Surrency finally claims his title
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division II, 138 Pounds
May 9th, 2021 | Written by: Staff writer

Weight Class Synopsis Quarterfinals Semifinals 3rd and 5th Finals

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Name Ashton Surrency Ryder Hawley Jaxson Trosclair Austen Shook Aiden Carinio Daniel Olivier
School Shaw Rayne Teurlings Catholic Rummel Benton North Desoto
Seed 2 1 3 4 5 NS
Class 12 12 12 10 10 10
Final Record
14-1 19-2 8-4 10-7 6-2 9-2

Final records include Louisiana losses but all wins

Weight Class Synopsis

Shaw's Ashton Surrency was seeded third in 2018, his freshman year.  He finished fifth, losing to the 2019 Division II champion Clayton Hill of Live Oak and to the 2020 Division I state champion Joshua Keeler of Parkway.  In 2019 Surrency was the top-seed but finished third after losing to 2019 Division II state champion Colten Sonnier of Teurlings Catholic.  Surrency was again seeded first in 2020 but fell in the finals to Carencro's Tyrick Clay, whom Surrency defeated for third place a year earlier. 

For three consecutive years the Shaw wrestler, and younger brother of Shaw coach Brandon Surrency, who won a Division II state championship in 2009, had yet to finish as predicted by the seeding committee.  In 2021 he was not about to start. 

Surrency was seeded second to defending Division II state champion Ryder Hawley of Rayne.  Hawley was 16-1 and won the North Vermillion 6, the Jacob McMillan Memorial and the Acadiana Inferno.  He had wins over Logan Smith of Teurlings Catholic, Jackson Ballay of Jesuit and Nicholas DiGeralamo of Holy Cross.  His two losses were at the Louisiana Classic.  Seeded fourth at 145 lbs. he lost his first-round match to De la Salle's Spencer Hughes 6-4.  Later, in the consolation quarterfinals, he avenged that loss by pinning Hughes in 4:00.  He lost 8-4 to Brother Martin's Quinn Williams (3rd in Division I) before defeating a tough Voltaire Sanders of Zachary (6th in Division I) via a fall in 3:09 to place fifth.

Surrency was 10-1 upon entering the state championships.  His only real mar, and his other technical ones, occurred at the Louisiana Classic.  Surrency was undefeated and seeded second to Jacob Frost of Holy Cross.  Seeded third was Rummel's Jacob Ramirez.  Ramirez might have been seeded second if not for a loss, at 160 lbs., to defending Division I state champion Peyton Ward of St. Paul.  Regardless the two met in the semifinals but Surrency sustained an injury in the second period and had to withdraw.  That cost him two forfeits in the consolation rounds, and forfeits are counted when seeding a state tournament.  Surrency did not have any tournament titles this season but he did have wins over Live Oak's Jordan Griffin (seeded 4th in Division I), Chase Scott of Brother Martin (3rd in Division I in 2020) and an impressive 16-2 major decision over Sean Cripple of St. Paul (2021 Division I runner-up).

Surrency spent almost nine minutes to reach the finals after a 9-3 decision and a fall in 2:49.  In three matches, Hawley took 3:35 to advance to his second Division II finals mat.

Senior Jaxson Trosclair of Teurlings Catholic and Rummel sophomore Austen Shook placed third and fourth, as they were seeded.  Two more sophomores, fifth-seed Aiden Carinio of Benton and unseeded Daniel Trosclair of North Desoto, filled-up the last two spots on the podium.  The sophomore Olivier earned his spot on the podium by knocking-off sixth-seeded Mark Latusa of Lakeshore in 2:35.


(1) Ryder Hawley (RAY) pinned Consuela Langston (PR) in 0:09
(4) Austen Shook (RUM) defeated (5) Aiden Carinio (BNT) via a 24-8 technical fall
(3) Jaxson Trosclair (TC) pinned Mark Latusa (LKS) in 2:20
(2) Ashton Surrency (SHW) defeated Daniel Olivier (ND) 9-3

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(1) Ryder Hawley (RAY) pinned (4) Austen Shook (RUM) in 3:01
(2) Ashton Surrency (SHW) pinned (3) Jaxson Trosclair (TC) in 2:49

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Championship Consolation Rounds

(3) Jaxson Trosclair (TC) defeated (4) Austen Shook (RUM) 15-10 to place 3rd
(5) Aiden Carinio (BNT) defeated Daniel Olivier (ND) 8-7 to place 5th

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Second-seeded Ashton Surrency of Shaw defeated top-seed and defending state champion Ryder Hawley of Rayne via an 11-3 Major Decision
With 14 seconds remaining in the first period Surrency found himself prostrate on the mat with Hawley on top of him.  But Surrency, as he had for a while now, steadfastly kept his hands locked on Hawley's thigh.  In the few remaining seconds he pulled Hawley's knee to his chest, rose to his knees, put one hand around Hawley's other leg and was awarded a double-leg takedown with three seconds remaining. 

After 45 second elapsed in the second period, with Hawley starting on top of Surrency, Surrency took advantage of Hawley missing a near-side cradle attempt and scored an escape.  A very hard whizzer led to a Surrency takedown five seconds later.  Surrency stopped a barrage of switch attempts by the Rayne wrestler, and with 30 seconds left hit Hawley with a devastating cross-face, leading to a cradle and three nearfall points as the round ended.  Upon entering the third period Surrency was ahead 8-0.

Hawley chose to start the third period standing and after Surrency tried a bad shot and found himself outstretched on his hand and knees Hawley easily spun behind him for a takedown and his only offensive points of the match.  Midway through the period Surrency was warned for stalling and with 35 seconds remaining Hawley was awarded a penalty point.  That convinced the senior Eagle to move.  He escaped with 28 seconds remaining and scored a takedown a second later on an ankle-pick.  Time ran out and Surrency has his title via an 11-2 Major Decision.

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