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Wins IKF Title At
"ROUND KICK RUMBLE"
By IKF Event
Representative Terri Storm
Iowa, USA: IKF
Promoters Pete and Pam Peterson set up a great card
of International and Muay Thai fights at the Carroll High School
Gym in Carroll Iowa. The card was loaded with a variety of weight
classes and experience levels. Great support from the community
and other kickboxing camps made the night a huge success.
The main event
featured two Junior Girls battling for the vacant IKF
Junior Girls IR Bantamweight Central Regional Title between Lauren
Herrig of Dubuque, Iowa, USA and Kayla Oudthone (Right)
of Jacksonville, Arkansas USA. This was a much anticipated fight
and credit has to be given to the fans who stuck it out to the end
of a very long night. Oudthone's strategy was to use her
legs to intimidate Herrig, but Herrig was not afraid
to bridge the gap and fight toe to toe with Oudthone. In
the first half of round two, Oudthone landed a spinning
backfist to Herrig. In the second half, Herrig tried
to advance, but Oudthone waited and was able to repeatedly
stop her. In the third round, Herrig began to look tired
and by the fourth round, it was all Oudthone as Herrig
took an 8 count after a receiving a hard punch. The unanimous
decision and vacant IKF Junior
Girls IR Bantamweight Central Regional Title went to Kayla
Oudthone of Jacksonville, Arkansas USA.
Here are the results of
the nights bouts below.
- Junior Boys Lightweight IR: Tien
Nguyen (Team RoundKick) Vs Michael
Blake (Team Singto)
These two young juniors opened the show with an exciting
match. Blake used kicking and punching combinations
while Nguyen preferred to attack the head with punches.
Blake landed a solid head punch and later punched Nguyen
to the ground for an 8 count. Ngyuen came out fighting
hard in the second round, but Blake was able to gain
control for the rest of the bout, winning in a unanimous
- Light Middleweight MTR: Tim Gorham
(Team Doyle) Vs Andy Brandl
The first Muay Thai fight of the night was a match between two
experienced fighters. The first round resembled an
international rules bout, but the second and thirds rounds
proved to be all Muay Thai. In the second round, Gorham
landed a roundkick to Brandl's head which seemed to
fire up Brandl rather than slow him down. However, Gorham
was able to get the upperhand during clenches and the ensuing
exchanges. In the third round, Gorham again connected a
roundkick to Brandl's head. Although Brandl kept
up the fight, wear and tear began to show. The unanimous
decision was awarded to Gorham.
- Junior Girls Bantamweight IR: Naomi
Ferguson (Team RoundKick) Vs Kayla
Carpenter (Team Singto)
The crowd loved this fight. Two strong fighters provided
constant action for this bout. Both were stronger than their
size would have you believe, and both could take a hit. Carpenter
may have surprised Ferguson in the opening round with
her level of intensity, but Ferguson did not wait to respond
and match attacks. Ferguson was able to push Carpenter
back a couple of times with front kicks, but Carpenter
offered strong round kicks to the body. The split decision was
given to Carpenter.
- Junior Girls Bantamweight IR: Haley
Rothmeyer (Team RoundKick) Vs Maryann
Flury (Team Singto)
This was a repeat match up of the 2004 NAC finals. From the
beginning, both young ladies felt the win was theirs. However,
Rothmeyer won the first round by staying inside and
attacking the head. Flury came out in the second round
with greater speed and tried to gain control early, Rothmeyer
tried every tactic she had to stop Flury. During the
third round, Flury came out again knowing she had to
win the round, but Rothmeyer wanted the win too badly
and won by unanimous decision. Neither one ever showed signs
of being tired or wanting to stop. I would have loved to have
had a punch counter on this one.
- Exhibition: Boys Super Welterweight Boxing: Brogan
Hardy (Team RoundKick) Vs Chris
Handlos (Team RoundKick)
The first of two exhibition matches of the evening featured
boxing. This was rather serious for an exhibition with 8
counts given to prove it. I can't image what a sanctioned bout
would be like for these two.
- Woman's Middleweight MTR: Charmaine
Tweet (Team Roufus) Vs Regina
English (Team Doyle).
This match up had fighters from two well know Muay Thai camps.
From the get go, the clench made the difference in this fight.
In round one, the ladies were getting used to each other. In
round two English came out strong and Tweet was
ready. Tweet was able to use her height advantage, but
also was good in the clench landing strong knees to English's
body. English had to know she was in for a fight. English
ended up with two 8 counts from knees to the abs. In the third
round, Tweet stayed on top of English and English
again took an 8 count. Tweet got the unanimous
- Junior Boys Bantamweight IR: J.T.
Miller (Team RoundKick) Vs Jaden
Veach (Team Singto).
This was a tough fight for J.T. Miller, but he hung in
as Jaden Veach
demonstrated his boxing skills during the first round. During
the second round, Veach was able to provide a flurry of
unanswered attacks giving Miller two standing 8 counts.
One has to hand it to Miller, however, he came out for
the third round with a vengeance. In the end, Veach was
awarded the unanimous decision.
- Junior Boys Light Heavyweight IR: Jayme
Brower (Team RoundKick) Vs Austin
Thomas (Team Singto).
The fight began with even exchanges between Brower and Thomas.
The second round started with Thomas in control, but Brower
was able to take the lead. The third round was a repeat of the
second with the unanimous decision going to Brower.
- Junior Boys Bantamweight IR: Derek
Webber (Team RoundKick) Vs Luke
Lessei (Team Singto)
Two fast fighters met for the 9th bout of the night. Lessei
was able to dominate the first round, but Webber was
able to keep bringing on the fight. Webber was better
able to get inside Lessei during the second round, but Lessei
was able to punch and kick more effectively. In the third
round, both fighters showed they were in it to win it. In the
end, Lessei's ring experience benefited him well as he
was given the unanimous decision, but Webber showed he
has what it takes.
- Middleweight MTR: Andy Uhlenkamp
(Team RoundKick) Vs Jason
Skowl (Team Decatur)
Another exciting Muay Thai match. Skowl showed from the
beginning that he wanted to be the aggressor and used strong
leg kicks. Uhlenkamp was able to use his height in a
clench. Both were able to land knees to the body. Round two
began with an exchange of leg kicks followed by all out
boxing. It looked like someone was going to be knocked out,
but it was anyone's guess at who. During the third round, the
battle was on and the blood poured. The unanimous decision was
earned by Uhlenkamp.
- Junior Girls Middleweight IR: Allie
Oudthone (Team Prathet) Vs Mariah
Betts (Team Singto)
A 2004 NAC champion faced an eager Allie Oudthone
looking to improve her record. Oudthone used her height
and legs to try and shake Betts's confidence. Betts
began the second round with more confidence, but both fighters
seemed cautious of each other. In the final round, Betts
took early control of the fight challenging Oudthone's
ability to regroup. Betts landed several kicks to Oudthone's
abs. At the end of the round, Oudthone did regroup with
strong kicks and punches that seemed to come out of nowhere. Betts
won the split decision.
- Cruiserweight MTR: Kyle Weickhardt
(Team Roufus) Vs Henry Bierman
Two very powerful fighters met in the 12th bout. In the second
round, Weickhardt was accidentally hit in the groin and
then impacted by a leg kick that seemed to leave his strength
dwindling. Weickhardt ended the round, however, with a
left round kick to Bierman's head. Figuring out what
works, Weickhardt landed another strong roundkick on Bierman's
head and referee Mike Storm began a standing 8 count.
Soon it was realized that the kick impacted Bierman too
much and the contest was stopped at 1:46 in the third round. Weickhardt
was given the win.
- Super Middleweight IR: Dave
Muhlbauer (Team RoundKick) Vs David
Gotlich (Team Rising Phoenix)
Muhlbauer began this fight as the aggressor and
dominated the first round. In the second, Muhlbauer was
able to effectively land both kicks and punches frequently and
effectively. In the third round, Gotlich was able to
bloody Muhlbauer's nose, Muhlbauer was still
giving it everything he had. The unanimous decision went to Muhlbauer.
- Exhibition: Junior Girls Welterweight IR: Ann
Graff (Team RoundKick) Vs Erica
Ousley (Team Prathet).
This fight was originally scheduled to be a sanctioned fight
between Graff and Ousley. However, due to Ousley
weighing in too much above Graff, the fight could not
be sanctioned and the respective coaches agreed to an
exhibition. Ousley was able to use height and reach to
punch Graff's head. Graff was able to handle the
hits and fight back. Graff led the second round with an
overhand right to Ousley's head. Ousley was able
to fight back strong until she lost her contact. The third
round of this exhibition was cancelled due to the lost
- Super Heavyweight MTR: Brad Bragg
(Team Decatur) Vs Rafael
Czaplicki (Team Roufus)
The fight opened with Czaplicki working the center of Bragg's
body. During the second round, Czaplicki worked leg
kicks and was able to block Bragg's spinning backfists.
Czaplicki was patient in looking for opportunities. In
the third round, Bragg was looking to score points and
was very committed to his attacks. Bragg tried winning
in the clench, but the clenches weren't clean enough to last.
At the end of the fight, Bragg landed a spinning
backfist to Czaplicki's head. Czaplicki won by
- Super Heavyweight MTR: Matt Huffman
Vs Chuck Baxter (Team Singto)
This was the fastest match of the night. Baxter was
very powerful and dropped Huffman to the canvas with a
punch to the head. Referee Carl Duncan stopped the
contest at 57 seconds in the first round.