Teurlings Catholic's Sonnier dominates 113 lbs.
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division II, 113 Pounds
May 30th, 2018 | Written by: Editor

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

Colton Sonnier pinned every opponent he faced to win Teurlings Catholic's first state championship of the evening.

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Name Colton Sonnier Cody McCollister Francisco Castro George Kim Cameron Davis Matthew Bowen
School Teurlings Catholic Shaw Belle Chasse St. Michael North Desoto Sam Houston
Seed 1 2 3 6 4 5
Class Junior Senior Sophomore Freshman Freshman Junior

Weight Class Synopsis

Colten Sonnier of Teurlings Catholic brought a 38-4 record to the state championships which included wins over Luke Romano of Catholic, Peyton Ward and Carter Duet of St. Paul's, Tyree Morris of St. Amant and Blake Menier of Basile.  His losses were to Romano (in the Louisiana Classic consolation finals), Rummel's Blake Mateu, Alex Yokubaitis of St. Louis and Clayton Hill of Live Oak, each of whom would win a third-place, second-place and state title in the respectively in the state championship tournament.  After a first-round bye Sonnier needed only 31 seconds to win his quarterfinals match and 3:55 to defeat North Desoto's Cameron Davis, the fourth seed who Sonnier had previously pinned twice in under 60 seconds, in the semifinals.

Senior Cody McCollister was Shaw's first of three Eagles finalists.  His record was 25-23, but 18 of those losses came from Division I competition, including Caruso Signorelli of Holy Cross, Carter Duet of St. Paul's, Ethan Castex of Brother Martin,  Tyree Morris of St. Amant, and three more from Division II state champions Mateu and Hill.  McCollister may have had a lot of losses, but they were to very good competition.  McCollister scored a 15-0 technical fall in Round-one and a fall in 1:49 in the quarterfinals.  His semifinals match against third-seeded Francisco Castro of Belle Chasse, whom Sonnier defeated 9-2 in the Trey Culotta, was a tough one.  McCollister came out ahead in this one 4-1.

On this day, however, McCollister was no match for the junior Sonnier.  The Rebel wrestler took McCollister down with a single-to-double-leg combination, gained a chicken-wing which opened a half-nelson, and drove it to a fall in 0:56.

Sixth-seeded George Kim of St. Michael needed three matches to make the consolation finals.  His consolation semifinals match was a 7-1 victory over George Kim of St. Michael.  Francisco Castro of Belle Chasse, the third-seed, needed only one, and he pinned Sam Houston's Matthew Bowen in 1:42.  Taking about two minutes longer than he did in the quarterfinals, Castro scored a fall over Kim in 3:59 to place third.  Davis pinned Bowen in 4:27 to place fifth.

Early Championship Rounds

R1: (7) Noah Judge (LO) over Garrette Larsen (PKY) in 4:12

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(1) Colten Sonnier (TC) over (8) Khalid Algohim (BOS) in 0:31
(4) Cameron Davis (ND) over (5) Matthew Bowen (SH) in 4:30
(3) Francisco Castro (BC) over (6) George Kim (STM) in 1:57
(2) Cody McCollister (SHW) over (7) Noah Judge (LO) in 1:49

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(1) Colten Sonnier (TC) over (4) Cameron Davis (ND) in 3:55
(2) Cody McCollister (SHW) over (3) Francisco Castro (BC) 4-1

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Consolation Rounds

C1: Garrette Larsen (PKY) over Kyle Thibodeaux (RUM) in 1:18
C2: (7) Noah Judge (LO) over Emily McDonald (BNT) in 2:18

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Championship Consolation Rounds

(3) Francisco Castro (BC) pinned (6) George Kim (STM) in 3:59 to place 3rd
 (4) Cameron Davis (ND) pinned (5) Matthew Bowen (SH) in 4:27 to place 5th

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(1) Colten Sonnier of Teurlings Catholic pinned (2) Cody McCollister of Shaw in 0:56

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