James puts an exclamation point behind De LaSalle's team championship with his own title
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division III, 285 Pounds
May 12th, 2017 | Written by: Editor

Quarterfinals Semifinals 3rd and 5th Finals

A runner-up in 2016, De la Salle's Jeremiah James pins his way to a championship.

A runner-up to South Plaquemines' John Wilson last year, Jeremiah James of De LaSalle, a junior, was not going to give up any leads again.  James was 17-1 this year, with his only loss coming from Jesuit defending Division I state champion Corey Dublin in a 4-2 match.  He won the Brusly Invitational and the GNO Division III District Championships.  One of his last matches was a pin in 0:11 against Eric Bumgarden of John Curtis.  Bumgarden was James' semifinal match, and the Curtis freshman showed improvement, lasting 1:45 in this match.

Sophomore D.J. Harvey of Lakeside was 20-1, with his loss coming at the hands of Datremecio White of Evangel who pinned James in 1:34 in the Eagle Open finals.  Harvey returned the favor by pinning White in 2:30 at the Evangel Holiday Classic.  His semifinals match was against the third-seeded White, and James persevered again by a fall in 4:20.  White won the Riot on the Red, the Lone Survivor and NW LA Regionals tournaments.  He placed second at the Eagle Open and third at the Evangel Holiday Classic.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Jeremiah James D.J. Harvey Drake Griffin Eric Bumgarden Jordan Scott Datremecio White
DelaSalle Lakeside North Vermillion John Curtis Thomas Jefferson Evangel
#1 Seed #2 Seed #4 Seed #5 Seed #6 Seed #3 Seed
Junior Sophomore Junior Freshman Senior Freshman

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#1 Jeremiah James (DLS) pinned #8 Nick Sullivan (StL) in 0:15.
#5 Eric Bumgarden (JC) defeated #4 Drake Griffin (NOV) 3-1 in SV
#4 Datremecio White (EVA) pinned #6 Jordan Scott (ThJ) in 3:45
#2 D.J. Harvey (LKS) pinned #7 Frank Bretey (HAN) in 5:51

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#1 Jeremiah James (DLS) pinned #5 John Bumgarden (JC) in 1:45.
#2 D.J. Harvey pinned #3 Datremecio White (EVA) in 4:20.

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Championship Consolation Rounds

#4 Drake Griffin (NVR) pinned Eric Bumgarden (JC) in 2:41 to place 3rd.
#6 Jordan Scott (ThJ) pinned #3 Datremecio White (EVA) in 4:20 to place 5th.

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#1 Jeremiah James of De La Salle pinned #2 D.J. Harvey of Lakeside in 2:29.

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