Holy Cross, Brother Martin, Catholic High win weekend wrestling tournaments
Despite graduating a host of superb wrestlers, defending Division I state champion Holy Cross is ready to defend its title in 2018.
The Tigers served notice, capturing the prestigious Border Wars at South Walton Beach, Florida with 637.5 points. St. Paul’s had a strong second place showing with 598 points. Jesuit was fifth with 431.5 points.
It was the consummate team effort for the Tigers, who had no individual champions but had second-place finishers in Jacob Frost (106), Caruso Signorelli (113), Michael Lundin (120), Cameron Frost (145) and Spencer Rayes (182). Caden Mumme (170) finished third. Holy Cross placed wrestlers in the top eight in 13 of the 14 weight classes.
Individual champions for St. Paul’s included Brandon Stein (126), Cole Houser (138), Grant Hughes (145) and Jared Thieler (152).
Paul Treuting of Jesuit (170) claimed an individual title for the Blue Jays.
The run of four straight tournament championships for Brother Martin at the Blackhorse Invitational in Germantown, Tennessee has ended.
Christian Brothers School of Memphis ended the Crusaders’ streak, winning the event in close fashion with 308 points with Brother Martin second with 299.5 points.
Winning individual titles for Brother Martin were Connor Hoffman (106) and Patrick Evans (145). Ethan Castex (113), Luke Cotton (126), Lane Boudreaux (132), Alex Duncan (138), Garrett Legendre (195) and Mack Brown (285) all finished second for the Crusaders. Brother Martin placed 13 wrestlers in the top six finishers among the 14 weight classes.
This was a great learning experience,” said Brother Martin head coach Robert Dauterive. “We battled for two days and it came down to a few one-point matches. The size of the wrestlers and the talent at the tournament has improved every year we have been here. Christian Brothers is as talented a team as we will see all season.”
Brother Martin sent a team of reserves to the annual George Trygg Memorial Tournament at Grace King and won the event with 173 points. Covington was a close second with 166 points. Two-time defending Division III state champion De La Salle was third with 124 points. John Curtis Christian was fourth with 123.5 points and St. Paul’s was fifth with 83 points.
The Crusaders had four individual champions, including Aidan Damario (106), Quinn Williams (120), Brandon Cotton (126) and Cameron Frederick (195).
Covington had four winners, including Hunter Verret (138), Jarreth Wheeler (145), Chris Allen (152) and Brison Adams (162).
Zachary had a pair of first-place finishers in Caleb Mickelson (170) and Rodney Dorsey (220).
Other winners were Sergio Maldonado of Bonnabel (113), Grant Gebo of De La Salle (132), Brandon Turner of South Plaquemines (182) and Roberto Rivero of Grace King (285).
|3.||De La Salle||DLS||124.0|
|4.||John Curtis Christian School||JC||123.5|
At the Catholic High Duals in Baton Rouge, the host Bears won the event, downing St. Amant 37-35 in the championship dual in a thriller. Hoover, Alabama finished third with Dutchtown fourh. Hahnville was seventh and Lakeshore finished tenth.
1st Place – Catholic
2nd Place – St. Amant
3rd Place – Hoover
4th Place – Dutchtown
5th Place – East Ascension
6th Place – Brusly
7th Place – Hahnville
8th Place – Mckinley
9th Place – Epsicopal
10th Place – Lakeshore
1st Place Match
Catholic defeated St. Amant 37-35.
3rd Place Match
Hoover defeated Dutchtown 60-15.
5th Place Match
East Ascension defeated Brusly 48-32.
7th Place Match
Hahnville defeated Mckinley 41-36.
9th Place Match
Epsicopal defeated Lakeshore 22-18.
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