East Ascension's Trent Mahoney recognized as WIN Magazine's Louisiana Wrestler of the Year
July 14th, 2020| Written by: Staff writer | Contributor: Mike Finn, Editor of Wrestling Insider NewsMagazine



East Ascension's three-time Division I state champion Trent Mahoney has been recognized as the
Wrestling Insider NewsMagazine Louisiana Wrestler of the Year
The Spartan's wrestler's 81-0 senior year included setting a new pins record in a Louisiana wrestling career (photo left - pin # 148)
as well as a scholarship to King College in Bristol, Tennessee (photo right with mother Kara and father/coach Pat) 

In Mahoney's senior year he amassed more wins than anyone else had in a single year, 77 (OK, 83 or 81 according to other sources, but the important thing about his record is the "-0" part).  He recorded the most falls in a season, 64, and in a career, 207, which tied the national record for pins in a high school career.  He went "the distance" in only six matches at 170 lbs., the closest a 5-2 win over Catholic's Canon Hunt.  In his other 70 matches at 170 lbs., he scored six technical falls.  Mahoney set the record for pins in a Louisiana high school career with his 148th on November 20th.  He would go on to win 59 more matches via a fall.  (64 falls + 1 win at 182 + 6 non-pinning matches + six technical falls = 77.)

Career Highlights
2017 Louisiana Classic
Outstanding Wrestler
2018 Division I
State Champion

and Outstanding Wrestler
2019 Division I
State Champion
2020 Division I
State Champion

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Wrestling Insider NewsMagazine's Best Wrestler in Louisiana Award Winners

(Provided by Mike Finn, editor of WIN Magazine)

Trent Mahoney
East Ascension In the past three seasons Mahoney (81-0) has won 234 matches.  He also won Division I titles at 152 lbs. in 2019 and 132 lbs. in 2018, when he won Outstanding Wrestler honors.  His 81 wins this season included 65 pins and he pinned his way to his third title with four falls in 13:59.  Mahoney's closest match of the season came in the season opener at 182 lbs., a 4-2 win over Jarin Meyer of Baton Rouge, who would win his final 36 matches and a Division I state title. 
Gavin Christ
Basile Christ (42-0) split the season between 132 and 138 pounds before going up to 145 and pinning a fellow defending champion in the state final. He won his fourth Division 3 title, repeating as the Outstanding Wrestler award winner. At 132, Christ recorded two wins over each of the state champions in his state’s two larger divisions, Division I and Division II, during the season. 
Gavin Christ

Three pins and a 17-5 major decision in the finals gave Christ (62-0) his third Division 3 title and the Outstanding Wrestler award. Christ beat six other state champions this season, four of them in the state’s two bigger classifications, Divisions I and II.

Josh Ramirez
Rummel The Division I state champion at 160 as a freshman, Ramirez (32-0) has posted back-to-back unbeaten seasons in adding two more titles in Division II at 170. With three pins and a technical fall, Ramirez was one of just four Louisiana wrestlers to complete an unbeaten season.
Brock Bonin
Teurlings Catholic Bonin (38-3) was voted the Outstanding Wrestler in Division II after winning his fourth state title, helping lead Teurlings Catholic to the team championship. He was dominant in the state tournament, with a pin, two technical falls and an 8-0 major decision in the finals. 
Paul Klein
Brother Martin Klein (44-0) became a four-time state champion, leading Brother Martin to its fourth straight Division I team title. With two pins, a 14-1 major decision and a 10-5 decision in the finals, Klein was voted Outstanding Wrestler for the second time. He also won the award as a sophomore.  
Trevor Schermer
Brusly One of a national-best nine individual champions for Brusly, Schermer (54-3) pinned his way to his fourth Division III title and was voted the Division 3 OW. Junior Paul Klein (43-1) of Division 1 team champion New Orleans Brother Martin, the champion at 126, could follow Schermer as a four-time champion.
Tyrek Malveaux
Comeaux Three Louisiana wrestlers finished the season undefeated, and three won their third state title. The only wrestler to fit into both categories was Malveaux, a four-time Division 1 place-winner who won for the third straight year after a third-place finish as a freshman. He won his title with two pins, a major decision and a 6-2 finals decision.  
2012 - Tie
Nick Michael
Holy Cross

It took two pretty good wrestlers to supplant a pair of senior three-time state champions, both with Fargo hardware and both finishing their seasons with just one loss. We are talking about Scott Gibbons (195) of Metairie Archbishop Rummel School and Jacob Haydel of Brusly.  Michael (50-0) moved up to Division 2 and became the state’s only unbeaten wrestler while winning his fourth state championship.

2012 - Tie
Austin Schermer
Brusly It took two pretty good wrestlers to supplant a pair of senior three-time state champions, both with Fargo hardware and both finishing their seasons with just one loss. We are talking about Scott Gibbons (195) of Metairie Archbishop Rummel School and Jacob Haydel of Brusly.  Schermer (60-5) pinned his way through Division 3, needing just 4:41 to record four pins and win his fourth Division III title.
Elijah Levee
Mandeville Levee won his fourth title, and his second Division I championship for Mandeville.  In his seventh and eighth grade years, 2007 and 2008, he won Division III championships for Northlake Christian School.
Matt Rabinowitz
Airline The state’s two outstanding 112-pounders, three-time state champions Rabinowitz (Division 1) and Ben Willeford of Baton Rouge St. Michael the Archangel (Division 2), didn’t meet this season, but squared off in the consolation semifinals of the NHSCA Senior Nationals, Rabinowitz winning 1-0.

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