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Boys' Wrestling Wins District Title; 21 Wrestlers Advance to Regionals

February 8, 2023

The Dripping Springs High School wrestling teams came away with first- and second-place finishes while qualifying 21 wrestlers for regionals at the District 14-6A Meet on Monday, Feb. 6 at the Delco Center in Austin.

The boys’ team captured a fourth consecutive district title with 277 points, finishing 46.5 points ahead of second-place Lake Travis. Six Tigers collected top honors including Abel Silverman (113 lbs.), Cole Sides (120), Hagen Shipley (126), Shane Bookbinder (150), Ben Lourens (190) and Alec Rill (215). Lourens was also named the meet’s Most Outstanding Male Wrestler. 

Four Tigers finished second in their weight class including Jackson Shipley (106), Taylor Van De Walle (132), Gavin Wahl (165) and Raphael Siewen (285). In all, 13 boys qualified for the regional meet with Connor Johnson (138), Charlie Clarno (144) and Connor Udemi (175) also advancing by placing in the top four in their respective classes.  

On the girls’ side, the team fell just half of a point short of a district title to Austin Bowie with 96 points. Addison Williams (126) and Harlan Jack (145) each finished second in their weight class to lead Dripping Springs. All eight competitors for the girls advanced to the regional meet with Emma Gonzales (100), Makaylee Cluver (107), Carson Crow (114), Araceli Gonzalez Martinez (120), Ivone Rios Galindo (132), and Adriana Quevedo (138) also qualifying.

The Region IV-6A Championship will be held Feb. 10-11 at the Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio. 



Jackson Shipley - 106 pounds

Abel Silverman - 113 pounds

Cole Sides - 120 pounds

Hagen Shipley - 126 pounds

Taylor Van De Walle - 132 pounds

Connor Johnson - 138 pounds

Charlie Clarno - 144 pounds

Shane Bookbinder - 150 pounds

Gavin Wahl - 165 pounds

Connor Udemi - 175 pounds

Ben Lourens - 190 pounds

Alec Rill - 215 pounds

Raphael Siewen - 285 pounds



Emma Gonzales – 100 pounds

Makaylee Cluver - 107 pounds

Carson Crow – 114 pounds

Araceli Gonzalez Martinez - 120 pounds

Addison Williams – 126 pounds

Ivone Rios Galindo – 132 pounds

Adriana Quevedo - 138 pounds

Harlan Jack – 145 pounds