Bourgeois reasserts the rights of the unjustly seeded
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division II, 182 Pounds
May 9th, 2021 | Written by: Staff Writer

Weight Class Synopsis Quarterfinals Semifinals 3rd and 5th Finals


Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Podium No photo
Name Reid Bourgeois Garrett Louviere Logan Ferguson Brandon Pierre Neil Borne Charlie Yocom
School Teurlings
Rayne North Desoto Lakeshore Rummel Haughton
Seed 3 5 2 NS 7 1
Class 11 11 11 10 10 12
Final Record 9-5 5-3 3-1 4-2 9-10 3-3

Final records include Louisiana losses but all wins

Weight Class Synopsis

The two highest seeded wrestlers in this bracket, #1 Charlie Yocum of Haughton and #2 Logan Ferguson of North Desoto had a combined record of 0-0.  (TW has Haughton’s Charlie Yocum at 1-0 but that was due to a forfeit.)  Reid Bergeron of Teurlings Catholic was one match away from placing in the Jacob McMillan Memorial and the Louisiana Classic.  Of his four losses, two came from Division I third-place winner Austin Reason of Central, one to Division I quarterfinalist Christian James of Airline and one to Division III terror Shad Sheffie of St. Michael.  In Division II Bourgeois was 7-0, but that seemed not to matter.

Fifth-seeded Rayne junior Garrett Louviere had enough match experience to get past the fourth seed, Bryan Leite of NOMMA in the quarterfinals and then to squeak by Yocom 11-10 in the semifinals.  He would meet Bourgeois in the finals after the Rebel beat Ferguson 9-6.

Brandon Pierre of Lakeshore may have had the best tournament, beating seventh-seed Neil Borne of Rummel in the first round, losing to Ferguson in the quarterfinals, but then winning three successive matches, including an 11-9 one against Yocom in the consolation semifinals.  He ended up fourth, losing to Ferguson in 1:33, but that is an impressive finish for one who started out not being seeded at all.

Borne and Yocom met in the match for fifth, and as Yocom was taking control of the match something happened to cause Yocom to be pulled away from Borne and assessed a penalty point for unsportsmanlike conduct.  He had just erased a 2-0 deficit to take a 5-2 lead, which became 5-3 after the penalty point, but after eight minutes of discussion, which involved consulting head official Jerry Schmidt, it was determined that Yocom’s conduct necessitated a disqualification.  From the discussion of the table workers Yocom may have reacted to something Borne did that did not meet Yocom’s approval.  After losing his last two matches by scores of 11-10 and 11-9, Yocom took the DQ well.  He might not have cared that much anymore.  But he is a junior and should be able to come back fine in the 2021-22 season.  And Borne is only a sophomore, so he has plenty of room for more experience.

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 (1) Charlie Yocom (HAU) pinned Jack Vidrine (StM) in 1:25
(5) Garrett Louviere (RAY) defeated (4) Bryan Leite (NOMMA) 8-3
(3) Reid Bourgeois (TC) pinned (6) Jason Borner (SHW) in 0:53
(2) Logan Ferguson (ND) pinned (7) Neil Borne (RUM) in 0:41

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(5) Garrett Louviere (RAY) defeated (1) Chalie Yocom (HAU) 11-10
(3) Reid Bourgeois (TC) defeated (2) Lance Ferguson (ND) 9-6

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Championship Consolation Rounds

(2) Lance Ferguson (ND) pinned Brandon Pierre (LKS) in 1:33 to place 3rd
 (7) Neil Borne (RUM) won via disqualification over (1) Charlie Yocom (HAU) to place 5th

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(3) Reid Bourgeois of Teurlings Catholic, seeded third, pinned fifth-seed Garrett Louvierre of Rayne in 3:47

Aside from allowing one escape point Bourgeois dominated Louviere, scoring two takedowns and a reversal, as well as being awarded a point for stalling on Louviere’s behalf, before pinning the Rayne wrestler in 3:47.

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