Brock Bonin's illustrious career capped by fourth consecutive Division II state title
March 25th, 2016 | Written by: Editor


While generally stoic as a rule (as demonstrated in the podium photos below), with enough effort one can get a smile out of Brock Bonin.  At left, 2016 145 lbs. Division II state champion Andrew Aucoin, whom Bonin defeated in the 2015 Division II finals, assisted the editor in capturing a prelude to a smile in the Division II champions photo.  After Bonin received the 2016 Division II Outstanding Wrestler award, the editor was forced to use the tried and true "Don't smile...don't you smile..." approach.  (Bonin's grin may have been at the editor's expense, but it was worth it.)

In his four varsity years wrestling for Teurlings Catholic High School, TrackWrestling records indicate Brock Bonin won 118 matches against only 14 Louisiana losses and three losses to out-of-state competitors.  He became the fifth wrestler to win four consecutive Division II state championships, joining  Brusly's Tim LeBlanc (1979 to 1982), Hackberry's Ernie Payton (1984-87), Chad Buras of the Buras Wildcats (1987-1990) and more importantly for Bonin, Teurlings Catholic Coach Brad Macha, who won four consecutive Division II state championships for Redemptorist from 1992-95.

Among his 118 TrackWrestling wins, Bonin defeated 12 wrestlers who would become Louisiana state champions (five of whom would win two state titles).  He won nine tournament championships, including two apiece at the Teurlings Catholic Rebel Open and the Lafayette Metro Championships.  He placed second at the Ken Cole twice and once at the Louisiana Classic.

Bonin never lost to a Division II competitor and only once to one from Division III.  He recorded 77 falls, eight major decisions and nine technical falls.  Three of his four Division II finals matches ended via major decisions.  The other was via a technical fall.

He lost to 11 competitors during his career.  Three were to out-of-state wrestlers.  One was to a two-time Division III state champion.  Of the remaining eight, all of whom were Division I wrestlers, the lowest any of them placed in the Division I state championships was 4th, and he was a senior when Bonin was a freshman.  Among the remaining seven are spread nine Division I state championships.

2013 - Seeded 1st @ 106 lbs.
2014 - Seeded 1st @ 120 lbs.
2015 - Seeded 1st @ 132 lbs.
2015 - Seeded 1st @ 138 lbs.
10-2 Major Decision over
Colt Olinde of Live Oak
22-6 (1 non-LA)
17-2 Technical Fall over
Jason Pitts of Parkway
13-4 Major Decision over
Andrew Aucoin of Same Houston
33-4 (1 non-LA)
8-0 Major Decision
over Collin Ballas of Shaw
32-1 (1 non-LA)

Left: Bonin with coaches Kent Masson and Brad Macha after his first state championship as a freshman.  Right: Bonin with Coach Brad Macha, also a four-time Division II state champion.

2013 with Kent Masson and Brad Macha 2016 with Brad Macha

In the Bonin family Brock can brag about being the only one to win four high school state championships.  Older brother Trey won two wrestling state titles in 2011 and 2012, but also won a cross-country state title in 2011 for a third state title.

A look at some of the Louisiana Wrestling News photographs of Bonin over the last four years:

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