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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 »

Crusaders Decide Early

Corey Gaconi and Paul Klein officially committed to further their athletic and academic careers this afternoon in the Terrace. Gaconi, a pitcher on the Crusader baseball team, has made the decision to play at Southeastern Louisiana University next year as a Lion.  Paul Klein, a 3-time State Champion Crusader wrestler, will be moving on to Arizona State University to continue his career as a Sun Devil. Corey was a member of the 2012-2013 District Read more »

Rising Senior Wrestler Gives Louisiana Team a Jolt

Blaine Elsensohn, a rising senior on the Crusader wrestling team, has an exciting pin in the last match of the dual to give the Crusader Wrestling Club (CWC) a come from behind victory over the Oklahoma Rampage in the quarterfinals of the Jazztown Duals. The CWC placed 4th in the 25 team tournament. They were the highest placing Louisiana team. 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