Crusader Wrestling Dominates in Mandeville Open

The Crusader wrestling team got off to a great start over the weekend by winning the Mandeville Open. The team entered wrestlers in 12 out of the 14 weight classes. The Crusaders had six first  and six second team members that dominated the 12 team tournament. Finishing as individual tournament champions were Connor Hoffman (106), Ethan Castex (113), Ross Mayer (132), Patrick Evans (145), Colby Franovich (160), and Kolbe Landry (220). Finishing as Read more »

Steven Shields ’17 Honored with Dave Schultz Award

Congratulations to Steven Shields ’17 who was recently honored with the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Shields is a four- time state champion, and only the second Crusader wrestler to receive that honor. His four state titles were earned in the 106, 113, 120, and 132 pound weight classes. Shields accumulated an impressive 183 wins during his time as a Crusader wrestler and was a team captain Read more »

2017 Wrestling Convocation

The Brother Martin Athletic Department hosted the 2017 wrestling convocation honoring the wrestling program.  Coach Robbie Dauterive ‘84 spoke about the season for the junior high, jv, and varsity teams while Coaches JP Pierre, Duffy Rousselle, James Casadaban, Will Stall, and Carlos Bertot assisted with individual team member recognition. In addition, Daniel Varnado, Daniel Croy and Steven Shields were acknowledged for capturing individual state Read more »

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 »

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.


Steven Shields ’17 – US Merchant Marine Academy
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




Mr. Robert Dauterive ’84 – Varsity Head Coach

Varsity Assistants:
Mr. Carlos Bertot (C) – Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. James Casadaban ’06 (C) – Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Duffy Rousselle – Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Nick Shields ’08 (C)- Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Will Stall ’07 (C)- Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Jacob “Jake” Williams- Varsity Assistant Coach

Junior High Coaches:
Mr. Duffy Rousselle – Head Junior High Coach

Junior High Assistants:
Mr. Carlos Bertot (NF) – Junior High Assistant Coach
Mr. Dennis Bush ’88 (NF) – Junior High Assistant Coach

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

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