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High school wrestling: Airline finishes third in Arlington Martin meet

Airline finished third in the Arlington Martin Warriors Invitational wrestling meet Saturday in Arlington, Texas.

The Vikings scored 155 points. Martin won with 211.

Two-time state champion Christian Walden won the 160-pound class. He won all four of his matches by fall expect for an 8-7 decision in the second round. Walden defeated Nate Moore of Weatherford in 1:16 in the title match.

Dakota Brace finished runner-up the 106-pound division. He won three matches before losing to Luke Garcia of Martin 16-0 in the finals.

Darrell Evans (182 pounds) and Matt Salinas (195) both finished third.

After losing in the first round, Evans won sixth matches in a row, defeating Michael Metrey of Bishop Lynch 23-16 in the third-place match.

Salinas lost to eventual champ Aidan Connor of Highland Park 1-0 in the semifinals then came back to defeat Jake Johnson of Southlake Carroll by fall in 2:51.

Josh Partin lost in the first round of the 132-pound division then won five matches to take fifth.

Tucker Almond (132 pounds) and Alex Davila (220) both posted sixth-place finishes.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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