Wrestlers Finish Second at State – UPDATED results and photo gallery

Posted February 12, 2017 / Last updated February 15, 2017

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Perry Ganci defeats Darion Mitchell of Barbe in the D1 220 finals at the 2017 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships.

Sophomore Perry Ganci defeats Darion Mitchell of Barbe in the D1 220 finals at the 2017 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships.

The Blue Jays left it all on the mat on Saturday in the Division 1 state wrestling tournament in Bossier City, LA. The Jesuit wrestlers passed Brother Martin early in the day to jump into the number two spot and were nipping at the heels of Holy Cross until the very end, finishing just 6.5 points behind.

Team Results
1. Holy Cross 305.0
2. Jesuit 298.5
3. Brother Martin 277.0
4. St. Paul’s 178.0
5. Airline 172.0
Nathan Koenig takes on Dustin Doucet in the D1 152 at the 2017 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships.

Nathan Koenig (152) takes home the individual state title by defeating Dustin Doucet of Sulphur .

Every wrestler competing for Jesuit scored points in the meet. Three took home individual state championships and one earned a state runner-up spot.

First place finishers were senior Corey Dublin (285), sophomore Perry Ganci (220), and junior Nathan Koenig (152).

Taking state runner-up was senior William Rosevally (160).

Third place finishers included junior Thomas Arseneaux (195), senior Jackson de Gruy (132), sophomore Luke Eccles (120), and junior Paul Treuting (170).

Finishing in fourth place were sophomore Sam Dreuil (106), senior Jordan Giewat (126), and junior Eli Larriviere (145)

Senior Brandon Greer (182) also placed in the meet, finishing in fifth place.

Coach Sheridan Moran, now in his second year as the varsity wrestling head coach, said that he couldn’t have asked for more out of his squad. “When you have eight wrestlers place in the top three of their weight class, you can say you had an excellent wrestling tournament. Most of our guys finished at or above where they were seeded, beating wrestlers they hadn’t beaten all year when it mattered the most.”

Regarding the state champion Holy Cross team, Moran said, “they wrestled a fantastic tournament, and it made for and exciting finish as the chance of victory went back and forth until the very end. Getting runner-up is a tough pill to swallow, but the result doesn’t come close to showing the courage, fortitude, and mental toughness of every wrestler in our program. Those guys went above and beyond what they were expected to do, and I’m proud to be their coach.”