With Three Individual Champs, Jays Take Home Second Place at State
Three individual state champions — sophomore Eli Larriviere (126) and seniors Guy Patron, Jr. (195) and Corey Dublin (285) — helped the Blue Jay wrestling team to a second place finish at the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.
It was Jesuit’s fifth consecutive runner-up finish at the state tournament, which this year was held Feb. 12-13 at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City.
Larriviere, the second seed in his weight class, defeated the top seed from Airline High in a 14-4 decision. Patron, the top seed, pinned his second seed opponent from Hahnville in 1:11. Dublin, who was seeded second, toppled his first seed opponent from Catholic High of Baton Rouge with a pin in 5:12.
In addition to winning the 195-pound individual title, Patron was recognized by the LHSAA as the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler in Division 1.
Senior Joseph Dupré (120) and junior Brandon Greer (182) each took took home second place trophies after falling in the championship matches to opponents from Brother Martin and Holy Cross, respectively. For Dupré, his runner-up finish at state was his second in a row.
Other Blue Jays finishing in the top six spots of their respective weight classes were sophomore Adam Larriviere (113), who finished fifth. Adam and Eli Larriviere are twins. Junior Jackson deGruy (132) and sophomore Nathan Koenig (138) took fifth place finishes. Junior William Rosevally (145) finished sixth. Senior Griffin Mason (152) captured third place. Senior Brandon Wolff (160) took fourth place. Senior Evan Palmisano (170) was sixth.
The strong showing at the state tournament closed out Sheridan Moran’s first season as head coach of the Jays.
With a final score of 268.3, Jesuit was outdistanced by Brother Martin (304.5), which secured its fifth straight state championship. Rounding out the top five were Holy Cross (228.5), Comeaux (189.5), and St. Paul’s (186.5).
The New Orleans Advocate – Brother Martin, Teurlings, De La Salle claim state wrestling titles; Live Oak runner-up in Division II