Photos by Stephen Broussard

St. Louis Catholic senior Alex Yokubaitis has had a stellar wrestling career with the Saints, racking up four state titles under Coach Terry Gage, and he’s added another accolade to his repertoire in May.  Yokubaitis is the only wrestler from Louisiana to earn an All-American Honorable Mention by Wrestling USA.

In addition, in a separate honor, Yokubaitis was nominated for the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Presented annually to a high school senior, this award is based equally on outstanding wrestling success, scholastic achievement and citizenship or community service. Winners are chosen at the state and regional levels with the national winner traditionally named at the Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Honors Weekend each summer.

Yokubaitis is headed to Oklahoma State University in the fall to major in mechanical engineering and wrestle with arguably the top recruiting class in the country.

Yokubaitis finished 54-1 in his senior season and did not lose to a wrestler from Louisiana on his way to a fourth state individual championship.  The Saints finished third as a team in the Division III state tournament in February.