Wrestlers Place Third in La. Classic; Set Sights on Brother Martin Dual Meet
The Blue Jay wrestling team narrowly missed a second place finish Saturday at the Louisiana Classic at Baton Rouge Community College. Though the Crusaders had just one individual champion, Brother Martin won its second-consecutive Louisiana Classic title. Jesuit fell just 0.5 points behind runner-up St. Paul’s. Holy Cross was fourth and St. Amant came in at fifth.
The Blue Jays had two wrestlers in the finals — Guy Patron, Jr. (195) and Joseph Dupré (120) — and one champion in Patron.
Patron pinned Teurlings Catholic’s Kynan Sonnier in 0:44 in the 195 finals.
Dupré fought hard to overcome a 5-1 deficit against Brother Martin’s Steven Shields entering the third period. Dupré scored a two-point reversal, let Shields escape for one point, then got another two-point takedown before a wild scramble as time. When time expired, Shields emerged with the win.
The Blue Jay grapplers return to the mat on Wednesday, Jan. 20 when they take on Brother Martin in a Dual Meet on the Crusaders’ home turf.
The Advocate: Photos: Louisiana Classic wrestling