Louisiana wrestlers competing at the college and university level

Contributors: Kenny Whittle, T.J. Miller, Gary Giewat, Roberto Furtado and many, many others.

Collegiate level accomplishments and/or tenure are not the purview of this Website. However, those who do compete at the "next level" deserve some mention as representatives of Louisiana high school wrestling on the national level.   This list is comprised of colleges and universities from seventeen states (see below).  To be considered for admission to this list, please see below also.


Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

Paul Klein (on top again!), Brother Martin, 2015; Kirk Wilson, Dunham 2015

Augsburg College - Minneapolis, MN

Sydney Rodriguez, Catholic 2013

Bacone College - Muskogee, OK

Mitchell Houghton, Bossier 2010; Chris Youngblood, Haughton 2010; Jon Cox, Haughton 2010; James Cox, Haughton 2010; Jalen Oliver, Bossier 2014

Belmont, NC

Matthew Perez, Sulphur 2014

Briar Cliff University - Sioux City, IA

Josh Tapia, Brother Martin 2014; Zach Funderburk, Parkway 2015

Cal. State Chico - Chico, CA

David Rowan, Holy Cross 1983

Central Baptist College - Conway, AR

Antonio Riviera, Evangel 2011; Kurland Parks, Parkway 2011; Cullen Frazier, John Curtis 2012

Central College - Pella, Iowa

Ryan Davis, Northwood 2008

University of Central OK - Edmond, OK

George Young, Sulphur 1990; Dennis Parker, Catholic 1997

The Citadel - Charleston, SC

Ivan Muller, Rummel 2006

Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH

Ben Willeford, St. Michael the Archangel 2010;
Beau Bush, Holy Cross - 2016

Colby Community College - Colby, KS

Colothdian Tate, Baton Rouge 1991; Corey Sonnier, Northside 1994; Ben Kritsonis, Tara 1994; Daniel Cormier, Northside 1997; Chad Boudreaux, Rummel 1997; Patrick Richie, Rummel 1997; Dennis Parker, Catholic 1997; Harold Cage, Capitol 1998; Willie Madison, Grace King 1999; Avery Rhodes, Bonnabel 2005; Michael Savage, Riverdale 2006; Steven Sandrock, Riverdale 2007; D. J. Franklin, Bonnabel 2012

Colorado Mesa Univ. - Grand Junction, CO

Yazan Hamide, Grace King 2010

Colorado State, Pueblo - Pueblo, CO

Bryan Hawkins, Ehret 1978; Roberto Furtado, Bonnabel 1984; Dax Charles, John Ehret 1989; Benny Charles, John Ehret 1993; Robert Falgout, Sulphur; Ben Charles, Shaw 2008; Treven Delaune, John Ehret 2009

Concordia University, Seward, NE

Ryan Perez, Sulphur 2012

Cumberland University - Lebanon, TN

James Casadaban, Brother Martin 2006; Will Stall, Brother Martin 2007; Ross Brister, Brother Martin 2013; Kyle Delaune, Brother Martin 2013; Austin Meyn, Brother Martin 2013

Dana College - Blair, NE

Dustin Walker, Sulphur 2004; Jay Hernandez, Sulphur 2004

Doane College - Crete, NE

Austin Borne, Fisher 2010; Shelby Thibodeaux, Rayne 2011; Billy Marcantel, Rayne 2013

University of Dubuque - Dubuque, IA

Jared Smith, Northlake Christian 2011

Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Paul Evans, De la Salle 1989

Ellsworth Comm. College - Iowa Falls, IA

Richie Dixon, Brother Martin 2001; Dortanyia McIntyre, John Ehret 2012

Emmanuel College - Franklin Springs, GA

Abigail Nette, Destrehan 2016

Fairleigh-Dickinson - Teaneck, NJ

Paul Ulfers, Brother Martin 1986

Gardner-Webb Univ. - Boiling Springs, NC

James Ballantyne, Pearl River 2006

Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ

Kaleb Faul, Dutchtown, 2015

Hannibal-LaGrange University - Hannibal, MO

Raymond Bushnell, Basile 2015

Grand View University - Des Moines, IA

George Benoit, Holy Cross, 2015

Hastings College - Hastings, NE

Hunter Arnett, Redemptorist 2012; Grant Godso, Redemptorist 2013

Labette Community College - Parsons, KS

Al Pratt, L. W. Higgins 1986

Lindenwood University - St. Charles, MO

Rocky Vercher, Comeaux 2001

Lindsey Wilson College - Columbia, KY

Colt Olinde, Live Oak 2015

Loras College - Dubuque, IA

Kalik Battle, Byrd 2014; Quinn Gilliam, Byrd 2014; Keegan Gilligan, Airline 2016; Guy Patron, Jr., Jesuit 2016; Dylan Sweeney, Belle Chasse 2016; Richard Hunter, Brusly 2017

Louisiana State Univ.* - Baton Rouge, LA

Travis Olinde, Catholic 2001; Mark Englehardt, St. Paul's 2004; Joshua Kotter, Mandeville 2004; Jeff Slaughter, Rummel 2005; Paul Hatty, Shaw 2006

Luther College - Decorah, IA

Anthony Smith, East Ascension 2009

Lyon College - Batesville, AR

Christopher Marson, Denham Springs 2015; Tyler Reese, Redemptorist 2015; Cordell Spohrer, Pearl River 2015

MacMurray College - Jacksonville, IL

Dylan Holliday, Haughton 2016

University of Mary - Bismarck, ND

Kerry Boumans, Comeaux 1989; Hunter Menendez, Destrehan 2010

McKendree University - Lebanon, IL

Aaron Maddox, Grace King 2014

Minot State Univ. - Minot, ND

Mitchell Haughton, Bossier 2010

N. Mich. Univ. - Marquette, MI

Willie Madison, Grace King 1999; Jacob Haydel, Brusly 2012; Sam Jones, Homeschooled (wrestled with Gator Wrestling Club for USAW events) 2012

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE

Jeff Slaughter, Rummel 2005

University of Nebraska-Kearney - Kearney, NE

Chris Guillot, Holy Cross 1989

University of Nebraska-Omaha - Omaha, NE

Roderick Ratcliff, McKinley 1998: Patrick Richie, Rummel 1997

Missouri Valley College - Marshall, MO

Seth Theriot, South Cameron 2002; David Cox, Sulphur and Grand Lake 2001; Burt Walker 1996, Sulphur; Corey Lebouf, 1999 Sulphur

Newberry College - Newberry, SC

Sheridan Moran, Lafayette 2005; Stephen Scardina, St. Michael the Archangel 2012

Univ. of N. Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC

Justin Nicholas Shields, Brother Martin, 2008; Nicholas Lirette, Hahnville 2016

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M - Miami, OK

Trey Duhon, Sulphur 2015

University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA

Chad Boudreaux, Rummel 1997; Will Stall, Brother Martin 2007; David Bonin, Comeaux 2009

Northwest College - Powell, WY

Bernie Dupuy, Rummel 2009

Notre Dame Coll. - Baldwin, OH

Mason Mauro - Shaw 2015 (Brother Martin 2012-4)

University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK

Leonce Crump, Baton Rouge 1999

Oklahoma City Univ. - Oklahoma City, OK

Matt Kimmel, Evangel 2011; Travon Smith, Evangel 2011; Destin Theus, John Curtis 2012; Raven Guidry, Acadiana 2017

Oklahoma State Univ.- Stillwater, OK

Daniel Cormier, Northside 1997

Oneonta St. Univ. - Oneonta, NY

Manny Armour, Jesuit 2013

Ouachita Baptist University - Arkadelphia, AR

Andrew Martin, Byrd 2012; Joseph Moreo, Sulphur 2011; Mason Pembo, John Curtis 2013; Kenny Battle, C.E. Byrd 2014; Quin Gilliam, C.E. Byrd 2014

Univ. of Oregon - Eugene, OR

Mike Harter, Holy Cross 1981

Pratt Community College - Pratt, KS

Travis Quarterman, Brother Martin 2014

Princeton University - Princeton, NJ

Scott Gibbons, Rummel 2012

South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD

Jacob Haydel, Brusly 2012

Univ. of Tennessee-Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN

Cody Hill, Live Oak 2014
University of Texas @ Austin

Martin Muller, St. Martin's 1981

U.S. Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs, CO

Elijah Levee, Mandeville 2011

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - Kings Point, NY

Alex Nicosia, Holy Cross 2013; Cole Clement, Holy Cross 2017; Steven Shields, Brother Martin 2017

United States Military Aademy
West Point, NY


Christian Walden, Airline 2017

U.S. Naval Academy - Annapolis, MD

Caleb Levee, Mandeville 2005

Wartburg College - Waverly, IA

Ben Kritsonis, Tara 1994; Ryan Hess, Holy Cross 1995; Adam Manguno, Brother Martin 2001; Kenton Rivas, Lafayette 2002; Eric Scallan, Holy Cross 2005;  Dakota Boesch, Rummel 2011; Mark Pinero, Rummel 2011; Dexter Bass, Holy Cross 2012; Steven Kleamenakis, Holy Cross 2011; Nick Michael, Holy Cross 2012; Gerard Roman, Brother Martin 2012; Connor Campo, St. Paul's 2013; Efosa Eboigbe, Jesuit 2013; Michael Yeatman, Holy Cross 2014; Brice Duhe, Holy Cross 2015

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview, TX

Trevor Limmer, Zachary 2012; Brittany Bates - Doyline 2016

Williams Baptist College - Walnut Ridge, AR

Conor Karwath, East Ascension 2014; Daniel Rittell, Zachary, 2014; Joshua Averett, St. Amant 2015; Robert Fairchild, Rummel 2016

* 2007-2009 NCWA team.  LSU does not currently have a wrestling team sanctioned by any national associations.

The states in red indicate the locations of the colleges and universities at which Louisiana wrestlers have competed at the collegiate level.

What's wrong with this picture?

Criteria for inclusion in the above list: Yet to be determined.

This gets a little difficult.  Presently, inclusion on the Website roster of a team affiliated with the NCAA, NJCWA, NAIA or NCWA counts.  Moderately older ones are a little more difficult but are easily enough verified by coaches or others associated with the individual in question.

Really old ones get much trickier.  The editor will have to research the LHSWA Website to find those who were a part of LSU's varsity teams before wrestling was so rudely interrupted there in 1985.  While the NCAA's Division III began in 1974, there were competitive associations for schools that did not have varsity programs or who did have programs "classified" by the institution as "varsity" but did not participate at the NCAA level.

To add additional wrestlers to this list, please include the individual's name, Louisiana high school attended and date of graduation, and the institution or institutions for which the individual wrestles or wrestled, and send it to the editor.

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