Riveira countered with a reversal and after a restart late in the period, Riveira pulled Lorin to his back and nearly scored the pin. It did give Riveira back points and a 5-4 lead into period two.
Riveira added an escape to begin period two and led 6-4. Lorin, though, scored another takedown and two more back points to slip ahead 8-6, entering the final period.
The final period had a delayed start with Riveira using injury time. “I was doing good the first and second period and towards the third, I was just getting gassed,” Riveira said. “He was doing his judo stuff, out muscling me. So all-around it was a good match until I got gassed.”
Leading 8-6, Lorin started the final period down. A minute into the period, Lorin reversed Riveira and right to a near fall position with a chin whip. 20 seconds later, Lorin and the Bel Air team and fans were celebrating a 4:40 pin.
”Going into that match, I knew I had one of the best opponents I’m ever going to face so I didn’t know what the outcome was going to be,” Lorin said. “So I just kept my position good, I worked the technique I’ve been practicing. We flip-flopped around for the match, but in the third period my stamina and some of the new technique and keeping myself sharp was able to give me that edge, So I just had good position and I caught him with a chin whip and I was able to secure that fall.”