Division III - 152 pounds: Turner claims first state title for South Plaquemines
March 25th, 2016 | Written by: Editor


Brandon Turner did what four previous South Plaquemines wrestlers could not in the wrestling program's 10 years - he won a state championship finals match.  In a match that required a Sudden Victory period, the top-seeded Turner defeated second seed Landon Dorsey 6-4 to notch the first ever state wrestling title for the Hurricanes.


South Plaquemines sophomore Brandon Turner and De la Salle senior Landon Dorsey met three times in the regular season.  Two of those matches were won by Turner, but both were due to injuries to Dorsey.  The only completed match was won by Dorsey 12-10 in the finals of the Greater New Orleans Division III Championships.  The two injury-related wins, however, were enough to merit Turner the #1 seed. 

The #3 and #4 seeds, Kyle Cascio of Brusly and Anica Logan of Grand Lake, had not met the top two seeds nor each other during the year.  In seasonal matches between the top eight seeds, Turner and Dorsey had both defeated #8 Troy Bourgeois of Fisher.  Dorsey also defeated #5 Scoggins who, along with #6 seed Kenneth Vidalier of North Vermillion, had defeated #7 John Michael Waldrop of Ouachita Christian.  Logan, however, gave the #1 seed his toughest match before the finals, falling only 5-2 to the eventual champion.  Waldrop did the same to Dorsey in the quarterfinals, falling by a 6-4 score.

The Ouachita Christian sophomore Waldrop did not care much for past results as he gave Dorsey all the Cavalier wanted in the quarterfinals, falling only 6-4.  He later avenged his previous loss to Vidalier 10-9, advanced via a forfeit against Logan, and then defeated #3 Kyle Cascio of Brusly 6-5 to place third.  Due to a forfeit by Logan, Bourgeois placed fifth after losing a brutal 18-14 consolation semifinals match to Cascio. 

Place Name School Seed Year
1st Brandon Turner South Plaquemines 1 10
2nd Landon Dorsey De la Salle 2 12
3rd John Michael Waldrop Ouachita Christian 7 10
4th Kyle Cascio Brusly 3 12
5th Troy Bourgeois Fisher 8 11
6th Anica Logan Grand Lake 4 11

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Brandon Turner Landon Dorsey John M. Waldrop Kyle Cascio Troy Bourgeois Anica Logan

Friday Rounds

R1: Denny (CC) over Gaspard (KAP) in 1:05.

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(1) Brandon Turner (SPL) pinned (8) Troy Bourgeois (FSH) in 4:54.
(4) Anica Logan (GL) pinned (5) Luke Scoggins (DUN) in 3:57.
(3) Kyle Cascio (BRU) pinned (6) Kenneth Vidalier (NV) in 4:30.
(1) Landon Dorsey (DLS) defeated (7) John Michael Waldrop (OC) 6-4.

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(1) Brandon Turner (SPL) defeated (4) Anica Logan (GL) 5-2.
(2) Landon Dorsey (DLS) defeated (3) Kyle Cascio (BRU) via an 18-2 technical fall.

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Championship Consolation Rounds

(7) John Michael Waldrop (OC) defeated (3) Kyle Cascio (BRU) 6-5 to win 3rd place.
(8) Troy Bourgeois (FSH) defeated (4) Anica Logan (GL) via a forfeit to win 5th place.

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(1) Brandon Turner of South Plaquemines defeated (2) Landon Dorsey of De la Salle 6-4 in a Sudden Victory period.

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