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Crusaders Dominate Blue Jays

The Brother Martin Wrestling team easily handled the Jesuit Blue Jays by a score of 43-17 in a dual meet on Saturday night.  After falling in two of the first three matches, the Crusaders dominated the middle weight classes by winning eight straight matches from the 126-pound weight class to 182 pound to secure the victory and improve to 6-0 for the season. The second team will be in action on Saturday, December 20th in the Zachary Tournament Read more »

Wrestling Takes Blackhorse Invitational Title

The Brother Martin wrestling team had another successful year in Tennessee over the weekend.  The Crusaders scored 324 points and won the 22 team Blackhorse Invitational in Germantown, Tennessee.  The Crusaders placed 8 in the championship finals and had five individual champions.  The Crusaders placed 3rd in 4 weight classes and had 1 4th place finish. The Varsity 1st team and 2nd team will be in action on Wednesday, December 10th against Fontainebleau Read more »

Wrestling Keeps on Winning

Brother Martin won the 35 team Griffin inviational at Dutchtown by scoring 321 points. The Crusaders wrestling with 9 of their 14 starters placed nine in the championship finals and came away with seven indivdual titles. Crusader individual champions were 113 Steven Shields, 120 Stephen Rumney, 132 Paul Klein, 138 Blaine Elsensohn, 160 Daniel Evans 182 Yehia Riles & 285 Matthew Montalbano. Klein and Riles were named MOW in the lower and upper Read more »

Wrestling Gets Another Win

The wrestling team defeated East Ascension 67-9 last night to improve to 3-0 on the season. The 2nd team, JV and JH will be in action this weekend at Dutchtown and at the Rummel JH Tournament. The varsity returns to action next Wednesday at the Spartan Invitational in Baton Rouge. Read more »

Wrestling Starts Season with a Bang

The wrestling team opened its season with two dual meet wins on Friday night in Katy, Texas. The crusaders shut ou Katy 66-0 and defeated Strake Jesuit 67-3. On Saturday at the Cinco Ranch Invitational the Crusaders broke the tournament record that they set in 2012 by scoring 312.5 points and winning by 124 points. Twelve wrestlers made the championship finals with eight taking home individual championships. Finishing as tournament champions were 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 – State Runner-up, District
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

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 (Grades 7 – 9)
  • Junior Varsity (Grades 9 – 11)
  • Varsity (Grades 9 – 12).

Dual Meets and Tournaments are held throughout the week.


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


Mr. Robert Dauterive ’84 – Head Coach
Mr. J.P. Pierre – Assistant Coach
Mr. James Casadaban ’06 – Assistant Coach
Mr. Duffy Reouselle – Assistant Coach
Mr. Nick Shields ’08 – Assistant Coach (C)
Mr. Will Stall ’07 – Assistant Coach (C)
Mr. Zac Taylor – Assistant Coach (C)

Junior High
Mr. Nic DiGeralomo ’88 – Assistant Coach (NF)
Mr. Dylan Dunn ’12 – Assistant Coach (CS)
Mr. Garrett Majoie ’94 – Assistant Coach (NF)(C)
Mr. Chris McElrath ’02 – Assistant Coach (NF)
Mr. Paul Palermo ’81 – Assistant Coach (NF)
Mr. Duffy Rousselle – Head Coach

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