Jacob Frost keeps pace with brother Evan by winning his third individual title
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division I, 138 Pounds
May 9th, 2021 | Written by: Staff writer

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


Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Name Jacob Frost Sean Cripple Jamarius Koshko Trent Trouth Jensen Bergeron Happy Butler
School Holy Cross St. Paul East Ascension Sulphur Lafayette Catholic
Seed 1 2 3 5 6 8
Class 12 12 12 11 10 12
Final Record 26-0 13-4 45-4 9-4 23-9 15-9

Final records include Louisiana losses but all wins

Weight Class Synopsis

The happiest guy on the Division I 138 lbs. podium was Lafayette sophomore Jensen Bergeron, who stood atop the number five step.  In 2020 Bergeron's state "experience" lasted all of three minutes and 10 seconds.  Eventual winner Connor Hoffman of Brother Martin dispatched him in 0:44 and unseeded Brennan Dawson of Central did the same in 2:26.  Four of the six placers were smiling.  Jacob Frost was, of course, as he had just won his third Division I title.  Fourth-place winner Trent Trouth, seeded fifth, was smiling as if to say, "I had all of seven matches before this and I still placed fourth."  Catholic's Happy Butler was smiling, possibly as a matter of form, but more likely as he was seeded eighth and found a place on the podium. 

Bergeron caught this writer's eye at the Brusly 8'ish, which he won and in which he defeated St. Amant's Jace Chenevert twice - before Chenevert started not caring what seeding committees thought.  The kid looked like he was headed for a very good season.  That thought "took a hit" at the Spartan Invitational at which Bergeron went ought-for-two.  The writer did not attend any events out of the Greater New Orleans area until the Louisiana Classic, and Bergeron did not compete in that.  But he fared well in the meantime.  He placed second in the North Vermillion Six, losing to Acadiana's Luke Lafleur (3rd in Division I at 132 lbs.) and the Jacob McMillan Memorial, where he fell to Trouth.  His other three losses after the Spartan were to Jaxson Trosclair of Teurlings Catholic (3rd in Division II at 138 lbs.) and twice to Carencro's Tyrick Clay (1st in Division II at 132 lbs.).  Look for a lot from this young man in the 2021-22 season.

OK, so Jacob Frost won his third Division I title, keeping up with his little brother Evan.  (Yes, they are twins, but Evan wrestles a weight class below Jacob, and hence is littler.)  Cripple might not have had the season he wanted, but nobody in a Frost weight class does - second is the best anyone has done in such scenarios.  He won two hard matches against Koshko, though, at the LACL and this event, so he earned his number two spot.

Koshko somehow got 44 matches during the regular season.  East Ascension head coach Pat Mahoney kept a taut leash on his team and subsequently the Spartans managed more matches than any other team to this writer's knowledge.  He won the Live Oak 4, the Spartan Invitational and the Zachary Big Horse, placed second at the Trey Culotta and third at the LACL.  His three losses came from Catholic's Peter Kelly at 145 lbs. in a November dual meet, to Frost in a mid-December dual meet and to Cripple in a 17-16 LACL quarterfinals match. 

Trouth started the season in the best kind of way, winning the Jacob McMillan Memorial in mid-December.  He did not compete again until the LACL in which he went 2-2.  As for Butler, he placed higher at the state tournament than did two wrestlers who beat him a total of four times during the regular season.  He lost to the 1st, 3rd and 5th placers, but notched four wins as well.

Early Championship Rounds

R1: Mason Lambright (AIR) pinned Hunter Miller (SS) in 2:50
R1: (5) Trent Trouth (SUL) defeated Sean Chaote (ACA) via a 22-7 technical fall
R1: (2) Sean Cripple (StP) pinned Jack Seidel (JES) in 1:23
R2: (8) Happy Butler (CAT) defeated Kyle Lunsford (FNT) 17-6 MD

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(1) Jacob Frost (HC) pinned (8) Happy Butler (CAT) in 2:43
(5) Trent Trouth (SUL) defeated (4) Jordan Griffin (LO) 13-12
(3) Jamarius Koshko (EA) pinned (6) Jensen Bergeron (LAF) in 1:05
(2) Sean Cripple (StP) pinned Sherif Hartley (ZAC) in 1:33

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(1) Jacob Frost (HC) pinned (5) Trent Trouth (SUL) in 2:49
(2) Sean Cripple (StP) pinned (3) Jamarius Koshko (EA) in 4:31

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Consolation Rounds

C1: Hunter Miller (SS) pinned Devin Inguagiato (DES) in 0:37

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Championship Consolation Rounds

(3) Jamarius Koshko (EA) pinned (5) Trent Trouth (SUL) in 4:49 to place 3rd
(6) Jensen Bergeron (LAF) pinned (8) Happy Butler (CAT) in 1:40 to place 5th

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Top-seeded Jacob Frost of Holy Cross won his third Division I state championship via a fall in 2:15 over second-seeded Sean Cripple of St. Paul
In the Louisiana Classic semifinals Frost defeated Cripple in the semifinals.  He opened-up an 8-2 lead before scoring a fall in 1:56.  In this match Frost started with a 10-o lead, chose to start on top in the second period and scored a fall 15 second later.  Like Carter Duet in the previous match, Cripple's job was to make the finals.  A win would have been great, but nobody from Louisiana has done that in three years.

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