2012-13 Varsity Wrestling Team 

Three Wrestling Jays Earn T-P All-Metro Honors

Senior Manny Armour

Senior Mitch Capella

Junior Efosa Eboigbe

Jesuit High School congratulates seniors Manny Armour and Mitch Capella, and junior Efosa Eboigbe, for being selected to the Times-Picayune All-Metro Wrestling Team.  Senior Gage Grush received Honorable Mention.

Team Jesuit Wrestles to a Second Place Finish at the 2013 LHSAA State Tournament at the Pontchartrain Center 

Seniors Mitch Capella (113) and Manny Armour (195) Capture Individual State Championships

The Jesuit wrestling team finished as runners-up at the LHSAA State Tournament held February
15-16 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. Seniors Mitch Capella (seeded #1 in the 113-lb.
weight class) and Manny Armour (seeded #1 in the 195-lb. class) were the only two Blue Jays who came away with individual championships. 
Several other Jays finished near the top.
Photos for Jesuit High School by Scott Threlkeld Photography

Jesuit wrestlers gave it their all over the weekend at the 2013 LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament, held at the Pontchartrain Center. The Blue Jays finished second to Brother Martin. Individual championships were picked up by seniors Mitch Capella (113) and Manny Armour (195). Several other Blue Jays finished in the top six in their respective weight classes.

Here are the results of the top five teams (and scores) in Division I: Brother Martin (339),
Jesuit (275), Catholic High, Baton Rouge (263.5), St. Paul’s (225), Archbishop Rummel (128).

Mitch Capella ’13: State Champion

 Manny Armour ’13: State Champion

Photo Gallery of Blue Jays Wrestling on Day 2
at the 2013 LHSAA State Tournament

Photo Gallery of Blue Jays Wrestling on Day 1
at the 2013 LHSAA State Tournament

Read the Story About the State Wrestling
Tournament on Nola.com

Results of Division I Matches at the 2013 LHSAA
State Wrestling Tournament

List of 2013 LHSAA Seeded Wrestlers

Blue Jays Lurking in Second Place as Preliminaries End at the 2013 LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament

Senior Zac Creel, seeded #3 in the 285-lb. class, is one of five Blue Jays who
survived the preliminary and semifinal rounds to make it all the way to the
final matches at the LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament. The finals are
underway at the Pontchartrain Center. 
Photo for Jesuit High School by Scott Threlkeld Photography

The Blue Jays have their work cut out for them as they head into the second day of the LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner on Saturday, February 16. After preliminaries, the Blue Jays scored 154 points, 24 points behind first place Brother Martin (with 178) and only 5.5. points ahead of third place Catholic High of Baton Rouge. Rummel has 141 and St. Paul’s score is 128.5.

Five Blue Jays will be wrestling for individual state titles: senior Mitch Capella (113), junior Efosa Eboigbe, Jr. (145), senior Gabe Grush (182), senior Manny Armour (195), and senior Zac Creel (285).

The finals begin at 5 p.m. today (Saturday, February 16) at the Pontchartrain Center.

For more details about the seeding at state, view the 2013 LHSAA Division 1 Seeding Form.

View a Photo Gallery of the Blue Jays in the
Preliminary Bouts at the 2013 LHSAA State Tournament

Jesuit Wrestling Focuses on LHSAA State Tournament

Two Blue Jays Earn Number One Seeds at State Meet

Senior Manny Armour (195)

Senior Mitch Capella (113)

Good luck to Jesuit’s varsity wrestling team as they head into the two day  LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner beginning Friday, February 15 and ending on Saturday night, February 16.

The state tournament consists of four sessions, two sessions each day. On Friday, session one begins at 9 a.m., while session two will start at 5 p.m. On Saturday, February 16, session three opens at 8 a.m., while session four is slated to commence at 6 p.m.

Tickets for each session is $10; however, an all-session pass may be purchased for $35. Tickets may purchased at the Pontchartrain Center or on-line at Ticket Master.

Jesuit seniors Manny Armour (195) and Mitch Capella (113) are seeded number one in their respective weight class.

For more details about the seeding at state, view the 2013 LHSAA Division 1 Seeding Form.

Four Blue Jay Wrestlers Named to LHSAA All-Academic Team

Senior Jimmy Brown

Senior Mitch Capella

Senior Zac Creel

Senior Jeremy Vezina

Congratulations to Jesuit senior wrestlers Jimmy Brown, Mitch Capella, Zac Creel, and Jeremy Vezina for being named to the 2013 LHSAA All-Academic Composite Team.

For more details about the wrestling season, visit the Wrestling Page.

Jesuit Wrestlers Finish Second at City Championship

Two Blue Jays Win Individual Title Championships

Sophomore Dom Carmello (220) competes against a Rummel Raider
at the City Championship at Holy Cross High School.

View the City Championship Photo Gallery!

Congratulaions to the Jesuit varsity wrestling squad for their second place finish at the City Wrestling Championship held at Holy Cross High School over the weekend. Jesuit finished with 199 point behind the first place Brother Martin squad who finished with 275.5 points.

Congratulations to Nicky Charles (106) and senior Gage Grush (182) for taking for first place in their individual weight class.

For more details about the City Championship,
please read the article at Sportsnola.org.

Jesuit Wrestlers Win the Rumble at Rummel

Jays Win Annual Dual in Convincing Fashion, 36-22

Freshmen Guy Patron (160) is fired up with his win by a pin over his opponent
during Wednesday night’s district dual against the Rummel Raiders in Metairie.

Congratulations to the Jesuit varsity wrestling squad who travelled to Metairie on Wednesday, January 30 for their annual district dual with the Rummel Raiders and returned to Mid-City with a 36-22 win.

Read the Article About the Blue Jays’ Win From Sportsnola.com

Check Out the Jesuit - Rummel Wrestling Photo Gallery!


Wrestling Takes First Place at Ken Cole Invitational in Lafayette

The Blue Jay Wrestling team, led by finalists Jackie Robinson and Dom Carmello, and champions Ben D'Antonio, Will Lafranca, and Manny Armour, took first place at the 37th annual Ken Cole Invitational at Comeaux High School in Lafayette Saturday. Jesuit scored 224.5 points to finish comfortably ahead of second place finisher
Holy Cross, which had 186 points.

Read the Article About the Ken Cole Invitational From SportsNola.com

View the Photo Gallery from Lafayette’s Daily Newspaper, The Advertiser

Wrestling Falls to Crusaders in Hard-Fought District Championship, 54-21

Senior Jackie Robinson grapples with his opponent during the Jesuit-Brother Martin district championship Wednesday night in the Jesuit gymnasium.

Four Blue Jays’ recorded match victories. Senior Mitch Capella (113), senior Gage Grush (182), and senior Manny Armour (195) each won their matches via pins, while junior Efosa Eboigbe (145) recorded the fourth win by edging Crusaders senior Patrick Hoppe, 1-0.

The Blue Jays return to the mat on Saturday, January 26 at 1:15 p.m. when they take on De La Salle at home.

Read the Article About the District Meet from Nola.com

View the Photo Gallery of the Meet and
Jesuit Wrestling Alumni Reunion


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.


Blue Jays Finish Undefeated at Weekend Meet in Dallas


Seniors Mitch Capella (left) and Gage Grush accept the first place award
for the Jesuit wrestling team at last weekend's Grapevine Duals in Dallas, Texas.

The Jesuit varsity wrestling team travelled to the Dallas area this past weekend for the Grapevine Duals and returned home with the first place plaque. Twenty teams from Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas competed.

The following wrestlers went undefeated in their matches: Seniors Mitch Capella (113),
Gage Grush (182), and Manny Armour (195), junior Efosa Eboigbe (145), and sophomore
Ben D’Antonio (120).

Other Blue Jays who helped bring home the hardware include seniors Zac Creel (235), Christian Queyrouze (160), Jimmy Brown (170), juniors Nicky Charles (106) and Gaston Eymard (152), and sophomores Will Lafranca (126), Andrew Russo (132), Freeman Matthews (138), and Dominic Carmello (220).

The Blue Jays will travel to Baton Rouge for the Louisiana Classic on January 18. Jesuit’s only home meet of the year will be against district rival Brother Martin on Wednesday, January 23.


Blue Jays Participate at Trey Culotta Invitational

Senior Jackie Robinson makes a move on an opponent at the
Trey Culotta Invitational at Brother Martin High School.

Senior Manny Armour had a stand-out performance with pins in three consecutive matches in the championship round, ending with a victory over Gage Humphrey of Shawnee in 3:53.

View the Photo Gallery of the Trey Culotta Invitational

Read More About the Trey Culotta Invitational at Nola.com

Read More About Day 1 of the Invitational in the Article by Nola.com

Jesuit Wrestlers Dominate Holy Cross Tigers in
Dual Meet, 42-19
Blue Jays Trumped the Tigers by 23 Points

Senior Jimmy Brown pinned Tiger Nick Nugen at the 4:27 mark. The Blue Jays posted a strong showing against Holy Cross on Friday (December 14) in the Jesuit gymnasium with a 42-19 victory over the Tigers.

View the Photo Gallery of the Jesuit-Holy Cross Meet

For more details about the contest, read the story from Nola.com.

Jesuit 42, Holy Cross 19

106 - . Beau Bush, Holy Cross (No. 4) def. Peyton Markey, Jesuit, decision (3-0)
*113 - Mitch Capella, Jesuit (No. 1), def.  vs. David Clement, Holy Cross, pin (2:13)
120 - Alex Nicosia, Holy Cross (No. 2) def. Ben D’Antonio, Jesuit, decision (7-3)
126 - Collin Guerra, Holy Cross (No. 4) def. Jake Rivera, Jesuit, decision (6-4, OT)
132 - Will LaFranco, Jesuit,def. Nick Bonck, Holy Cross (No. 4), decision (5-4)
138 - Jackie Robinson, Jesuit, def. Preston Robichaux, Holy Cross, pin (1:39)
145 - Efosa Eboigbe, Jesuit (No. 4), def. David Olivier, Holy Cross, major decision (14-0)
*152 - Gaston Eymard, Jesuit (No. 1), def. Austin Doyle, Holy Cross (No. 6), decision (8-0)
160 - Brice Duhe, Holy Cross (No. 2), def. Christian Queyrouze, Jesuit, decision (13-4)
170 - Jimmy Brown, Jesuit (No. 2), def. Nick Nugen, Holy Cross, pin (4:27)
182 - Gage Grush, Jesuit (No. 2) def. Porter Dazet, Holy Cross (No. 3), decision (3-2)
***195 - Manny Armour, Jesuit (No. 1) won by forfeit
*220 - Dominic Carmella, Jesuit, def. Daniel Relayson, Holy Cross, decision (9-6)
285 - Michael Yeatman, Holy Cross (No. 1 in 220) def. Zac Creel, Jesuit, pin (5:46)

Blue Jay Wrestlers Travel to Oklahoma to Compete in
Mid-America Nationals

The Wrestling team took to the road last weekend to participate in the Mid-America Nationals, an annual invitational tournament held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The team finished 10th overall, out of a field of 27.

Individual Results:

Senior Mitch Capella - 5th place

Senior Manny Armour - 5th place

Senior Zac Creel - 6th place

Senior Jackie Robinson - 8th place

Senior Jimmy Brown - 8th place

Wrestling Opens District Play with a Dominating Win Over Chalmette, 42-12

Freshman Guy Patron pins Chalmette Owl Ian Hogan in the Dual Meet at Chalmette High School on Thursday (December 5) night. The Blue Jays handily beat the district foes, 42-12, in the Owls’ home gym. The team returns to the mat this weekend when they travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate in the Mid-America Nationals.

106 B. Martin win by FF
113 A. Pfister by fall (1:34)over H. Hussein 
120 B. Chalin decision (5-0) over M. Agosto
126 D. Miller(chal) fall (4:58) over J.Marzullo (jes)
132 W. Lafranca win by FF
138 E. Carrie major decision (13-4) over A.Agosto
145 A. Schott win by FF
152 F. Matthews tech fall (16-1) over A.Hussein
170 G. Patron fall (1:21) over I.Hogan

View the Photo Gallery of the Jesuit - Chalmette Dual Meet


Jesuit’s Wrestling Room

Jesuit 2010
Wrestling Homecoming

Nick Accardo 72 (left), Brian Pagragan ’74, and Kevin Serio ’76 reminisce at Wednesday
night’s reunion.

Photo Gallery