Cole Cassady – Martensdale-St Marys – Photo by Jessica McCauley

We have added three more great matches to the card for the 2019 Night of Conflict on Saturday, October 19th. The Night of Conflict will take place at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, IA and will feature some of the state’s top talent. The event doors open at 5:30 PM with first whistle to blow at 6:30 PM.

Robert Avila (Lisbon) vs Matthew Lewis (Centerville)

Avila was a 2019 1A state champion for Lisbon during his freshman campaign and followed that up by becoming a Fargo Cadet Greco All-American this summer. He will face two-time 2A state champion Matthew Lewis of Centerville who has a career record of 87-3. Both wrestlers are on a path to become four-time high school state champions and this is sure to be a fun match!

Nathaniel Genobana (Centerville) vs Gabe Lewis (Denver)

Genobana has reached the finals of the state tournament in each of his first two years of high school and is a two-time runner up in 2A. He carries a career record of 70-6. Lewis is a two-time state place winner finishing third in 2018 and sixth in 2019. He also placed fourth at the 2019 USA wrestling Postseason Nationals. He has an impressive high school record of 137-13.

Cole Cassady (Martensdale St Mary’s) vs Kain Luensman (Monticello)

Cassady enters his senior season as a three-time state qualifier and two time state place winner after finishing third in 1A each of the last two seasons. Luensman placed fourth at the state tournament as a freshman in 2018. He was injured during the state tournament as a sophomore and had to default out. He will enter his Junior season with a career record of 90-5.

Matchups previously announced:

Jack Thomsen (Union, Laporte City) vs Nick Hamilton (Underwood)

Wyatt Voelker (West Delaware) vs Spencer Mooberry (Osage)

Gable Porter (Underwood) vs Mikey Baker (West Sioux)

Hagen Heistand (Logan Magnolia) vs Austin Kegley (Cedar Rapids Prairie)

Braden Graff (West Sioux) vs Damon Huston (Midland)

Blake Thomsen (Underwood) vs Cody Anderson (Waukee) 

Justin McCunn (Red Oak) vs Ashton Barker (Iowa City West) 

Jack Gaukel (Sergeant Bluff-Luton) vs Evan Yant (Waverly Shell-Rock) 

Stevie Barnes (Underwood) vs Jakob Whitinger (Nashua Plainfield) 

Night of Conflict will run alongside Iron Elite’s Fall Nationals that takes place October 19th and 20th. Iron Elite Fall Nationals is the only place to be on Oct. 19 (grades 7-12 boys and girls divisions) and Oct.20 (grades K-6 boys and girls divisions). Saturday’s tournament is expected to be completed by 5:30 PM with Night of Conflict kicking off at 6:30 PM.

Right now the following states are represented at Iron Elite Fall Nationals: IA, IL, WI, TX, OH, IN, MN, SD, ND, MO, KS, NE, KY and MI

Night of Conflict Tickets: Eventbrite (Group Ticket Pricing Available. Email 40 VIP Matside tickets available at $50/each. Includes matside seating plus IAwrestle hat. 

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