been building for this."
"Coach Lannum has really worked with him on (attacking) the legs. He's gotten in trouble a few times, but got out of it by not panicking and staying with what he's doing. A lot of it is confidence. He's poised and his technique is a lot better."
Beto feels he can continue his strong run into the regional meet Feb. 14 at Fort Knox and not only get back to state, but make it there with a regional title to improve his seeding.
"Last year, I didn't do very well. I barely made it to state," said Beto, who finished fourth at and was pinned twice at state. "But this year I've only lost once in the region. I was expecting to make it to state, but right now I could maybe get first at region."
To do that there is still plenty to work on in the Ads' three remaining meets, including the Danville Duals on Jan. 31.
"I need to work on being able to get the first shot, being a little more aggressive," he said.