Rummel's Mire becomes second 4th-seed to claim a championship
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division II, 138 Pounds
May 12th, 2017 | Written by: Editor

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

Rummel's #4 Dawson Mire and Belle Chasse's #3 Hayden Hess did not allow the top-two seeds to advance to the finals.  In that match, Mire became Rummel's second state champion with a 9-2 win, avenging an earlier loss to the Cardinal.

This weight class was the first in Division II that did not feature a #1 or a #2 seed make the finals.  In the top of the bracket fourth-seeded Rummel junior Dawson Mire upset the top-seeded Matthew Pitts of Parkway 8-3.

The bottom half of the bracket can justifiably be described as chaotic.

After a first-round forfeit, North Desoto's John Michael Cristler, a junior, pinned second-seeded senior Matthew Boudreau of Central with a fall in 0:48.  Cristler was then pinned in 2:54 by Teurlings Catholic's senior Josh Hebert in the quarterfinals.  Things finally approached relative normalcy the Belle Chasse junior Hayden Hess, the third seed, defeated Hebert via an 11-2 Major Decision.

Hess, with a pre-state record of 36-12, won the Zachary Big Horse over Dutchtown's Joshua Wright and placed third at the Trygg Memorial and the Spartan Invitational.  He placed fourth at the Central Wildcat and the Trey Culotta.  Among his losses were some stiff competition including Division I state champion Shane Ulfers of St. Paul's, Josh Partin of Airline, Patrick Evans of Brother Martin and Adam Larriviere of Jesuit.

Mire did not start competing until January 7th and only sported a record of 11-1.  That loss, on January 21st, was to Hess via a 9-6 decision.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Dawson Mire Hayden Hess Matthew Pitts Joshua Hebert Brody Gray Trevor Young
Rummel Belle Chasse Parkway Teurlings Catholic Northside Rayne
#3 Seed #3 Seed #1 Seed #7 Seed #5 Seed Unseeded
Junior Junior Senior Senior Sophomore Junior

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Early Championship Rounds

Round 1: Brandon Carrigan (BNT) pinned Aaron Leonard (SH) in 1:25.
Round 2: #1 Matthew Pitts (PKY) pinned Brandon Carrigan (BNT) in 3:03.

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#1 Matthew Pitts (PKY) defeated #8 Zachary Smith (LO) 5-3.
#4 Dawson Mire (RUM) pinned #5 Brody Gray (NS) in 1:01.
#3 Hayden Hess (BC) pinned #6 Dakota Jones (CAR) in 3:38.
#7 Josh Hebert (TC) pinned John Michael Christler (ND) in 2:54.

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#4 Dawson Mire (RUM) defeated #1 Matthew Pitts (PKY) 8-3.
#3 Hayden Hess (BC) defeated #7 Joshua Hebert (TC) via an 11-2 Major Decision.

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Consolation Rounds

C2: Alexander DeVille (LSH) pinned Semaj McGee (GK) in 1:16.
C2: Nate Williams (HAU) pinned David Sharp (StM) in 4:03.
C2: Trevor Young (RAY) defeated Brandon Carrigan (BNT) 5-3.

C3: #8 Zachary Smith (LO) pinned Alexander DeVille (LSH) in 2:47.

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Championship Consolation Rounds

#1 Matthew Pitts (PKY) defeated #7 Josh Hebert (TC) 3-2 to place 3rd.
#5 Brody Gray (NS) defeated Trevor Young (RAY) via a 15-2 Major Decision to place 5th.

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#4 Dawson Mire of Rummel defeated #3 Hayden Hess of Belle Chasse 9-2.

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