HELENA — Carson DesRosier continues to build on a resume that already includes an Class AA state title as a freshman.

The Helena Capital High wrestler was named a USA Wrestling 16-U folk style National All-American, after placing seventh in the latest USA Wrestling-sanctioned national competition held in Iowa.

 This comes after DesRosier defeated Helena High's Isaac Romero in the 120-pound weight class in the MHSA Class AA state wrestling tournament.

DesRosier became an all-American for the fourth time in his career after he made good on another opportunity to showcase his ability on a national stage.

"He wanted a high school state championship, more than a national championship," said Howard DesRosier, Carson's father. "(Winning a high school championship) has been his goal since he was nine, and winning an all-American (award) was pretty special for him and (our family) to watch him reach the goals he has."

DesRosier said he enjoys facing top-level competition, and also for the first time DesRosier expressed aspirations to wrestle at the college level.

"It's exciting, and it opens your eyes, and shows you that you can do more things than you think," DesRosier said. "I love to wrestle, and I like wrestling, and I think it would be good for me to wrestle in college."

DesRosier, who is committing to keep training in the offseason, said hopes to raise the intensity level of his performance.

"I like to see where I am, and it's fun knowing that you are competing against some of the best, whether you win or lose," he said.

Jason Blasco is the lead prep sports reporter for the Helena Indepedent-Record and a sports reporter for the 406mtsports.com network.

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