Live Oak raises over $1,000 at the 2017 "Take-Down Blindness" tournament
October 30th, 2017| Written by: Live Oak Coach Chris Collier/Editor



The Live Oak "Take-Down Blindness" tournament annually generates funds and donations to the Greater Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank.  The takedown-only tournament, held on Saturday, October 28th, attracted over 100 people who became donors, and raised over $1,000 for the cause.  Additionally, 95 wrestlers competed from seven Greater Baton Rouge area schools: Live Oak, Fontainebleau, Dutchtown, Central, Basile, St. Amant and St. Michael the Archangel.

Live Oak hosts this tournament as their beginning of the wrestling season jamboree.  The competition consisted of takedowns only and included a "win by 10-points" rule when applicable.

St. Amant had the most champions with four: Tyree Morris, Jacob Cardwell, Cody Comeaux and Hunter Hawkins.  The Gators also had five runners-up.  Host Live Oak had three champion in Anthony Dodson, Austin Cook and Anthony Ingram and a runner-up in Dylan Merrill.  Basile and Fontainebleau had two champions each (Alex Menier and Gavin Christ for Basile and Josh Fitzpatrick and Logan Alhorn for Fontainebleau), while Central and St. Michael each had champions in Brayden Wilson and Dane Harter.

Weight Class Champion (School) Runner-up (School) Score
106 lbs. Alex Menier (Basile) Emmet Kim (St. Michael) 12-2
113 lbs. Tyree Morris (St. Amant)  Torrin Williams (St. Amant) 10-0
120 lbs. Jacob Cardwell (St. Amant) Dylan Merrill (Live Oak) 8-0
126 lbs. Josh Fitzpatrick (Fontainebleau) Austin Martina (Dutchtown) 10-0
132 lbs. Cody Comeaux (St. Amant) Hunter Langley (Basile) 10-0
138 lbs. Gavin Christ (Basile) Joseph Cagayao (St. Amant) 10-0
145 lbs. Anthony Dodson (Live Oak) Seth Signorelli (St. Amant) 10-0
152 lbs. Zion Marable (Dutchtown) Jonathan Chaparell (Dutchtown) 8-2
160 lbs. Brayden Wilson (Central) Jon Michael Raines (Dutchtown) 10-0
170 lbs. Hunter Hawkins (St. Amant) Kenneth Mayfield (Fontainebleau) 10-0
182 lbs. Austin Cook (Live Oak) Tanner Melendez (Fontainebleau) 10-4
195 lbs. Dane Harter (St. Michael) Kyle Boell (Fontainebleau) 10-0
220 lbs. Logan Alhorn (Fontainebleau) Nick Nasser (St. Amant) 12-2
285 lbs. Anthony Ingram (Live Oak) Sal Gomez (St. Amant) 12-2

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