Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Dragon Wrestlers Earn Top-5 Finishes

AUSTIN – Two Carroll Dragon wrestlers produced top-five finishes at the UIL Class 5A state tournament on Saturday at the Austin ISD Burger Center.

Michael Basler, competing in the 152-pound weight class, won his first two matches before losing and fought back through the bracket to earn a fifth-place finish. Basler earned the victory by pin in the fifth-place match. In the 195-pound class, Dragon wrestler Cody Lindberg won his first match before falling, and then won his next three matches before losing 5-4 in the third-place match to finish fourth.

Lindberg concluded one of the most successful careers by a Dragon wrestler. He finished as a two-time state qualifier, region and district champion. Lindberg became only the fourth wrestler in the program’s history to earn mulitple state medals.