DHS Senior, Zach Krumlauf, Wins Regional

posted Feb 10, 2014, 5:53 AM by webmaster district   [ updated Feb 10, 2014, 5:53 AM ]

DeKalb senior Zach Krumlauf uses proper technique to keep West Noble senior Chandler Hyndman ground during the 138-pound championship match of the Goshen Regional. Krumlauf won an 11-0 major decision over Hyndman to win another regional title.

GOSHEN — DeKalb senior Zach Krumlauf took another step toward his ultimate goal of making a major impact in the state finals on Saturday. And he did not give up much in winning another Goshen Regional title.

Krumlauf had two pins before defeating West Noble’s Chandler Hyndman 11-0 in the 138-pound championship match.

Krumlauf will be joined by two Baron teammates Saturday at Memorial Coliseum for the Snider Semistate in junior practice partner Logan Williams and senior Hunter Martin. Williams (26-11) was third at 145 and Martin (20-8) was fourth at 195.

Yesterday, Krumlauf opened his regional wrestling by pinning Elkhart Memorial’s Phillip Mathiak in 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Then the DeKalb senior pinned Elkhart Central senior Zeke Torres in 4:55. Krumlauf is now 37-1.

“That first win always gives me a boost,” Krumlauf said. “I do not want to let anybody score on me. It’s about me scoring points and (my opponents) getting nothing.

“I’m feeling great right now. I’m feeling fresh. I just need to keep my body in good shape, keep my side straight and not let up.”

Krumlauf gave a lot of credit to Williams for pushing him in the practice room. Williams had to have fed off of Krumlauf with a pretty good regional day of his own.

At 145, Williams handled Jimtown junior Marquis Schieber 13-0 in the first round. Williams overcame a 5-3 semifinal loss to Northridge’s Ryan Baxter to defeat Prairie Heights sophomore Doug Levitz 6-0 in the third-place match.

At 195, Martin defeated Elkhart Central junior Jesus Nunez 9-2 in the first round. Martin was pinned late in the third period of his semifinal match with West Noble’s Oscar Reyes, then lost 3-2 to Goshen senior Ramior Hernandez in the third-place match.

Congrats Zach!

Article from The Star on Saturday, February 8, 2014 ~ Written by Ken Fillmore