Wrestling Snags Third in District, Three Individual Titles
Cutting weight for wrestling is not fun. Senior co-captain Luke Eccles did it, though, cutting down to 126 pounds on his way to an individual district title. Two other seniors joined Luke, not in trimming weight, but in winning. Colby Queyrouze (145) and co-captain Perry Ganci (285) captured gold medals in their respective weight classes, and together the three senior leaders helped Jesuit snag a third-place finish in the 2019 Catholic League Championships.
Senior co-captain DJ Ferrier placed second individually and gave Jesuit four spots in the finals. Brother Martin, who won the tournament, pushed 12 to the finals; and district runner-up Holy Cross had nine in the finals. Jesuit’s other 10 wrestlers all advanced to the 3rd place match with six of them winning the bronze medal.
Through the Lens…
By the Numbers…
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|Wt.||Wrestler’s Tournament Summary||Final Match Summary|
||3rd Place – Jacob Baltz (Rummel) won by fall over Garrett Derbes (Jesuit) (Fall 4:37)|
|113||Joseph Rosevally placed 4th, scored 8.0 team points.||3rd Place – Raheem Bonnet (Shaw) won by fall over Joseph Rosevally (Jesuit) (Fall 4:10)|
|120||Tony Serio placed 3rd, scored 9.0 team points.||3rd Place – Tony Serio (Jesuit) won by fall over Isaac Suarez (Rummel) (Fall 2:02)|
|126||Luke Eccles placed 1st, scored 20.0 team points.||1st Place – Luke Eccles (Jesuit) won by decision over Michael Lundin (Holy Cross) (Dec 6-5)|
|132||Ashton Stevens placed 4th, scored 6.0 team points.||3rd Place – Caruso Signorelli (Holy Cross) won by decision over Ashton Stevens (Jesuit) (Dec 7-5)|
|138||Luke Battaglia placed 3rd, scored 11.0 team points||3rd Place – Luke Battaglia (Jesuit) won by decision over Russell Solomon (Holy Cross) (Dec 7-1)|
|145||Colby Queyrouze placed 1st, scored 18.0 team points.||1st Place – Colby Queyrouze (Jesuit) won by decision over Riley Horvath (Br. Martin) (Dec 10-6)|
|152||Charlie Cyrus placed 3rd, scored 7.0 team points.||3rd Place – Charlie Cyrus (Jesuit) received a bye () (Bye)|
|160||William Murett placed 3rd, scored 7.0 team points.||3rd Place – William Murett (Jesuit) received a bye () (Bye)|
|170||DJ Ferrier placed 2nd, scored 12.0 team points||1st Place – Cameron Frost (Holy Cross) won by fall over DJ Ferrier (Jesuit) (Fall 1:05)|
||3rd Place – Dennis Dougherty (Jesuit) won by fall over Quinton Cage (Rummel) (Fall 1:54)|
||3rd Place – Donovan Kaufman (Rummel) won by decision over Jack Grady (Jesuit) (Dec 5-2)|
||3rd Place – Jacob Kieff (Jesuit) received a bye () (Bye)|
|285||Perry Ganci placed 1st, scored 20.0 team points.||1st Place – Perry Ganci (Jesuit) won by fall over Mack Brown (Br. Martin) (Fall 1:04)|
In His Words…
After the meet, head wrestling coach Sheridan Moran said, “The state tournament is the end goal, as it is every year. Everything else is behind us. It’s crunch time.”
On the Horizon…
Blue Jays are encouraged to attend Jesuit’s final home event of the year. It is a tri-meet against John Curtis and De La Salle on Wednesday, Jan. 30. A tailgate will take place before fans make their way to the Birdcage.
The 2019 State Championships will be held on Feb. 8-9 in Bossier City, La.