Walden wins third title with a Division I low time of 1:04
Division I, 160 Pounds
May 12th, 2017 | Written by: Editor

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

Airline's Christian Walden won his third consecutive Division I championship via a pin of Jesuit's William Rosevally in 1:04.

Christian Walden completed his second season not only undefeated in Louisiana, but undefeated any time he stepped onto the mat.  His record of 43-0 included tournament wins at the Warrior Open, the Arlington-Martin, Texas Open, The Riot on the Red, the Eagle Open, the Trey Culotta Invitational, the Lone Survivor, the Louisiana Classic and the Northwest Louisiana Regionals.  In front of a home crowd for the second time, Walden needed just 1:17 to advance to the semifinals in which he scored a 17-5 Major Decision over St. Amant's fourth-seeded Hunter Hawkins.

Having the please of meeting Walden in the finals was Jesuit's William Rosevally, who could easily be considered the most improved Division I wrestler.  Placing sixth in 2016, Rosevally was seeded second in this tournament after compiling a 38-2 record.  Rosevally placed fifth in the South Walton Border Wars, third at the Warrior Open and the Louisiana Classic and first at the Cashio-Shriever.  Rosevalley advanced to the finals with a fall in 3:47, a 15-3 Major Decision in the quarterfinals and an 8-3 decision over Brother Martin's third-seeded Paul Elmer, again whom Rosevally had a 2-1 season series edge in matches decided by three points or less.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Christian Walden William Rosevally Hunter Hawkins Caden Mumme Paul Elmer Shelby Savoie
Airline Jesuit St. Amant Holy Cross Brother Martin Comeaux
#1 Seed #2 Seed #4 Seed #8 Seed #3 Seed #6 Seed
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Early Championship Rounds

Round 2: #1 Christian Walden (AIR) Pinned Cole Ulfers (StP) in 0:50. 
Round # 2: #2 William Rosevalley (JES) pinned LeRoger Washington (BON) in 3:47.

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#1 Christian Walden (AIR) pinned #8 Caden Mumme (HC) in 0:27.  (Mumme missed two months of wrestling from November 5th to January 7th.)
#4 Hunter Hawkins (StA) defeated #5 Jeremiah Brooks (ACA) 18-11.
#3 Paul Elmer (BM) pinned #6 Shelby Savoie (COM) in 2:27.
#2 William Rosevally (JES) defeated #7 Kyle Chatman (EA) via a 15-3 Major Decision.

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#1 Christian Walden (AIR) defeated #4 Hunter Hawkins (StA) via a 17-5 Major Decision.
#2 William Rosevally (JES) defeated #3 Paul Elmer (BM) 8-3.

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Consolation Rounds

C1: Ross Clement (DUT) defeated Armondo Rideaux (BRB) via a a 16-6 Major Decision.
C2: Travis Hale (ZAC) defeated LeRoger Washington (BON) 9-7 via Sudden Victory.
C2: Ethan LeBlanc (FNT) pinned Ross Clement (DUT) in 0:34.

C3: #8 Caden Mumme (HC) pinned #5 Jeremiah Brooks (ACA) in 4:14
C4: #7 Kyle Chatman (EA) pinned Liam Cave (CAT) in 0:45.
CSF: #8 Caden Mumme (HC) defeated #3 Paul Elmer (BM) 5-3.

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Championship Consolation Rounds

#4 Hunter Hawkins (StA) defeated #8 Caden Mumme (HC) via a 4-2 Sudden Victory to place 3rd.
#3 Paul Elmer (BM) defeated #6 Shelby Savoie (COM) 7-5to place 5th.

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Airline's #1 Christian Walden pinned #2 William Rosevally of Jesuit in 1:04.

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