Status: Fini

Sam Sara field now at 22
Editor/12/06/12 @ 9:45 p.m.



As of 10 p.m. on Thursday the Same Sara field stood at 22 teams.  Schools scheduled to participate (with the number of wrestlers entered per team, if available, in parentheses) are listed below:

Archbishop Rummel (13) De la Salle (8) Fontainebleau (13) Holy Cross (14) Parkview Baptist (2)
Belle Chasse Denham Springs (2) Grace King (12) Holy Rosary (12) Redemptorist (2)
Brusly (7) Destrehan Grand Lake John Ehret (5) Riverdale (7)
Chalmette (7) East Jefferson (7) Hahnville (13) Lakeshore St. Thomas More (5)
Covington (9) Fisher (1) Helen Cox (1) Mandeville (7) Thomas Jefferson

Holy Cross, with 14 wrestlers, and Rummel with 13, are expected to vie for the team title, which Rummel won by 7.5 points in 2011.  Grace King, with 12 entrants, should also be a factor.

Individual performances by wrestlers from smaller teams could, however, prove to be the difference.  Denham Springs sophomore Christopher Marson in 9-0 this year at 106 lbs. with tournament victories at the Warrior, Central, Griffin and Trygg.  At 132 lbs. Helen Cox's Jorge Sanchez's only losses have been in tournament finals, although one was to Brusly's Trevor Schermer.  Schermer is 12-1, with his sole defeat coming in the 138 lb. weight class.  At 138 lbs. is Thomas Jefferson's Brent Matherne, who has two losses to Benoit but 19 victories over others.  At 145 lbs. Ehret's Jack Fontenot is 11-3 on the season, placing third at the Trygg and winning the Griffin Opens. Marshal Hill of Parkview Baptist, a finalist at the Trygg, and Bryant Montero of St. Thomas More should challenge at 152 lbs.  At 160 lbs. Alex Martin of De la Salle has a victory this season over Trygg champion Brandon Briones of Grace King.  Blaze d'Aquin of Ehret was a finalist at the Trygg last week at 170 lbs.  Justin Frost of Riverdale was victorious against wrestlers from Holy Cross and Belle Chasse Wednesday night at 285 lbs.

Six returning state champions are in the field, one each from Divisions I and II and four from Division III:

Division Wrestler (Year) School Expected Weight Class
I Matt Calcotte (Senior) Rummel 126
II Alex Nicosia (Senior) Holy Cross 120
III Grant Godso (Senior) Redemptorist 145
III Baret Sanchez (Junior) Brusly 126
III Trevor Schermer (Junior) Brusly 132
III Alex Martin (Junior) De la Salle 160

When only 16 teams were entered, wrestling was to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. It is not known if the addition of the new teams will alter those times.

 Seeding will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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