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Wrestling

Wrestling Completes Season at State

The Crusader wrestling team traveled to Bossier City this past weekend to compete in the 2017 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships. The Crusaders went into the championships with high marks and took home the third place trophy. They finished the tournament with a respectable 277 points and finished just behind Catholic league rivals Jesuit (298.5.) and Holy Cross (305).  Daniel Varnado (106), Daniel Croy (113) and Steven Shields (132) took home Read more »

Wrestlers Gather at Mass for State Championship

The Crusader wrestling team, under the leadership of head coach Robbie Dauterive ’84, will compete in the 2017 LHSAA State Championships this upcoming weekend. The wrestling team is determined to add to their already impressive 17 state championship titles when they take to the mats on Friday and Saturday from CenturyLink Center in Bossier City. The Crusaders go into state tournament having 11 top four seeds, including three top-seeds, four who are Read more »

Crusaders Bounce Back in Louisiana Classic

Last weekend, the Crusader wrestling team captured a first place victory in the Louisiana Classic in Baton Rouge. The Crusaders were ready to bounce back from their loss to the Jesuit Blue Jays and that is exactly what they did. They surpassed over 45 teams while eleven wrestlers placed in the top four of their individual weight classes. Daniel Varnado (108), Daniel Croy (115) and Patrick Evans (147) finished as tournament champions. Luke Cotton Read more »

Wrestling Wins in Grapevine Duals

Last weekend, the Crusader wrestling team traveled to the “Big D” in Texas where they won the Grapevine Duals. The Crusaders took first place out of 48 teams. In the tournament, they went 8-0 defeating Belen (defending New Mexico state champions) by a score of 51-19 in the championship finals.  Luke Cotton (120), Lane Boudreaux (132), Patrick Evans (145) and Mack Brown (220) led the Crusaders in pins. The varsity wrestling team will take on Jesuit Read more »

Wrestling Brings Home Prep Slam Trophy

After winning their seventh consecutive Trey Culotta Invitational title, the Brother Martin wrestling team was hungry for more. Last weekend, the team traveled to Atlanta, GA to compete in the Prep Slam hosted by Holy Innocents High School. The Crusaders took first place out of 45 teams. The tournament featured  teams from 13 states and  is considered to be the largest and most competitive prep tournament in the nation. The Crusaders had eight Read more »

Wrestling Championships
1977-1978 – District, State Runner-up
1978-1979 – City, State
1980-1981 – State Runner-up
1981-1982 – City, State
1982-1983 – District, State Runner-up
1983-1984 – City, State
1984-1985 – District, State
1985-1986 – District, State
1986-1987 – District, State
1989-1990 – District
1995-1996 – District, Regional, State Runner-up
1996-1997 – District, State Runner-up
1998-1999 – District, State
1999-2000 – District, State
2000-2001 – District, State
2001-2002 – District, State
2002-2003 – District, State
2005-2006 – State Runner-up
2006-2007 – District, State
2011-2012 – District, State
2012-2013 – District, City, State
2013-2014 – Undefeated District, State
2014-2015- District, State
2015-2016- District, State

Wrestling is a winter sport. The season begins in November and the state tournament is held in February. Conditioning begins in September, and official practice begins the first week of October. The team also competes in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling as the Crusader Wrestling Club. The wrestling team consistently has 100 plus members.

The Wrestling program currently holds a school record 15 state championships. The Crusaders have won 103 individual state championship titles since 1972. The 2012-2013 team holds the Louisiana Division I State Tournament record for most points scored with 339. The 2000 team holds the Louisiana Division I State Tournament record for

  • Most State Finalist: 12
  • Most State Champions: 7

The team competes in many major out of state tournaments throughout the season.

There are three divisions: junior high (8th and 9th), junior varsity (9th-11th), and varsity (9th-12th). Dual Meets and Tournaments are held throughout the week.

CRUSADER WRESTLERS TO WRESTLE IN COLLEGE

Pierce Williams ’16- Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Mason Williams ’15- University of Chicago
Ross Brister ’13 – Cumberland University
Andrew Casadaban ’08 – Cumberland University
James Casadaban ’06 – Cumberland University
Kyle Delaune ’13 – Cumberland University
Larry Gibson ’81 – Clemson University
Joe Gulotta ’02 – Northwestern University
Marc Lagattuta ’95 – Lehigh University
Adam Manguno ’01 – Wartburg College
Chris McElrath ’02 – Army West Point

Eric Metzler ’05 – Cumberland University
Austin Meyn ’14 – Cumberland University
Patrick Mitchell ’02 – Army West Point
Scott Oswald ’75 – Louisiana State University
Gerard Roman ’12 – Wartburg College
Nick Shields ’08 – University of North Carolina
Will Stall ’07 – Northern Illinois University
Josh Tapia ’14 – Briar Cliff University
Paul Ulfers ’86 – Farleigh Dickenson University

 

Coaches:
Mr. Robert Dauterive ’84 – Head Coach

Varsity Assistants:
Mr. Carlos Bertot  (C)
Mr. James Casadaban ’06 (C)
Mr. J.P. Pierre
Mr. Duffy Rousselle
Mr. Nick Shields ’08  (C)
Mr. Will Stall ’07 (C)

Junior High Coaches:
Mr. Duffy Rousselle – Head Coach

Junior High Assistants:
Mr. Carlos Bertot (NF)
Mr. Dennis Bush ’88 (NF)
Mr. Pat Davis (NF)
Mr. Darren DeSalvo (NF)

(C) CECP Coach
(CS) College Student Coach
(NF) Non-Faculty

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