Marist Retains Wrestling Championship
Published: January 22, 2009
(L-r) Blessed Trinity assistant coach Jonathan Barden and his father and head coach, Richard, urge on one of their wrestlers. Blessed Trinity finished second overall in the Jan. 7 Catholic Duals.
ATLANTA—Marist School held onto its title as reigning Catholic Duals wrestling champion during the seventh annual tournament on its home mats Jan. 7. Teams from Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, Our Lady of Mercy High School, Fairburn, and St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, faced off against each other and Marist. In a triple round of matches where the teams wrestled on adjacent mats, Marist defeated St. Pius 58-16 and Blessed Trinity defeated Our Lady of Mercy 81-0 in the first round. In the second round Marist defeated Blessed Trinity 36-27 and St. Pius defeated Our Lady of Mercy 72-9. In the final round Marist defeated Our Lady of Mercy 78-6 and Blessed Trinity defeated St. Pius 66-16. The tournament ended with Blessed Trinity in second place, St. Pius in third, and Our Lady of Mercy in fourth.
Referee Tom Dursee gives Blessed Trinity High School wrestler Shane Fadem two points in his match against Marist School’s Michael Scott. Winning by a score of 17-2 Fadem was declared the winner by technical fall (when you win by 15 or more points).
Marist School assistant head wrestling coach Chuck Deason vocally motivates 109-pound class wrestler Alex Baiocco from the sidelines. Deason is in his sixth year of coaching. (Photos by Michael Alexander)