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2020 State Wrestling Championships - Division I 152 pounds
April 15th, 2020 | Written by: Editor

 


St. Paul junior Peyton Ward capped of a 41-2 season with a Division I championship, breaking the 1-1 seasonal tie he was in with Brother Martin's "by no means a second-stringer anymore" Riley Horvath.

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Place 1 2 3 4 5 6
Name Peyton Ward Riley Horvath Jacob Chittom Brad Mahoney Gabriel Reed Parker Anderson
School St. Paul Brother Martin Parkway East Ascension Sam Houston Jesuit
Seed 1 3 5 2 8 6
Final Record 43-2 37-4 42-8 68-6 35-14 38-8
Grade Junior Senior Senior Junior Junior Junior

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Synopsis

St. Paul junior Peyton Ward was 1-1 against Brother Martin's Riley Horvath, but they would get a chance to break that tie in the finals.  Ward's only other loss was to North Desoto's Richard Mack, III, who defeated Ward 4-3 in a Louisiana Classic finals in which many people thought Ward won with a round-ending double-leg takedown.  Yet his season was stellar.  He won the Dale Ketelsen Memorial, the South Walton Border Wars, the Prep Slam XII in Atlanta and the St. Tammany Parish Championships, placed second in the Louisiana Classic and third in the Trey Culotta.  To reach his second consecutive finals match, Ward pinned his first two opponents in 0:44 and 1:10.  He scored an 11-3 Major Decision over Sam Houston's Gabriel Reed in the quarterfinals and pinned fifth-seeded Jacob Chittom of Parkway in 2:17.

Brother Martin's Riley Horvath worked as hard as anyone the editor has seen to earn his spot in the Crusaders' starting line-up, and he did them proud.  He won the Mandeville Open, the Holy Innocents Prep Slam XII and the Catholic League District Championships.  He placed second in the Gulf Coast Clash (to an Alabama opponent) and second in the Trey Culotta Invitational (losing to a wrestler from Georgia).  He placed third in the Black Horse and fourth in the Prep Slam (losing to an out-of-state wrestler) and in the Louisiana Classic (losing to East Ascension's Brad Mahoney).  His other loss was to Ward in a dual meet, and beat him in a tournament, but Ward placed higher at the Louisiana Classic and beat Mahoney, which put Ward first and Mahoney in the second spot.  To get to the finals Horvath pinned his first two opponents in 1:01 and 1:00, had a tough 4-2 quarterfinals win over Jesuit's Parker Anderson and then a tougher time in his semifinals rematch with Mahoney, which Horvath won 9-7 in a Sudden Victory round.

[Take note of Horvath smiling on the podium.  Sure, he lost the finals match, but his team won another state championship and his getting to the finals was one major reason why.]

Early Rounds

R2: Brad Mahoney (EA) pinned Jake Romig (HC) in 3:22

 

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Quarterfinals

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Semifinals

Peyton Ward (StP) pinned Jacob Chittom (PKY) in 2:17
Riley Horvath (BM) defeated Brad Mahoney (EA) 9-7 SV

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Early Consolation Rounds

Apathy and avarice on the part

of two entities have prevented completing a

comprehensive pictorial article on the 2020

Louisiana state wrestling championships.


Consolation Finals

Jacob Chittom (PKY) defeated Brad Mahoney (EA) 5-1 to place 3rd
Parker Anderson (JES) pinned Gabriel Reed (SH) in 2:20 to place 5th

 

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Finals

(1) Peyton Ward of St. Paul's defeated (3) Riley Horvath of Brother Martin 5-1
Video

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of two entities have prevented completing a

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Louisiana state wrestling championships.

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