November 9th-12th Recap
November 13th, 2022| Written by: Staff writer



The following consists of wrestling news the editor thought some people might find of interest regarding the span of November 9th and November 12th.  Certainly, things were missed, for which the editor apologizes.

November 12th Tournaments:

Lakeshore Open Brusly 8 Cinco Ranch Big 12 Kickoff at the Corral

Dual Meet Results: November 9th-12th

Jesuit 36-St. Paul 36 St. Paul 60-St. Amant 15 Catholic 64-Live Oak 12 East Ascension 50-Baton Rouge 30 Hannan 43-Mandeville 30 Lakeshore 42-Fontainebleau 42 CWCP 33-Brother Martin 29 Brother Martin 45-Katy 33  


Tiger Open: New Orleans, LA

Defending Division II state champion Teurlings Catholic just befuddled the competition with new singlets, and some pretty good wrestling.  Five Rebels won championships and three others placed second.  Team scores were not kept, but no other teams came close to matching the success of the Rebels.

East Ascension crowned three champions and Sam Houston had two.  The remaining titles were won by Rummel, Holy Cross, Shaw and John Ehret.

There will be more on this event later, just under 800 photographs later, on the Louisiana Wrestling News website.

Tiger Open Champions Hanging Around after the Finals

106 lbs. 120 lbs. 126 lbs. 132 lbs. 138 lbs. 145 lbs. 152 lbs. 160 lbs.
Alex Rozas
Teurlings Catholic
Tyson Roach
Sam Houston
Jesse Maneckshaw
East Ascension
Brennan Boyer
Teurlings Catholic
Ethan Boudreaux
Teurlings Catholic
Brandt Babineaux
Teurlings Catholic
Gunner Guidry
Holy Cross
Peyton Miller
Sam Houston

Finals Results

Weight Champion School Runner-up Wrestler Score
106 Alex Rozas Teurlings Catholic Nathan Hester Rummel 16-0 TF
113 Kaiden Triche Rummel Evan Valicevic St. Thomas More 0:38
120 Tyson Roach Sam Houston Brennan Romero Teurlings Catholic 1:14
126 Jesse Maneckshaw East Ascension Jamarcus Thomas East Ascension 2:52
132 Brennan Boyer Teurlings Catholic Nicholas Sauerwin Holy Cross 8-5
138 Ethan Boudreaux Teurlings Catholic John Paul Guiterrez Holy Cross 1:16
145 Brandt Babineaux Teurlings Catholic Austin Shook Rummel 5:54
152 Gunner Guidry Holy Cross Cameron Ganolfi Rummel 9-3
160 Peyton Miller Sam Houston Antwon Parks Holy Cross 0:46
170 Braedon Simoneaux Teurlings Catholic William Lavergne St. Thomas More 0:49
182 Gabriel Bonin East Ascension Layden McDonald Holy Cross 1:06
195 Jacob Schexnaydre East Ascension Pike Landry Teurlings Catholic 1:48
220 James Nero Shaw Bryce Hanley Shaw Forfeit
285 David Billiot John Ehret Noah Simoneaux Teurlings Catholic 0:39

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Lakeshore Open: Mandeville, LA

Despite entering only 11 scoring wrestlers the De la Salle Cavaliers won the Lakeshore Open, scoring 156 points, 35.5 more than runner-up Dutchtown.  Fontainebleau outscored Mandeville 111 to 108 to place third.  Terrebonne also broke the century mark in points, placing fifth with 102 points.

The most interesting match of this event may have been the 160 lbs. finals.  On Wednesday, Hannan senior Preston Gautier scored a 9-1 MD over Mandeville senior Miles Edwards.  That was Gautier's fourth consecutive victory over Edwards going back to the 2021-22 season.  In this finals match Edwards started a new run with a 13-3 MD over Gautier.  Expect to see this match a lot this season.

Walker Lakeshore Open champions Gabriel Milbern (285 lbs.) and Kye Karcher (120 lbs.) with Coach Danny Karcher.

Finals Results

Weight Champion School Runner-up Wrestler Score
106 Bryce Latino Lakechore Alessandro Ramos Belle Chasse 0:48
113 Dylan Duvernay De la Salle Samuel Favaza Fontainebleau 3:34
120 Kye Karcher Walker Seth Grady Fontainebleau 15-2 MD
126 Champ Hutchinson Dutchtown Luke Caballero St. Louis 1:11
132 Timothy Marquette Comeaux Casen Guidry Terrebonne 19-4 TF
138 Cole Gros Dutchtown Caleb Andrews Belle Chasse 8-2
145 Liam O'Connor De la Salle Leeland Webb Chalmette 4:47
152 Foster Shank Dutchtown Anthony Hernandez Covington 10-MD
160 Miles Edwards Mandeville Preston Gautier Hannan 13-3 MD
170 William Mathis Dutchtown Tyler Baumy Lakeshore 1:01
182 Luke Robertson De la Salle Kennedy Castille Rayne 1:38
195 Bennett Whitfield Pearl River Cameron Holmes East Ascension 1:25
220 Austin Young De la Salle Logan Alger Rayne 3:06
285 Gabriel Milbern Walker Aiden Hardin De la Salle 1:45

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Brusly 8: Brusly, LA

This is the first Louisiana Wrestling News recap in which a Girls Division is included during the course of a high school season.  Twenty-six young women participated in six girls-only weight classes.  While at first the editor was tempted to list all of the female participants, he quickly decided that the girls did not want that.  If they do not know why, it is because the girls and their benefactors have been asking the LHSAA for one thing - the right to compete in girls-only divisions.  The Brusly 8 afforded them that opportunity.  They do not want their names published just because they were there.  They want to earn such recognition.  (That point does not include photographs taken at events covered by the LWN, as inclusion of said photographs more often than not is purely dictated by chance.)

Boys Division

Catholic dominated the Boys Division with six champions and two runners-up.  Host Brusly and Baton Rouge won two apiece and the others were claimed by St. Amant, Plaquemine, Live Oak and Comeaux.

Live Oak's Kolton West (left) may have had the best day at the event as he notched a 5-0 record without wrestling someone twice.  The Eagle sophomore won his matches via falls in 1:42, 1:49 and 2:46 and added decisions of 10-3 and 9-5.  Several people told the editor to "keep an eye on" West after his fourth-place finish at the Warrior Open.  There, West won a preliminary match in 1:40 over Brusly 8 132 lbs. champion Beaux Courville of Plaquemine to qualify for the championship bracket.  In his first match he faced 2021 Warrior champion and 2022 Division I fourth-place finisher Caleb Lavine of Sam Houston.  He lost a 6-2 match (which erased a chance of placing third or fourth), but then won three consecutive matches to make the match for fifth place.  He was unable to compete in that match due to the Five-match rule.  West is 9-2 on the season, with his other loss coming from Catholic junior Reece Knight.

OK, Wyatt Burke of Comeaux and Sara Daley of Brusly went 5-0 also.  There may be others.

Finals Results
Weight Champion School Runner-up Wrestler Score
106 Johnny Laris St. Amant Adam Day Live Oak 3-0 Record
113 Matthew Sander Catholic Jason Muffoletto Comeaux 22-4 TF
120 Grant Grizzaffi Catholic Gabriel Broussard Baton Rouge 1:41
126 Watts Goodson Catholic Brandon Selman St. Amant 5:09
132 Beaux Courville Plaquemine Cameron Redditt Brusly 8-6
138 Kolton West Live Oak Hyatt Parker Comeaux 5-0 Record
145 Elijah Gilmore Catholic Ryan Buckner Live Oak 1:11
152 Leighton Evans Catholic Wyatt Hollier Comeaux 1:13
160 Gabe Cuba Catholic Jacoby Johnson Baton Rouge 5:06
170 Chris Miller Brusly Zach Pellerin Catholic 2:31
182 Silas Robichaux Brusly Billy Edmondson Live Oak 1:55
195 Wyatt Burke Comeaux Andres Garcia NOMMA 5-0 Record
220 Adam Landry Baton Rouge Nicholas Miglacio Catholic 3-0 Record
285 Eli Latilois Baton Rouge Royal Lazard Comeaux 4-0 Record

Girls Division

Baton Rouge High School had two champions and five runners-up, easily dominating the girls event.  Championships were also won by wrestlers from Live Oak and host Brusly.

Finals Results
Weight Champion School Runner-up Wrestler Score
G106-113 Mikayla Byington St. Amant CeCe Bullier South Beauregard 4-0 Record
G120-126 Hadley Brian Live Oak Caitlyn Wynn Baton Rouge 8-1
G132-138 Sara Daley Brusly Cydney Tucker Baton Rouge 5-0 Record
G145-152 Lea Leduff Baton Rouge Roselyn Miranda Baton Rouge 0:16
G160-170 Brianna Bonton Baton Rouge Ahrianna Vicks Baton Rouge 3-0 Record
G182-195 Safiyah Gautro Brusly Andrea Cambros Baton Rouge 2-0 Record

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Cinco Ranch Big 12: Katy, TX

Brother Martin won yet another Cinco Ranch Big 12 team title, outscoring runner-up North Desoto 256 to 188.5.  The two Louisiana schools crowned six champions and had six runners-up as they dominated the all-otherwise Texas field.  The Griffins placed second despite only entering 12 wrestlers.

Jacob Kershaw of North Desoto won Louisiana's first title at 106 lbs., and was followed by Crusaders champions Blake McDonald (113 lbs.), Elsensohn (120 lbs.), Richie Clementi (132 lbs.), Kent Burandt (144 lbs.) and Samuel Riles (175 lbs.).

Cinco Ranch Big 12 Team champion Crusaders OW Jacob Elsensohn

Crusader junior Jacob Elsensohn scored falls in 0:50, 1:28 and 1:24 en route to being chosen the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler.  At 126 lbs. Hunter Chabert avenged the previous evening's loss to Katy's Vincente Veloquio in 1:20 with a semifinals fall over Velequio in 3:33.

Placing in the top four spots were the following Louisiana wrestlers (champions bolded):

Weight Place Wrestler School       Weight Place Wrestler School
106 1st Jacob Kershaw North Desoto   144 2nd Dylan Compton North Desoto
106 2nd Anthony Oubre* Brother Martin   150 3rd Chase Smart North Desoto
106 4th Logan Dacuyan Brother Martin   157 2nd Tai LeBlanc Brother Martin
113 1st Blake McDonald Brother Martin   157 3rd Toby McLeod North Desoto
113 2nd Lathan Tabor North Desoto   165 2nd Rory Horvath Brother Martin
113 3rd Mark Graffagnini* Brother Martin   175 1st Samuel Riles Brother Martin
120 1st Jacob Elsensohn (OW) Brother Martin   190 4th Caden Robison North Desoto
120 3rd Sam Jones North Desoto   215 3rd Jeremiah Raney North Desoto
126 2nd Hunter Chabert Brother Martin   215 4th Gabriel Brewer Brother Martin
132 1st Richie Clementi Brother Martin   285 2nd Evan Huling Brother Martin
138 3rd Ty Duncan Brother Martin   285 3rd Ethan Simmons* Brother Martin
144 1st Kent Burandt Brother Martin          

* Denotes non-team-scoring wrestlers

[The weight classes are correct - at least those are the numbers they use in Texas.  Perhaps that explains why Jim Abbott was recently reelected as governor and Ted Cruz even exists.] 

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Zachary Kickoff at the Corral

Walker Kickoff at the Corral placers Colton Lanier (3rd @ 9th-106 lbs.), Toni Jarreau (1st @ JV Select 138-145 lbs.), Hunter Fredrick (2nd @ 9th-170 lbs.) and Hunter Brooks (3rd @ 9th-182 lbs.) flanked by coaches Craig Graham (left) and Chris Godso (right)

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Dual Meets

Jesuit 36-St. Paul 36: November 12th

The Blue Jays and Wolves battled to a 36-36 "kissing your sister" result at St. Paul.  Each team won six matches and received one forfeit.  Both teams were missing some expected starters, though.  The Wolves were less sophomore Jackson Peak and junior Samuel Gros.  The Blues Jays were without sophomore Bodi Harris, junior Spencer Lanosga and senior Dominic Logiudice.  At 120 lbs. the lack of Harris was not missed entirely by the Blue Jays as sophomore Conrad Robinson held off St. Paul's Cole Mire 5-3 SV.  The Wolves won another close match as Collin Cusimano defeated Chase Haydel 3-0.  Division I state champion Landry Barker improved to 3-0 and has yet to enter a second period.  Blue Jay senior Arthur Schott remained undefeated (5-0) with a 12-1 MD.

What was possibly the most relevant match of the day, and assuredly one of the most entertaining, was the 138 lbs. battle between 2022 Division I runners-up Grant Herbert of the Blue Jays and the Wolves' Conlan Enk.  After a scoreless first period Enk managed an escape and a takedown in the second period, but they were match with the same by Herbert.  Another escape before the round ended gave Enk a 4-3 lead entering the third period.  In the third period Herbert tied the match with an escape, or perhaps a penalty point, as no scores for a reversal or a takedown are noted on the TrackWrestling record prior to a fall being noted for Herbert at 5:09.

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St. Paul 60-St. Amant 15: November 9th

Falls by Brandon Selman and Robert Combel, and a decision by Johnny Laris, were all the Gators were able to muster against the Wolves.  St. Paul scored eight pins, a technical fall, a major decision and a regular decision in their 60-15 win over St. Amant.  2022 Division I runner-up Conlan Enk made a statement with a 9-3 win over St. Amant's Ephram Craddock.  Another statement, albeit in a losing manner, was made by St. Paul's Scott Casio.  Casio took senior Johnny Laris into a Sudden Victory period after the two reached a 6-6 tie after six minutes.  Laris won the match 8-6.  Laris is a veteran wrestler who was one win away from placing in the 2022 state championships.  On November 5th, though, he was teched 16-0 by Shaw freshman Caden Judice.  Casio, though, is an eighth-grader.  What are they feeding these kids?  Laris still has a good start going in his final year, with a record of 7-1.

Catholic 64-Live Oak 12: November 9th

After defeating East Ascension on November 7th 52-18, Catholic continued what should be, at the very least, greater Baton Rouge dominance via a 64-12 thrashing of Live Oak.  Ryan Buckner recorded the only win for the Eagles,  The two teams each benefitted by a forfeit, but the Bears scored eight falls, two regular decisions and one major decision in the win. 

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East Ascension 50-Baton Rouge 30: November 9th

Baton Rouge seniors Adam Landry and Eli Latilois scored falls, but the rest of the Bulldog points came from three East Ascension forfeits.  After Saturday's Brusly 8 Landry is 7-0, including a win over Shaw's Bryce Hanley and two victories over Catholic's 2022 state 6th-placer Nicholas Migliacio. 

For the Spartans, sophomore Aiden Krass studied really hard and passed his hydration test, which allowed his 12-8 win to count.  Jesse Maneckshaw teched his Baton Rouge opponent and the remaining six Spartans won via falls. 

Hannan 43-Mandeville 30: November 9th

Mandeville scored three falls but the Hawks recorded six, a major decision and a regular decision to defeat the Skippers.  In an early battle for Northshore supremacy 2022 Division III state champion Preston Gautier defeated Mandeville veteran Miles Edwards 9-1 MD. 

Lakeshore 42-Fontainebleau 42: November 9th

The Titans got the best of the Bulldogs despite the tied score.  Lakeshore won six of the nine matches (all of them were won by falls) and received one forfeit for their 42 point.  Fontainebleau won only three matches and received four forfeits.

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Conroe Woodlands College Park, TX 33-Brother Martin 29: November 11th

The Brother Martin lost a dual meet.  Admittedly, it felt strange to write the last sentence, but if TrackWrestling said it was true, and it was mentioned by an official at the Tiger Open, once must trust its veracity.  CWCP won eight of 13 matches to defeat the Crusaders 33-29.  Richie Clementi, Ty Duncan, Kent Burandt and Ethan Simmons won matches for Brother Martin.  Evidently CWCP determined that was enough for one weekend as they did not compete in the Cinco Ranch Big 12 the following day, or anywhere else, for that matter.

Brother Martin 45-Katy, TX 33: November 11th

The Crusaders had no such problem in a 45-33 win over Katy High School (the editor's nephews' alma mater).  They might have, though, as 24 of their 45 points came via forfeits.  Katy won six of the 10 matches and received no forfeits.  Jacob Elsensohn, Hunter Chabert, Richie Clementi and Samuel Riles won matches for the defending Louisiana Division I state champions.  The following day Katy, along with every other team in the field, had no such success in the Cinco Ranch Big 12.  The Crusaders won the event by 67.5 points over Louisiana Division II powerhouse North Desoto, and by 147.5 points over Katy High School.

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