Carter captures first wrestling medal at state

Ty Carter

Red Bud has its first male wrestling state placer. Ty Carter competed last weekend at the State Farm Center at the University of Illinois and placed fifth in the 1A 175-pound weight class. This was his second trip to the state tournament. Last year he did not medal at the tournament.

“I am so proud of Ty and his performance at the state tournament,” said coach Rob Pipher.

“He has been a great example of hard work, dedication, and leadership. He has set the bar high for other wrestlers in our program. He didn’t stop working and preparing until the end of his last match. He truly left it all on the mat,” added Pipher.

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