Wrestling Finishes Top 10 at Prep Slam
The top four Division I teams in Louisiana once again traveled to the Holy Innocents Prep Slam XI tournament in Atlanta, where the Blue Jays finished ninth among the nation’s best prep schools. The Prep Slam features 40 teams from 15 states and is considered by many to be the largest, most competitive high school tournament in the nation.
Brother Martin placed second with 222 points, Holy Cross fourth with 158, Jesuit ninth with 106, and St. Paul’s 12th with 82. Jesuit Tampa won the tournament.
In a thrilling heavyweight finals match, the Blue Jays’ Perry Ganci rolled through Brother Martin’s Mack Brown and pinned the Crusader with 34 seconds remaining in the second period. Before this moment, Ganci was trailing the match, 1-0. With the victory Ganci became a back-to-back Prep Slam Champion, since he won last year’s event as a junior in the 220-lb. weight class.
Jesuit’s Sam Dreuil (106) reached the finals and took second place, and fellow senior Luke Eccles (126) placed 6th.
Through the Lens…
By the Numbers…
Top 10 Teams
|1||Jesuit High School – Tampa Bay||230.5|
|4||Holy Cross High School||158.5|
|9||Jesuit High School – New Orleans||106|
On the Horizon…
The Jays will travel to Brother Martin on Wednesday, Jan. 9, for a dual meet set for 6:30 p.m.