Mahoney sets Louisiana high school career pins record
November 21st, 2019 | Written by: Editor | Signing photo courtesy of Phayne Waguespack Braud



East Ascension senior Trent Mahoney needed not quite a full period to record his record-setting 148th Louisiana high school pin, breaking the record of 147 set by Ben Willeford of St. Michael in 2010.

As expected, Mahoney used a cradle, in a variety of ways, to finally convince his opponent to succumb to the inevitable in a time of 1:41 over an opponent from Covington High School.

Mahoney recorded his first pin in 3:47 at the St. Michael Warrior Open on November 5th, 2016.

Mahoney will attempt to win his third Division I state championship in February of 2020, as well as a third Louisiana Classic title in January.  He was voted the Division I Outstanding Wrestler after his 2018 state championship win, and was the 2017 Louisiana Classic Outstanding Wrestler as a freshman, pinning soon-to-be four-time Division I state champion Steven Shields of Brother Martin.

On Monday Mahoney signed a letter accepting a full scholarship to wrestle at King University, an NCAA Division II school located in Bristol, Tennessee.

Trent Mahoney, center, signs to wrestle on a full scholarship at King University.  Mother Kara Hall Mahoney and father and coach Pat Mahoney supervise, and dream of how they will spend the money they thought would go toward Trent's tuition. Trent Mahoney flanked on his left by East Ascension assistant coach Mike Bernard and on his right by his father, head coach Pat Mahoney

East Ascension dominated the Covington and Rummel teams which was a part of this Tri-Meet.  East Ascension defeated Rummel 54-22.  A little later Trent's mark rose to 149 pins after defeating his Covington opponent.  Albeit the Spartans received six forfeits while the Lions received one.  The Spartans defeated Rummel 54-24.   In the last match of the evening Rummel defeated Covington 42-36.  Rummel took advantage of receiving six forfeits while Covington received two.  But not all football players have returned just yet for the wrestling. When they do the large amounts of forfeits and double-forfeits should radically decrease.

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