Basile's Christ leads the Louisiana contingent with a 3-1 record on the first day of the NHSCA Nationals
March 25th, 2017| Written by: Editor



Basile sophomore Gavin Christ had the best Friday of the 26 Louisiana entrants at the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) National Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  A two-time Division III state champion, Christ posted a 3-1 record in a field of 90 wrestlers.  The three wins included two falls (one in 0:24) and a 10-4 decision.  He was defeated in the "Round of 16," one match shy of the quarterfinals, by J. McClaine-Green of Texas in 3:23.

Ten other Louisiana wrestlers earned at least one victory.  All of them, including the 15 who lost their first match, are still in the hunt for a top-eight finish via the consolation rounds.

Airline's Christian Walden, a three-time Division I state champion, went 2-1, as did St. Amant's Tyree Morris and Hunter Hawkins.

[Insert argument re "watching some of the best wrestlers in the nation versus playing on a cell phone" here.]

Below is a list of those Louisiana wrestlers who won a match on Friday.

Wrestler School Grade Weight Record
Gavin Christ Basile Sophomore 120 3-1
Tyree Morris St. Amant Junior 106 2-1
Hunter Hawkins St. Amant Sophomore 160 2-1
Christian Walden Airline Senior 152 2-1
Jeremiah Brooks Acadiana Freshman 160 1-1
Dyllon Bernard Comeaux Sophomore 132 1-1
Charles Hudson Comeaux Junior 145 1-1
Darrell Evans Airline Junior 182 1-1
Dane Harter St. Michael Junior 182 1-1
Tyler Carrier Rayne Junior 195 1-1
Brier Babin St. Amant Senior 120 1-1

Back to Top

© 2016-7 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.