Wrestling State Tournament: Day 1 Recap

Posted February 10, 2017 / Last updated February 13, 2017

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Eli Larriviere takes on Jack Manchego, WALK, during their D1 145 match at the 2017 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships.

Eli Larriviere (145) takes on Jack Manchego of Walker High School, securing the pin just 1:08 into the match.

It was a good first day in Bossier City for the Blue Jay wrestling team as they compete for the Division 1 LHSAA state title. The Jays still have 13 wrestlers in competition, nine of them undefeated and in the winners’ bracket.

The Jays are currently in third place with 168.5 points, trailing just behind first place Holy Cross (179) and second place Brother Martin (173).

Nathan Koenig takes on Canon Hunt, CABR, during their D1 152 match at the 2017 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships.

Nathan Koenig (152) takes on Canon Hunt from Catholic High Baton Rouge, getting the pin with :38 left in the second period.

The nine wrestlers competing for a state title on Saturday are as follows:

Luke Eccles 120 Defeated Brandon Shepherd of Chalmette (Fall 1:54) and Perry Ju Franklin of Catholic BR (MD 14-1)
Jordan Giewat 126 Defeated Mason Gonzales of East Ascension (Fall 1:09) and Thomas Barringer of Airline (Dec 4-2)
Eli Larriviere 145 Defeated Jack Manchego of Walker (Fall 1:08) and Nakie Brown of St. Amant (TF-1.5 5:47 [24-7])
Nathan Koenig 152 Defeated Canon Hunt of Catholic BR (Fall 3:22) and Zion Marable of Dutchtown (Fall 3:03)
William Rosevally 160 Defeated LeRoger Washington of Bonnabel (Fall 3:47) and Kyle Chatman of East Ascension (MD 15-3)
Paul Treuting 170 Defeated Jestin Dunn of St. Amant (Fall 2:51) and Bobby Jicks of Barbe (MD 12-2)
Thomas Arseneaux 195 Defeated Jace DuFresne of Sulphur (Fall 1:53) and Edmond Belizaire of Ehret (Dec 5-1)
Perry Ganci 220 Defeated Nick VanHorn of Chalmette (Fall 2:23) and James DeLee of Catholic BR (Fall 0:54)
Corey Dublin 285 Defeated Slade Manlief of Sulphur (Fall 2:16) and Jamarcus Gay of Airline (Fall 0:34)