Busy week for Louisiana teams in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia
January 7th, 2019| Written by: Editor




St. Amant Duals Greg Lavergne Lafayette Parish Duals Don Burton Memorial Duals Prep Slam XI Scott Rohrer Hoover Invitational CY Fair ISD Invitational Garrison Browne Fugitt Invitational

Brusly Invitational - Brusly, LA - January 5th, 2019

The Basile Bearcats had four champions and six other top-four placers to score 198 points to win the Brusly Invitational by eight points over St. Louis.  The Saints had three champions and six top-four placers.  The event was a good sign for the Bearcats re winning their first Division III state championship, but the Saints do not appear to be willing to just give away the title they won in 2018.  Basile had 12 wrestlers in the tournament while St. Louis had 13.  Two of the finals matches pitted Basile vs. St. Louis, and the Bearcats won both of them.  Isaac Cortez pinned William Gage in 4:36 and Gabe Duplechin defeated Kyle Guidry 2-2 after an ultimate tie-breaker period.  But come the state tournament, an upset "here or there" may make a tremendous difference when the Brother Melchior trophies are awarded.

The other Bearcat champions were Alex Menier and Gavin Christ, both defending Division III state champions.  St. Louis' champions were Alex Yokubaitus, John-Patrick Broussard and William Jicks.

Basile with the championship trophy, champions and other placers.

Christ and Jicks received Outstanding Wrestler awards for the lower and higher weight classes.  Each of them defeated defending Division III state champions in the finals.  Christ scored a 15-0 technical fall over Mikey Gordy of Ouachita Christian and Jicks defeated Dunham's Robert Rabel via a 13-5 major decision.

Others winning championships were Timothy Routon and Bruce Arceneaux of Church Point, Jamar Brown of De la Salle, Calep Balcuns of Brusly, Deionesio Talbot and Wyatt Coffee of Hannan and Darren Harvey of Lakeside.

Outstanding Wrestler award winners Gavin Christ of Basile and William Jicks of St. Louis

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St. Amant Duals - St. Amant, LA - January 5th, 2019

St. Amant won the St. Amant Duals with a 40-24 victory over East Ascension in the finals match.  The Gators won their pool rounds with scores of 69-12, 47-24, 57-15 and 72-6.  Finishing third through tenth were Fontainebleau, Zachary, Dutchtown, St. Michael, Plaquemine, Central, Destrehan and Bonnabel.

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Greg Lavergne Lafayette Parish Duals - Lafayette, LA - January 4th-5th, 2019


Teurlings Catholic went 6-0 to win the Greg Lavergne Lafayette Parish Duals.  Comeaux placed second with a 5-1 record and Acadiana placed third at 4-2.  Teurlings Catholic's wins were as Follows: TC 81-Northside 0, TC82-Comeaux B 0, TC 43-Comeaux 27, TC82-Lafayette 0, TC 76-Acadiana 0, TC 60-Carencro 24.

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Don Burton Memorial Duals - Stonewall, LA - January 5th, 2019

The North Desoto Wrestling Academy (NDWA) elementary and middle school teams dominated the Don Burton Duals on Saturday. The elementary kids defeated the Texas Wrestling Club kids, while the middle school kids had their way over the Sterlington Wrestling Club of Monroe 70-18.  Prior to that Sterlington defeated the Rebel Wrestling Club of Lafayette in a very close match.

Elementary champions from the NDWA; runner-up Texan Wrestling Club

Middle school champions NDWA-Red, runner-up Sterlington Wrestling Academy and third place finished  from the Lafayette Rebel Wrestling Club.

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Prep Slam XI - Atlanta, GA - January 4th-5th, 2019

Brother Martin placed second to Tampa Jesuit, by 8.5 points at the Prep Slam XI held at Holy Innocence Episcopal School.  The Crusaders scored 222 points to Tampa Jesuit's 230.5.  Holy Cross placed 4th with 158.5 points, Jesuit placed 9th with 106 points and St. Paul's placed 12th with 82 points.

Brother Martin, Holy Cross and Jesuit each had champions.  Evan Frost (HC) defeated Sam Dreuil (JES) 6-4 in the finals at 106 pounds.  Mason Massicot defeated David Bertrand of Mt. Pisgah Christian 3-2.  Perry Ganci (JES) pinned Mack Brown (BM) in 3:26.  Daniel Croy and Alex Duncan placed second for the Crusaders.

Other Crusader placers were Chase Scott (4th), Riley Horvath (4th), Michael Clapp (5th) and Kyle West (6th).

Aside from Frost's win, other Holy Cross placers were Cameron Frost (2nd), Jacob Frost, Michael Lundin and Mason Macaluso (5th) and Brady Butler and Caden Mumme (6th).

For Jesuit aside from Sam Dreuil (2nd) and Perry Ganci (1st), Luke Eccles placed 6th.

Peyton Ward placed fourth for the St. Paul's Wolves.

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Scott Rohrer Hoover Invitational - Hoover, AL - January 4th-5th, 2019

Catholic, Live Oak and Parkway Baptist participated in the Scott Rohrer Hoover Invitational on January 4th and 5th.

The Eagles, who placed 12th, had the only champion at the tournament.  At 120 pounds, Clayton Hill recorded five falls in either the first or second periods on Friday.  In Saturday's Championship bracket, Hill scored three more falls, culminating in a 5:11 pin over Adrian Neco of Central Phenix City High School in Alabama.  Jordan Chenevert placed sixth at 126 pounds and Austin Cook placed fourth at 182 pounds. 

For the Bears, Canon Hunt was a runner-up at 145 pounds.  A.J. Sabine and 152 pounds and Brian Hibbard at 195 pounds placed fourth.  Placing fifth were Hunter Goodson at 113 pounds and Luke Romano at 120 pounds.  Catholic finished in fourth-place as a team.

Parkway Baptist's Landon Toups competed at 126 pounds and placed 12th.

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CY Fair ISD Invitational - Cypress, TX - January 4th-5th, 2019

Sulphur brought five wrestlers to the CY Fair Invitational, held at the Berry Center in Cypress, TX.  Hunter Gustin (3-3) fared the best by placing sixth at 145 pounds.  Other Sulphur wrestlers who participated were Payton Hines (1-2), Patrick Perez 2-2) Jace Dufresne (2-2) and Caleb Johnson (2-2).  The biggest winner may be Sulphur coach Jean Paul Duhon, who bought a new pair of sunglasses.

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Garrison Browne Fugitt Invitational - McAlester, OK - January 4th-5th, 2019

North Desoto won the Garrison Browne Fugitt Invitational in McAlester, OK over nine other schools.  The Griffins scored 198.5 points, which was 19.5 points ahead of runner-up Checotah, OK.

Joshua Sarpy, Richard Mack, III and Andrew Gonzales won championships.  Logan Ferguson and Dylan Oliver were runners-up and Lance Ferguson and David Norris placed third.  All of the scoring Griffins placed at least eighth. Non-scorer Jacob Freeman placed fourth, two spots ahead of the scoring Griffin in his weight class.

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