Fisher to semifinals for W-G while Lawrenson bows out

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W-G heavyweight Tyler Lawrenson confers with assistant coach Chris Hallinan during his first round match at the state tourney. Lawrenson rebounded for a double-overtime loss to win his consolation match and remain alive, but was eliminated with a 2-0 loss Friday.

DES MOINES — Top-ranked and defending state champion Cody Fisher continued to cruise through the competition at the state wrestling tournament Friday with a pin in the 220-pound quarterfinals while fellow Woodward-Granger senior heavyweight Tyler Lawrenson was eliminated in the consolation second round.

Fisher improved to 50-0 with his second consecutive pin requiring only 64 seconds. The Hawk standout dispatched Mt. Vernon junior Keean Kamerling (26-12) to reach the semifinals this evening.

He will face third-ranked Davenport Assumption senior Seth Adrian (29-2), with a fourth trip to the championship bout on the line. A win would set up a shot at state title number two for Fisher and would require a win over either second-ranked West Liberty junior Kobe Simon (36-0), who was fourth last year, or Clarinda junior Crew Howard (37-0), who is rated fifth.

Should Adrian pull the upset, Fisher would fall to the consolation semifinals Saturday and would draw either fourth-ranked Andrew Hamilton (39-2, Sr.) of Algona or Christian Nunley (29-8, Jr.) of West Delaware.

Lawrenson’s stay at his second consecutive state tournament ended with a narrow 2-0 loss to third-ranked Carson Petlon (32-4, Jr.) of West Delaware. The 285-pound Hawk was 1-2 at state as both a junior and a senior and ends his prep career with a final season record of 27-5.

Fisher will wrestle in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The 2A consolation semifinals and finals begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the championships to start at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

W-G 220-pound defending state champion Cody Fisher had little trouble in dispatching Chariton’s Jordan Mundy in their first round meeting at the state tourney Thursday. Fisher won by pin in 64 seconds. He also won by 64 seconds Friday to reach the Friday evening semifinals.

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