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Lunsford earns All-American

By Justin Webster | Apr 03, 2018
Photo by: Photo submitted by Josh Lunsford Lunsford went 8-1 in his nine all-star dual matches versus top wrestlers from around the country, earning All-American status.

Fairfield wrestler Brendon Lunsford ended his high school-age career by participating on one of three Iowa AAU junior/senior all-star national dual teams.

The event took place at HyVee Hall in Des Moines and featured wrestlers from all over the country. Lunsford went 8-1 and only lost to the 2A runner-up that had bested Brendon at the Iowa state tournament earlier this year.

Lunsford was his team’s top scorer with seven pins and a decision versus his nine opponents that featured a 1st-5th place-winner from their own state tournament in each of his matches.

One of Lunsford’s most impressive victories came in the form of a pin over the North Dakota state champion in 3:58.

Lunsford earned All-American, along with 185 other wrestlers out of 728.

Also wrestling with Lunsford was Pekin’s Drake Harbison who went 3-6 and finished his tournament with a great match with Iowa’s Class 1A third-place finisher, losing a close decision in the end.

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