De La Salle Wrestling team takes State Championship trophy in Division
For the first time since their powerhouse teams of the 1970s, De La Salle High School took the State Wrestling Division III Championship under Head Coach Rod Cusachs.
Although none of his wrestlers took individual honors, the team had enough boys place high enough to give their team the edge in competition.
Prior to the State competition, the team also placed 1st in their District competition. State finishers included Sean Barbarin – 5th, Grant Gebo – 4th, and Eric Hamrick – 4th. Placing third in their weight categories were Jeffrey Hefner and Raekwon Thomas. State Runners-up included Conrad Wyre, Landon Dorsey, Ryan Hamrick and Jeremiah James.
“We talked about the importance of being a team all year,” Coach Cusachs said, “and the way the boys wrestled this year showed they got it.”
Assistant Coaches included Bobby Ledoux, Jason Hamrick, Spencer Simpson, and Alex Martin.