Zachary High School finished fourth out of 24 teams competing Dec. 20 at the annual Big Horse Open wrestling tournament.
Hosted by the Zachary Broncos, Big Horse featured more than 200 area high school wrestlers competing for top spots in different weight divisions.
St. Amant won the Big Horse tourney for the second year in a row. Live Oak finished in second place, and Baton Rouge Magnet High finished third.
Zachary wrestlers placing in the Big Horse were fourth-place finishers Brandon Cosse, Kennan Tate and Payton Wicker.
Finalists who won second place were Bronco wrestlers Brice Ortego, David O’Neal, Nick Wallis and Aaron Gauff.
Chris London, Zachary’s heavyweight, was champion of his 285-pound weight class. In addition, the Colt Open tournament, for sixth- through ninth-grade wrestlers, included more than 100 wrestlers. Zachary finished fifth of 21 area teams competing. Zachary wrestlers placing in the Colt Open were Jacob Wallis, fourth place; Ben Grice and Chris Hart, third place; and winning in their weight classes were Carson Gunter and Jacoby Tate.
The ZHS wrestling team is headed by coach Mark Moreau.
Northwestern Middle’s and Zachary High’s junior varsity and varsity wrestlers will practice Friday at the ZHS Academic Athletic building to prepare for several upcoming meets.
On Saturday , the junior varsity and varsity teams compete in the St. Amant Duals at St. Amant High. Then on Wednesday , the teams will compete at the Baton Rouge/St. Amant Tri-meet beginning at 6 p.m.
Northwestern Middle wrestlers will compete in the Brusly JV/middle school tournament Jan. 9.