2013 South Walton Border Wars Championships

Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 2013

1st Annual South Walton "Border Wars" Wrestling Tournament - 2013

Brusly runs away with team title; Clay, FL takes runner-up spot; St. Paul takes third.

Jimmy Bible's Brusly Panthers left little doubt that they are the team to beat in Louisiana's Division III state championships, and that they should factor prominently in other tournaments as well as duals meets in any division this season.  Led by two defending state champions and a 2012 state champion, the Panthers had clinched the team title before the finals started, and put seven wrestlers in the finals.  Brusly had finalists from 120 pounds through 145 pounds, at 195 pounds and 285 pounds.  Three Brusly wrestlers were crowned champions, albeit not necessarily the ones most expected to be. 

Freshman Kendon Lee-Keyser won the first Brusly finals match at 126 pounds. He was also voted the Outstanding Wrestler of the lower weight classes.  Noah Landry followed suit at 138 pounds, as did Dillon Prejean at 195 pounds.

In addition to assistant coaches Barrett Wilson and Rodney Sutherland, Brusly brought numerous parents and fans to the event.  And to add a little Cajun flair a generous helping of boudin made its way, if only for a brief while, to the coaches hospitality room.

Clay High School of Jacksonville, Florida took the runner-up title and had a champion in Adam Breindel at 145 pounds.  Host South Walton placed 15th and had a champion in freshman William Pickren at 106 pounds.

Three freshmen found themselves with championships.  South Walton's William Pickren was the first to do so at 106 pounds.  Two matches later it was Richie McClanahan of Arnold at 120 pounds, followed by Brusly's Kendon Lee-Keyser at 126 pounds.  Prior to the tournament Pickren was ranked 7th in Florida 1A, McClanahan was ranked 4th in Florida 1A, and Lee-Keyser was ranked 2nd in Louisiana Division III (@ 120 pounds).

All brackets in one PDF file
Finals brackets and lists of placers are available on individual weight class pages.  Scores of 3rd-4th, 5th-6th and 7th-8th places may be found on the brackets.

Weight class summaries:
106 113 120 126 132 138 145 152 160 170 182 195 220 285
Champions - the Brusly Panthers OWs Kendon Lee-Keyser of Brusly and Coltan Jackson of The Villages, with tournament host South Walton's Coach Nick Cary.

Finishing in third place with one champion - the St. Paul Wolves Finishing in eleventh place with one champion - the East Ascension Spartans

Final Team Scores

Place Team Points Place Team Points
1. Brusly High School (BHS) 168.50 13. Gulf Breeze High School (GBH) 42.00
2. Clay High School (CLA) 107.00 14. Chiles High School (CHI) 34.50
3. St Paul School (STP) 105.50 15. South Walton High School (SWH) 33.00
4. Lincoln High School (LHS) 79.50 16. Wewahichka High School (WEW) 26.00
5. Marianna High School (MHS) 77.00 17. Florida High School (FHS) 24.00
6. Pace High School (PHS) 72.50 18. Fort Walton Beach (FWB) 21.00
7. Arnold High School (AHS) 72.00 19. Mosley High School (MOS) 18.00
8. The Villages High School (VHS) 70.00 20. Rutherford High School (RHS) 13.00
9. Columbia High School (COL) 67.00 21. Bozeman High School (BOZ) 10.00
10. Choctawhachee High School (CHS) 56.00 22. Panama City Bay (PCB) 10.00
11. East Ascension High (EAH) 48.50 23. Rocky Bayou Christian Ac (RCA) 0.00
12. Niceville High School (NHS) 44.00      

Finals Results (LA wrestlers denoted in bold):

Weight Class Champion School Runner-up Place Score
106 William Pickren South Walton Cole Horton Columbia 10-0
113 Jacob Gieger Lincoln Cody Taylor Clay 3:18
120 Richie McClanahan Arnold Baret Sanchez Brusly 5-3
126 Kendon Lee-Keyser (OW) Brusly Bradley Tyler Pace 8-2
132 Caleb Warner Columbia Wyatt Lejeune Brusly 6-4
138 Noah Landry Brusly Daniel Soto The Villages 9-1
145 Adam Breindel Clay Trevor Scherman Brusly 8-2
152 Tristan Sommer Lincoln Forrest Lang Mosely 11-1
160 Tanner Leblanc St. Paul's Caleb Loyd Clay 10-2
170 Coltan Jackson (OW) The Villages Shamar Johnson Chiles 3:27
182 Will Diamond Pace Brandon Johnson Lincoln 4-2
195 Dillon Prejean Brusly Randy Cosack Arnold 1:55
220 Tre's Dawson Pace Greg Screen Marietta 3:22
285 Conor Karwath East Ascension Jovonte Wheeler Brusly 4:35

LA Winners:  Kendon Lee-Keyser (126 & OW-Lower Weights); Noah Landry (138); Tanner Leblanc (160); Dillon Prejean (195); Conor Karwath.

Complete set of initial championship brackets in PDF

Friday's competition consisted of pool rounds in a round-robin format.  The top eight pool winners advanced to a championship double-elimination bracket on Saturday.  The remaining wrestlers competed in pools determined by their finish in their Friday pools (3s vs. 3s, 4s vs. 4s, etc.)

Weight class summaries:
106 113 120 126 132 138 145 152 160 170 182 195 220 285

Back to Top

© 2013 by Louisiana Wrestling News

You may not make electronic copies of these copyrighted materials nor redistribute them to 3rd parties in any form without written permission.