There was blood and sweat but no tears during the 3rd and 4th place fights at the 2010 Combatives Tournament being held at Fort Benning, Georgia. The final day of the tournament started with the 3rd and 4th place fights with the Championships to follow. There were submissions that sent the crowd to their feet and heartbreaks from split decisions. Fighters, fans and coaches packed the house to cheer on their fighters.
Here are the 3rd and 4th place winners:
Bantam Weight: by submission — rear neck choke hold
3rd Robert Texidor, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas
4th Matt Yaure, Fort Riley, Kan.
Fly Weight: by submission — arm bar
3rd Scott Eclavea, Guam
4th Jess Thorton, III Corp, Fort Hood, Texas
Light Weight: by split decision — very bloody fight
3rd Joseph Clark, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
4th Thomas Soto, Fort Bliss, Texas
Welter Weight: by submission — arm bar
3rd Jason Kwast, Fort Bragg, N.C.
4th Anthony Aqoun, Guam
Middleweight: by submission — triangle choke hold
3rd Aoutneil Magny, Illinois National Guard
4th Travis Anderson, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga.
Cruiser Weight: by unanimous decision — they were swinging like crazy and nearly flew out of the ring twice
3rd Tony Marin, Fort Lee, Va.
4th Daniel Cook, U.S . Army Recruiting Command
L Heavy Weight:by submission, bent arm bar — several body slams in this one
3rd Richard Starks, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga.
4th Tony Belasco, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga.
Heavy Weight: by knockout — enough said
3rd Lonnie Kincaid, Fort Riley, Kan.
4th Ivan Iotchkolovsky, Illinois National Guard
Check back for the 2010 Combative Tournament Championship results.