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Volume IV, No. 12, March, 2016

March 25th Crusaders and Rebels repeat as Division I and Division II champions, Cavaliers oust Brusly in Division III
Bossier City, CenturyLink Center deliver on promise of a very successful state wrestling tournament
Editor, Emily Hamman, Dionne Harter
March 13th Michaels and Roman edged out in NCAA Division III finals matches Editor
March 12th Michael and Gerard lead Louisiana contingent in Wartburg's 12th NCAA Division III Championships title Editor
March 7th Former Zachary star Johnson places fourth in South Carolina Editor

Volume IV, No. 11, February, 2016

February 28th Kendon Lee places third in Oklahoma 6A state championships Editor; Photos by Mandy Kayser
February 21st What exactly makes the State article take so long? Editor
February 14th Your 2016 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships Team Victors:
Division I
Brother Martin
Division II
Teurlings Catholic
Division III
De la Salle
(Hint: Do not click the images above.  They do nothing - they do not even open to a larger image.)
February 13th Brother Martin, Teurlings Catholic and De la Salle are primed for team championshps Editor
February 13th DI and DIII favorites start distancing themselves; DII is still very close Editor
February 12th Close races abound after Session I of the 2016 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships Update Editor, Emily Hamann
February 11th Time to kill in Bossier City
Pre-state update from Bossier City
February 10th 2016 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships seeding analysis
(Because everybody should know what the editor thinks)
February 10th Reeves Marine available for tailgating/overnights across from CenturyLink Center Coach John Tademy
February 4th
Blue Jays nip Tigers in Senior Night season finale

Jesuit 39-Holy Cross 32
February 1st Catholic retains Greater Baton Rouge Championships title Editor | Additional photos by Carol Messina

Volume IV, No. 10, January, 2016

January 31st Catholic, Airline, Teurlings Catholic and Sulphur secure regional bragging rights Editor
January 30th Four events to provide bragging rights for a year
Recap of last week's events
January 29th Comeaux ends 27-year Ken Cole championship drought
January 26th Greater New Orleans Championships for 2016 Cancelled Eric Desormeaux
January 23rd Host Comeaux takes early lead in 40th Ken Cole Invitational
Teurlings Catholic in second, one point ahead of tied Holy Cross and Jesuit
January 21st
Middle weights carry Crusaders past Blue Jays 41-18
January 21st
Crusaders remain the Division I favorites after a dominating
Louisiana Classic win
January 18th Crusaders, Panthers and Greyhounds (yes - Greyhounds) earn titles over the weekend Editor; Contributors: Nick DiGerolamo; Basile Wrestling Boosters
January 16th Crusaders take comfortable lead after day one of the Louisiana Classic Editor
January 14th
Gambill gambit pays off; Crusaders roll to a 72-3 victory over Hahnville

[Left: Alfonso-Honor III; Right: Clapp-Cloud I]
January 13th Louisiana Classic preview and seeding possibilities
Editor's seeding grades compiled: January 15th
January 11th Weekend review: 01-8th & 9th

De la Salle, Live Oak, St. Paul's, Comeaux and Brother Martin (thrice) earn team championships
Editor; Contributors: Jay Olinde, Kevin Foote, David Menendez, Rayne Wrestling FB, Brother Martin Alumni FB, Fontainebleau FB contributor
January 10th
Cavaliers stake their claim as the Division III state favorites by dominating the Brusly Division III Invitational
January 9th Bears in tough battle for third at Alabama's Hoover Invitational Editor
January 8th
Crusaders place second, Wolves fourth, in stern Deep South Bayou Duals test

Jesuit, Catholic, Teurlings Catholic and Holy Cross place in Top-16
January 8th USA Wrestling Louisiana Folkstyle Tournament Schedule Matt Pinero
January 3rd WeekendS in review Editor, Guy Patron, Sr., Brian Hess, Stacey Walden
January 2 Crusaders net two champions and place second at Prep Slam VIII Editor, Trevor Carriere, Mark Cotton
January 1st
Crusaders take fifth straight Culotta title
St. Paul's continues to impress
January 1st Boudreaux shines in Georgia at the Dixie Nationals Editor; Brent Boudreaux

Volume IV, No. 9, December, 2015

December 30th Jefferson, GA team upends game Crusader squad in Deep South Bayou Duals
Wolves place fourth

(More to follow)
December 28th Crusaders, Wolves to face stiff competition in Deep South Bayou Duals semifinals Editor
December 27th Crusaders seek third consecutive Deep South Bayou Duals title Editor
December 26th
Comeaux prevails at McMillan

Basile's Christ,
Lafayette's Diaz win OWs
December 24th Crusaders take fifth straight Culotta title
Undefeated list loses three

[More to come]
December 23rd Crusaders lead after the first day of the Trey Culotta Invitational Editor
December 22nd Weekend Review and Culotta Preview Editor; photos contributed by Dana Fontenot, Steve Rando and Mandy Kayser
December 18th Tigers in 5th place after first day in Vegas Editor
December 16th
Crusaders take fourth consecutive Jefferson Invitational
December 16th
Heavyweight Hunter prevents King shutout vs. Live Oak
Depleted Raiders dominate depleted Eagles
138 lbs. proving to be very tough
Hawxhurst prevents sweep of matches vs. Rummel
December 11th Vestavia Hill repeats as Border Wars champion
Patron, Jr. repeats as 195 lbs. champion
December 8th 2015 Evangel Open Preview Editor, John Tademy
December 7th A busy weekend for Louisiana wrestlers in three states Editor | Numerous FB users and Ms. Keren Davis
December 6th
Holy Cross places 2nd, Jesuit 3rd at
2015 South Walton Border Wars

Vestavia Hills repeats as champions
December 5th Gallant efforts all but Patron, Jr. is the sole Louisiana Border Wars champion
Tigers have four, Blue Jays two in the 2015 Border Wars finals

Pre-finals report (4:45 p.m.)
A good Friday for a lot of Louisiana grapplers at 3rd South Walton Border Wars (2:30 a.m.)
December 4th
Border Wars about to get underway (1:30 p.m.)
December 2nd Borders Wars field should test Louisiana's best
NOTE: Rummel, Cambridge, GA not to participate as of 12/02/2016

Volume IV, No. 8, November, 2015

November 29th Patron, Jr., Mateu, Pickren seek to repeat as Border Wars champions in Destin Editor
November 28th
Brother Martin places 10 of 13 entrants to win Spartan Invitational championship
St. Amant's Brownell earns second Outstanding Wrestler award
November 25th Weekend in review:
Crusaders take Spartan - Holy Cross, St. Amant & Comeaux have strong showings
Airline's Walden wins State Games of Oklahoma
Editor | Airline photos provided by Stacy Walden
November 23rd Lafayette's Rodrigo Diaz signs with Division I Missouri Editor, with article by Kevin Foote
November 23rd Spartan Invitational again attracts the toughest competition of the young season Editor
November 22nd Weekend review - Brother Martin, Catholic and St. Paul's reign supreme, while at Teurlings Catholic - just rain Editor, Kent Masson, Brian Hess, Ezra Grant and Paul Ulfers
November 22nd
New Crusader starters keep Brother Martin the Division I favorite
Brother Martin defeats East Ascension, St. Amant; Gators beat Spartans
November 20th Louisiana's Gerald Roman (BM '12), Mat Pinero (RUM '12) and Conor Campo (StP '13)
ranked 1, 2 & 3 in NCAA Division III for #1 Wartburg (See "Archived Stories" - 11-17-15
Judy Roman
November 17th
DiGerolamo wins, Clementi takes second in Mayhem in Memphis
Editor, Nicholas DiGerolamo
November 17th St. Paul's and Jesuit remain neck-and-neck after Mandeville Open Editor
November 15th Saturday results briefer than an LSU drive against Arkansas
(Updated as of 8:20 p.m.)
November 13th Brusly, Central and Mandeville to host events this weekend Editor
November 12th
Jesuit and St. Amant make strong showings at 10th Warrior Open
Airline and Catholic place six apiece
Rayne's Simon and St. Amant's Brownell earn OWs
(Photo-amended 02-01-16)
November 9th
Jesuit and St. Paul's make history in first outdoor match in Louisiana

Jesuit slips past St. Paul's in a see-saw match
Team scores had seven lead changes and four ties
November 4th
Belle Chasse tops NOMMA and East Jefferson in well contested tri-meet for all
Cardinals dominate, but smaller NOMMA and East Jefferson teams show their mettle
November 1st
Jesuit and St. Paul's beat Iowa and Oklahoma State...for first outdoor dual meet
Teurlings Rebel Open to follow suit on November 21st
Editor.  Contributors: Sheridan Moran, Craig Ketelsen, Kent Masson

Volume IV, No. 7, October, 2015

October 8th Looking Back (just for fun)... Editor
October 6th Baton Rouge clinic on Sunday, October 11th, at Bayou Jiu Jitsu Editor, Eric Manuel

Volume IV, No. 6, September, 2015

September 10th 2015-16 Preview Editor
September 8th State tournament moved up to February 12th and 13th, 2016 Editor, Michael Cronin
September 5th State championships are won by those who work the hardest
[...and into the valley of death rode the one guy in his 2003 Saturn L200 with just over 70K miles on it...]

Volume IV, No. 5, August, 2015

August 25th Neil Erisman Clinic: August 29th at the SROTC at Rummel Jon Orillion
August 25th NEW DATE  - Jon Orillion Clinics: September 5th and 19th at the Wrestling Academy of Louisiana - NEW DATE Jon Orillion
August 22nd 2015-16 Louisiana Wrestling Officials Rules Clinic
October 3rd, 2015, at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge (in the wrestling room)
Paul Ulfers
August 15th
The Belle Chasse Wrestling Club competed in the 2015 North Florida Open from 7/31-8/1 at Tate High School in Pensacola, Florida.  Brodey Lege placed 1st and Zachary Edwards placed 2nd in the IBT tournament on Saturday.

Other Louisiana competitors included three and four wrestlers from Holy Cross and Live Oak respectively.
Coach Michael Cronin
(Belle Chasse)
August 11th Younger and much older Louisiana grapplers fare well out-of-state this summer
Spencer Lanosga, Richie Clementi, Landon Smith, Nicholas DiGerolamo, coach Chuck Stall and Coach James Casadaban all brought home hardware from tournaments in Wisconsin, Las Vegas and Alabama.
Editor, Nick DiGerolamo, Kimberly  Lanosga

Volume IV, No. 4, July, 2015

July 23rd Lirette only Louisianan remaining in Junior Freestyle;
Kayser one match from All-American placing in Cadets
June 22nd Kayser places 6th in Greco-Roman Cadets-garners All-American status; is lone survivor of six LA wrestlers in the USAW Cadet Men's Freestyle Nationals
July 21st Three Louisiana grapplers finish one match short of All-American status in Fargo Editor
July 20th Raven Guidry earns Louisiana's 1st All-American recognition in Fargo with 7th-place finish

Editor, Kenny Whittle
July 18th
Iowa's Team Valley takes the title; other out-of-state teams place 2nd-10th at the 2015 Jazz Town Duals    
July 1st

2015 Brother Martin All-American Wrestling Camp - July 13th-17th

J.P. Pierre

Volume IV, No. 3, June, 2015

June 24th Mark Perry Camp @ Rummel - July 7th-8th Jon Orillion
June 22nd Iowa's Team Valley dominates 2015 Jazz Town Duals
Champions - Team Valley, Iowa Runner-up - Penn Gold, Indiana 3rd Place - Best Trained, Texas
June 21st The I's have it: Three Indiana teams and one from Iowa join Texas' Best Trained as Saturday's pools winners at the Jazz Town Duals Editor
June 18th Young Lane Boudreaux continues to impress Editor, Brent Boudreaux
June 18th Riverdale Rebels in search of a head coach Editor, Michael Savage
June 17th 2015 Jazz Town Duals schedule and Saturday's pools match-ups Editor, Lance Nicholl
June 13th Jazz Town Duals to attract some familiar faces and stalwart newcomers (Updated June 17th) Editor
June 4th Live Oak Camp with coaches Ryan King (King Select Wrestling) and Khris Whelan (formerly of Mizzou): June 13th Chris Collier
June 1st
MIDWEST EXTREME Luther College and St. Amant High School
June 12th-13th at St. Amant
Jose Diaz

Volume IV, No. 2, May, 2015

May 27th  Buck Watkins Wrestling Camp at Rayne High School, July 13th-16th Matthew Credeur
May 27th University of Missouri/Teurlings Catholic Camp on July 20th-22st Kent Masson
May 26th Diaz and Priestly photos added to After State Update Brandon Billeaud
May 26th Jeff Ragan Clinic at Live Oak on July 17th-18th Chris Collier
May 26th Wrestling Academy of Louisiana (in Mandeville)
General Information Future Champions Camp
Ages 6-11
Varsity Camp
Ages 12 & Up
Summer Fundamentals
All Ages
N/A June 22nd-26th July 27th-July 31st June 2nd-July 23rd
Josh Kotter
May 17th Louisiana Wrestling News "Best of 2014-15" Rankings Editor
May 17th
Holy Cross hosts USAW Freestyle and Greco-Roman state championships
May 12th After State Update:  LA teams place well at Dixie Duals; Bates, Phillips, K. Jones, Patron, Jr., Mateu, Diaz, J. Jones and Dublin garner national accolades at Brute Nationals, USAW/Cliff Keen and East Coast Nationals
The LA Gold and LA Silver teams at the 2015 Alabama Dixie Duals.  LA Gold placed third overall and LA Silver placed third in the pool runners-up championships. Phillips and Bates
won Brute Nationals Championships
Jones placed 3rd and Patron Jr. placed 5th at the USAW/Cliff Keen Folkstyle Nationals Right: Corey Dublin of Jesuit placed 7th
at the USAW/Cliff Keen Folkstyle Nationals
Brittany Bates placed fourth in a bracket with five boys at the East Coast Nationals America Crown
Editor, John Smith, Steve Rando, Guy Patron, Sr.

Volume IV, No. 1, April, 2015

April 25th 2015 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships
Editor, Camille Tyra, Josh Matthews, Peyton Matherne
April 9th Freestyle and Greco-Roman Junior Nationals at Fargo - July 17-26th - Application Included Coach Jon Orillion
April 1st Dax Charles Camp at John Ehret on April 11th Coach Dean Tessitore

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