KEN COLE INVITATIONAL - Members of the Rayne High wrestling team who placed during the 2017 Ken Cole Wrestling Invitational held at Comeaux High School were, from left, Coach Pappy Manuel, Coach Cody Manuel, Morgan Manuel, Cooper Simon, Tyler Carriere and Coach Trevor Carriere.
Rayne High wrestlers place at Ken Cole Invitational
The Rayne High School wrestling team attended the 2017 Ken Cole Invitational held Jan. 20-21 at Comeaux High School in Lafayette, one of the most prestigious tournaments held in the state during the wrestling season.
Top-seed Cooper Simon represented Rayne High in the 113-pound weight class. During the two-day tournament, Simon claimed a 13-4 win over Riley Horvath of Brother Martin High School, believed to be the first and only Rayne wrestler to claim a Ken Cole championship in a weight class.
Tyler Carriere, a Rayne wrestler also ranked coming into the tournament in the 195-pound weight class, completed the weekend with a third place finish, falling just short in the semi-finals.
Rayne’s third wrestler entering the weekend with a high ranking, Morgan Manuel claimed a fourth place finish in the 126-pound weight class.
Rayne HIgh varsity wrestlers entered into the tournmant were: 106 - Anthony Guillory, 113 - Cooper Simon, 120 - Sean Thevenet, 126 - Morgan Manuel, 132 - Trevor Young, 138 - Jordan McCrory, 145 - Darian Thomas, 152 - Dylan Istre, 160 - Charles Solomon, 170 - Miles Doucet, 182 - Hunner Seaux, 195 - Tyler Carriere, 220 - Blaze Miller, 285 - Torin Beniot.
Rayne High finished in the 13th position of the 51 teams entered in the tournament.
The Wolves were scheduled to participate in a tri-meet at Teurlings High School including Rayne, Live Oak and the hosting Rebels. The weekend will see Rayne participating in the Lafayette Metro Tournament at Northside High School.