Coach: Russell Robinson
Wrestlers Year: Finished fifth in the Class 2A NWC standings and tied for eighth overall with a 2-4 conference record. ... Placed 10th at the 2A Regional Tournament and advanced four wrestlers to state. ... Finished tied for 53rd with zero points and no wrestlers placed.
Wrestlers to watch: Zak Alter (Sr., 138-145); Luke Jordan (Jr., 113); Zach Wallace (So., 113); Kyle Stallo (Sr., 182); Josh Ewing (Sr., 152)
Outlook: The Storm received a solid influx of freshmen and have a handful of experienced wrestlers returning. Luke Jordan (113), Zach Wallace (113) and Zak Alter (138-145) give Squalicum three wrestlers with state experience. "We've had a great couple weeks of practice," Storm coach Russell Robinson said in a phone interview. "We have around 28 kids consistently every day that are working really hard." Robinson said his middle to upper weight classes should be the strength of his team, but Jordan, Wallace and newcomer Anthony Krause (106) are all solid options in the lower classes. Squalicum is trying to create a "culture of excellence" and plans to follow three words Robinson hopes will embody his team. Those are unity, improvement and honor. If the Storm are unified, improve every week and wrestle with honor, Robinson said Squalicum should enjoy success.
Nov. 29 at Stanwood 7 p.m.
Dec. 1 at George Yonlick Tournament 10 a.m.
Dec. 5 Ferndale* 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 7 at Battle at the Border 1 p.m.
Dec. 8 at Battle at the Border 10 a.m.
Dec. 12 Blaine* 7 p.m.
Dec. 15 Graham Morin Invite 10 a.m.
Dec. 19 Burlington-Edison* 6 p.m.
Dec. 19 Lynden 6 p.m.
Dec. 22 at Cascade Christian Holiday Tournament 10 a.m.
Jan. 5 at Everett Classic 8:45 a.m.
Jan. 12 at NWC Tournament 10 a.m.
Jan. 16 at Sehome* 7 p.m.
Jan. 23 Bellingham* 7 p.m.
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.