Cauley 4th at state wrestling tournament
February 21, 2012
Douglas sophomore Sullivan Cauley headlined the Tiger wrestling team’s contingent at the weekend’s state tournament in Las Vegas, taking fourth in the 195-pound weight class.
Douglas tied for 20th in the tournament while Green Valley captured the team state title.
Cimarron-Memorial and Palo Verde followed in second and third in the standings and Carson was the top finisher from the North, taking fourth.
Cauley ran into Shadow Ridge’s Brandon Fisher in the tournament’s first round and hyperextended his elbow early on in the match before Fisher was able to finish off a pin.
When the consolation bracket picked up Saturday morning, Cauley – with a heavily-taped arm – pinned a pair of opponents, Canyon Springs’ Brandon Famous (2:37) and Green Valley’s Sam McAloon (2:18) to move to the third-place match.
The taping prevented Cauley from extending his arm, which limited his ability to attack, but he still managed to advance before falling 9-6 to Dominic True in the consolation final.
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Douglas senior Logan Ames lost 5-3 in overtime in the opening round of the 126-pound bracket to Centennial’s Brady Howell.
He bounced back to defeat Cimarron-Memorial’s Gregory Brayboy-Jackson 6-4, but fell to Carson’s Cole McCarthy in a hard-fought 7-6 match.
Freshman Zach Singer suffered a pair of second-period pins in the 182-pound bracket to round out the Tiger scoring for the weekend.