Tiger wrestling heads to state tournament

A trip to the Berry Center in Cypress and the UIL state wrestling tournament is in the cards for 12 Dripping Springs Tiger wrestlers who qualified by virtue of finishes at the Region IV, 5A tournament. All told, a trio of individual regional titles and numerous second place finishes played a vital role in the Tiger boys wrestling team securing the overall team 5A-IV regional championship. Dripping Springs’ boys team, led by head coach Joe Kirksey, finished with 233 total points, which was 70 points better than second place Cedar Park. Tigers Luke Norton, Micah Ribera and Chase Warden won regional titles in their weight classes. Ten Tiger boys wrestlers qualified for the state tournament. Meanwhile, Tiger girls wrestler Catalina Miller qualified for state by securing second place in her weight class, while Alyson Brownson-Welch punched her ticket with a 4th place finish. The UIL 5A wrestling championships will be held Feb. 21-22.

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