Blaine started its wrestling season with an impressive showing at the Mariner Holiday Classic on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Everett.
The Borderites placed first at the 10-school meet with 194 points. Ferndale finished second with 167 points.
Blaine had seven wrestlers reach their weight finals with four winning their championship matches. Blaine had wins from Christian Sharp at 145 poinds, Justin Belding at 152 pounds, Jon Stewart at 160 pounds and Mikey Antzcak at 285 pounds. It was the first tournament wins for Stewart and Sharp.
"We've got some young guys and some of them are doing well," Blaine coach Craig Foster said in a phone interview.
Ferndale had three wrestlers win their weight classes. Derek Bajda took first at 138 pounds, Erik Engels was first at 182 pounds and Kam Williams was first at 220 pounds.
Mariner Holiday Classic
Team scores: Blaine 194, Ferndale 167, Kamiak 158.5, Inglemoor 147, Lake Stevens 101.5, Mariner 91, Renton 74, Blanchet 55, Everett 29, Monroe 7.
106: Kyle Gonzales, Blaine, second
113: Isaiah Heredia, Ferndale, third
120: Billy Dodd, Blaine, second
126: Adeau Premo, Ferndale, second
132: Anthony Frey, Blaine, third
138: Derek Bajda, Ferndale, first
145: Christian Sharp, Blaine, first; Eddie Fontes, Blaine, third; Miguel Mungarro, Ferndale, fourth
152: Justin Belding, Blaine, first
160: Jon Stewart, Blaine, first; Riley Saenz, Ferndale, third
182: Erik Engels, Ferndale, first; Charnjit Muttu, Ferndale, second
195: Klinton Maassen, Ferndale, second
220: Kam Williams, Ferndale, first; Israel Hernandez, Blaine, second
285: Mikey Antzcak, Blaine, first