North Vermillion's Jourdan Theall caps an undefeated season with his second state championship
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division III, 120 Pounds
May 30th, 2018 | Written by: Editor

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

A lateral-drop by North Vermillion's Jourdan Theall ended with De la Salle's Jamar Brown injured and unable to continue.  Theall, a heavy favorite, was awarded his second state championship via an injury default after 1:52 had elapsed in the first round.

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Name Jordan Theall Jamar Brown Blake Menier Tyler Herlache Matthew Enlow Dallin Sylve
School North Vermillion De la Salle Basile John Curtis Ouachita Christian South Plaquemines
Seed 1 3 2 4 6 Unseeded
Class Senior Junior Sophomore Junior Sophomore Eighth-grade

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North Vermillion senior Jordan Theall had not been defeated all season and was 26-0 entering the tournament.  He defeated some big Division I names in Tyree Morris of St. Amant and Joshua FitzPatrick of Fontainebleau, and he beat finalist Zachary Harper of Parkway.  Had he competed in the Louisiana Classic we might have seen him against Holy Cross' Michael Lundin or Rayne's Cooper Simon, but he looked happy with his undefeated record and a chance for a second Division III state championship.  He scored three falls to reach the finals, including one in 1:37 over John Curtis' Tyler Herlache in the semifinals.

De la Salle's Jamar Brown was seeded third.  He had a record of 28-20, but he lost to some quality opponents: Conor Oviedo and Peyton Ward of St. Paul's, Luke Romano of Catholic, Zachary Harper of Parkway and Clayton Hill of Live Oak.  He also had a lost in 0:46 to Theall.  His biggest loss re seeding was to second-seeded Blake Menier of Basile.  Menier beat Brown via a 12-4 major decision in the Division III State Duals Championships.  Brown scored a 14-5 major decision over Matthew Enlow of Ouachita Christian in the quarterfinals, and then he upset Menier in a 12-8 semifinals match.

Brown was not going to let this match end in a 46-second fall.  Theall tried a duck-under lift but it went out of bounds.  Brown shot for double-leg takedowns twice, but Theall countered those.  As time literally ran out, Theall lateral-dropped Brown, and the Cavalier yelled painfully.  It appeared his shoulder was injured.  To what degree was not known to the trainers and coaches surrounding Brown, except that it was serious enough to make Brown withdraw from the match.  The score was still 0-0, but as Theall did not do anything illegal, he was awarded his second consecutive state championship.  According to his coach, Brown should be fine for his senior year.

Menier used a fall in 3:48 over Dallin Silve of South Plaquemines to reach the consolation finals.  There he met Herlache who pinned Enlow in 4:51.  Menier eked out a 4-3 win to place third.  Enlow defeated Sylve 14-11 to place fifth.

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(1) Jordan Theall (NV) over (8) Victor Tory (SLAB) in 0:38
(4) Tyler Herlache (JC) over Dallin Sylve (SPL) in 1:05
(3) Jamar Brown (DLS) over (6) Matthew Enlow (OC) 14-5 MD
(2) Blake Menier (BAS) over (7) David Decidue (HAN) in 3:03

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(1) Jordan Theall (NV) over (4) Tyler Herlache (JC) in 1:37
(3) Jamar Brown (DLS) over (2) Blake Menier (BAS) 12-8

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Consolation Rounds

C2: (6) Matthew Enlow (OC) over Marc Martinez (BRU) in 2:27
C2: Dallin Sylve (SPL) over Eliot Bourque (KAP) 20-4 MD
C2: (7) David Decidue (HAN) over James Beckman (LCP) in 1:50

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Championship Consolation Rounds

 (2) Blake Menier (BAS) defeated (4) Tyler Herlache (JC) 4-3 to place 3rd
 (6) Matthew Enlow (OC) over Dallin Sylve (SPL) 14-11 to place 5th

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(1) Jordan Theall of North Vermillion defeated (3) Jamar Brown of De la Salle via an injury default at 1:53*

*     Brown recovered from his injury and will be able to participate in the 2018-19 season.

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