Clay and Nugent lead Louisiana contingent in Virginia Beach

Raven Guidry goes 3-2 at the 2017 U.S. Marine Corps Girls Folkstyle Nationals in Oklahoma City
March 26th, 2017| Written by: Editor





Virginia Beach, VA - Sophomore Taylor Clay of Carencro, a 2017 Division II state runner-up, and Sage Nugent of St. Amant, a 2017 Division I state champion, recorded 4-2 records at the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) National Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Each lost their first match on Friday.  On Saturday, though, Clay and Nugent each won four consecutive matches before losing for the second time.  Clay was two matches away from placing at least eighth in the 138 lbs. sophomores event.  Nugent was one match away from a top-eight finish in the seniors 170 lbs. event.

Freshman Trent Mahoney of East Ascension, sophomores Gavin Christ of Basil, Dyllon Bernard of Comeaux and Hunter Hawkins of St. Amant, posted 3-2 records.  Six Louisiana wrestlers went 2-2 and eight others won one match versus two losses.

Below are the final results for Team Louisiana:

Wrestler School Grade Weight Tournament Results
Taylor Clay Carencro Sophomore 138 4-2
Sage Nugent St. Amant Senior 170 4-2
Trent Mahoney East Ascension Freshman 132 3-2
Gavin Christ Basile Sophomore 120 3-2
Dyllon Bernard Comeaux Sophomore 132 3-2
Hunter Hawkins St. Amant Sophomore 160 3-2
Colten Sonnier Teurlings Catholic Sophomore 106 2-2
Tyree Morris St. Amant Junior 106 2-2
Darrell Evans Airline Junior 182 2-2
Tyler Carrier Rayne Junior 195 2-2
Brier Babin St. Amant Senior 120 2-2
Christian Walden Airline Senior 152 2-2
Jeremiah Brooks Acadiana Freshman 160 1-2
Lance Robinson St. Michael Sophomore 145 1-2
Cooper Simon Rayne Junior 120 1-2
Charles Hudson Comeaux Junior 145 1-2
Dane Harter St. Michael Junior 182 1-2
Matt Salinas Airline Junior 195 1-2
Byron Zeno Northside Senior 170 1-2
Charles Solomon Rayne Senior 160 1-2
Matthew Carrier Teurlings Catholic Freshman 106 Invaluable Experience
Camdyn Ingram Live Oak Sophomore 120 Invaluable Experience
Daniel Croy Brother Martin Sophomore 120 Invaluable Experience
Joseph Houston Teurlings Catholic Sophomore 120 Invaluable Experience
Morgan Manuel Rayne Sophomore 126 Invaluable Experience
Patrick Evans Brother Martin Sophomore 138 Invaluable Experience
Brody Gray Northside Sophomore 138 Invaluable Experience
Dylan LeBlanc Teurlings Catholic Junior 126 Invaluable Experience
Joseph Presley Evangel Senior 285 0-2

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Raven Guidry goes 3-2 at the 2017 U.S. Marine Corps Girls Folkstyle Nationals in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Raven Guidry, the sole Louisiana wrestler in the 2017 U.S. Marine Corps Girls Folkstyle Nationals, posted a 3-2 record in the city she will call "home" this fall.  In her three wins, Guidry pinned each opponent in times of 2:44, 0:43 and 0:27.  Her first loss came in her second match.  According to Guidry, that loss was a result of the "pure strength" of her opponent.  Her second loss was a tough 5-4 match in which Guidry was ahead until near the end.

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