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Studying E.Coli

AP Biology students had the opportunity to use their knowledge in a practical application in the lab. Each lab group inserted a new gene into E. coli bacteria giving it resistance to antibiotics. This unique lab involves practice using proper sterile technique, as well as, giving the students a chance to work with new technologies in genetic recombination. Read more »

Klein Selected as Allstate Sugar Bowl Athlete of the Month

Senior wrestler Paul Klein has recently been selected as the Allstate Sugar Bowl Amateur Athlete of the Month for February 2015. Paul was selected based on his exceptional skills and leadership both on and off the mat. This award is voted upon by leading local media members of The Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Selection Committee. Awards will be presented at the annual Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony, hosted Read more »

Honoring Wrestling Accomplishments

The athletic Department hosted a convocation in the Benson Mall honoring and recognizing the Crusader State Champion wrestling team. Coach Dauterive addressed those in attendance honoring team accomplishments at the junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels. Those athletes receiving individual recognition were: Captains: Taylor Gambill, Seth Johnson, Paul Klein and Mason Williams Most Improved: Travis Veiner 100 Wins in a Career: Danny Evans, Read more »

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 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