03 Apr 2008

J.P. Luckett Receives Wrestling All-American Recognition

Catholic High sophomore J.P. Luckett was named a two-time wrestling All-American at the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Tournament. Luckett is the first wrestler in the state of Louisiana to receive this honor twice.

Luckett is the state runner ‘up at 171 lbs. and holds a 33-16 record. He was part of the Catholic High wrestling team that captured the state championship in February for the first time in 33 years and ended a 25-year reign of Jesuit and Brother Martin in New Orleans. CHS is the only school outside the New Orleans area to win a state wrestling title in Division I.

‘J.P. is an incredible young man with a great work ethic,’ commented Catholic High Head Wrestling Coach Tommy Prochaska.

The NHSCA Tournament, which was held from March 27 to 29 in Virginia Bleach, is the tournament that allows wrestlers to achieve All-American status.