Waggoner scythes through the competition in under two minutes total
LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
Division III, 195 Pounds
May 9th, 2021 | Written by: Staff Writer

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

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Name Baylor Waggoner Trace Morrow Patrick Rist Aaron Couty Jason Krail Blaine Briscoe
School Basile Summerville Hannan Brusly De la Salle Church Point
Seed 1 2 4 5 3 7
Class 12 12 12 10 10 12
Final Record 9-1 19-8 14-6 8-6 19-12 8-6

Final records include Louisiana losses but all wins

Weight Class Synopsis

Nobody was ready for the onslaught of Basile's Baylor Waggoner.  His four matches averaged a total of 41.5 seconds apiece.  Waggoner was 5-1 upon entering the state championships.  He placed second at the Jacob McMillan Memorial in December, falling to St. Michael senior Shad Sheffie in 4:00 at 182 lbs.  Only Parkway Division I runner-up Steven Driggers went the distance with Waggoner, losing 8-4.  Nobody else lasted past the first period. 

Second seed Trace Morrow of Summerfield had defeated third-seeded Jason Krail of De la Salle.  Krail placed second at the Brusly Invitational while Hannan's Patrick Rist placed third, and was thus seeded fourth.  Rist had a win over Brusly's Aaron Couty, who was seeded fifth. 

Five of the top seeds placed, albeit not in order.  Rist was upset by #5 Aaron Couty of Brusly 8-2 in the quarterfinals, but would get another shot at Couty in the consolation finals.  Rist won that match via an 8-0 Major Decision.  To get to the consolation finals Rist pinned Krail in 4:05.  There he met Church Point's seventh-seeded Blaine Briscoe, who lost to Couty a match earlier.  Krail prevailed in 3:33.

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(1) Baylor Waggoner (BAS) pinned Blake Trahan (SB) in 0:41
(5) Aaron Couty (BRU) defeated (4) Patrick Rist (HAN) 8-2
(3) Jason Krail (DLS) pinned (6) Julian Jones (StL) in 2:51
(2) Trace Morrow (SUM) defeated (7) Blaine Briscoe (CP) 12-4 MD

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(1) Baylor Waggoner (BAS) pinned (5) Aaron Couty (BRU) in 0:47
(2) Trace Morrow (SUM) pinned (3) Jason Krail (DLS) in 4:47

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Championship Consolation Rounds

(4) Patrick Rist (HAN) defeated Aaron Couty (BRU) 8-6 to place 3rd and avenge a quarterfinal 8-2 loss to Couty
(3) Jason Krail (DLS) pinned (7) Blaine Briscoe (CP) in 3:33 to place 5th

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Top-seeded Baylor Waggoner of Basile pinned Summerville's second-seeded Trace Morrow in 0:47
This match tied the length of Waggoner's quarterfinals match, ending in 0:47.  Waggoner scored a takedown in 21 seconds via double-leg lift.  Then Waggoner got one arm around Morrow's head and another behind the knee of Morrow's near-leg.  It took two tried but Waggoner picked up Morrow, placed him on his back and scored the fall in 0:47.

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