The Ferndale wrestling team defeated Lynden 49-14 in a Northwest Conference match on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Ferndale.
"We wrestled a lot better than we did against Squalicum," Ferndale coach Caleb Schlack said in a phone interview. "We went out flat in that meet, but tonight the boys came out to wrestle and it showed."
Ferndale's (1-1, 1-1 NWC) Sam Alexander defeated Caleb Newman 7-5 at the 220 weight.
"We had a couple overtime matches where our guys came back and won," Schlack said. "We bumped Sam up to 220 and he had a big win against one of their best kids."
Chris Hernandez also got a win for Ferndale in the 285 weight class after he pinned Russell Muretto in 4 minutes, 38 seconds.
Raven Marquez of Lynden (0-2, 0-1 NWC) pinned Devon Bennett in 35 seconds.
Both teams will participate in the Graham Morin Invite on Saturday, Dec. 15.
FERNDALE 49, LYNDEN 14
106: Mike Carpenter (Ferndale) win by forfeit. 113: Isaiah Heredia (Ferndale) d. Isaac Bueno (Lynden) 14-0. 120: Raven Marquez (Lynden) pin Devon Bennett (Ferndale) :35. 126: Nick Iaconetti (Lynden) d. Adaeus Premo (Ferndale) 3-1. 132: Payton Peterson (Lynden) d. Braiden Klimp (Ferndale) 4-2. 138: Derrick Vajta (Ferndale) pin Christian Pash (Lynden) 5:36. 145: Miguel Mungarro (Ferndale) pin Archer Luginbill (Lynden) 3:38. 152: Riley Saenz (Ferndale) d. Ryan Mouat (Lynden) 8-6. 160: Jonah Wilson (Lynden) d. Sam Cleary (Ferndale) 6-4. 170: Erik Engels (Ferndale) d. Ryan Meggison (Lynden) 3-2. 182: Charnjit Mattu pin James Cuny (Lynden) 2:23. 195: Klinton Maassen (Ferndale) pin 24 Austin Jones (Lynden) :24. 220: Sam Alexander (Ferndale) d. Caleb Newman (Lynden) 7-5. 285: Chris Hernandez (Ferndale) pin Russell Muretto (Lynden) 4:38.