Third-seed Gordy follows Pitts' example - pin his way to 132 lbs. championship
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division III, 132 Pounds
May 30th, 2018 | Written by: Editor

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

Ouachita Christian's Mikey Gordy pinned the #2 and #1 seeds for his first D III championship

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Name Mikey Gordy Jacob Routon Calep Balcuns Grant Gebo Noah Berryhill Cole Manuel
School Ouachita Christian Church Point Brusly De la Salle St. Louis Basile
Seed 3 1 2 4 5 6
Class Junior Senior Sophomore Junior Junior Freshman

Weight Class Synopsis

Church Point senior Jacob Routon had a great season.  He posted a record of 22-7 entering the state championships, and his only loss to someone not in Division I or Division II was to Basile's Gavin Christ.  He had Trey Fontenot of Parkway, a returning Division II state champion, scoreless and frustrated for 5:45 before giving up a five-point move in the Jacob McMillan finals.  But he had a 7-4 win over Brusly's Calep Balcuns in the finals of the Brusly Invitational and was recognized as the #1 seed.  He scored three falls to advance to the finals, including a 3:48 fall over fourth-seeded Grant Gebo of De la Salle.

Balcuns was the second seed, but after a first-period fall and a technical fall, he fell to third-seeded Mikey Gordy of Ouachita Christian.  Gordy had a 31-8 record, and his only Division III loss was also the Gavin Christ.  Gordy followed a first-round bye with a quarterfinals fall in 1:36 and made it to the finals via a 4:25 fall over Balcuns.

Gordy scored the only points of the first period with a lightning-quick fireman's carry at the edge of the mat with 50 seconds remaining.  Down 2-0 to start the second period, Routon tried a switch with 1:20 remaining, and it merited the Church Point wrestler an escape point.  No more points were scored in the second period and going into the third Gordy held on to a tenuous 2-1 lead.  On bottom to start the third period Gordy stood-up and escaped quickly, increasing his lead to 3-1.  A little later Gordy executed another fireman's carry that put Routon on his back.  Gordy kept him there until he secured a fall in 4:35.  Ouachita Christian now had two state champions with two-more top-seeded finalists yet to wrestle.

Balcuns reached the consolation finals via a close 6-3 match with St. Louis' Noah Berryhill.  Grant Gebo had an easier role, getting by Basile's Cole Manuel via a 10-2 major decision.  Balcuns reasserted himself and placed third via a 14-4 major decision.  Berryhill, a junior, defeated the freshman from Brusly, Manuel, by a 13-4 major decision.

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(1) Jacob Routon (CP) over Devin Martinez (NV) in 2:47
(4) Grant Gebo (DLS) over (5) Noah Berryhill (STL) 10-8
(3) Mikey Gordy (OC) over (6) Cole Manuel (BAS) in 1:36
(2) Calep Balcuns (BRU) over (7) Jace Jordan (TJ) 16-0 MD

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(1) Jacob Routon (CP) over (4) Grant Gebo (DLS) in 3:48
(3) Mikey Gordy (OC) over (2) Calep Balcuns (BRU) in 4:25

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Consolation Rounds

C2: (7) Jace Jordan (TJ) over William Guffey (EPI) in 2:23

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Championship Consolation Rounds

 (2) Calep Balcuns (BRU) defeated (4) Grant Gebo (DLS) via a 14-4 major decision to place 3rd
(5) Noah Berryhill (STL) defeated (6) Cole Manuel (BAS) via a 13-4 major decision  to place 5th

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(3) Mikey Gordy (OC) pinned (1) Jacob Routon (CP) in 4:35

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