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Junior Varsity & Junior High Wrestle in Tournaments

The Junior High wrestling team won the Brother Martin Junior High Tournament on November 14th.  Junior High Tournament champions were Connor Hoffman, Alex Duncan, Blaine Starring, Campbell Viles, Lane Boudreaux, Jackson Ferber, Mason Massicot, Trevor Tate and Kyle West.  Finishing as tournament runner-ups were Jake Spellman, Riley Horvath, Christian Johnson, Andrew Pennison, Gable Dauterive, Joseph Fedele, Michael Cancienne, Cameron Frederick, Read more »

Crusaders Wrestle into a New Season

The Crusader Wrestling team opened its dual meet season by defeating Houston Westside 71-9 and Katy 54-19 this past weekend in Texas. Then, the Crusaders wrestled  the Cinco Ranch Big 12 Invitational scoring 305 points to win the tournament. Daniel Varnado, Luke Cotton, Steven Shields, Stephen Rumney, Pierce Williams and Travis Viener all finished as invitational champions. Paul Elmer and Brad Guidry finished as invitational finalists.  Additional Read more »

Paul Klein ’15 Honored as a Top Athlete

On Saturday night, Paul Klein ’15 was honored as the top male amateur athlete at the 2015 Greater New Orleans Sports Awards. The Alumnus and former Brother Martin wrestler grappled his way to the top, becoming the first wrestler in Division I history to win four individual state championships. Click to read full article from Nola.com   Read more »

Crusader Wrestlers Receive National Recognition

Paul Klein was named wrestling Wrestling USA all-American and ranked 20th in the nation in the 132 lb. class he was also ranked #25 by WIN magazine and 22nd by InterMat. Yehia Riles was named Wrestling USA honorable mention All-American. Stephen Shields has been selected as the 24th ranked Freshman/Sophomore in the nation by Wrestling USA. Read more »

Crusader Spring Signing

On Thursday, April 30th, the Brother Martin Athletic Department hosted a Spring signing social in the Thornton Terrace for five Crusader student-athletes who are going to continue their careers at the next level. Mark Wisniewski ’81,Assistant Athletic Director lead the ceremony, and team coaches spoke about each student’s athletic and academic achievements during their time as a Brother Martin student. After each athlete signed their papers, a 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
2014-2015- District Champions, 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 8 – 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

Assistant Varsity Coaches:
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

Assistant Junior High Coaches:
Mr. Carlos Bertot (C)
Mr. Nic DiGeralomo ’88 (NF)
Mr. Dylan Dunn ’12  (CS)
Mr. Garrett Majoue ’94 (NF)
Mr. Chris McElrath ’02 (NF)
Mr. Paul Palermo ’81 (NF)

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

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