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Luna and Rawls finish in the top 6
Chris Volta

Last weekend at the 11th annual Battle for the Belt in Temecula, CA freshman Ryan Luna and sophomore Carsten Rawls each finished in the top 6 of this very prestigious wrestling tournament.  Luna is the 6th ranked wrestler in the state of California and 1st in the Central Coast Section. Rawls is currently ranked 16th in the state and 1st in the Central Coast Section*.  

*-The California Wrestler (1/10/19)

11th Annual Battle for the Belt Results

106 lbs. Ryan Luna (18-8) placed 5th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Ryan Luna (Saint Francis) 18-8 won by fall over Elias Mendoza (Sultana) 16-9 (Fall 0:41)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Ryan Luna (Saint Francis) 18-8 won by fall over Isaac Alvarez (Vista/SD) 12-4 (Fall 1:10)
  • Champ. Round 3 - Ryan Luna (Saint Francis) 18-8 won by tech fall over Travis Ewing (Esperanza) 21-10 (TF-1.5 5:54 (16-0))
  • Quarterfinal - Ryan Luna (Saint Francis) 18-8 won by decision over Devin Garcia (James Logan) 19-6 (Dec 5-3)
  • Semifinal - Jack Gioffre (Buchanan) 30-1 won by decision over Ryan Luna (Saint Francis) 18-8 (Dec 4-1)
  • Cons. Semi - Fernando Barreto (Rowland) 20-4 won by decision over Ryan Luna (Saint Francis) 18-8 (Dec 2-1)
  • 5th Place Match - Ryan Luna (Saint Francis) 18-8 won by fall over Justin Rodriguez (Palm Desert) 18-3 (Fall 2:22)
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182 lbs. Carsten Rawls (14-9) placed 6th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Carsten Rawls (Saint Francis) 14-9 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Carsten Rawls (Saint Francis) 14-9 won by tech fall over Kurtis Modlin (MIra Mesa) 14-6 (TF-1.5 2:42 (16-1))
  • Champ. Round 3 - Carsten Rawls (Saint Francis) 14-9 won by decision over Noah Gallardo (Shadow Ridge) 39-8 (Dec 6-4)
  • Quarterfinal - Carsten Rawls (Saint Francis) 14-9 won by decision over Joe Curtis (La Costa Canyon) 6-1 (Dec 4-3)
  • Semifinal - Jonovan Smith (Birmingham) 34-4 won by injury default over Carsten Rawls (Saint Francis) 14-9 (Inj. 5:12)
  • Cons. Semi - Ivan Espinoza (Basic Academy) 26-4 won by injury default over Carsten Rawls (Saint Francis) 14-9 (Inj. 0:00)
  • 5th Place Match - Jordan Annis (Bakersfield) 22-8 won by injury default over Carsten Rawls (Saint Francis) 14-9 (Inj. 0:00)