Menier becomes Basile's fourth four-time state champion
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division III, 132 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 Alex Menier Cade Hontiveros Liam O'Connor Sean King Dorian Wilkinson Moses Thomas
School Basile Hannan De la Salle John Curtis St. Michael Bossier
Seed 1 2 4 3 6 5
Class 12 12 10 11 11 12
Final Record 13-0 15-5 18-10 15-9 18-9 9-4

Final records include Louisiana losses but all wins

Weight Class Synopsis

Basile's Alex Menier joined the ranks of Gavin Christ, Carmen Cortez and the late Jimmy Vidrine as four-time state champion Bearcat wrestlers.  Gavin Christ last accomplished the feat in 2019.

Menier dominated Hannan senior and second-seeded Cade Hontiveros via a 14-4 major decision in the finals.  In 2020 Menier defeated Kaul Kayser of Brusly, who won this years 120 lbs. weight class, 3-2.  As a sophomore he pinned Lakeside's Taurio Grigsby in 5:02 to claim his second title.  His first came at 106 lbs. in 2018 when he defeated St. Louis senior Cameron Witherwax, who beat Menier five times during the regular season, 9-4.

Menier's hardest task was a 6-2 win over fourth-seeded Liam O'Connor of De la Salle in the semifinals.  O'Connor, with a record of 15-9, including losses to Hontiveros and King, would not lose again.  He placed third via a 3-2 decision over John Curtis' Sean King.  King entered the event with a 12-7 record, with one of the 12 wins a 6-4 win over O'Connor for third place at the Brusly Invitational.  He also defeated Wilkinson in the quarterfinals, but could not take their third match.  The results of the match for 5th and 6th reversed the seeding also.  Dorian Wilkerson of St. Michael, with a 14-7 record which placed him in the sixth spot, defeated fifth-seeded Moses Thomas (6-1) of Bossier via a 16-0 technical fall.

Back to Top


(1) Alex Menier (BAS) pinned Collin Morgan (CP) in 0:40
(4) Liam O'Conor pinned (5) Moses Thomas (BOS) in 1:23
(3) Sean King (JC) pinned (6) George Wilkinson (StM) in 5:07
(2) Cade Hontiveros (HAN) pinned Nolan McMichael (StL) in 1:25

Back to Top


(1) Alex Menier (BAS) defeated (4) Liam O'Connor (DLS) 6-2
(2) Cade Hontiveros (HAN) defeated (3) Sean King (JC) via an 18-3 technical fall

Back to Top

Championship Consolation Rounds

(4) Liam O'Connor defeated (3) Sean King (JC) 3-2 to place 3rd
(6) Dorian Wilkinson (StM) defeated (5) Moses Thomas (BOS) via a 16-0 technical fall to place 5th

Back to Top


Top-seeded Alex Menier of Basile won his fourth consecutive Division III championship with a 12-4 major decision over second-seeded Cade Hontiveros of Hannan

Menier held nothing back in this match.  He outscored Hontiveros 4-1 (two takedowns vs. one escape) in the first period and 5-0 in the second period (an escape, takedown and three nearfall points).  Hontiveros' best period was the third, in which after choosing to start standing Menier scored a takedown, but Hontiveros managed an escape and a takedown of his own.   Menier did not want to end his career anywhere but on top, though, and he scored a reversal with 12 seconds remaining to do just that.

Back to Top

© 2020-21 by Louisiana Wrestling News

You may not make electronic copies of these copyrighted materials nor redistribute them to 3rd parties in any form without written permission.