Sophomore Croy follows Varnado for a second Crusader championship
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division I, 113 Pounds
May 12th, 2017 | Written by: Editor

Early Championship Rounds Quarterfinals Semifinals Consolation Rounds 3rd and 5th Finals

Sophomore Daniel Croy of Brother Martin (#1) pinned senior Jerimiah Johnson of McKinley (#2) in 4:58, which was a far cry from their first match, an 8-7 Sudden Victory win by Croy at the Spartan Invitational.

There is a reason Brother Martin sophomore Daniel Croy earned a Jazz Town Duals page just featuring him.  There he was 7-1.  This season, he brought a record of 24-0 into the state tournament. He won the Cinco Ranch Big 12, the Spartan Invitational, the Louisiana Classic and placed third at the Blackhorse.  One of his toughest matches was in the finals of the Louisiana in which it appeared he was illegally locking hands against Rayne's Cooper Simon.  That would have been huge as at that point in the third round Croy was only in front of Simon 4-3.  But the move was actually legal, something the Rayne fans even admitted once it was explained.

To get into the finals the first seed accepted a forfeit, decisioned Ehret's Gage Sonnier 9-4 in the quarterfinals, and then pinned fifth-seeded Connor Oviedo of St. Paul's in 3:09.

His finals opponent was second-seeded Jeremiah Johnson.  During the season Johnson was 18-3, having lost to Simon, Austin Gouedy of Central and Croy.  Against Croy in the Spartan Invitational, the Crusader required a Sudden Victory round to win 8-6.  Johnson placed second in the Central Wildcat and the Spartan Invitational, third at the Louisiana Classic and first at the Zachary Big Horse and the Greater Baton Rouge Championships.

Johnson, however, had a tougher time reaching the finals than he may have expected.  He pinned his first two opponents in 2:45 and 2:41.  In the semifinals he faced third-seeded Michael Lundin of Holy Cross.  In two previous matches Johnson had pinned Lundin in 1:26 and 1:36.  This matched showed a reinvigorated Lundin, as Johnson barely got past the Tiger sophomore 10-8.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Daniel Croy Jeremiah Johnson Michael Lundin Connor Oviedo Tyree Morris Peyton Bass
Brother Martin McKinley Holy Cross St. Paul's St. Amant Airline
#1 Seed #2 Seed #3 Seed #5 Seed #4 Seed #7 Seed
Sophomore Senior Sophomore Sophomore Junior Sophomore

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Early Championship Rounds

Round 1 far left: #4 Tyree Morris (StA) pinned Trevor Hanson (COM) in 5:46; Round 1: #5 Connor Oviedo (StP) over Fernando Mavorga (BON) in 5:46.

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#1 Daniel Croy (BM) defeated #8 Gage Sonnier (EHR) 9-4.
#5 Connor Oviedo (StP) defeated #4 Tyree Morris (StA) 5-2.  Oviedo defeated Morris at the Louisiana Classic via a fall at 5:59, the only time they met during the regular season. Something must have overridden the head-to-head match-up between those two.  Their seeding did not really matter, though, as the winner of that match would get Croy in the semifinals.
#3 Michael Lundin (HC) pinned #6 Hunter Goodson (CAT) in 4:18.
#2 Jerimiah Johnson (MCK) pinned #7 Peyton Bass (AIR) in 2:41.  Johnson also defeated Bass in 2:48 at the Louisiana Classic.

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#1 Daniel Croy (BM) pinned #5 Connor Oviedo (StP) in 3:09.  In their previous match in the quarterfinals of the Louisiana Classic, Croy defeated Oviedo 4-1.
#2 Jerimiah Johnson (MCK) narrowly defeated #3 Michal Lundin (HC) 10-8.
Prior to this match, Johnson had defeated Lundin via a fall in 1:36 in a dual meet, and in 1:26 in the Louisiana Classic consolation finals.

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Consolation Rounds

Consolation Round 1: Trevor Hanson (COM)  defeated Fernando Mayorga (BON) 8-4.
Consolation Round 1: Dylan Savant (BRB) pinned Jacques Roberts (ACA) in 2:44.  At the Ronnie Suarez 5A District Tournament, Savant pinned Roberts in almost the same time, 2:48.

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Championship Consolation Rounds

#3 Michael Lundin (HC) defeated #5 Connor Oviedo (StP) 9-5 in SV-1 to place 3rd.
#4 Tyree Morris (StA) defeated #7 Peyton Bass (AIR) 12-7 to place 5th.
Morris also defeated Bass 14-8 to claim fifth-place in the Louisiana Classic.

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#1 Daniel Croy of Brother Martin defeated #2 Jerimiah Johnson of McKinley in 4:58

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