Garrett Lautzenheiser and Davin Rhoads both won their State Finals matches within minutes of each other to become the first Louisville State Champions since 1986. The Leopards currently sit in 3rd place as a team.
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Louisville defeated Marlington 62-17 in the Quarterfinals and Steubenville 39-30 in the Semifinals of the Division II, Region 12 Team Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Alliance. The Leopard would fall to the Beavers 51-21 in the Championship Match.
Garrett Lautzenheiser, Jax Leonard, and Brent Paulus all won by pin to lead the Leopards in a 35-27 loss to the host Beavers Thursday. Cameron Brazek, Blake Robbins, and Davin Rhoads all won by decision for now 8-1 Louisville.
View the 2019 Division II, Region 12 Dual Team Wrestling Tournament Bracket, Schedule, Seed Order, and Tournament Preview. The Leopards have earned a bye and will take on Marlington or Norton in the Regional Quarterfinals on February 2 at Alliance High School.
The Leopards tied a school record with three wrestlers placing at the State Tournament. Jax Leonard captured 3rd, Garett Lautzenheiser took 4th, and Davin Rhoads finished in 7th as Louisville placed 11th as a team.
Louisville avenged an earlier season loss with a 42-24 victory over the Beaver Local Beavers in the Regional Semifinals. The Leopards built a 25-6 lead in the Regional Final before the host Canfield Cardinals stormed back to win 33-31.
The Leopards massacred the Salem Quakers 75-4 in the Semifinals before earning a 40-25 victory over the host Alliance Aviators to claim the Division II, Sub-Region 12-A title and advance to the Regional Tournament. Louisville is now 6-2 on the season.