Wrestling: Brother Martin, St. Paul’s, Holy Cross, Jesuit fare well in Prep Slam in Atlanta

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Perhaps the top four top area prep wrestling programs in Louisiana competed in the annual Prep Slam Wrestling Tournament in Atlanta Friday and Saturday.

Brother Martin finished second, scoring 210 points with national power St. Christopher of Virginia taking the team title with 247.5 points. St. Christopher had eight wrestlers finish in the top eight in each of the 14 weight classes and finished with three individual champions and two second-place finishers to claim the title. St. Paul’s finished sixth with 138 points, Holy Cross was eighth with 129 points and Jesuit finished 12th with 91 points. A total of 45 teams participated in the event.

The Crusaders had a pair of second place finishers in Daniel Croy at 120 pounds and Mack Brown at 285 pounds. Brother Martin had nine wrestlers finish in the top six in their respective classes. Patrick Evans (145) finished fourth.

St. Paul’s had five wrestlers earn place finishes while Holy Cross and Jesuit each had three. For the Wolves, Cole Houser (138) and Grant Hughes (152) finished third. Michael Lundin (120) was the top finisher for Holy Cross, finishing fourth.

The lone individual champion among local wrestlers was Perry Ganci of Jesuit, who won at 220 pounds. Thomas Arseneeaux (182) finished fourth for the Blue Jays.

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