RIO RANCHO - Los Alamos' Lane Saunders earned his second consecutive title by topping an old foe to take the Class 5A 182-pound bracket.
In the third overtime period, Saunders slipped between the legs of Andres Villa of Goddard and, after a struggle, eventually freed his right arm, the only thing Villa was able to cling onto, to win the championship bout, 1-0.
The previous year, Saunders earned a title at 171 pounds. He is the second Hilltopper in as many years to win two consecutive individual titles.
Also Saturday, heavyweight Jonathan Schueler finished second in the 5A division, falling to Jasper Denetclaw of Miyamura. Denetclaw won with a second period pin.
Los Alamos came away with one other medal Saturday, with John Dermer placing sixth at 220 pounds.
More on the Hilltoppers' showing at the state tournament will be in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.