Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

March 4, 2014

Kauzlarich, Lewis place at AAU State

By Julie Clark Daily Iowegian
The Daily Iowegian

---- — Six Centerville wrestlers competed in the AAU State Wrestling tournament this past weekend at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines with Kayden Kauzlarich and Matthew Lewis finishing second and third respectively.

Kauzlarich started his journey to the finals with a 24 second pin over Ryan Kammerer followed by a technical fall of 17-2 over Zane Ziegler.

The third win came against Jalen Schropp with a 4-2 decision and a spot on the podium.

Lewis started Saturday off in a winning fashion with three pins in a row.

The first was in 37 seconds over Logan Luft followed by a 55 second pin over Peter Comer and then he pinned Aiden Evans in 2:23 to advance to the top eight on Sunday.

Gage Moorman defeated Zachary Campbell 3-0 followed by a 6-1 loss to Bryson Freeberg.

The third round Moorman pinned Payton Vest in 21 seconds and then defeated Parker Sternhagen 6-0. Moorman lost to Schropp by a pin in 59 seconds to end his tournament.

Nathaniel Genobana won his first match 4-0 over Hunter Machenburg and then lost by fall in 26 seconds to Carson Finch and by 7-2 decision to Brant Looney.

Lee Viktor Genobana lost his first match 11-1 to Blake Thomsen and then won 15-14 in his wrestle back.

The third round he lost 9-2 to Cael Wood to end his day.

Brady Clark lost both matches by fall. The first pin came in 1:23 against Chris Darnold and the second pin was to Sage Hueshizer in 58 seconds.

On day two Kauzlarich defeated Jackson Rolfs in the quarter finals with a 7-2 decision and a chance at the state championship finals.

He was defeated by Brock Espalin 6-0 to finish in second place.

Lewis was defeated by Cullan Schriever in the quarter finals with a 5-1 score.

He wrestled back and defeated Comer 8-4 and then defeated Kain Luensman 5-2 for a third place finish.