Wrestling champs place at finals

When Adam Lauzun was in fourth grade, his mom, Terri, signed him up for wrestling.
His dad, Dave, wrestled in high school. Wrestling seemed like a sport father and son could enjoy together.
His mom said Adam fought it, but she told him to try it and if he didn’t like it, he didn’t have to do it.
Ten years later, Adam made it to the individual state finals in the 171 pound weight class.
Last year, he took fifth place in the same weight class.
He won three matches leading him into the championship round with Ben Bennett from Rockford, ranked number one in the state.
In the third period of the match, Bennett pinned Adam, placing Adam in second place.
‘I feel very good about taking second place,? said Adam. ‘It is still something to be proud of. Bennett is a phenomenal wrestler. I gave him all I could and he was good. I knew how good of a wrestler he was. I went in there to win.?
‘He proved he was second best,? said Coach Joe DeGain.
‘I thought he did very well considering the odds were against him,? said Terri. ‘We’re very proud of him.?
Adam ended his senior year with a 53-2 record.
A total of six wrestlers from Clarkston made it to finals.
‘It’s an accomplishment to make it to state finals,? said DeGain. ‘To have six guys make it is successful. I am proud of all of them for making it there. It was a fun season for those guys, especially an honor of making it there.?
Bryant Craft (189) won one match at finals and lost two matches, ending his senior year, 49-6.
Matt Deitz (125), Alex Popp (130), Evan King (145) and Sloan Hadsall (215) each lost two matches, ending their seasons.
Overall records for the season were Deitz, 47-8; Popp, 38-5; King, 32-27; and Hadsall, 35-24.