Coach: Jaron Kensok
Last year: Bellingham Finished fifth in the NWC standings with a record of 0-3. ... Placed 17th at regionals and had one wrestler advance to state. ... Finished 26th at the state tournament with 24 points and Susie Molioo placed second at 265. ... Squalicum did not compile a record in dual meets. ... Placed 12th at regionals and had one wrestler advance to state. ... Finished 29th at the state tournament with 22 points and had Kara Ebergson place second at 130.
Wrestlers to watch: Annika Trinchan (Jr., 170); Taryn Rogers (Sr., 155-170); Chelsey Howard (Sr., 100); Susie Molioo (Jr., 235)
Outlook: One of the biggest areas coach Jaron Kensok said Bellingham city girls' wrestlers have struggled is having their own identity. No longer is that the case. Bellingham and Squalicum have joined together to create a 12-girl roster composed of six Red Raiders and six Storm wrestlers, who will compete in dual meets wearing their respective school singlets. When postseason begins, Kensok said wrestlers will don a singlet complete with both team's emblems. Seniors Chelsey Howard (100), Taryn Rogers (155-170) and juniors Annika Trinchan (170), as well as Susie Molioo (235), are strong candidates to wear the postseason uniforms. The foursome headlines a group with six returners and six newcomers. "I would say the biggest issue is overcoming obstacles right now," Kensok said in a phone interview. "I think being together on a team will boost everyone's confidence level. A lot of the girls have the athletic ability."
Nov. 30 George Yonlick Tournament 5 p.m.
Dec. 5 Lynden* 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 12 at Mount Baker* 6 p.m.
Dec. 19 SW, Squal at Mount Vernon* 6 p.m.
Jan. 5 at Woolley Women's Wrestling Tournament 10 a.m.
Jan. 12 at B-E Women Invite 10 a.m.
Jan. 16 at Nooksack Valley* 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 at Lady Wolfpack Invite 9 a.m.
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.