EBF’s Walker ends undefeated season with a state title

EBF’s Sage Walker finished his high school wrestling career with a state championship.  Walker won the Class 2A championship at 182 pounds Saturday (2/22) with a 3-2 decision over Jackson Kinsella of Creston. Walker’s final record for the season: a perfect 52-0.  Walker’s EBF teammate, Trestin Sales, also wrestled for the title at 145 pounds, but lost a 5-2 decision to Hayden Taylor of Solon.

Two wrestlers from Centerville came home from the State 2A wrestling meet with championships and another finished second.  Matthew Lewis won the title at 126 pounds, beating Isiah Weber of Independence 6-0 in the title match.  Kayden Kauzlarich is the champ at 132 pounds after defeating Lake Lebahn of Union-LaPorte 9-4.  And Centerville’s Nathaniel Genobana was second at 138, losing 8-3 to Jalen Schroff of Williamsburg.

Elsewhere in 2A, Grinnell’s Brock Beck finished fourth at 126 pounds and Kamrin Steveson was seventh at 220.

In Class 1A State wrestling, Mason Dye of Sigourney-Keota won seventh place at 126 pounds, defeating Quinten Amey of Mediapolis 7-3 in the seventh place match.

And in Class 3A, Newton’s Gage Linahon was second at 220 pounds, after losing 8-6 to Brayden Wolf of Waverly-Shell Rock in the title bout.


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