LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament: Day 2 Update

Posted February 16, 2018 / Last updated February 21, 2018

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Junior Perry Ganci (225) works toward an eventual pin in his quarterfinals match.

Junior Perry Ganci (220) works toward an eventual pin in his quarterfinals match.

The Jesuit wrestling team finished as the LHSAA state runner-up behind state champion Brother Martin and ahead of last year’s champion Holy Cross. The Blue Jays sent five wrestlers to the finals, and four of those five finished as individual state champions.

Senior co-captains Adam Larriviere (138) and Paul Treuting (160) became first-time champions while senior Nathan Koenig (152) and junior Perry Ganci (220) joined the short list of back-to-back, two-time champs. Taking state runner-up was junior Luke Eccles (132). Final team scores are below.

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Division I Final Team Scores
Top 10
1 Brother Martin 319.5
2 Jesuit 233.0
3 Holy Cross 222.5
4 St. Pauls 190.5
5 Catholic, BR 167.5
6 Airline 143.5
7 East Ascension 142.0
8 Zachary 124.5
9 St. Amant 120.0
10 Fontainebleau 111.0

Day 1 Update:

After the first day of the LHSAA state wrestling championships, the Blue Jay wrestling team sat in contention for a top 2 finish.

The team was in second place for the entire day until the last round of matches, when Holy Cross scored a few more consolation points. Jesuit, in third place currently, trails the Catholic League district champion Brother Martin by 42.5.

Jesuit had 11 of 14 wrestlers advance to the quarterfinals. Of the 11 quarter-finalists, six won their match and advanced to the semifinals. Two other wrestlers, junior Sam Dreuil (106) and senior Eli Larriviere (145), battled it out in the consolations in an effort to capture third place. Those Blue Jays who wrestled in the championship round semifinals are the following:

Luke Eccles (132)
Adam Larriviere (138)
Nathan Koenig (152)
Paul Treuting (160)
Thomas Arseneaux (182)
Perri Ganci (220)

These six wrestlers, along with Dreuil and Larriviere, represented Jesuit as the eight starters to advance to Day 2, which guarantees them a top 6 spot on the LHSAA podium.