Live Oak and Jesuit successful at weekend tournaments and camps
July 11th, 2016| Written by: Editor | Contributors Tony Ingram and Brian Brady



The Live Oak Wrestling Club sent seven representatives to compete in the Midwest Nationals at Illinois Wesylan University's Shirk Center in Bloomington, IL, on Saturday, July 9th.  The event is a folkstyle tournament with age divisions ranging from 1st-2nd grade to college and above.  The event listed well over 400 teams, but only about 40 that had as many or more than the squad from Watson, Louisiana.

Five of the Eagles won matches in the event and three of those combined for a first, a second and a third-place medal.

Medalists Anthony Dodson, Rayden Ingram and Camdyn Ingram

Competing in the 7th-8th Grade 111-119 lbs. bracket, Camdyn Ingram won his first match via a fall in 0:32.  He then won his quarterfinals match 7-3, his semifinals match 2-0, putting him into the finals match against William Hillard of the Triad Wrestling Club, who had pinned all of his opponent on the road to the finals.  Hilliard's pin streak was halted by Ingram, who won a 3-1 decision for the championship.

Anthony Dodson also competed in the 7th-8th-Grade division at 118-128 lbs.  Dodson won his first round match in 0:55 but then fell 2-1 in a Sudden Victory match in the quarterfinals.  In the second consolation round Dodson scored a fall in 1:46, and 8-4 decision, a fall in 1:22 and, in the match for third place, Dodson pinned his opponent in 2:01.

In the 5th-6th-Grade Division, at 86-92 lbs., Rayden Ingram got to the finals with an 8-0 major decision, a 9-2 quarterfinals win and a tight 1-0 semifinals victory.  In the finals he lost to Jordan Blew of Force Wrestling.

The remaining Ingram, Tony, went 1-2 in the 9th-10th-Grade 220-249 lbs. weight class.  Posting an even 2-2 record was Mason Middleton in the 11th-12-Grade 124-135 lbs. weight class.  Along for the experience a tournament like this provides were Jordan Griffin and Micah Downs.

Playing around between matches

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New Orleans Wrestling Club at Virginia Tech

The New Orleans Wrestling Club (photo left) is in Blacksburg, Virginia, for a Ken Dresser Wrestling Camp at Virginia Tech University.  The camp started on Sunday and will continue through to Friday, July 15th. 

On Saturday, however, Eli Larriviere (photo right) was picked for an All-Star dual meet and prevailed 7-6 over a Pennsylvania opponent.

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