Wrestling Pins Jesuit to Capture District Title

IMG_9605The Crusaders started the night on an impressive note as sophomore Mason Mauro upset Jesuit sophomore Ben D’Antonio in the opening match at 106 lbs. D’Antonio was an individual champion at last weekend’s prestigious Louisiana Classic Tournament, but lost in the closing seconds 3-2 as Mauro escaped with six seconds left in the match.

Paul Klein, Austin Meyn, Mason Williams and Dominic Casadaban followed with four consecutive victories, three of them being by pins, at 120, 126 132 and 138 pounds respectively to offset a pin by Jesuit senior Mitch Capella at 113.  Logan Labry, Devin LeBlanc, Kyle Delaune, Josh Tapia and Ross Brister were also all victorious at 152, 160, 170, 220 and 285 pounds with their wins all coming via pins.

Overall the Crusader won 10 out of 14 matches to improve to 28-1 on the season and bring home the second straight district title.

Full Match Results:


106 pounds: Mason Mauro, BM (21-2) defeated Ben D’Antonio, JES (16-5), 3-2.

113 pounds: Mitch Capella, JES (36-2) pinned Taylor Gambill, BM (34-5) with 22.9 seconds left in first period.

120 pounds: Paul Klein, BM (34-8) pinned Max Grosch, JES (16-24), with 24.9 seconds left in second period.

126 pounds: Austin Meyn, BM (32-8) pinned Will Lafranca, JES (18-14), with 1:21 left in second period.

132 pounds: Mason Williams, BM (36-15) defeated Jackie Robinson, JES (16-14), 5-0.

138 pounds: Dominic Casadaban, BM (23-1) pinned Gaston Eymard, JES (23-10), with 1:16 left in third period.

145 pounds: Efosa Eboigbe, JES (37-5), defeated Patrick Hoppe, BM (27-12), 1-0.

152 pounds: Logan Labry, BM (14-7) pinned Christian Queyrouze, JES (13-23), with 53 seconds left in first period.

160 pounds: Devin LeBlanc, BM (39-5) pinned Robert Lobrano, JES (5-4) with 46.5 seconds left in first period.

170 pounds: Kyle Delaune, BM (46-1) pinned Jimmy Brown, JES (30-11) with 42.8 seconds left in first period.

182 pounds: Gage Grush, JES (44-5) pinned Yehia Riles, BM (36-10) with 12 seconds left in second period.

195 pounds: Manny Armour, JES (38-2) pinned Aaron Gambino, BM (12-6) with 47.5 seconds left in first period.

220 pounds: Josh Tapia, BM (33-11) pinned Dominic Carmello (24-8) with 1:22 remaining in third period.

285 pounds: Ross Brister, BM (44-3) pinned Zac Creel, JES (23-13) with 1:07 left in first period.

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