LOUISIANA CLASSIC WINNERS - Members of the Rayne High wrestling team who placed during the 2017 Louisiana Classic Wrestling Tournament held in Baton Rouge were, from left, Cooper Simon, Coach Pappy Manuel, Morgan Manuel and Tyler Carriere.
Rayne High wrestlers place at local, area tournaments
The Rayne High School wrestling team competed in two separate tournaments over the weekend of events.
The 2017 Louisiana Classic Wrestling Tournament was held in Baton Rouge at Catholic High School, one of the strongest tournament held during the entire season.
Rayne High was represented by three top-ranked wrestlers, Cooper Simon, Morgan Manuel and Tyler Carriere, with all three placing.
Carriere and Manuel both placed fourth in their division, while Simon finished with a strong second.
Simon is Rayne High’s very first Louisiana Classic finalist. The junior placed in the 113-pound division.
Carriere, also a junior, placed in the 195-pound division, while Manuel (sophomore) placed at 126 pounds.
The second event attended by members of the RHS wrestlers was the 2017 Rayne High Invitational Wrestling Tournament.
A total of 19 schools were represented during the fourth annual Rayne tournament with over 200 wrestlers taking part.
The four Rayne wrestlers who placed at the Rayne tournament were:
Charles Solomon - 160 lbs. - champion;
Torin Beniot - 285 lbs. - 2nd place;
Trevor Young - 132 lbs. - 3rd place; and
Christian Svendsen - 220 lbs. - 3rd place.
As a team, the Wolves placed fifth overall despite having three key wrestlers attending the La. Classic.
The tournament was a great success and a huge thank you is extended to everyone who volunteered, including parents, volunteers, staff, alumni, cheerleaders, lead team, and anyone else who helped during the most successful Rayne High wrestling tournament to date.