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Comeaux seniors go to The Woodlands
Editor|December 2, 2012|09/01/2013 01:34:59 PM



Six Comeaux senior wrestlers travelled to The Woodlands School in The Woodlands, Texas, for the annual Woodlands Invitational.  Four of the six placed in the top five in the two-day event, leading Comeaux to a 10th place finish in the 25 school field.

Two-time defending Division I state champion Tyrek Malveaux, at 152 lbs., lost 3-2 in a double-overtime finals match against two-time All-American Ricky Regas of St. Thomas High of Houston, Texas.  Malveaux, the # 1 seed, advanced to the finals via a bye, a fall, a technical fall and a major decision.  It was Malveaux’s first loss of the 2012-3 season.  In his first tournament of the year, at East Ascension’s Spartan Open, Malveaux won a 10-8 decision over Catholic’s returning 152 lb. state champion Brandon Luckett in the finals.

Malveaux was also a star running back for the Comeaux football team.

Abram Sellers, seeded 2nd at 138 lbs., advanced to the finals via a bye and three first period pins before eventually losing to Niles Peebles of Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas, 10-8.

“Abram wrestled really well and beat some very good wrestlers” said Comeaux head coach Keith Bergeron. “In the finals he wrestled his best match of the year and lost to a good wrestler by 2.”

Other Comeaux wrestlers placing in the top five were Matthew Tillman, who placed 4th at 220 lbs., and Vincent Opper, who placed 5th at 170 lbs.  Jacoby Guillory (126 lbs.) and Jon Robinson (160 lbs.) also wrestled for the Spartans and won five matches between them, adding to Comeaux's impressive performance with less than half of a full team participating.

The Woodlands Tournament has become a tradition at Comeaux.  “We take our seniors to the Woodlands Tournament every year,” said Bergeron.  “It is one of the Houston areas biggest tournaments and is well organized. The most important thing for us is that it gives the seniors a chance to stay together for the weekend and become a closer group for the rest of the season.”

Brackets of the weight classes in which Comeaux had wrestlers may be found on LHSWA.

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