Wrestling Third at Regionals; Two Regional Champs and Seven State Qualifiers
At the UIL Region 4-5A Wrestling Championships Feb. 15-16, Dripping Springs High School placed third as a team (boys) and had two regional champions. The Tigers amassed 143 points as a team, finishing behind Leander Glenn High School (162.5) and Cedar Park High School (159.5). Chase Warden and Clayton Jetton were regional champions and a total of seven wrestlers (six boys and one girl) qualified for the state tournament.
Warden was the champion in the 145-pound weight class. In the title match he recorded a major decision over Julian Delgado of Corpus Christi King High School by a score of 10-0. Warden is undefeated this season with a 31-0 record. Also bringing home a regional championship for DSHS was Clayton Jetton at 195 pounds thanks to his 6-0 decision over Kallon Guyton on Leander Glenn High School. Jetton's season record is 44-4.
Other top-four finishers and state qualfiers for the Tigers were: Brodie Dyer (third at 120 lbs.), Tony Quevedo (fourth at 152 lbs.), Luke Norton (fourth at 160 lbs.), and Jefferson Guerrero (fourth at 170 lbs.). In addition, the first-ever female wrestler for DSHS, Cat Miller, was fourth in the 119-pound class and will move on to the state tournament.
The state wrestling tournament is Feb. 22-23 in at the Berry Center in Cypress.