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Klein Named Amateur Athlete of the Month

Wrestler Paul Klein has been selected as the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month honor for February. The monthly award-winners are chosen in voting by the Greater New Orleans Sports Award Selection Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Senior Paul Klein won his fourth state title as he closed out his high school wrestling career. Paul is the first wrestler in 71 years of the Louisiana state wrestling tournament to win four Read more »

Putting Louisiana Wrestling on the Map

4-time individual state champion Paul Klein has recently broken into the top 20 wrestlers in the nation for his weight class according to the Asics Flowrestling rankings system. Klein ended his prep career capping off a perfect 45-0 season and a 166-10 career record. He is the first Louisiana wrestler to be nationally ranked in the Aasics Flo Rankings. Flowrestling travels around the country and world providing coverage to some of the biggest Read more »

Wrestling Claims 4th Straight State Title!

Brother Martin once again claimed the top spot in Louisiana wrestling after capturing its fourth consecutive Division I team title at the 2015 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner on Saturday. The Crusaders finished the tournament with 310 points atop Catholic league rivals Jesuit (270.5) and Holy Cross (269.5). Catholic-B.R. was next with 187 points, followed by Rummel (180), St. Paul’s (164.5) and Hahnville Read more »

Wrestling Heads into State Tournament With St. Paul’s Invitational Win

In the final tournament before the State tournament, Brother Martin reached the finals in 13 of 14 weight classes, and won eight titles on their way to a 1st place finish in the St. Paul’s Invitational. The Crusaders won with 268 points followed by host St. Paul’s with 161 points, Jesuit (146.5), Holy Cross (128), Destrehan (55), Fontainebleau (54), John Ehret (34), Mandeville (34), and Covington (33).  Good luck in the State tournament, Crusaders! Read more »

Wrestling Handles Rummel in 59-19 Win

The Rummel Raiders entered the Conlin Gym with hopes of spoiling Senior Night for the Crusader wrestlers, but those hopes were quickly squashed.  The Raiders took an early 7-0 lead after the first two matches then wouldn’t win another until the 220 lb. match.  Brother Martin dominated the middle weight classes on their way to a 59-19 win over the Raiders. 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.

CRUSADER WRESTLERS TO WRESTLE IN COLLEGE

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:
Varsity
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