Arik, Arik, Arik, Arik!!!!

In the second period, Rifanburg was able to keep Robinson on the mat, but never scored a point on the champ as Robinson was able to earn an escape with less than 20 seconds remaining in the period to head into the third with a 7-0 advantage.

Robinson then started the third period on top and looked for a pin, but was unable to get one and Rifanburg was able to scramble, coming up with a reversal for two points.

Robinson appeared to be shaken with about five seconds remaining in the final period, but told his coaches to go back to the corner and then finished out the match and the title.

"When he got on top in second, I had a pretty good lead. I was making sure I didn't give up any points," Robinson said.

After the match, Robinson gave a lot of credit to those he had trained with and learned from.

"I've trained with a lot of good partners and have had some of the best coaches in the state who have trained me and pushed me every day to get me to this point," Robinson said. "Our fans help and they keep me going."

"Arik has been on top of his game since the day he started varsity in eighth grade and took fourth in states," coach Hogan said. "He has great body awareness and he gets ready for matches - he is a great wrestler. In the state semi's, he's pinned in the first period all four years."

Over his five-year varsity career, Robinson has only lost two state matches, both in his eighth-grade year and both against fellow eighth-grader Dakota Stackhouse, who finished third in 2007, beating Robinson - the top seed that year at 96-lbs. - in the first round and the consolation championships.

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