19 Feb 2018

CHS Grapplers Crown Two State Champions

Catholic High School saw two of its wrestlers crowned champions at the Division I state championship held at the Century Tel Center in Bossier City on Saturday.

Luke Romano captured the 113 pound state title with a takedown in the waning seconds of his match to win 7-6. That was followed by Jacob Fereday defeating his opponent 9-2 to win the 170 pound state title. “The toughness that Romano showed during his match was incredible. To keep battling and find a way to get the winning takedown with four seconds left was awesome,” said veteran CHS coach Tommy Prochaska. “Jacob has been on a mission to win every second and move against his opponents. He finishes his career as the winningest wrestler in CHS history and now can add state champion to his resume’,” added Prochaska.

The Bears placed six individuals in the top six and the team placed fifth in the team race. “We scored points in every weight class and went 6-0 in the placement round,” added Prochaska.  Even though the Bears will say goodbye to some talented seniors, Prochaska feels good about next year. “Romano will be back for us next year and freshman Peter Kelly finished fifth in state and may be the only ninth grader in CHS history to place at the state meet. Also, sophomore Hunter Goodson placed third at 106 and Martin Helouin finished fifth in state.

Top 6 finishers for the Bears in the Division Championship were:

106: Hunter Goodson (3rd)

120: Peter Kelly (5th)

126: Martin Helouin (5th)

138: Kade Fouts (5th)

Romano finishes the season with a 36-10 record and Fereday wrapped up his career by going 50-3.

Check out the Division I results courtesy of The Advocate:

More results from Crescent City Sports at the link below: