The team finished third at the Region I event in El Paso and had nine wrestlers place. A record seven Dragons wrestlers are advancing to the UIL Class 6A state meet in Garland this weekend — four as qualifiers, three as alternates. The state tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Culwell Center in Garland.
The Dragon state qualifiers are Jack Duval (region champion at 160 pounds), Clay Vincent (113), Trevor Price (145) and Baron Walsh (152). The state alternates are Cameron Haddock (120), Ryan Lindberg (138) and Zach Francis (182).
Team Scores- Top 5:
1. Arlington Martin 232.5
2. El Paso Franklin 152
3. Southlake Carroll 133.5
4. Arlington Bowie 99
T5. El Paso Coronado 97.5
T5. Amarillo High 97.5
Jr. Jack Duval- 160 lbs- Regional Champion (State Qualifier)
Jr. Clay Vincent- 113 lbs- 4th place (State Qualifier)
Sr. Trevor Price- 145 lbs- 4th place (State Qualifier)
Sr. Baron Walsh- 152 lbs- 5th place (State Qualifier)
Fr. Cameron Haddock- 120 lbs- 4th place (State Alternate)
Sr. Ryan Lindberg- 138 lbs- 5th place (State Alternate)
Jr. Zach Francis- 182 lbs- 5th place (State Alternate)
So. Adam Lindberg- 170 lbs- 6th place
Jr. Lucas Tribble- Heavyweight- 6th place
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.