Fourth-seeded Davis takes umbrage, wins North Desoto's only title
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division II, 126 Pounds
May 9th, 2021 | Written by: Staff writer

Weight Class Synopsis Quarterfinals Semifinals 3rd and 5th Finals

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
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Name Cameron Davis Caleb Andrews Ethan Papadakes Kobe Wise Louis Lindsey Christopher Milburn
School North Desoto Belle Chasse Teurlings Catholic Rummel Haughton Carencro
Seed 4 6 5 1 2 NS
Class 12 10 12 10 10 11
Final Record 19-1 12-5 13-6 4-4 3-3 3-3

Final records include Louisiana losses but all wins

Weight Class Synopsis

Looking at this weight class' seeding and TrackWrestling records for those seeded make as much sense as "2 + quantum physics = coelacanth."  Rummel sophomore Kobe Wise placed fourth in 2020 and was the top seed in this weight class.  Yet on TW his record was 1-2 prior to his state championship matches.  And Rummel does not skimp on TW input.  They update records to the last match of the state championships, which is something a lot of other schools do not bother to do.  (The majority of schools will stop at the last non-state championship event or might just list one or two state tournament matches.)  Second-seeded Louis Lindsey of Haughton had an 0-1 record.  Third-seeded Blaze Cormier of Rayne was 5-4.  At 9-4, Caleb Andrews of Belle Chasse was seeded sixth. 

So someone please explain why Cameron Davis of North Desoto was 15-1 and was seeded fourth.  Davis' sole loss was to Charles Sauerwin, III of Holy Cross at the Louisiana Classic, in which Davis placed third and defeated the likes of Michael Rader of St. Paul (3rd in Division I) and Wiley Boudreaux of Erath (1st and OW of Division III).  That record would have earned him a third-seed in Division I.  Caleb Andrews of Belle Chasse, Davis' Division II state finals opponent, was also a victim of Davis at the LACL.  At least the weight class came down to Davis and Andrews.  They had the two best records in the group and subdued any doubters with their performances on the mats.

Fifth-seeded Ethan Papadakes of Teurlings Catholic, who had the third best record according to TW information, placed third, of course, via a pin over Wise in 4:23.  And Lindsey ended on a winning note by pinning unseeded Carencro junior Christopher Milburn in 2:49 to place fifth.  Aside from a non-reserved podium spot, Milburn inexplicably got a podium photo as well..  As happens every year in every weight class, the wrestlers sorted things out.


(1) Kobe Wise (RUM) pinned Benjamin Minus (BNT) in 4:11
(4) Cameron Davis (ND) defeated (5) Ethan Papadakes (TC) 14-0 MD
(6) Caleb Andrews (BC) defeated (3) Blaze Cormier (RAY) 15-10
(2) Louis Lindsey (HAU) pinned Kade Miller (LKS) in 3:05

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(4) Cameron Davis (ND) pinned (1) Kobe Wise (RUM) in 2:56
(6) Caleb Andrews (BC) defeated (2) Louis Lindsey (HAU) 17-5 MD

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Championship Consolation Rounds

(5) Ethan Papadakes (TC) pinned (1) Kobe Wise (RUM)in 4:23 to place 3rd
(2) Louis Lindsey (HAU) pinned Christopher Milburn (CAR) in 2:29 to place 5th

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North Desoto's fourth-seeded Cameron Davis was the only of five Griffin finalists to win a title after pinning sixth-seeded Caleb Andrews of Belle Chasse in 2:52
Davis outscored his opponents 40-3 in his four matches, albeit he ended three via falls.  Christopher Milburn scored one point and Kobe Wise scored two.  Against Andrews in the finals Davis took a 4-0 lead into the second period, chose bottom, reversed Andrews after 23 seconds and scored a fall 15 seconds later.

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