Status: Fini

Lirette only Louisianan remaining in Junior Freestyle;
Kayser one match from All-American placing in Cadets
July 23rd, 2015| Written by: Editor




Nicholas Lirette, the 2014 Division I runner-up and 2015 Division I 3rd-place finisher from Hahnville, is the only Louisiana wrestler left in the USAW Nationals events in Fargo, ND.  Lirette posted a 4-1 record on Thursday.  He won his round-one match 14-4, but fell in his round-two match by the same score.  In the consolation rounds he ran off three victories in a row with wins of 10-0, 14-6 and 18-8.  His first match on Friday will be against Nate Johnson, a 126 pound Oregon 6A state folkstyle champion.  Other winners on the day were Jake Rando, who posted a 2-2 record, and Robert Fairchild, who was 1-2.  Mark Stevens, Zach Funderburk, Michael Benton and Sam Dufour also competed in the event.

Wrestler Weight Record Wrestler Weight Record
Robert Fairchild 113 1-2 Zach Funderburk 145 0-2
Mark Stevens 120 0-2 Michael Benton 152 0-2
Nick Lirette 132 4-1 Sam Dufour 160 0-2
Jake Rando 145 2-2      

Left - Nicholas Lirette at the 2015 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships

In the Cadet Freestyle 138 pounds quarterfinals Kayser lost 8-1 to Kameron Frame of Kansas, after which he lost to Eli King of Tennessee 16-6.  King and Frame are scheduled to compete for 5th place on Friday.  Kayser finished his event with a 3-2 record and was one win away from competing for 7th place and All-American honors.

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