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Nightcap of state wrestling finals

The final matches of the 2020 state wrestling tournament produced a number of high intensity matches and some historic performances.

Jesse Tapia from Rocky Ford (2A, 220lb) survived a grueling match, and won the state title in the ultimate tie breaker.

Mesa Ridge's Jared Volcic (4A, 220lb) claimed the state crown in dramaic fashion. Volcic escaped multiple times to avoid being pinned. Valcic then won with a late two-point take down with just seconds remaining to win the title.

Pueblo East sensation Andy Garcia capped a historic career with a win by decision in the 4A, 285lb final. For Garcia, it's his fourth straight state championship. He helped the Eagles to a second-place team finish.

"Just another day in the life," Garcia said. "You work for this when you're younger and you finally get to feel the fruits of your labor and it's nice. It's a nice day. It only takes eight matches to be a state champion. Four regionals and four here. All it takes is your mindset and if you're willing to do it, you can do it."

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Danny Mata

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