Trygg to include iced-out Brother Martin
December 7th, 2013 | Written by: Editor

Semifinals, Finalists and Notes

Icy weather in Memphis will not prevent the Brother Martin Crusaders from competing in a wrestling tournament this weekend - they are going to the Trygg Memorial at Grace King.  Brother Martin has entered two teams for a total of 23 wrestlers.  Twenty-one other schools, including South Walton High School from Destin, Florida, will compete in the one-day event.

It is very likely the addition of the Crusaders will contribute significantly to the duration of the tournament.  The Spartan Open had 29 teams and 207 wrestlers.  The finals started around 6:30 p.m.  The Trygg has 183 wrestlers entered, and tournament director Roberto Furtado said the tournament will run "straight through" which could mean the consolation finals and finals will be run at the same time.  Actual times are not available at present.

Missing from the event will be Holy Cross, which initially had the Trygg on their schedule but now are headed to the Shaw "Rauch Duals."  Jesuit will be at the Catholic High School Duals, as will Live Oak and East Ascension.

But very good matches are possible, albeit these matchups are assuming a lot of wrestlers do not drop down a weight:

106:    Brother Martin will likely start Steven Shields, the Spartan Open champion.  But South Walton Border Wars champion Chris Pickren should prove a formidable opponent, as should Rummel's Robert Fairchild;

 113:    Rummel's Devyn Breaud and Brother Martin's Mason Mauro could meet again.  Mauro beat Breaud in the 2013 state finals but Breaud beat him at the Spartan.  St. Paul's Steven Vanzandt is also at 113.

120:    Brother Martin's Ryan Genco, Mandeville's Nicholas des Bordes should fare well.
126:    Taylor Gambill is the Crusader to beat.

132:    Klein, Paul Klein.  132 should have two winners recognized - Klein and whoever makes it to the finals to face him.

138:    This will be tough enough with Austin Meyn of Brother Martin and Rummel's Rick Lacava.

145:    Pierce Williams of the Crusaders may get a rematch with Dutchtown's Brandon Cowell.  But Danny Evans may get the nod over Williams for the Crusaders. And Cody Pickren of South Walton should make the bracket very interesting.

152:    Mason Williams of Brother Martin and Marshall Hill might meet again, as they did in the Spartan semifinals.  Joe Kerry of Rummel won the event last season and should not be overlooked.

160:    Jack Fontenot of Ehret, Dutchtown's Gabe Arceeaux or Brother Martin's Travis Quarterman might end up in the finals with Tanner Leblanc of St. Paul's;

170:    Depending on what weight they actually wrestle, De la Salle's Alex Martin and Brother Martin's Nick Comardelle could meet.

182:    Brendan Allen may get a shot at the undefeated Yehia Riles of Brother Martin if he moves down to 182.  So might Fontainebleau's Ethan Eisenhardt.

195:    If Riles drops to 195 then Josh Tapia will be the one to watch.

220:    Fontainebleau's Garrett Kugleman should do very well.

285:    Without Holy Cross and East Ascension being in the tournament this weight class is open to anyone.

Below are the teams listed on TrackWrestling as well as the number of entrants per team: 

  Team Count   Team Count   Team Count
1. Archbishop Rummel, LA  4 9. Dutchtown, LA  12 17. Northshore, LA  9
2. Belle Chasse, LA  6 10. East Jefferson, LA  4 18. Parkview Baptist, LA  2
3. Brother Martin A, LA  14 11. Fisher, LA  3 19. Pearl River, LA  15
4. Brother Martin C, LA  9 12. Fontainebleau, LA  6 20. Riverdale, LA  6
5. Chalmette, LA  6 13. Grace King, LA  17 21. South Plaquemine, LA  12
6. Covington, LA  4 14. Holy Rosary, LA  5 22. South Walton FL, IA  9
7. De La Salle, LA  11 15. Jesuit, LA  4 23. St. Paul`s, LA  13
8. Destrehan, LA  11 16. L.W. Higgins, LA  1      

Semifinals via TrackWrestling

Finalists are in bold text.

Brendan Allen of Covington (7-0) defeated previously undefeated Yehia Riles of Brother Martin (10-1) in 4:31.
Brother Martin-A has 12 semifinalists.  St. Paul's has seven and Pearl River has six.
Rummel is not participating.
WEIGHT WRESTLER (Top half) vs. WRESTLER (Top half) WRESTLER (Bottom half) vs. WRESTLER (Bottom half)
106 William Pickren - South Walton vs. Devin Bergeron - Chalmette Matthew Rader - St. Paul's vs. Steven Shields - Brother Martin-A
113 Kyle Dunn - Brother Martin-A vs. Brandon LeBlanc - Dutchtown Maricico Ballestros - Grace King vs. Game Peterson - Fontainebleau
120 Matt Mears - Pearl River vs. Charlie Pettiss - Dutchtown Matthew Agosto - Chalmette vs. Ryan Genco - Brother Martin
126 Taylor Gambill - Brother Martin-A vs. Cameron Myers - St. Paul's Glenn Gebo - De la Salle vs. Ben D'Antonio - Jesuit
132 Paul Klein - Brother Martin-A vs. James Nethery - Holy Rosary Ray Dupre - Northshore vs. Tim Hillard - Pearl River
138 Dawine Bennett - Dutchtown vs. Evan Palmisano - Jesuit Blaine Eisensohn - Brother Martin-A vs. Matthew Rader - St. Paul's
145 Danny Evans - Brother Martin-A vs. Dominic Block - De la Salle Brandon Cowell - Dutchtown vs. Cody Pickren - South Walton
152 Mason Williams - Brother Martin-A vs. Sean Barbarian - De la Salle Sam Dufour - St. Paul's vs. Marshall Hill - Parkview Baptist
160 Tanner Leblanc - St. Paul's vs. Gabe Arceneaux-Dutchtown Chase Menendez - Destrehan vs. Alex Martin - De la Salle
170 Nick Comardell - Brother Martin-A vs. Aaron Shafor - Northshore Chase Cochran - St. Paul's vs. Jason Moran - Pearl River
182 Brendan Allen - Covington vs. Kevin Drury, Jr. - South Plaquemines Travis Viener - Brother Martin-A vs. Aaron Maddox - Grace King
195 Josh Tapia - Brother Martin-A vs. John Brogdon - Covington Kyle Schech - St. Paul's vs. Jacob Spohrer - Pearl River
220 Logan Thompson - Belle Chasse vs. Bobby McNell - Pearl River Darius Revolta - Pearl River vs. Jacob Clapp - Brother Martin-A
285 Robert Kennedy - Belle Chasse vs. Jalen Haydel - De la Salle Navin Bo - South Plaquemines vs. Matthew Montalbano - Brother Martin-A

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