Wrestling Finishes Top 10 at Prep Slam

Posted January 7, 2019 / Last updated January 8, 2019

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The top four Division I teams in Louisiana once again traveled to the Holy Innocents Prep Slam XI tournament in Atlanta, where the Blue Jays finished ninth among the nation’s best prep schools. The Prep Slam features 40 teams from 15 states and is considered by many to be the largest, most competitive high school tournament in the nation.

Brother Martin placed second with 222 points, Holy Cross fourth with 158, Jesuit ninth with 106, and St. Paul’s 12th with 82. Jesuit Tampa won the tournament.

In a thrilling heavyweight finals match, the Blue Jays’ Perry Ganci rolled through Brother Martin’s Mack Brown and pinned the Crusader with 34 seconds remaining in the second period. Before this moment, Ganci was trailing the match, 1-0. With the victory Ganci became a back-to-back Prep Slam Champion, since he won last year’s event as a junior in the 220-lb. weight class.

Jesuit’s Sam Dreuil (106) reached the finals and took second place, and fellow senior Luke Eccles (126) placed 6th.

Through the Lens…

Jesuit senior Sam Dreuil (106) stands on the runner-up step of the Prep Slam XI championship podium. Dreuil placed second out of 23 wrestlers in his weight class.

By the Numbers…

Top 10 Teams

1 Jesuit High School – Tampa Bay 230.5
2 Brother Martin 222
3 McCallie School 209
4 Holy Cross High School 158.5
5 Baylor School 148.5
6 Cardinal Gibbons 143.5
7 Woodward Academy 118
8 Germantown Academy 108.5
9 Jesuit High School – New Orleans 106
10 Blessed Trinity 98

On the Horizon…

The Jays will travel to Brother Martin on Wednesday, Jan. 9, for a dual meet set for 6:30 p.m.