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Arlington Martin coach Patrick Dunn didn’t get a chance to move much from the corner on Saturday

The Warriors had a stretch of eight straight wrestlers in a final at the Region 1-6A meet on Saturday at W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City.

Martin had seven champions and all 12 wrestlers that went to regionals moved on to the state championship, which will be held this Friday and Saturday in Cypress.

The quest to win a state championship is still present for the Warriors, who finished second last year behind Allen. The two foes will again face off for a chance to bring home the first-place trophy.

The first championship of the day for Martin went to defending state champion Isaak Arevalo, who won the 120-pound title with a 7-1 win over Braulio Estrada of El Paso Franklin.

The other six titles came from 144 pounds to 190 pounds.

No. 4-ranked Nicholas Zamora won the 144-pound title with a 14-3 major decision against Keller Fossil Ridge’s Ben Pennington. 

Robbie Rocha, ranked No. 6, won the 150-pound finals. He secured a 7-5 win over Elijah Molinar of El Paso Eastwood.

In a competitive match, defending state runner-up Finn Shepard beat El Paso Montwood’s Gavin Ramos by an 8-6 win in overtime. The two met last year in the 150-pound finals and Ramos won then.

Ramos bumped up a weight class and was ranked No. 1 at 150, while Shepard was No. 2 at 157.

No. 1-ranked Grayson Carpenter won the 165-pound crown with a 13-1 major decision over Griffin Mitchell of Keller Timber Creek.

Ibraheem Ahmed escaped with a 4-3 win over Southlake Carroll’s Boede Gibson in the 175-pound finals. Gibson was ranked No. 1 at 175, while Ahmed was third. 

Ryan Rainey, ranked No. 3, won at the 190 crown. He secured a…

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