Foret's undefeated year end with a second state championship
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division I, 170 Pounds
May 12th, 2017 | Written by: Editor

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

Holy Cross' #1 Joseph Foret won his second Division I state title with a 28-13 Technical Fall over #2 Jacob Fereday.

Joseph Foret was undefeated during the regular season, compiling a record of 25-0 and winning the Cashio-Shriever, the South Walton Border Wars, the Las Vegas Holiday Classic and the Louisiana Classic.  Sage Nugent of St. Amant was the only Louisiana wrestler to come close to beating him, but Foret won both matches with Nugent by two-point margins.  (He did require a Sudden Victory match and a one-point margin in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.)  In the state championships Foret started with a fall in 1:55, followed by a quarterfinals 24-9 Technical Fall and a fall in 3:12 in his semifinals match vs. Brother Martin's John Stemke.

Catholic's Jacob Fereday, a runner-up to Christian Walden of Airline in 2016, sported a record of 37-3 during the regular season.  He lost two matches to St. Amant's Sage Nugent and one to Jesuit's Paul Treuting (one he would avenge later).  Fereday placed fourth in the Louisiana Classic, third in the Cy-Ridge Classic in Texas, and won tournament titles at the Warrior Open, the Brusly 8, the Trey Culotta Invitational and the Greater Baton Rouge Championships.  At the state tournament Fereday, seeded second behind Foret, had a couple of tough matches after his first contest, which he won in 3:57.  The Catholic junior got past sixth-seeded Hayden Parker of Comeaux 6-3 in the quarterfinals, and then avenged his earlier loss to Jesuit's Treuting in a 6-2 semifinals win.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Joseph Foret Jacob Fereday Paul Treuting Michael Housey Bobby Jinks Paul Stemke
Holy Cross Catholic Jesuit Mandeville Barbe Brother Martin
#1 Seed #3 Seed #2 Seed #8 Seed #7 Seed #4 Seed
Senior Junior Junior Junior Junior Sophomore

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Early Championship Rounds

Round 1: Tyler Irvin (EA) pinned Tyler Simon (EHR) in 5:59.

Round 2: #1 Joseph Foret (HC) pinned Hunter Johnson (SUL) in 1:55.
Round 2: #6 Hayden Parker (COM) pinned London Thomas (HNV) in 0:58.
Round 2: #2 Paul Treuting (JES) pinned Jestin Dunn (StA) in 2:51.

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#1 Joseph Foret (HC) defeated #8 Michael Housey (MND) via a 24-9 Technical Fall @ 5:49.
#4 John Stemke (BM) defeated #5 Jake Arena (StP) 6-4.
#3 Jacob Fereday (CAT) defeated #6 Hayden Parker (COM) 6-3.
#2 Paul Treuting (JES) defeated #7 Bobby Jicks (BRB) via a 12-2 Major Decision. 

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#1 Joseph Foret (HC) pinned #4 John Stemke (BM) in 3:12.
#3 Jacob Fereday (CAT) defeated #2 Paul Treuting (JES) 6-2.

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Consolation Rounds

C2: Jerome Boudreaux (ACA) pinned Colyn Vagrin (AIR) in 1:31.
C2: Brandon Revere (LAF) defeated Jamareon Shepperd (BYR) 14-13.
C3: Jestin Dunn (St.A) defeated # 5 Jake Arena (StP) in 7-0

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Championship Consolation Rounds

#2 Paul Treuting (JES) pinned Bobby Jicks (BRB) to place 3rd.
#8 Matthew Housey pinned John Stemke (BM) in 4:57 to place 5th.

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#1 Joseph Foret of Holy Cross defeated #3 Jacob Fereday of Catholic via a 28-13 Technical Fall @ 5:32.

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