Last week on Potentially Dangerous, Lars broke the news that we landed another out of state hammer looking to come into our state to knock off defending state champion Ryan Leisure of Clear Lake. That out of state hammer is none other than Kanen Storr, who is a top ten ranked wrestler in the nation.
Ryan Leisure (JR)
School: Clear Lake
College: It’s real early, but Leisure is looking at instate options Iowa State and UNI currently.
Credentials: 2014 Fargo All-American, 2015 state champion.
Kanen Storr (SR)
School: Leslie, Michigan
College: Iowa State, Michigan, Purdue, and Nebraska.
Credentials: Two-time Michigan state champion, UWW Cadet runner-up.
These two wrestlers actually have a little bit of history that was completely unknown to me at the time I set these two up for the Night of Conflict. Back in 2014 these two squared off at the Cadet high school national championships with Storr coming away with a 14-12 victory. The last match was pretty close until Storr took a six point lead into the break. Leisure then stormed back with six straight points to tie, but in the end Storr came out on top. While there is no bad blood between the two, each are highly motivated to do whatever it takes to get the win this time around.
Leisure on Storr: “I’ve wrestled him in the past and he’s very good technically on his feet and is real solid on top. I’m really looking forward to mixing it up with him again because I know he’s a tough kid and I think it will be a fun match.”
Storr on Leisure: “I think he is a tough kid. I know he was out with an injury of some sorts this summer, but I know a kid like him is going to workout hard and give it his all. He will be a tough matchup.”
Leisure on the Night of Conflict: “I felt really honored to have gotten picked to wrestle in this event and I’m really excited to compete at Carver just with all the great wrestling that has gone on there and the passion of wrestling that fans display at Carver. I think it’s going to be awesome wrestling at Carver and I am really looking forward to it.
Storr on the Night of Conflict: “I’m pretty excited for it. I know Iowa is a wrestling state, so I’m sure there will be a pretty big crowd. Plus this is a new tournament which means a new experience!”