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.