Byron Zeno's perfect season ends with a Division II title for Northside
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division II, 182 Pounds
May 12th, 2017 | Written by: Editor

 Quarterfinals Semifinals  3rd and 5th  Finals 

Northside's top-seeded Byron Zeno completed an undefeated season after defeating #3 Billy Clay of Carencro in 2:24.

Northside senior Byron Zeno entered the tournament as the top seed with a record of 24-0.  He won the Jacob McMillan over Comeaux's Hayden Parker 8-5, was undefeated at the Acadia Duels, won the Rayne Invitational over Tyler Broussard of Kaplan, the Ken Cole over Owen Mabile of Brusly 3-1 and the Lafayette Metro Tournament over Carencro's Billy Clay via a forfeit. His closest Division II match was a 12-10 win over Carencro's Billy Clay on December 23rd.  Before the state championships Zeno defeated Clay in 5:24 and accepted a forfeit over Clay at the Lafayette Metro tournament.  Zeno had little experience with wrestlers outside the Lafayette area, and the ones from New Orleans and Baton Rouge basically came to him in the Rayne Invitational and Ken Cole Memorial.

Belle Chasse's Zachary Edwards was seeded second and had a record of 31-12.  Edwards defeated Clay 15-8 in the Louisiana Classic and thus was seeded second to Clay's third. It did not matter, though, as Clay defeated Edwards via a 13-3 Major Decision in the semifinals.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Byron Zeno Billy Clay Zachary Edwards Andreas Denapolis Jacob Crusan Harrison Bond
Northside Carencro Belle Chasse Rummel Caddo Magnate Live Oak
#1 Seed #3 Seed #2 Seed #6 Seed #4 Seed #5 Seed
Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Senior

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#1 Byron Zeno (NS) pinned #8 Blake McKee (TC) in 2:58.
#5 Harrison Bond (LO) pinned #4 Jacob Crusan (CAD) in 5:04.
#3 Billy Clay (CAR) pinned #6 Andreas Denapolis (RUM) in 1:51.
#2 Zachary Edwards (BC) pinned #7 Kaleb Garcia (PKY) in 4:25.

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#1 Byron Zeno (NS) defeated #4 Harrison Bond (LO) via a 12-1 Major Decision.
#3 Billy Clay (CAR) defeated #2 Zachary Edwards (BC) via a 13-3 Major Decision.

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Championship Consolation Rounds

#2 Zachary Edwards (BC) defeated #6 Andreas Denapolis (RUM) via an 18-4 Major Decision to place 3rd.
#4 Jacob Crusan (CAD) pinned #5 Harrison Bond (LO) in 2:15 to place 5th.

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#1 seed Byron Zeno of Northside pinned #3 Billy Clay of Carencro in 2:24 to win the title.

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