Meet Andrew Aucoin. He's a sophomore wrestler at Sam Houston. And in his first year with the Broncos, he's already finished runner up at State.
Aucoin is one of many participating in a growing sport in Southwest Louisiana, as Sam Houston was one of seven local teams to place competitors in the State Tournament.
For Bobby Aucoin, the Head Coach at Sam Houston and father of Andrew, he's seen first hand the growth of wrestling in the area and state in just 10 years.
So, what's the appeal of wrestling?
While that's true, it can also instill qualities that are life altering, something James Stinson knows too well.
With all of these qualities going for wrestling, it's easy to see how the sport is on the rise in the state, something Andrew is excited about.