17 Jan 2017

CHS Wrestlers Battle-It-Out At The Louisiana Classic

The CHS wrestling team participated in the Louisiana Classic, the largest high school tournament in Louisiana outside of the state championship meet, Jan. 13 and 14, at Baton Rouge Community College. Catholic High head coach Tommy Prochaska was the Louisiana Classic host.  

Jacob Fereday (170 lbs.) reached the consolation finals of the tourney, but bowed in a close match. Fereday is 36-6 on the season. Joe Clark finished an impressive fifth in the Classic and has a 25-11 record on the season.

“The experience was an eye-opening one for our guys with wrestlers coming from all parts of the state,” said Prochaska. “Top programs from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Shreveport competed and gave our guys a glimpse of what they would see in a few weeks at state. With the Ken Cole this weekend, followed by City the following weekend, it prepped them for future competition. I am pleased with the results of Jacob Fereday reaching the Consolation finals and the toughness of Joe Clark who battled all weekend while having the flu. We’ll have two matches this week before going to the Ken Cole and giving younger guys the opportunity to wrestle in Lafayette.”

Up next, the wrestling team will compete Wednesday, Jan. 18, in a dual meet against St. Paul’s. First whistle is for 6:30 p.m. in the CHS gym. The Bears enter tonight’s action with a 12-5 dual meet record. St. Paul’s is always one of the top programs in the state in Division I.

The Bears travel to Zachary for a 6:30 start on Thursday, Jan. 19, then travel to Comeaux High School on Friday and Saturday for the Ken Cole.  Friday action starts at 3 p.m. and at 9 a.m. on Saturday.