TC dominates McMillan & HC takes second in Vegas - with early Louisiana Classic seeding speculation, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera...
December 19th, 2021| Written by: Staff writer



Jacob McMillan Memorial

The Teurlings Catholic Rebels won five individual championships, had four runners-up and five other top-four placers (meaning the whole starting team placed) to win the Jacob McMillan Memorial by 152 points over the runner-up team.  That team, in only their second full-day event of the season, is defending Division III champion Basile, picked by someone to win Division III again this season.  The Bearcats, with 122 points, were 10 better than Division II Rayne.  Fontainebleau (107) and Sulphur (102) rounded out the top five placing teams. 

Tyson Roach at 106 lbs.  Who is left?  Well, Bodi Harris of Jesuit, and possibly Dylan Moser of Brother Martin.  But not before the Louisiana Classic (LACL).  Roach, barring most anything that happened, anywhere and regarding anything in 2021, happening in the first two weeks of 2022, will be seeded first there.

Last season in late December Ashton Sonnier defeated Landon Reaux 6-5 yet lost to Reaux in the 2021 LACL finals in 5:13.  After a loss to Sam Houston's Tyson Roach at the Rebel Duals, Reaux may enter the 2022 Louisiana Classic with two losses, as he did in 2021.  He again will be seeded behind Sonnier, as Sonnier defeated him 6-2 in the Jacob McMillan finals.  Look for Brother Martin's Richie Clementi to be seeded first.  This weight class, however, albeit for the moment it is safe, may be affected by The Perry Factor, referring to the weight class two-time defending Division I state champion Ernie Perry, III enters.  Perry is expected to compete at 120 lbs. at the Trey Culotta Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.

Caleb Lavine rebounded from his loss at 132 lbs. last weekend to Southside's Wiley Boudreaux, with a win over TC's Coen Begnaud in 5:42.  Boudreaux followed at 132 lbs. with his second win over TC's Ethan Boudreaux in 1:14.  LACL seeding should go Lavine, Begnaud and Chabert (BM).

Wiley Boudreaux defeated Ethan Boudreaux of TC for the second time this season, this time with a fall in 1:14.  The SSBoudreaux defeated his TCBoudreaux (those monikers work for me) in 5:00 previously.  Brother Martin's Mason Elsensohn has defeated the TCBoudreaux four times,  with only one being a fall in 3:19.  The first three matches were decided by scores of 3-0, 3-1 and 7-2.  The SSBoudreaux has more impressive victories than Elsensohn over the defending Division II state champion, but in this case the early season loss to East Ascension's Lucas Maneckshaw will come into play, and the LACL seeding should go Elsensohn, the SS Boudreaux and the TC Boudreaux.

2021 Jacob McMillan Memorial Finalists

Weight Winner School Runner-up School Score
106 Tyson Roach Sam Houston Kael Reaux Southside 20-5 TF
113 Ashton Sonnier Teurlings Catholic Landon Reaux Southside 6-2
120 Brennan Boyer Teurlings Catholic Asher Wilson Fontainebleau 5:42
126 Caleb Lavine Sam Houston Coen Begnaud Teurlings Catholic 5:01
132 Wiley Boudreaux Southside Ethan Boudreaux Teurlings Catholic 1:14
138 Jeremy Paulus St. Amant Brandt Babineaux Teurlings Catholic 4:36
145 Luc Johnson Basile Seth Lewis Fontainebleau 7-4
152 Trent Trouth Sulphur Avery Porsche Comeaux 11-9 SV
160 Raymond Favaza Fontainebleau Charles Travasos Teurlings Catholic 5:00
170 Zack Watkins Teurlings Catholic TyQuan Scott Rayne 1:16
182 Reid Bourgeois Teurlings Catholic Evan Kelley Central 10-2 MD
195 Corey Hyatt Sulphur Christian Bergeron Basile 2:58
220 Joel Lanclos Teurlings Catholic Blayden Laidlaw Sulphur 7-5 SV
285 Holden Matthews St. Thomas More Anphrony Guillory Basile 3:00

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Las Vegas Holiday Classic

Cole Baiamonte won his second event of the season and increased his record to 8-0 in winning the Las Vegas Holiday Classic on Saturday.  Baiamonte bested opponents from Arizona, Nevada (x3) and California, and scored a 10-2 major decision in the finals.  Freshman Nick DiGeralamo placed third while four Tigers placed fifth and one sixth.

The Tigers placed second in the 25-team field, besting Westminster High School of California by six points, 170 to 164.

Nobody should challenge Baiamonte's top spot at 220 lbs. at the LACL.  Possible contenders such as the defending Division I 220 lbs. state champion Ashton Freeman of Zachary, and third-place finisher Dennis Dougherty of Jesuit (Baiamonte placed second, falling to Freeman 32-2 UTB) have no matches posted on TrackWrestling as of June 18, 2021.  Despite splitting matches with defending Division I state champion Grant Nastasi of St. Paul, DiGeralamo may only be seeded third at the LACL

Holy Cross Placers

Weight Name Place
106 Dominic Durham 6th
120 Matthew Krail 5th
138 Reece Reeves 5th
152 Nick DiGeralamo 3rd
182 Vincent Bourgeois 5th
220 Cole Baiamonte 1st
285 John Sheridan 5th

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Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera...

East Ascension defeated Belle Chasse 70-12, while the Cardinals defeated Covington 54-28 and Thomas Jefferson 69-12 at the Belle Chasse Duals.  More results may be found on TrackWrestling, maybe.

Five Evangel wrestler placed in the top-eight at the Jason Spencer Invitational.  Defending Division III state champion Michael Gilreath placed fourth for the Eagles.

Collin Bell and Jacob Freeman were the only North Desoto wrestlers to win matches, one each, at the Kansas City Stampede in Missouri.  Jesuit, apparently, decided to steer clear of the event, as the strength of the field was unherd of.  

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