Basler (pictured) finished third in the 160-pound class at the regional meet to qualify for state the second consecutive year. The regional tournament was held last weekend in Arlington. Basler is currently ranked No. 3 in the state. Other regional Dragon wrestlers placing in the top six included – junior Trevor Price, who took sixth at 138 pounds. Sophomore Jack Duval, in the 145-pound class, also placed sixth.
Basler will compete in the state tournament Feb. 14-15 in Garland at the Curtis Culwell Center. The finals on Saturday will be streamed live on Fox Sports Southwest. The live stream begins at 4:45 p.m.