Baxter third at D3 Championships (Wrestling)

March 12, 2011
Dustin Baxter

Dustin Baxter of Fairbanks won third place in the 184-pound weight class at the NCAA D3 Wrestling Championships today in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

A junior at St. John’s University in Minnesota, Baxter was victorious in five of six matches highlighted by a 3-2 triumph over Alex Martocello of York University in the third-place match.

Baxter, of West Valley fame, earned All-American recognition for the first time in three trips to the NCAAs.

He defeated the nation’s third-ranked wrestler in the consolation round. His only loss was to top-ranked and defending national champion Phil Moenkedick of Concordia-Moorhead.

Baxter ended his season with a sparking 26-8 record.