Ricardo Santana finishes third in first state tourney

Ricardo Santana secures 3rd place with a 2nd round pin
Ricardo Santana secures 3rd place with a 2nd round pin

Toombs County Bulldog freshman wrestler Ricardo Santana finished third in his first trip to the GHSA Wrestling State Championships, in the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett County. Santana pinned Rockmart’s Truett Bowman 23 seconds into the second period in the AAA 113 pound third place match.

Ricardo had a take down in the first period to jump up 2-0 and then Bowman countered with a reversal for two points and escape for one to take a 3-2 lead. However, Santana earned two more points with a take down, in the second period, and then he pinned Bowman to end the match. Watch a slideshow

Ricardo takes down Bowman
Ricardo takes down Truett Bowman
Ricardo is a state placer for the first time
Ricardo is a state placer for the first time
Ricardo with his 3rd place medal
Ricardo with his 3rd place medal
Ricardo pins Kelton LeBaron to move into 3rd place match
Ricardo pins Kelton LeBaron to move into 3rd place match

Santana, 49-8, opened up the tourney, on Thursday, with an 8-7 victory over Pepperell’s Brice Wade and then he lost by an 11-1 score to Jefferson’s Dawson Bates, who will be matched against Sonoraville’s Hunt Tyler for the state championship. In the consolation bracket Santana beat Franklin County’s Chase Pritchett 7-2 prior to pinning Rohrer. He moved into the 3rd place match when he pinned Kelton LeBaron early in the third period.

152 pound junior Carson Roberts just missed making it to Saturday and becoming a state placer. He lost a 2-0 decision to Pierce County’s Dalton Malone.

 

Toombs County Results

3A-106 – Cruz Arrendondo (50-8) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brody Smith (Coahulla Creek) 50-10 won by fall over Cruz Arrendondo (Toombs County) 50-8 (Fall 5:15)
Cons. Round 1 – Cruz Arrendondo (Toombs County) 50-8 won by major decision over Daniel Muse (Haralson) 2-5 (MD 14-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Justin Kiss (Callaway) 28-5 won by fall over Cruz Arrendondo (Toombs County) 50-8 (Fall 3:46)

3A-113 – Ricardo Santana (48-7) placed 3rd and scored 20.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ricardo Santana (Toombs County) 48-7 won by decision over brice Wade (Pepperell) 36-12 (Dec 8-7)
Quarterfinal – Dawson Bates (Jefferson) 42-1 won by major decision over Ricardo Santana (Toombs County) 48-7 (MD 11-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Ricardo Santana (Toombs County) 48-7 won by decision over Chase Pritchett (Franklin County) 32-16 (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Ricardo Santana (Toombs County) 48-7 won by fall over Ethan Rohrer (Ringgold) 40-17 (Fall 4:48)
Cons. Semi – Ricardo Santana (Toombs County) 48-7 won by fall over Kelton LeBaron (Dawson County) 33-15 (Fall 4:04)
3rd Place Match – Ricardo Santana (Toombs County) 48-7 won by fall over Truett Bowman (Rockmart) 41-14 (Fall 2:23)

3A-120 – Gage Clark (40-15) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gage Clark (Toombs County) 40-15 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Aguirre Aaron (Calhoun) 27-9 (UTB 8-5)
Quarterfinal – Levi Kinsey (Coahulla Creek) 59-7 won by fall over Gage Clark (Toombs County) 40-15 (Fall 5:10)
Cons. Round 2 – Jamarcus Allen (Elbert Co) 46-9 won by decision over Gage Clark (Toombs County) 40-15 (Dec 5-4)

3A-132 – Justin Hall (30-19) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Holden Moss (Ringgold) 48-11 won by fall over Justin Hall (Toombs County) 30-19 (Fall 5:44)
Cons. Round 1 – Justin Hall (Toombs County) 30-19 won by fall over Branden Garnto (Lumpkin County) 22-18 (Fall 4:17)
Cons. Round 2 – Jack Polhemus (Westminster) 31-15 won by fall over Justin Hall (Toombs County) 30-19 (Fall 4:43)

3A-152 – Carson Roberts (30-13) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Carson Roberts (Toombs County) 30-13 won by decision over Jacob Smith (Pepperell) 38-9 (Dec 4-0)
Quarterfinal – Jared Cannon (Dodge County) 38-19 won by decision over Carson Roberts (Toombs County) 30-13 (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Round 2 – Carson Roberts (Toombs County) 30-13 won by decision over Eshun Hall (Franklin County) 23-15 (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 3 – Dalton Malone (Pierce County) 42-7 won by decision over Carson Roberts (Toombs County) 30-13 (Dec 2-0)

3A-160 – Nathan Belch (48-13) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nathan Belch (Toombs County) 48-13 won in sudden victory – 1 over Antonio Coley (Southwest Macon) 27-7 (SV-1 10-8)
Quarterfinal – Antonio Robinson (Morgan Co) 44-11 won by major decision over Nathan Belch (Toombs County) 48-13 (MD 11-2)
Cons. Round 2 – jake ross (Pepperell) 16-3 won by decision over Nathan Belch (Toombs County) 48-13 (Dec 11-10)

3A-220 – Ervin Mincey (39-19) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Huiet Joseph (Blessed Trinity) 37-13 won by decision over Ervin Mincey (Toombs County) 39-19 (Dec 9-8)
Cons. Round 1 – Richards Walter (Coahulla Creek) 46-13 won by decision over Ervin Mincey (Toombs County) 39-19 (Dec 6-1)

Team Scores
3A
1. Jefferson 273.0
2. Ringgold 119.0
3. Morgan Co 107.0
4. Banks County 84.0
5. Rockmart 72.0
6. Oconee Co 70.0
7. Sonoraville 67.5
8. Elbert Co 62.0
9. Jackson Co 58.0
10. Calhoun 55.0
11. Lumpkin County 52.0
12. Westminster 48.0
13. Dodge County 45.0
14. Blessed Trinity 42.5
14. Spencer 42.5
16. Mcnair 42.0
17. Appling County 38.0
18. Murray County 37.5
19. Adairsville 36.0
20. Pepperell 33.0
21. Toombs County 32.0
22. Franklin County 29.0
23. Brantley County 26.0
24. Coahulla Creek 25.0
25. Decatur 23.5
26. East Hall 21.0
27. East Jackson 20.0
28. Pierce County 19.0
29. Dawson County 18.0
30. Islands 15.5
31. Central 15.0
32. Callaway 14.0
33. Kendrick 9.0
34. Glenn Hills 7.0
35. Rutland 6.0
36. Haralson 4.0
36. Towers 4.0
38. Central Macon 3.0
39. Gordon Central 1.0
39. West Hall 1.0
41. Cedartown 0.0
41. Fannin County 0.0
41. Jackson 0.0
41. Jordan 0.0
41. Josey 0.0
41. Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe 0.0
41. Savannah Arts Academy 0.0
41. Southwest Macon 0.0